How We Can Help
Here are a few of the ways we can help during this time.
Preventative Maintenance Plans
While Medford Wellington recommends taking advantage of the options below, we want to stress that making sure your HVAC units are running as designed is more important than anything else. If you do not currently have a Preventative Maintenance program, consider putting that in place before anything else.
Upgrade your filters to optimize air quality
ASHRAE has recommended using a minimum of Merv 13 filters in your HVAC system, which can be provided to you with a minimal increase to your existing PM Contract. If you are a new customer, we will provide you with PM pricing to include standard filters, as well as PM pricing to include MERV 13 filters, enabling you to make the decision that best suits your needs.
Disease destroying devices
Our experts have done their due diligence researching the array of products available and have settled on two categories of devices. Each type can help reduce the risk of exposure to infectious viruses, bacteria, and mold.
These devices use ions that will bind themselves with particulate matter such as dust, odorous gases, and other aerosols. When it combines itself with viruses (like COVID-19) it causes a reaction that effectively destroys the virus and its ability to infect people. These ions will also be attracted to infectious aerosols that have settled on hard surfaces and helping to sanitize those surfaces.
Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI)
These devices use UV-C light at a wavelength proven to inactivate viruses and other microbes. The CDC has approved UVGI devices as a supplement to filtration to reduce the spread of infectious aerosols
Air Quality Management
There are multiple solutions to help control the spread of viruses by altering the way air flows through your building. Medford Wellington can work with you to combine the following strategies to help you build a safer space for your customers and employees.
Improving Fresh Air Dilution
Fresh air is brought into your space via make-up air units and outside air dampers and economizers on your air handling and rooftop units. Diluting the air in your occupied spaces helps to reduce the concentration of infectious aerosols.
Manipulating Air Flow Patterns
This can help control the flow of infectious aerosols from their source to where they can be captured or exhausted to the outside, or to where they are less likely to infect others.
This will help ensure air moves outward from the pressurized space or inward to the depressurized space. This will be helpful for restaurants providing take out orders or for a kitchen space to prevent an inflow of infectious aerosols. We can also help with depressurizing bathrooms to ensure airflow is heading out.
Temperature and Humidity Control
Properly controlling the humidity and temperature reduces the transmission and viability of infectious aerosols.
These materials are in no way intended to override or supersede guidance from government safety, and health organizations, including, without limitation, the Center for Disease Control, OSHA, the World Health Organization, the United States Government, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Medford Wellington does not provide medical advice and these materials should in no way substitute for or be construed as medical advice. These materials are provided for informational purposes only and should not be deemed to be inclusive of all proper methods nor exclusive of other methods which may achieve the same results. Each building is unique and some of the recommendations may not apply to you and your building.
The recommendations contained herein reflect the available information at the time the materials were prepared. Guidance and available information are changing daily, which may result in changing recommendations at any time. These materials are provided “as is” and Medford Wellington does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of these materials and assumes no responsibility for any injury or damage to persons or property arising out of or related to any use of these materials or for any errors or omissions contained in these materials. Medford Wellington makes no representations regarding, and is not responsible or liable for, the health of any person now or in the future. You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for verifying the accuracy of information and for all decisions or actions with respect to your building or facility, including without limitation, determining whether use of the recommended products is permissible under applicable law and regulations. Any reliance by you on these materials or any other information provided by Medford Wellington shall not diminish that responsibility.