Copper Development Association of Africa

Copper Development Association of Africa
Energy Efficient Copper components in HVAC Systems can prevent sick building syndrome.
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Energy Efficient Copper components in HVAC Systems can prevent sick building syndrome.

Contaminated HVAC systems can serve as breeding grounds for bacteria and fungi. Air-borne fungal spores can pose problems in buildings, not only in Hospital environments where people are susceptible to invasive fungal infections but in any building where air-conditioning units are installed. Increasingly more time, estimated at over 90%, is spent in indoor environments in developed countries and may contribute to sick building syndrome.

The use of aluminium fins within air-conditioning units offers no protection from the spread of fungal spores and may in fact increase their numbers. Incorporating copper into HVAC systems in place of aluminium prevents fungal spore growth and survival and thus reduces the risk of infection and spread of fungal related diseases.

Copper has the highest rated thermal and electrical conductivity for enhanced energy efficiency. Call Copper Alliance for further information.

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