Nursing Home Facility
A South Florida nursing home was committed to providing optimal indoor air quality for its residents despite the region’s hot and humid conditions.
The nursing home struggled with maintaining comfortable, dry conditions in the nursing home’s two cafeterias. Excessive humidity and heat from Florida’s harsh summers pushed the conventional air conditioning system beyond its capacity without fully handling the humidity issues. As a result, condensation collected on the ceiling vents, rusted the metal casings and dripped onto the floor. Mopped floors also took a long time to dry and guests complained of strong odors coming from the food preparation area.
The home’s management team searched for a solution that would eliminate condensation problems, deliver clean air, and reduce energy costs.
The nursing home installed a DT series unit in each cafeteria. The units were placed in a closet and connected to the existing ductwork through the ceiling. Within hours, all the humidity had been removed from both cafeterias and the unpleasant odor was eliminated.
With low humidity levels and precise temperature control, the floors now dry quickly after each mopping and air is fresh and comfortable for the residents. As DT series systems do not need to overcool to extract humidity, condensation is no longer an issue and the systems are easy to maintain: no clogged cooling coils, no drip pans or expensive air filters.
CASE STUDY: Regents Park Nursing Home (, PDF)