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Pinnacol Urges HVAC Employers to Take Safety Precautions to Protect HVAC Employees

As businesses make ventilation improvements to reduce transmission of COVID-19, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) work has become essential to the community response. Colorado’s largest workers’ compensation insurer, Pinnacol Assurance, urges HVAC employers to take precautions to reduce employee exposure to aerosols and droplets that can spread the virus. While HVAC employees are critical to fighting COVID-19 and helping Coloradans remain safe, they’re often overlooked as essential to the COVID-19 response. The Centers for… Read More

CoolSys Creates Relief Fund to Support Employees Impacted by Covid-19, Natural Disasters and Emergencies

CoolSys has created a relief fund to provide financial support for employees during the pandemic and other unexpected life challenges. Initially created to help employees who were furloughed due to COVID-19, the CoolSys Cares Employee Relief Fund has now been expanded to assist employees who are financially impacted by a natural or manmade disaster or unexpected military deployment. Adam Coffey, CEO CoolSys “At CoolSys, our greatest asset is our employees. Throughout… Read More

HVACR Contractors Use Financing in Their COVID-19 Recovery Strategy

By Joel Cannon, SVP of Sales and Marketing at EnerBank USA The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we do business, and the economy took a severe hit from the response to slow the spread. Fortunately, the HVACR industry was declared essential, but that didn’t mean it was business as usual. In some cases, extra time at home has meant customers noticed the deficiencies in their homes like a malfunctioning HVAC unit. Homeowners and businesses are… Read More

Carrier Infinity Whole Home Air Purifier Helps Eliminate Coronavirus in Filtered Air

Testing by the University of Colorado Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering found that the Carrier Infinity air purifier with Captures & Kills technology inactivates 99% of coronavirus trapped on the filter. Other third-party testing has concluded that this technology also inactivates 99% of select viruses and bacteria trapped on the filter, such as a common cold virus surrogate, Streptococcus pyogenes and human influenza. Carrier is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR),… Read More

Bard’s I-TEC Indoor Unit and ASHRAE’s Guidelines for HVAC in Classrooms

Bard HVAC Classroom Units may help reduce the spread of airborne diseases. A recently published ASHRAE technical paper issued to inform and educate consultants, architects and facility managers on mitigating airborne infectious diseases in educational facilities / classrooms provides the following strategy for HVAC systems. These guidelines are provided in an ASHRAE Position Documentation on Airborne Infectious Disease in HVAC Applications, August 2020 and ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Schools & Universities (Updated July 17,… Read More

Preparing for Reopening Schools

Contributed by Howard Weiss, ESCO Group Executive Vice President Across the United States, leaders are discussing various options for safely re-opening their schools. While these individuals, who represent both government and education departments, debate the merits of face-to-face, online, and blended learning options, all while social distancing, one must first realize there is no one size fits all solution. The teaching requirements of preparing primary, secondary, and post-secondary content-delivery methods are vastly different, let alone… Read More
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