Natural Ventilation Maintenance

Keeping the Vents Working Right

Switching to a natural ventilation system can help you reduce the temperatures in your building, save huge amounts on your energy bills, and make your building more eco-friendly. Of course, a natural ventilation system also has another very special benefit: it requires no maintenance. It’s true; natural ventilation maintenance requires very little repair or upkeep. You save not only on your energy bills but also on maintenance and service bills.

Natural Ventilation MaintenanceA visual inspection and light component cleaning are all that is required to ensure your natural ventilation system is running at its best. The frequency of these checks depends on a number of factors including the plant’s production process and whether or not the natural ventilators have moving parts like a damper.

In large buildings where there is a high possibility of grime, dirt and other particulates getting deposited on the components, annual inspection and cleaning are recommended. This depends on the environment and the quality of the exhausting air. Various factors like average wind speed, temperature, humidity and more can all affect how regularly a natural ventilator will require cleaning.

Inside Natural Ventilation

Now you may think that this sounds like a lot of natural ventilation maintenance for a system that claims to be maintenance free. That is because when compared to fans, the upkeep required for fans is practically non-existent. Any fan will need regular cleaning, maintenance, and even repairs. As there are many moving parts that need attention on a regular basis, such as belts, fans, gears and motors, a lot of work must be invested to make sure everything continues to work. These components may require oiling, maintenance, and repair on a fairly regular basis.

The very simplicity of natural ventilation, in that, is has no moving parts and relies on the natural flow of air, is what makes it hassle-free. Without moving parts, there is nothing to wear out like a belt or a motor. Furthermore, since natural ventilators are aluminum or stainless steel so they will not rust like fans.

Finally, when you look at it a natural ventilation system will require much less maintenance than a powered one. Of course having to perform less maintenance provides a number of benefits in and of itself. Cost is of course the most obvious benefit. In a natural ventilation system, there are no worn-out gears to replace or broken belts to fix. Much less time taken out of the regular work day to maintain and/or fix the equipment. That eliminates dangeraous trips to the rooftop for the staff.

Natural Ventilation Maintenance

At Moffitt Corporation, we are pioneers in the field, offering Natural Ventilation in the U.S. for over 50 years. We consultant with building engineers, contractors, and architects to offer the best possible natural ventilation systems for your building’s needs. Our system designers are able to help you plan out the ideal system for your facility. Additionally, our isntallation services mean that we can ensure get it up and running too. We have more than 50 years in the natural ventilation of buildings, small and large. Our trained staff is available to help so call us today for a free quote!

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