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Ventilation Control

managing air quality

managing air quality

Ventilation Control

Ventilation control systems are crucial for heating and cooling systems to manage indoor air quality and comfort efficiently. Running even the most high-quality air conditioner and heater will not function correctly without an effective ventilation control system. 

ACTS Electric ventilation control systems involve motorized dampers with monitoring and control devices. The monitors track ventilation quality by measuring humidity, thermostat settings, and indoor and outdoor temperatures. It is then determined how much more fresh air is needed and how long to run the ventilation system to remove stale air without negatively impacting indoor air quality.

Carbon Monoxide is a highly toxic gas that causes dizziness, confusion, inability to stand, and even death. It can be deadly even in small concentrations and is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. Carbon Monoxide is produced when fuel such as gas does not thoroughly burn. The most significant causes of dangerous. Carbon Monoxide leaks are water heaters, cookers, boilers, gas fires, central heating systems, and generators.

ACTS Electric understands the dangers of Carbon Monoxide and the benefits of ventilation. Simply opening a door or window will not dissipate a Carbon Monoxide leak because it does not move the toxic air and replace it. Proper outdoor ventilation is the best way to prevent Carbon Monoxide toxicity. Venting to the outdoors allows the poisonous air to move and is then replaced by make-up air needed to operate appliances properly.

Carbon Dioxide is an odorless and colorless natural component of the air. It is produced from animal and human breaths and burning fossil fuels like coal and natural gas. Moderate to high levels can cause fatigue and headaches. High levels can cause nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and loss of consciousness. Carbon Dioxide levels in buildings are measured as an indicator of whether there is adequate ventilation. ACTS Electric understands ventilation is the best way to supply fresh air and improve indoor air quality. Contaminated air is moved out, and make-up air is provided.

Indoor air in employee-occupied buildings is often saturated with biological particles. Biological particles of concern in the atmosphere include bacteria and viruses, animal dander, plant pollens, insect parts, fungi, mold spores, skin shedding particles, and other organic dust. Reactions to contaminated air include sinus problems, allergic reactions, eye irritation, runny nose, asthma attacks, shortness of breath, wheezing, and other respiratory irritations.  Something as simple as biological particles collecting in the air cause financial concerns with employee illness and absenteeism.

ACTS Electric are experts in proper ventilation to control biological particles in the air as part of our COVID-19 specific approach and infrastructure renewal. Good airflow provides make-up air to zones that require ventilation while moving stale and contaminated air out. Dirty ventilation ducts can cause worse air quality, so cleaning and maintenance are vital.

Although MERV 12 filters and higher can filter some pollutants out of the air in the ventilation system, they do not purify the air as much as UV light technology. ACTS Electric uses versatile UV light technology to reduce dirt and build-up on coils and in ventilation systems to reduce the spread of airborne germs and viruses. It is an efficient technology used in healthy buildings. The ultraviolet irradiation only requires minimal maintenance and monitoring. It also reduces energy costs by reducing the amount of airflow restricted by mold and mildew build-up.  

Cold Plasma generators in ductwork use needlepoint bi-polar ionization to create an electric field by charging air molecules. The charged air molecules clean the air by removing allergens, viruses, and bacteria.  ACTS Electric installs the cold plasma generators into the ventilation ductwork to upgrade the COVID-19 specific approach. As air is pulled through the ventilation system, it moves through the plasma field to create positive and negative ions. The charged ions then scrub the air. It is a natural and safe way to improve indoor air quality.

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