Have you ever wondered what goes into a heating or air conditioning system for a large office building or another large building like a mall or a school? My name is Evelyn, and I am an HVAC architect. I design heating and air conditioning systems for large, corporate buildings. Making sure that a large building with many rooms or offices is efficiently heated and cooled is a very large job and is much more complicated than simply heating or cooling a home. This blog will educate the reader on how heating and cooling jobs this large are designed and completed.
Though HVAC systems are incredibly important in homes and businesses, they are that much more crucial for nursing homes. HVAC systems are responsible for keeping spaces comfortable and cool throughout the summer and comfortable and warm throughout the winter, but they are play a role in air circulation and indoor air quality. For residents of nursing homes, this can have a significant impact on their overall health. Keep reading to learn a few ways that air conditioning maintenance can ensure seniors in nursing homes remain safe and comfortable.
Clean Indoor Air
When an HVAC system is functioning properly, it will help to eliminate indoor air pollution that has the potential to lead to problems in individuals. Some of these adverse side effects include eye irritation, dizziness, headaches, as well as respiratory issues. During routine air conditioning maintenance, a technician will change the AC filters and thoroughly clean the ducts to remove potential accumulates of dust, debris, and mold, which may be impacting the system's performance.
Maintain a Consistent Temperature
For seniors, heat can be a significant problem. The body is able to cool itself off by pumping excess blood to the skin when the temperatures are warmer. This makes the heart work harder attempting to push blood through the vessels that do not dilate as easily as they previously did. In addition, seniors do not produce as much sweat, which is another way that your body is able to regulate temperature naturally.
Ensuring that nursing homes remain cool during the summer is not only important for comfort but also for the well-being of all of the facility's residents. By staying on top of air conditioning maintenance, it is possible to prevent potential breakdowns that can place elderly residents at risk of overheating.
Routine air conditioning maintenance helps to ensure that your system continues to run efficiently, and in turn, you will experience savings on your monthly utility bills. When there are issues with the facility's HVAC system, the system will work harder to try to keep the facility cool and comfortable, causing it to use more energy, which will result in higher energy costs each month.
If you would like to learn more about how keeping up with routine air conditioning maintenance on your nursing home facility can do all of the above and more, get in touch with an HVAC company in your local area and schedule an appointment.