There are three common applications that one might decide to use temporary cooling for their HVAC needs. Those three reasons would be Heating, Ventilation or Air Conditioning. The most common conventional applications are construction sites, industrial and manufacturing, pharmaceutical, education institutions, commercial and office space, server rooms, events and function facilities, restoration and remediation and emergency response. Most of these applications are utilized for new construction or reconstruction. With that being said, one wants to ensure that these temporary HVAC units are cost effective and environmentally friendly options.
A value added reason to utilizing a temporary HVAC system is project first cost. If the HVAC equipment is not included in the first cost of the buildings program construction then a temporary solution will be needed, which could be a financial benefit. Some other value added reasons would be if there was a lack of equipment room space, no in house O&M labor cost, no in house O&M inventory cost, or if there is no end of useful service life replacement cost.
United CoolAir can provide you with all your temporary/portable HVAC needs. Contact us today to learn more.
Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) are infections that patients can get while receiving treatment in any healthcare facility. Most of these HAI’s could be preventable with proper indoor air quality.
The hospital’s physical environment can have significant impact on the patients’ health. If the air is dry (as it is in most hospitals) this can create a habitat for microorganisms that have adapted to those indoor conditions becoming more infectious and allergenic to humans. An indoor relative humidity between 40-60% will help to protect patient health and decrease excess health care costs.
Indoor air hydration will support patients in a variety of ways including skin and respiratory tract defenses, immune cell functioning, wound healing and total body fluid balance. All of those are natural defenses against HAI’s.
All health care facilities need to ensure they are making patient healing their number one priority and one common forgotten mistake is forgetting indoor air quality. With proper indoor air quality you will see a decrease in re-admissions, shorter in patient stays and reduction of non-reimbursable hospital expenditures.
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The VariCool® EZ-FIT is a Variable Air Volume (VAV) system speciﬁcally designed for cost effective replacement of existing ﬂoor-by-ﬂoor VAV or constant volume units. These self-contained ﬂoor-mounted systems are modular in design and consist of three or four sections. Single module sizes range in capacity from 12 – 45 tons. Modules can be “ganged” for up to 90 tons of total cooling capacity with either an air- or water-cooled conﬁguration.
The EZ-Fit design is especially important in multi-ﬂoor structures where space and accessibility are limited. It’s an All-Indoor Solution specifically for installation in renovation and retroﬁt applications.
When compared to traditional air conditioners, United CoolAir has the Lowest Installed Cost! Each of the VariCool® EZ-FIT sections is capable of ﬁtting through a standard 3-0 doorway. The units easily negotiate corners, narrow hallways and can be placed into service elevators. The result is no building modification, fast access to the mechanical room and no unnecessary handling, rigging, or permits.
Modules can be installed over a weekend or during plant shutdown, minimizing a disruption in services or work ﬂ ow. United CoolAir custom manufactures all its equipment to the customer’s unique requirements. Utility and duct connection match the original locations eliminating costly modifications.
UCA works closely with the installer to deliver systems that coincides with the retroﬁ t schedule. Preplanning eliminates space issues at the jobsite, and system components go from truck to installation site saving valuable time and manpower. UCA’s Marvel Plus microprocessor controller is compatible with all major Building Management Systems (BMS).
To ensure fast, ﬂawless installation, modules are factory assembled, evacuated, charged and tested before shipment, and then disassembled into three or 4 sections before shipment. Sections assemble easily and include re-sealable refrigerant ﬁttings that maintain the factory charge.
The All Indoor installation feature has other benefits as well! The architectural integrity of the structure is preserved because all components are inside the building. No ﬁeld testing is necessary since the entire system is factory tested before shipment. The VariCool® EZ-FIT is protected from the weather and vandalism extending its usable life, and outdoor servicing of the unit is eliminated, lowering the cost of routine maintenance.
There are times when a portable/temporary/mobile cooling or heating unit can be the perfect solution to almost any situation. Whether a permanent HVAC system must be shut down for a period of time or needed for a special event, emergency power loss situations or in an ongoing solution. The instances where portable commercial cooling can be used are infinite. Manufacturing spot cooling, plant shutdowns, emergencies and telecommunication rooms to name a few.
Portable units are usually, but not necessarily on wheels and can be placed in any commercial building or space and even outdoors powered by a generator. These units that range from 3–30 tons are sometimes trailer mounted so they can be moved quickly to a particular job site.
Most portable HVAC units are air-cooled but occasionally water or chilled water can be an option. It is not always portable cooling that is needed but instead heating or dehumidification is called for. In this case there are dedicated heating units that look similar to their counterparts as well as cooling/heating units.
Advancements are ongoing in the portable A/C industry. New products will undoubtedly be continually developed to meet the needs and requirements of todays cooling and heating requests.