As businesses slowly begin to reopen, it’s important to follow these measures for ensuring that the occupants of buildings are kept as safe as possible. Everyone has to do their part in fighting the COVID-19 health crisis. Here are some more measures to implement in the name of doing just that.
For Airside Systems
Ensure that all fans are turned on and running efficiently. Air should be moving in and out of the building. The outside and return dampers must also be functioning, so verify that they are operating properly. By rebalancing the airflow, you can improve the indoor air quality of your building. The pressure of the building needs to be positive. Check to make sure that all interior rooms and other spaces receive the same treatment.
Ensure that filters are still in good condition and replace any filters that are dirty. All staff employees need to wear OSHA mandated PPE under the assumption that the system was already contaminated before the shutdown occurred.
For Cooling Systems
All refrigerant pressures should be double-checked to make sure that charge levels are at acceptable levels. Water quality is important, so adding cleaning chemicals is necessary. Dehumidification is also important. Be sure to check on water levels and water sources. Finally, make sure that the pump is running and water is flowing as it should be.
For Heating Systems
Finally, don’t overlook the importance of heating systems. Make sure the fuel source is providing fuel and isn’t interrupted. Verify that the flues and make-up air paths are open before the boilers. Coil actuators and heating elements need to be checked on as well. Follow all instructions provided by the manufacturer and follow all codes and regulations set forth by the government.
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