2020 has been a difficult year for many Australians, but it has also been a challenging year for managing and maintaining clean air, particularly in large buildings. There has never been a more important time for commercial and large domestic properties to effectively manage air conditioning.
While the World Health Organization’s understanding is that COVID19 is not transmissible through air conditioning but rather, it’s mainly spread through respiratory droplets, the community is hyper-aware of the environment, cleanliness and the need for fresh air in our homes and workplaces.
A key consideration moving forward from this point is the change in the habits or building occupants. The prevalence of working from home has increased very significantly and while there will be an adjustment, it is very likely that a greater number of people will continue to work from home into the future.
Managing the perceptions of tenants as they relate to cleanliness and fresh air is very important at this time. While we understand that the filters used in apartment building air conditioning are not likely to be fine enough to make an impact on the transmission of a virus, many of our customers have commenced replacing filters and cleaning ducts more often, to both improve overall health conditions, and to maintain the confidence of their tenants.
As we transition from the colder months to summer, another consideration may be the introduction of more fresh air into the existing system in your building. With more people working from home, the expectations of tenants are likely to change. Increased efficiently and effectiveness will likely become a consideration for tenants and residents alike.
The Equilibrium team are highly experienced in the engineering, installation, management and servicing of air conditioning specific to the application of large resident and commercial buildings.
Our experienced technicians are on call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide a reliable service that ensures your building has safe and efficient air flow.