Indoor Air Quality: Improving your Facility

Top Ten Commercial HVAC Services to Help Improve Your Facility

These are a few commercial HVAC services that we can provide to help reduce and control costs, while simultaneously improving your building’s indoor air quality.

1. High Efficiency HVAC Filter Replacements

We have access to high efficiency filters at a wholesale price that will allow your facility to operate better. Additionally, our system provides you with a schedule to ensure your filters are changed in a timely manner.

2. Installation of HEPA Filters

Better air filtration improves indoor air quality

HEPA filters are the highest grade of efficiency filters. As a result, they are able to improve indoor air quality to have a clean environment. These are commonly used in healthcare facilities to avoid spread of disease, for instance.

3. Infrared scanning of commercial HVAC equipment

Infrared scanning of equipment enables us to check equipment operation and detect high temperatures that might result in indoor air quality concerns, such as mold.

4. Ultra-violet Lights

UV lights kill pathogens improving indoor air quality

Ultra-violet lights have been used for decades in ductwork and on HVAC units to maintain clean surfaces and improve indoor air quality. The ultra-violet light cleans every surface it is directed to. Moreover, they allow commercial HVAC equipment to run more efficiently. Lastly, there are also portable UV solutions available for healthcare facilities and data centers.

5. Global Plasma Solutions (GPS)

NPBI improves indoor air quality

Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NPBI) technology is the most cost effective and comprehensive indoor air quality solution. Above all, it delivers clean indoor air that is safe and healthy – producing neither ozone nor harmful by-products. NPBI purifies the air by eliminating airborne particulates, odors and pathogens.

6. Validation of outside air damper settings and/or controls

Outside air ensures better indoor air quality

It is crucial to validate outside air damper setting and controls to avoid unwanted humidity and mold growth. While outside air improves indoor air quality, it is important to have the right amount per building design to avoid any comfort cooling issues.

7. Validation of correct air balance

Indoor Air Quality ASHRAE Standard 62-2001

We partner with NEBB or AABC certified test and balance contractors to validate that the commercial spaces have the correct air balance to optimize the building’s environment.

8. Evaporator coil cleanings

Clean evaporator coils ensure good indoor air quality

Evaporator coils should be regularly cleaned as part of a maintenance program as their environment (cold air, dirty filters, clogged drains) can allow them to get dirty. Further, a clean coil allows the unit to run efficiently and improves indoor air quality as the air passes through the coil.

9. Dry duct cleaning

Clean air ducts ensure good indoor air quality

Cleaning your air ducts improves indoor air quality as the air passes through the duct. When airborne particles accumulate in your ducts, they can inhibit air from flowing freely. As a result, this can strain your HVAC system and cause it to work harder to cool your facility.

10. Building controls validation to ensure systems are operating properly

The primary goal of a building automation system is to improve system efficiency, reduce costs and increase safety. Therefore, it is crucial to validate that the system is working properly.

We are happy to discuss your concerns with you and see what solutions might be more appropriate for you. Contact us to learn more about the solutions we can provide to help reduce and control costs, while simultaneously improving your building’s environment.

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Gabriel Rodriguez

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Rethinking Commercial HVAC Strategy - Brophy Air Specialty Group LLC

Rethinking Commercial HVAC Strategy

Why is a proactive operating strategy not just a nice thought but an imperative initiative as it relates to your commercial HVAC system?

The Status Quo

Day in and day out, I meet with property managers and owners in Miami to show them how Brophy Air can take them from a reactive to a proactive operating strategy as it relates to their commercial HVAC equipment. I often receive the same feedback: “We would love to be in a proactive strategy but we currently do not have the money or funds to invest in our HVAC equipment.”

Reactive Vs. Proactive Strategies commercial HVAC

What many individuals do not realize is that a reactive operating strategy results in higher lifetime costs, shortened equipment life and a lot of painful situations that result in unnecessary emergencies. I mean, I understand them, I suffer from this too as a consumer. This is called hyperbolic discounting, the tendency for people to increasingly choose a smaller-sooner reward over a larger-later reward. When thinking about your commercial HVAC system, it is easier to discount potential large future expenses than justify higher short term operating and/or capital expenses.

Benefits of a proactive strategy

  1. Reduce potential system issues: Commercial HVAC equipment performance will be more reliable resulting in less emergencies. Any emergencies will be smaller in size reducing overall repair costs and equipment downtime.
  2. Extend equipment life: There is less wear and tear on the equipment when it runs efficiently. The longer the equipment lasts, the smaller need for capital expenses.
  3. Stabilize costs: This allows Brophy Air to offer a flat fee for all your commercial HVAC needs providing you complete cost predictability.
  4. Transfer of risk: This allows Brophy Air to assume risk and responsibility for your mechanical equipment. Therefore, you can focus on what you do best rather than spending time worrying about your HVAC system.
  5. Building comfort: Maintains your tenants and your employees comfortable and productive.

Overall, a proactive strategy allows you to reduce costs and increase productivity of your organization.

Lean on Us

If you sit down and run the numbers, you will realize that a proactive strategy will actually help you save money over the long-term. You can use these extra funds to invest in other initiatives or increase your bottom-line.

We at Brophy Air actually perform this analysis for you as we know you are very busy with other concerns.

Ultimately, our programs allow you to significantly:

Call us to schedule a 30-minute consultation.

Gabriel Rodriguez

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