Until recent years, most parking garage owners and managers did not realize the detrimental effects that carbon monoxide emissions from motor vehicles have on the air quality inside parking garages. Carbon monoxide, an odorless, tasteless and colorless gas, is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that CO poisoning claims nearly 500 lives and accounts for more than 15,000 visits to emergency rooms annually.
When not properly ventilated, CO concentration can build to toxic levels. Effects of CO poisoning include headache, nausea and fatigue, or at higher levels, confusion, staggering, heart palpitation, unconsciousness and death. Furthermore, when CO emissions fill a space, the oxygen in that space is depleted, causing asphyxiation.
Advanced Control Corporation has the air quality control solution that monitors and eliminates unsafe levels of both CO and NO2 in your parking garage. Proper ventilation is the key to eliminating these gases. While inadequate ventilation can drastically increase the risks of liability, continuous operation of ventilation systems can be costly. With Advanced Control’s automation system your garage exhaust fans will be activated only when gases are present. Our system allows for control of exhaust fan variable speed drive improving your energy efficiency. In many cases, installation of CO monitoring and ventilation systems can save up to 85% in energy costs.
Building automation is not just for new buildings; Advanced Control can install systems as a building is being construction or can retrofit your older building. The system can be hardwired or wireless to allow ease of installation.
Advanced Control Corporation provides a full portfolio of metering and monitoring solutions for building automation needs. Call Advanced Control Corporation today and let one of our experts customize a building automation system for your company. Advanced Control provides building automation in South Florida, as well as energy management, access control, CCTV solutions and more. For more information, call 954-491-6660.