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ZEN Industries eNewsletter:
April 2021

HVAC 2021 TEchnology Trends

Ductwork, Innovation, and COVID-19

Installed DuctworkIn 2020 and 2021, technological advancement in the HVAC field took an unexpected turn. An airborne virus spread worldwide in a pandemic that forced changes in many industries. In dealing with COVID-19, the HVAC industry quickly innovated, introducing or advancing technologies like:

Stronger filtration and more frequent maintenance.

Today, many facilities are using MERV rated filters. MERV ratings measure how effectively a filter stops dust, contaminants, and even viruses. MERV 13 to 16 is the range of filters used to achieve hospital level air quality, and most commercial HVAC systems will accept MERV-13. Increasing the pace of maintenance to replace filters every month is considered good practice during the pandemic.

Increased ventilation and mixing of outside air.

Stagnant air and recirculated indoor air have been seen as problems during the pandemic, as poor ventilation can result in heavy viral concentrations in some areas. Putting more outside air into circulation helps reduce the concentration and lower the chance of disease. Good airflow was always necessary to combat build ups of volatile compounds, mold, and allergens. The necessity of combating COVID-19 has served to emphasize the point.

UVC Lighting and Bipolar Ionization.

Fabricated Ductwork for Commercial ProjectsIn the past, HVAC systems have rarely been counted on to take an active role in killing airborne microbes, including bacteria and viruses. Today, new technologies in UVC (ultraviolet) lighting and air ionization are becoming an integral part of commercial HVAC applications.

UVC emits short wavelength ultraviolet light which can kill microorganisms by disrupting their DNA. UVC emitters can be used to disinfect ductwork and sterilize surfaces.

Bipolar ionizers have been around for a while and were found to be effective against the SARS virus in the early 2000s. This technology releases charged atoms that float in the air and attach themselves to particles like bacteria, viruses, and mold spores. This has two beneficial effects. One is that the charged ion can disrupt or kill the pathogen directly. The other is that a buildup of ions on the virus or microbe can help make a larger particle which is easier for the MERV filter system to clean out of the air.

New Installations and High-Quality Ductwork

Ductwork OrderAs new commercial installations and retrofits get under way around the country, builders, architects, and project managers turn to ZEN Industries for precision fabricated, high quality HVAC duct that can be installed quickly and affordably.

Why partner with ZEN Industries for the HVAC ductwork your commercial project needs? Since 1999, ZEN Industries has provided commercial ductwork solutions for contractors, building owners, project managers, and architects that combine 21st century technology with proven reliable ductwork fabrication.

At ZEN Industries, the heart of our business has always been built on three basic factors:

  • Fabricating quality HVAC ductwork that meets or exceeds industry standards.
  • Responding with affordable solutions designed to improve your project’s profitability.
  • Providing responsive customer service and on-time delivery.

ZEN provides a comprehensive array of products for HVAC contractors and large construction projects. In addition to Spiral Ductwork, ZEN features Double Wall Spiral, Rectangular Ductwork, PCD Ductwork, and Specialty Ductwork.

At ZEN, we can assist your project from estimating and take-offs through techniques that eliminate field measuring and optimize field labor.

When you take all of the savings ZEN can deliver, we have proven we can save 25% to 35% off of traditional duct acquisition methods.

Interested in learning more about how ZEN Industries can fulfill your proejct needs for HVAC ducts and fittings? Call us at 877-600-0274, or visit our Contact Us page today!

Affordable Solutions

Where our quality materials benefit your project and enhance your reputation, our affordable solutions can directly add to your bottom line.

Whether you are simply placing an order for HVAC duct or taking advantage of our cost-saving services, that makes ZEN Industries one of the most affordable sources of HVAC materials for your project.

Interested in learning more about how ZEN Industries can fulfill your proejct needs for HVAC ducts and fittings? Call us at 877-600-0274, or visit our Contact Us page today!


Success is All About Great Service

Founded in 1999 on a set of unbreakable core principles, ZEN strives to provide top-quality fabrication, advice, and planning for our customers.

The quality of our HVAC duct work is of the highest caliber and our price is competitive with the best in the industry. Of course, ZEN Industries Inc. gains its edge with unbeatable service, and service means people - it's about our experienced personnel and the relationships we build with each and every customer.

At ZEN Industries, we believe success is all about great service. Our affordable HVAC shop drawings, estimating services, and duct fabriction can be reached att 877-600-0274, or visit our Contact Us page today!

Learn more at www.ZENindustries.com

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