Commercial Healthy Air Solutions
In today’s world, you want to know the indoor air you breathe is clean. At Amber Mechanical, we can help improve your Chicago company’s indoor air quality (IAQ) for your employees and customers alike. Our professionals can provide various options to help enhance your building’s ventilation and purify your air.
What Are You Breathing?
Illinois commercial buildings are all ages. If you are in an older building, it may need modernizing in some areas to bring your fresh air levels up to today’s codes and standards. On the other hand, if your building was built within the last few decades, its construction may be so tight and well insulated, it may have reduced outdoor ventilation.
Combining these scenarios with the fact Americans spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, some indoor pollutants can be up to five times more concentrated. The U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA) suggests inadequate ventilation may contribute to sick building syndrome (SBS). a condition describing situations where “building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building.”
The majority of indoor air pollutants originate from inside your Chicago building. Chemical contaminants can come from sources such as office machinery to carpeting to cleaning products—all emitting volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Biological contaminants like bacteria, molds, pollen, allergens, and viruses may accumulate and breed in stagnant water where it has collected in ducts, insulation, ceiling tiles, or carpeting.
To help address these airborne pollutants, our Amber Mechanical team will survey your workplace and recommend a tailor-made solution for you. Speak with one of our indoor air quality specialists today to get started on your customized healthy air solution.
Only the Best Healthy Air Solutions for You
We want to help you achieve the healthiest and safest indoor air at your workplace—as well as the optimal level in comfort. Our expert air team works with a full spectrum of air systems in the Chicago area. Though we install, replace, repair, and maintain a variety of air-quality devices, our professionals prefer these systems for their high levels of effectiveness.
Ultraviolet (UV) Lights
For decades, different industries have used UV lights to sterilize air, water, tools, and surfaces. The medical profession in particular has successfully relied on UV lights to help prevent and reduce the spread of viruses and other airborne pollutants.
Our Amber Mechanical team can install UV lights to help keep your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) coils, drain pans, and other surfaces clean, as well as address any airborne pollutants. UV light is germicidal, like the UV rays from the sun. It prevents harmful contaminants from flourishing by breaking down their DNA.
Looking to trap contaminants at the molecular level? Consider adding a bipolar ionizer to your commercial heating and cooling system. This system converts oxygen molecules into positive and negative ions.
These ions clump together to trap and break down viruses, bacteria, dander, molds, and more. The large clumps are also easier for filters to catch, reducing the amount of circulating airborne dust and debris.
Bipolar ionizers have become increasingly popular. The devices are used across many industries, including hospitals, airports, government building, and schools.
Ultraviolet C (UVC) Air Purifiers
A UVC air purifier is ideal where microbials, odors, and VOCs are of concern for facilities and businesses with a high number of employees and customers. There are a number of UVC light products designed for your commercial heating and cooling system.
These devices use germicidal UVC light to kill, control, and oxidize airborne contaminants, addressing airborne microorganisms, pathogens, odors, and gases. They are particularly effective in high-humidity environments where molds, mildew, and microorganisms thrive.
Speak with one of our experts about how a UVC air purifier can help in your Illinois workplace.
Installing high-efficiency filtration is a simple but effective way to improve your commercial indoor air quality. Excellent air filtration is a necessity to help prevent the spread of infection as well as dust particles, allergens, and debris.
Our Amber Mechanical professionals recommend installing filters with the highest Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rating your commercial HVAC system can handle. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) currently recommends filters with a MERV 13 rating or higher for commercial HVAC systems, when the systems can handle this level of filtration.
These filters are highly efficient at capturing harmful contaminants like dust mites, viruses, pollen, molds, pet dander, and more. Our team can assess your commercial HVAC system’s filtration requirements and select the most appropriate filters for your building’s unique needs.
Schedule a Site Visit Today for a Custom Air Solution
Call Amber Mechanical to schedule a walk-through by one of our air quality specialists. We will work with you to craft the perfect solution tailored to your needs and budget here in Chicago, IL. Need service for your current commercial HVAC system? Call us at 1-800-592-6237 or request service online.