The Green Clean Institute strongly recommends that school districts, governments, healthcare providers, building owners and consumers looking to hire a HVAC cleaning service consider requiring a "Green Certified" company.
Rising energy costs, lower maintenance budgets and decreased indoor air quality are challenges facing every facility manager across the country. But potential savings can be right under an organizations nose. Case in point: dirty or clogged commercial evaporator coils. Simply performing a thorough deep cleansing with PURE-Steam Coil Cleaning and Flushing, a chemical free process, can dramatically reduce energy costs, while improving in indoor air quality. The PURE-Steam Coil Cleaning process is one of the nation’s only true GREEN cleaning processes certified by the Green Clean Institute.
Cooling coils use tubing arranged in a series of loops and fins and their purpose is to transfer heat from one fluid to another (e.g. water to air, refrigerants to air, air to air etc.). Aluminum and copper fins are attached to the coils to increase the exposure surface and the rate of heat transfer. In the 1970s and early 1980s the cooling coils had typically 8 to 12 fins per inch, but due to increasing energy costs and mandated energy efficiency ratings, it is not uncommon seeing coils today manufactured with 16 and 18 fins per inch arranged in complex zigzag patterns. Unfortunately, these high efficiency coils are extremely susceptible to blockage from dust accumulation because once lodged deeply within the fins bacteria and mold may initiate growth, which not only compounds the blockage problems but also gives rise to excessive operating costs, comfort control problems and unhealthy sanitary conditions that are not conducive to good air quality.
The Green Clean Institute strongly recommends that school districts, governments, healthcare providers, building owners and consumers looking to hire a HVAC cleaning service consider requiring a "Green Certified" company. In fact, the institute recommends a Green Clause in any RFQ stating: “As an environmentally concerned business we desire to participate in the sustainable practices that impact our community and our world, our company requires all services and vendors to demonstrate similar environmental commitment by providing a Green business certification that comes from an audited verification by a national organization e.g. Green Clean Institute or equivalent. Our company requires all vendors to comply with a verified environmental compliance.”
When interviewing a HVAC coil cleaning service, be sure to ask, "Is your coil cleaning process certified Green and by who?" If the answer is that the service is Green or just use green products, but the service is not Green certified, then you are getting Greenwashed (a marketing ploy used to promote the perception that an organization is green when in fact it is not). Cross that service company off your list because if they falsify their Green credential, they will cut corners in other areas as well.
The Green Clean Institute commends Pure Air Control Services and the PURE-Steam Coil Cleaning for its sustainable environmental commitment in North America. A Green Clean Institute certified company can expect to avoid the hundreds of pounds of toxic cleaning chemicals brought in to the building by non-Green services. The result is a healthier workplace, environmentally-friendly products, and a serious advance in the company's Green agenda.
Charlotte County School District has implemented a "Green Cleaning" program to not only save energy but also to improve indoor air quality and mitigate long-term health risks and allergies associated with indoor air pollutants. This program introduces a chemical free coil cleaning process (certified by the Green Clean Institute) called PURE-Steam Coil Cleaning a safe and effective cleaning process used to save energy and create a healthy learning environment for students, school staff and visitors.
As a part of this initiative, the Charlotte County School District has contracted with Pure Air Control Services a national leading indoor environmental contractor with over 25 years of building IAQ experience. Because the PURE-Steam Coil Cleaning program is totally GREEN (NO CHEMICALS) students, school staff and visitors don’t have to worry about potential dangerous chemicals or Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) entering into the air or water system.
Don Terry, Manager of HVAC Maintenance noted that “not only are we saving energy, but we are creating a healthy learning environment for our students and faculty.”
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has long been a proponent of improving indoor air quality in the nation’s schools stating on their web site that “Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can cause illness requiring absence from school, and can cause acute health symptoms that decrease performance while at school. In addition, recent data suggest that poor IAQ can reduce a person’s ability to perform specific mental tasks requiring concentration, calculation, or memory.” Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a critically important aspect of creating and maintaining quality school facilities.
Additionally, Mr. Terry stated that “your staff, crew and support team are great to work with. I would highly recommend your Pure-Steam Coil cleaning process to any facility/HVAC manager interested in saving energy, improving indoor air quality and creating a healthy school.”
To discuss ways to get your school district, office building or healthcare facility “chemical free” via the PURE-Steam coil cleaning process call Pure Air Control Services today at 1-800-422-7873
About Pure Air Control Services:
Founded in 1984 by Alan Wozniak, President/CEO in what began as a small mechanical contracting business has grown into an award winning, industry leading indoor air quality (IAQ) service company serving many fortune 500 corporations, school boards, universities, county, city, state and federal governments and consumers across the US. The firm has serviced over 600 million square feet of indoor environments in over 10,000 facilities.
Pure Air Control Services nationally performed IAQ services include: Building Sciences Evaluation; Building Health Check; an AIHA accredited Environmental Microbiology Laboratory; Environmental Project Management; and Duct Cleaning & Mold Remediation Services, among other indoor environmental services. The company’s expanding client roster includes the General Services Administration (GSA); Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Allstate Insurance; Carrier Air Conditioning; Naval Air Warfare Center, Orlando; and Naval Air Station - King's Bay, Georgia, and many other Fortune 500 companies, school boards, and city, state, and county governments, making Pure Air a reliable industry leader.
For more information, visit the company’s web site at www.pureaircontrols.com or contact Alan Wozniak or Cy Garner at 1-800-422-PURE ext 802 or 804 respectively.