In 2020 and 2021, technological advancement in the HVAC field took an unexpected turn. An airborne virus spread worldwide in a pandemic that forced changes in many industries. In dealing with COVID-19, the HVAC industry quickly innovated, introducing or advancing technologies like:
Today, many facilities are using MERV rated filters. MERV ratings measure how effectively a filter stops dust, contaminants, and even viruses. MERV 13 to 16 is the range of filters used to achieve hospital level air quality, and most commercial HVAC systems will accept MERV-13. Increasing the pace of maintenance to replace filters every month is considered good practice during the pandemic.
Stagnant air and recirculated indoor air have been seen as problems during the pandemic, as poor ventilation can result in heavy viral concentrations in some areas. Putting more outside air into circulation helps reduce the concentration and lower the chance of disease. Good airflow was always necessary to combat build ups of volatile compounds, mold, and allergens. The necessity of combating COVID-19 has served to emphasize the point.
In the past, HVAC systems have rarely been counted on to take an active role in killing airborne microbes, including bacteria and viruses. Today, new technologies in UVC (ultraviolet) lighting and air ionization are becoming an integral part of commercial HVAC applications.
UVC emits short wavelength ultraviolet light which can kill microorganisms by disrupting their DNA. UVC emitters can e used to disinfect ductwork and sterilize surfaces.
Bipolar ionizers have been around for a while and were found to be effective against the SARS virus in the early 2000s. This technology releases charged atoms that float in the air and attach themselves to particles like bacteria, viruses, and mold spores. This has two beneficial effects. One is that the charged ion can disrupt or kill the pathogen directly. The other is that a buildup of ions on the virus or microbe can help make a larger particle which is easier for the MERV filter system to clean out of the air.
As new commercial installations and retrofits get under way around the country, builders, architects, and project managers turn to TCG Duct for precision fabricated, high quality HVAC duct that can be installed quickly and affordably.
Why partner with TCG for the HVAC ductwork your commercial project needs? For almost 20 years, we have been designing, estimating, and provided commercial ductwork solutions for contractors, building owners, project managers, and architects that combine 21st century technology with proven reliable ductwork fabrication.
The heart of our business has always been built on three basic factors:
TCGprovides a comprehensive array of products for HVAC contractors and large construction projects. In addition to Spiral Ductwork, TCG features Double Wall Spiral, Rectangular Ductwork, PCD Ductwork, and Specialty Ductwork.
At TCG, we can assist your project from estimating and take-offs through techniques that eliminate field measuring and optimize field labor.
When you take all of the savings TCG can deliver, we have proven we can save 25% to 35% off of traditional duct acquisition methods.
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At TCG Duct, we can provide all or part of your HVAC fabrication needs. Your project is priced from a Material List or via a take off from prints you provide. Our team of engineers, fabricators and technicians are trained on the latest equipment and methods that enable us to meet your exacting standards.
Let TCG Duct be your partner in the HVAC Industry as an experienced, high-quality manufacturer of HVAC duct of all types. Our goal is to partner with our customers in ways that make the entire workflow from order to installation a seamless exercise in time and cost savings.
As your partner, The Cincinnatus Group helps your organization stand out in its marketplace, win more bids, save substantial costs, and build the knowledge and skills your team needs to continually meet new challenges effectively and profitably.
Our strong work ethic, accountability, and pursuit of excellence sets us apart from other contracted sales and marketing services, and our unique expertise and proprietary ductwork systems make us unique amongst our competitors.
At The Cincinnatus Group, our fabrication partners gain access to our unique experience and expertise in contracted sales and marketing.
Our assets help you navigate the ever-changing markets of the 21st century.
To learn more about our Contracted Sales services or other services we provide: Contracted Estimating and Take Offs, CAD/BIM/Coordination Drawings, and Project Management Assistance, please call The Cincinnatus Group at 878-295-8009, or visit our Contact Us page today. We are looking forward to the opportunity to help grow your business.