Building owners and operators are often faced with the challenges of aging HVAC equipment. It can be difficult to make the hard choice between an endless stream of maintenance calls or the capital expense of total replacement. This is especially true when there is a large inventory units being managed. Since the basic mechanical design and components of an AHU has remained the same, it can be hygienically restored with HVAC New Life™ instead of a total replacement!
HVAC New Life is an innovative hygienic restoration service that ensures a longer lifespan and optimal performance for aging HVAC system component such as:
HVAC New Life combines our powerful PURE-Steam™ HVAC Hygienic cleaning with an exceptional coating and liner process to effectively restore an AHU for many years of continued service.
PURE-Steam™ HVAC coil cleaning is an innovative method to restore not only the evaporator coils, but the entire interior of an air handling unit (AHU) to near factory specification from both a performance and cleanliness perspective. The PURE-Steam service excels beyond where other HVAC cleaning methods stop. It is a comprehensive indoor air quality and energy efficiency forward solution that is the only Green Clean Institute certified process in North America.
PURE-Steam operates at temperatures up to 350° F to disinfect the coils and AHU, effectively killing bacteria and fungi(mold) to remove allergen triggers and musty odors. PURE-Steam also deeply cleanses at up to 350 psi pushing dust and debris completely through the coil to improve airflow and Delta P (pressure) for real operational savings. The recommended PM is generally performed on an annual or bi-annual basis.
Depending on where the AHU is located we choose and deploy the specific equipment required for job. Then, as a licensed mechanical contractor we shut
down the unit following all lockout and tag-out procedures. If the AHU is located in a Mechanical Room a containment area is established to prevent steam and moisture from affecting the indoor environment. Next, all electrical components and ducts are masked to keep them dry.
Pure Air Control Services Inc. performs their own proprietary Coil Cleanliness Verification Test (CCVT). This test is repeated across the span of the coils
measuring the Delta P (P) to determine which zones of the coil are most fouled. This is helpful to report the before state of the coil, as well as letting the tech
know which areas of the coil will require the most attention. The data is logged and then cleaning commences.
The entire interior of the AHU is first HEPA vacuumed, then a pre-steam enzyme treatment is applied to the coils. Next, the interior is steam cleaned top to bottom and the coils are worked with a precise method to ensure all debris is dislodged from deep inside. Water extraction is maintained throughout the service. If necessary, the coils can be flushed with clean water at 50 gallons a minute. Another CCVT is performed to report the results. If an area still shows signs of fouling it's reworked until clear. Finally, a post-steam Bioactive treatment is applied to inhibit microbial growth for up to a year.