Hospitals are high-sensitivity environments that need a precise balance of components to ensure that patients stay healthy and comfortable as possible. Since hospitals are such high-traffic environments, the most critical thing is to keep every room clean. Hospital HVAC systems are essential to maintaining this equilibrium.
The HVAC system of the building connects every room. It implies that every patient may be breathing the same air. This would be a huge difficulty without specially developed hospital HVAC systems. So, how can you keep providing clean air to every patient when they all share the same air? The solution boils down to thoughtful system design.
Improving the Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality refers to the contents of your indoor air supply as they relate to the health of your building’s tenants. For example, in hospitals, the air must be kept as clean and healthy as possible to reduce risk to patients and personnel. With the correct precautions, you may successfully catch or eradicate any airborne pollutants that would otherwise endanger your health or comfort.
HEPA filters are among the most powerful filters available today. In fact, HEPA filters are capable of capturing 99.97% of airborne contaminants. HEPA filters absorb pollutants such as dust, pollen, mildew, and germs.
These filters capture any airborne particles measuring 0.3 microns or greater. Cross-contamination is effectively avoided when a HEPA filter is used.
Thanks to HEPA filters, you won’t have to worry about what’s happening in isolation rooms, and vice versa. Whatever happens, the air remains clean from room to room. Because of air outflow, HEPA filters also inhibit airborne transfer to surrounding areas.
UV lights with a high intensity treat the air at the source. UV light air purifiers may be put directly into your HVAC system, exposing any airborne pollutants to UV light before they pass through the ducts.
When airborne bacteria are exposed to UV radiation, they are either destroyed or inactivated, cleansing the air over time. Of course, UV light is not the only remedy, but it does add an extra layer of defense.
Temperature and Humidity Regulation
The primary function of an HVAC system is to manage temperature and humidity. This role is critical in hospitals. Keeping a consistent and particular temperature is essential not just for comfort but also for illness prevention. Controlling humidity is vital in this. By regulating humidity inside, you can keep humidity levels from falling too low or rising too high.
Low humidity levels can cause dry skin, nasal bleeds, poor sinus health, and respiratory problems. Low humidity can also allow the flu virus to live longer and spread faster.
High humidity, conversely, encourages the growth of germs and mold and can aggravate allergic responses. These dangers are eliminated by controlling humidity.
Negative Pressure Environments
Negative pressure rooms are intended to keep the pressure in the room lower than the pressure in the entry area. This permits air to enter an isolation chamber without returning. This effect is achieved by combining a mechanical ventilation system with your HVAC system.
There is no chance of outflow with airflow contained in the isolation chamber, preventing contaminated air from flowing into neighboring areas.
Hospital HVAC Systems Services and Equipment
Buoyant Industrial Systems is a trusted brand by many hospitals in the Philippines for hospital HVAC systems. We will help you have a unique HVAC system that will prevent, contain, and remove airborne pollutants while promoting healthy airflow. Contact us to learn more or check out our blogs for more HVAC advice.