How Much Do You Know About Commercial HVAC Coatings?

Architectural CoatingsDid you know that corrosion in commercial HVAC units is responsible for 40% of the equipment failures? And, should your business have a seaside location and not have the HVAC unit properly protected then the operating performance of unprotected condenser coils may decrease over 50% in a single year!  This deterioration may happen over time and not be discovered for as many as four years or it can happen in just months and can require that the entire system be replaced – definitely not a budget friendly activity!

Types of HVAC Corrosion

The corrosion is generally manifested in one of two ways – pitting or formicary – and neither of them are something you want to hear mentioned. Pitting is typically caused by the coil being exposed to fluoride or chloride while formicary corrosion is due to exposure to acids such as those found in cleaning solvents, insulation, adhesives, paints and many other materials. Formicary corrosion can be more subtle and take a bit longer to be discovered, while pitting usually moves quickly and will form holes that cause the coils to leak refrigerant.

As neither of these situations is desired, it is important that you have a coating added to your commercial HVAC unit. At MJC, we offer 3 types of coatings: anti-microbial, anti-corrosive, and architectural coatings.

Anti-Corrosive HVAC Coatings

This is an epoxy based primer with a urethane UV protective top coat. It is applied to the tube sheet (aka, coil surface) the headers and the refrigeration circuits. This process exceeds industry standards, and is perfect for providing corrosion protection in both salt air or chemical environments.

Anti-Microbial HVAC Coatings

Like our anti-corrosive coating, this is coating goes above and beyond industry standards; it is designed to protect your commercial HVAC unit against corrosion, but it goes a step further, and works as a preventative against bio growth on painted surfaces. Also noteworthy, the coating has a miniscule effect on the heat transference of the coil or the pressure drop through the coil.

Architectural HVAC Coatings

No matter the needs of your commercial HVAC unit, we have a coating to protect it. Regardless of the type of unit you have, we can design a coating that matches your building. In fact, we have matched our architectural coating colors to rooftops, company colors and even industry safety colors. We use the highest quality coatings, which are designed to resist abrasion, chemicals, marring, chipping, and scratching.

You don’t want to make the investment of a state of the art HVAC system only to have it need to be repaired due to corrosion. No matter where your business is located, it is vital that your HVAC unit have the proper coating. Talk to us today to determine which type of HVAC coating is best for your space. 

HVAC Modifications and Your Building’s Needs

Split Systems UnitWhen it comes to HVAC systems, not every commercial building has the same needs. And, while this is nothing new to acknowledge, it is also important to realize that the choices are many when looking for a commercial HVAC unit that meets the requirements for keeping a place of business comfortable, yet not break the budget.

The team at MJC recognizes that there are scenarios where you need a system crafted just for your space, so we have skilled technicians who will ascertain what your needs are and then design accordingly. Even better, we have a variety of HVAC modifications that we can make to help keep you comfortable. Some of these include:

·         Coatings – We have three different coating available: anti-corrosive, anti-microbial and architectural. All of our coatings exceed industry standards so that you don’t have to be concerned about your HVAC units or coils being damaged due to the environment or chemicals.

·         Coils – Our coil modifications can be made in many of the standard HVAC systems that use air handling units or packaged units. There is an assortment of options available so you can count on having a system that totally meets your needs.

·         Hot Gas Bypass – It is important that your space feel comfortable, no matter what the temperature is outside. We can install an APR Control that will respond to the changing conditions. In fact, it works so well, that you might believe that your HVAC system is thinking for you!  Known for its ability to respond to the heat content of return air, it will outperform end-type controls like thermostats and humidistats, thus making your HVAC unit more energy efficient and less costly to use. Other benefits of this modification are compensation for efficiency differences between old and new systems, humidity reduction, less piping and ductwork in multi-zone designs, and the use of eco-friendly refrigerants.

·         Fan Modifications – Don’t feel as though you must use the fan that came with your HVAC system. There are actually several types available – forward curve fans, bladed backward curve fans, plenum fans, propeller fans, spark resistant fans and tube axial fans – and each of these fans serve different purposes.  Whether you need a fan that is quieter, one that uses the minimal amount of space, or several fans placed in a specific design, we can create a fan system that meets your needs.

These are but a few of the many ways that we can modify your company’s HVAC system and design to accomplish your needs.  Not sure what type of HVAC modifications will best suit your space? Talk to one of our modification experts today to learn how we can design a system that is perfect for your heating and air needs.

Why Should Your HVAC System Have a Coating?

MJC Inc. ArchitecturalDid You Know?

·         The weakest part of your HVAC system is the heat exchanger.

·         The number one cause of inefficiency for the HVAC system is corrosion.

·         The metals used in heat exchangers are extremely fragile.

When you own a business, you know that efficiency is key for getting work done quickly and correctly. Consequently, you look for ways to improve the daily processes in every facet of your business. At MJC, we understand the importance of having an HVAC system that you can depend on to work effectively so that you, your coworkers, and those you serve are comfortable. Continue reading