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Do patients or staff complain about the exam room temperatures? “It’s tough enough being in the flimsy exam gowns without freezing too!”

Insurance issues are already impacting your bottom line. Are energy expenses also a concern? Energy use for heating and air-conditioning accounts for more than 25% of the primary energy consumed in commercial buildings in the U.S. (EIA, Annual Energy Outlook 1998, Reference 1).

In the medical field, worker accuracy is critical! *Results show clear associations between office work performance and indoor environment conditions. Study results suggest that performance improves as conditions approach a predicted thermal comfort zone. 

Raising temperature from 68*F (20*C) to 77*F (25*C)
– Reduces energy consumption (less cooling)
– Reduces costs
– Reduces errors by 44%
– Increases keying output by 150%
– Saves ~$2.00 per worker in lost productivity

 

For the answers to these and other critical issues facing the healthcare industry, Seaman’s can help! Contact us or call 616-458-1544.

institutional hvacA True Story:

The location: A thriving local medical office.

The situation: Business was great and the practice had been growing steadily over the past few years. To accommodate the growth, walls had been rearranged and new offices created. While on the surface everything looked very up-to-date, there were significant problems cropping up.

Patients were often complaining about the temperatures in the exam rooms. The staff, trying to be as accommodating as possible, would go to the thermostat and adjust the settings to take care of the problem. When a problem was solved in one exam room, another would crop up in another room. The temperature settings were constantly moving up and down and the staff could never please all the patients. On top of these issues, energy bills for the practice were going through the roof! Seaman’s was called.

The solution: As changes occurred in the physical layout of the offices, HVAC duct work had been rearranged by the remodeling contractor. Indeed each new room had access to heated or cooled air, but the entire HVAC system was unbalanced and out of whack! Seaman’s approached the situation from an engineering and redesign perspective. A reconfigured air distribution system was recommended. Ductwork needed rearranging to accommodate the best flow of conditioned and return air.

The result: Hot and cold spots throughout the practice were eliminated and the out of control energy bills were contained. The staff could stop playing “thermostat roller coaster” and patient complaints virtually disappeared.

Seaman’s can help your medical/healthcare facility with these and other critical issues. Just give us a call at 616-458-1544 or Contact us.

“On behalf of our firm, I am pleased to recognize Seaman’s Air Conditioning & Refrigeration on another excellent project. This time in support of our client Michigan Veterinary Specialists.

In this case, Seaman’s provided multiple HVAC options for the customer to consider along with the benefits and costs for each solution. This enabled the customer to select the best system to meet their long-term needs.

Thanks Seaman’s for a job well done!” Brian Kuhlman – Dan Vos Construction Company

Here are a few of the systems that we have experience with:

  • Cryogenic Freezers
  • Furnaces
  • Rooftop Packaged Units
  • Makeup Air Units
  • Controls
  • Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) Units
  • Hot Water & Steam Boilers
  • Chillers
  • Exhaust Fans
  • Walk In Coolers & Freezers
  • Mini Split Systems
  • Environmental Test Chambers
  • Unit Heaters
  • Air Conditioning
  • Infra Red Heaters
  • Radiant Floor Systems
  • Snow Melt Systems
  • Cooling Towers
  • Liebert Units
  • Reach In Coolers & Freezers
  • PTAC Units
  • Electrical Services
  • Plumbing Services

Seaman's can perform equipment inspections, air balance reports, Backflow Prevention Device testing and CSD-1 boiler inspections.

A partial list of clients we service:

 

* Professor Alan Hedge, PhD, CPE - Cornell University, Dept. Design & Environmental Analysis, NYS College of Human Ecology. (http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/Conferences/EECE_IEQ and Productivity_ABBR.pdf)