Funding for school improvements from the $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus package approved by Congress in December includes billions for heating, air conditioning, ventilation systems, and indoor air quality among other uses in response to the pandemic. With more potential funding on the way, the importance of safely getting our youth back to school is unquestionably a top priority.
School administrators have a heightened awareness and concern about indoor air quality and reducing the risk of spreading infection. Like many schools around the country, districts in Massachusetts have been implementing equipment enhancements, HVAC repairs, and air quality systems to improve the safety of their facilities.
Agencies including the EPA, CDC, ASHRAE and others agree and stress the importance of conducting thorough HVAC equipment inspections, performing repairs, and replacing system filters. Additional considerations include deploying air cleaning technology. The key components to minimizing risk involve controlling air filtration, airflow, and humidity.
There are nearly 2000 public and 500 private k-12 schools in Massachusetts with aging facilities and deferred maintenance challenges. The federal funding can go a long way toward improving indoor air quality in learning environments.
LC Anderson has been serving Eastern Massachusetts for over 75 years. With decades of HVAC and IAQ experience, we work with facilities managers to keep students and staff comfortable, healthy, and safe. We have a highly trained team of engineers, technicians, and service professionals dedicated to your peace of mind. The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) recognized LC Anderson as the 2020 commercial contractor of the year.
For information on air purification and for guidance or service on your HVAC systems, please contact us at 617-779-9500 or complete the contact us form here.