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Ventilation System Evaluations

EE&G and our clients agree about the benefits of evaluating your ventilation system evaluations. Building owners can reduce costs, improve indoor air quality, and eliminate liability. Inadequate ventilation has most often been the blame by employees for headaches, eye irritation, dizziness, and the inability to concentrate. Air-conditioning, heating, and ventilating conditions that cause worker stress include the migration of odors or chemical hazards between building areas, the buildup of microorganisms in the HVAC system components, and poor odor control due to insufficient outdoor air systems.

EE&G steps to counteract these problems are as follows:

  • Identifying sources of air contamination
  • Evaluating system maintenance
  • Measuring relative humidity, air temperature, air velocity, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, mold, particulates, and volatile organic compounds
  • Physical inspection of ductwork
There are four purposes of ventilation: Provide a continuous supply of fresh outside air. Maintain temperature and humidity at comfortable levels. Reduce potential fire or explosion hazards.
The medicines used to induce anesthesia can disrupt normal breathing. A ventilator helps make sure that you continue breathing during surgery. A ventilator also may be used during treatment for a serious lung disease or other condition that affects normal breathing.
Supply ventilation systems work best in hot or mixed climates. … Like exhaust ventilation systems, supply ventilation systems do not temper or remove moisture from the make-up air before it enters the house. Thus, they may contribute to higher heating and cooling costs compared with energy recovery ventilation systems.
All of the fans, vents, and ventilation equipment in homework together as a “ventilation system” to exchange indoor and outdoor air without wasting energy. Ventilation systems can be categorized as one of four types: exhaust, supply, balanced, and heat-recovery.
Ventilation is the intentional introduction of ambient air into space and is mainly used to control indoor air quality by diluting and displacing indoor pollutants; it can also be used for purposes of thermal comfort or dehumidification.

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