May 5, 2022 8:15:00 AM / by Hughes

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According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a buildup of just 0.42″ of dirt on a heating or cooling coil can result in a decrease of efficiency of 21%. Dirty ductwork can load filters quickly and lead to more stress on the air handler and potentially higher energy costs. Blockages in reheat coils, mixing boxes, VAV boxes and other terminal boxes found in commercial HVAC systems can also restrict airflow.


EPA's Clean Air Challenge for Businesses

The EPA started the Clean Air in Buildings Challenge as a call to action and a set of guiding principles and best practices to assist building owners and operators with reducing risks from airborne viruses and other pollutants indoors. This challenge highlights a range of recommendations and resources available for improving ventilation and indoor air quality, which can help to better protect the health of building occupants and reduce the risk of spreading nasty viruses.

Whether your building is a manufacturing facility, a university, school, hospital, or office building, improving your facility's indoor air quality is important for all building occupants. Below is a list of ways Hughes Environmental can help you clean the air you breathe.

HVAC System Cleaning

Since the ductwork is above the ceiling and typically out of sight, it’s easy to not think about having it cleaned. But a dirty ductwork is the perfect breeding ground for mites, mold, bacteria, viruses, and other poisons that are toxic to the environment. Cleaning your facility's ductwork is the first step in removing airborne contaminants and allergens out of the air you breathe. Regular duct cleaning also improves airflow, allowing your facility’s HVAC system to run more efficiently.

  • Supply & Return Ductwork
  • Dedicated Exhaust Ductwork and Fans
  • Air Handler Units
  • Internally Lined Ductwork: Cleaning and Encapsulating (Sealing)
  • Mold Remediation from all types of Ductworks
  • VAV’s Reheat Coils, Mixing Boxes
  • Filter Replacements



UVGI Light Disinfection

UVC Lighting is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions. UVC refers to ultraviolet light with wavelengths between 200 – 280 nanometers (nm). Light in the UVC wavelength can be used for disinfecting hospitals, sterilizing surfaces, destroying harmful micro-organisms in food products and in air. So how does it work?

These specialized lamps produce an ultraviolet (UV) light that disrupts growth and deactivates existing growths, aiding in the disinfection of surfaces, water and more. Using one in your facility can help improve everything from air quality to the health and well-being of your students, faculty and staff. By treating the air circulating in your heating and cooling system, UVC lighting can kill mold and destroy airborne viruses and bacteria that, ultimately, lead to colds, flus and other illnesses.

  • In-duct UVGI Lighting
  • UVC Lighting at the Coil
  • Upper Air UVC
  • Mobile Remote UVC Disinfection System
  • Ceiling/Wall Mountable Germicidal UVC Systems


Air Purification Systems

Since many bacteria and viruses can be transmitted via airborne, attention must be focused on how to keep the air in your facility as clean as possible. IAQ is important not only to your employees, but to any visitor traffic your building receives. It is essential to have a way to purify the air from these toxic pollutants. 

  • Air Purifiers
  • Air Scrubbers
  • Air Filters


Contact Us Here or call us at 888-845-3952

Hughes Environmental technicians are expertly trained on the most up-to-date industry standards for cleaning commercial HVAC systems, and are equipped to clean from the point the air enters the system all the way to where it exits. We’re a National Air Duct Cleaner’s Association (NADCA) certified company who has earned their prestigious “Outstanding Safety Award” every year that we’ve been in business.

We are also a member of the National Fire Protection Association, the National Air Duct Cleaners’ Association, and the American Society of Safety Engineers. In addition, our technicians have been through OSHA 10- or 30-hour training and have Council-certified Indoor Environmentalists (CIE) and Council-certified Microbial Remediators (CMR) on staff.

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