Air quality is of such vital importance that news broadcasters warn their viewers when outdoor air quality is compromised by high pollution levels. Drivers keep their windows rolled up and air conditioning on recirculated air when experiencing heavy traffic conditions, in an effort to minimize exposure to noxious car fumes. While there is much discussion of the dangers of poor outdoor air quality, a larger concern should be the safety of the air we breathe indoors. Americans spend approximately 90% of their time indoors, so a building that exposes tenants and workers to poor quality air can have devastating effects. Air quality control in Fort Lauderdale Buildings is therefore a matter of primary importance.
Indoor parking garages can expose users to poisonous gases when improperly ventilated. Carbon monoxide (CO), an odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas present in car emissions, can quickly build to toxic levels. Carbon monoxide exposure causes headaches, nausea, and fatigue, and at higher levels produces confusion, staggering, heart palpitations, unconsciousness, and even death. Carbon monoxide also depletes oxygen as it fills an area; if unchecked, it can ultimately lead to asphyxiation. Even building occupants who avoid the parking garage are at risk – elevators, stairwells, and ineffective ventilation systems can allow dangerous gases to infiltrate an entire structure.
Advanced Control Corporation offers a full portfolio of air quality control solutions that monitor and eliminate unsafe levels of both CO and NO2 in your parking garage to protect the health and wellbeing of your building’s occupants. While proper ventilation is essential for elimination of these gases, continuously running ventilation systems increase your energy usage, resulting in higher costs. Advanced Control’s automation system activates your garage exhaust fans only when gases are present, sparing you the extra expense. Our system allows for control of exhaust fan variable speed drive, improving your energy efficiency. In fact, in many cases, installation of CO monitoring and ventilation systems can generate up to 85% savings in energy costs.
Advanced Control can customize a solution that effectively controls fumes for a wide variety of structures: indoor parking facilities, bus garages, service garages, arenas, fire stations, loading docks, warehouses, and more. These solutions can be hardwired or wireless to allow ease of installation, and are available as standalone system or as a fully integrated part of your building automation system. These building automation systems can be installed as a building is being constructed or retrofitted in your older building. Advanced Control’s air quality monitoring and control systems are not only for parking structures, though. Poor air quality can exist in other parts of your structure and in buildings without garages as well.
Poor air quality affects hundreds of millions of people, causing symptoms that range from headaches, fatigue, coughing, and sneezing to shortness of breath and dizziness. Advanced Control Corporation‘s industry leading air quality monitoring and control can efficiently reduce carbon dioxide levels, and safeguard your building tenants from potential harm due to poor air quality and pollutants. Advanced Control’s indoor air quality control systems work with your building automation system to control and adjust humidity, avoiding the danger presented by toxic mold that can flourish in uncontrolled humidity situations.
Whether you need to upgrade your current air monitoring system or install a new control solution, Advanced Control Corporation can supply your building with the best quality technology and service. We have been the premier provider of energy management, access control, CCTV solutions, and building automation in South Florida for many years, and we look forward to helping you with all your building control needs. Contact Advanced Control Corporation today at 954-491-6660 for a healthier tomorrow.