CoolSys is Helping the Public Breathe Easier
If the supply and demand challenges for toilet paper, chicken, red meat, and flour during the COVID-19 pandemic is any indication, the demand for essential businesses like grocers and big-box retailers is anything but in short supply. As such, project plans are moving forward for remodels and new construction of supermarkets and other retail stores that will rely more heavily on refrigeration and HVAC systems to provide a comfortable and safe shopping experience for consumers.
Many things in life may never be viewed in the same way in a post-COVID-19 pandemic world. Refrigeration and HVAC operations tops that list for the engineering and design teams at CoolSys. We hold ourselves accountable for providing the safest possible operating environments in places where the public gathers.
As all eyes focus on the safety of public spaces like retail stores, business offices, and schools, there is a heightened focus on HVAC-R equipment as an environmental control to improve indoor air quality in order to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. Poorly ventilated spaces can enable airborne pathogens to remain afloat and increase the likelihood of person-to-person transmission of viruses, including the type of coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
To upgrade or not to upgrade?
Many things are changing in the way stores are operating—codes are expected to be amended, shopping patterns have been adjusted, and trends like click and collect have become more popular. Evolving shopping trends bring the need for proper design, installation, and maintenance of HVAC-R equipment to improve indoor air quality within these new parameters.
Business owners should not automatically assume they need to purchase new equipment to achieve adequate indoor air quality. An HVAC-R technician who is experienced in engineering, installation and service can help evaluate the current equipment to determine how to best maximize capacity from existing systems.
Business operators may also be asking themselves whether it’s worth making an investment in new equipment or upgrades in the face of a current—and what we hope is a relatively short-term pandemic. CoolSys refrigeration and HVAC experts can help analyze cost-efficient solutions that will provide best practices for sanitized air long after the pandemic is over.