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Industrial Ventilation for Your Chicago Area Business

Both air quality and adequate air flow are vital to the daily operations of your business. Without proper airflow, HVAC systems, equipment, and general operations suffer, resulting in increased costs and reduced performance. And where air quality is concerned, it can present a meaningful challenge to their health and well being. You need reliable, effective, and professional ventilation solutions for your commercial business in Chicago, IL. And with General Mechanical at your side, that’s exactly what you’ll be getting. We take great pains in carefully analyzing your unique business, assessing your specific needs, and recommending the ventilation solution that suits you best.

Outfitted with over 42 years of experience, state-of-the-art equipment, and certified technicians, General Mechanical is here to address the needs of your industrial air ventilation system. When working with manufacturing plants, we optimize the ventilation system to exhaust contaminated air away from employees and fill the plant with safe air. Adept at removing welding fumes, solvent gases, and mists through ventilation, we provide your plant’s employees with clean air.

Fill out a contact form or call us today at 847-999-4100 to talk about our repair and maintenance plans for your industrial ventilation system!

Industrial Ventilation System Design Types

There are three primary types of ventilation systems and they each address different aspects of a potentially hazardous environment. We can provide design, installation, repair, and maintenance services for all of these structures. We work on the following ventilation systems:

Indoor Air Quality Ventilation

This system works by providing fresh heated or cooled air to the building’s interior space through your existing HVAC system. The primary goal is to bring fresh, clean, and filtered air into your business, and to reject common contaminants such as VOCs, mold spore, allergens, dust, and pollen from your HVAC system. This effectively removes the risks of poor air quality, helping to improve the performance of equipment, and to preserve the health and safety of employees, clients, and associates.

General Mechanical carries extensive experience in installing and maintaining indoor air quality ventilation solutions, and can match your needs to the perfect product, guaranteed. Whether your business is small or large, high-traffic or low, our team has the knowledge and tools needed to bring you the best in Chicago.

Dilution Ventilation

Using the entire air supply in the building, this option dilutes the chemical substances by blowing in some clean air and exhausting a portion of the dirty air. Using exhaust fans placed either in walls or in the roof, we create clear pathways for contaminated air to be removed and then fill that vacuum with replacement air. We take great care to design your dilution ventilation system according to your business’ unique needs. The process begins with a comprehensive analysis of your commercial building, after which we will draw up the ideal configuration to supply your perfect dilution system. Our experts have been handling dilution ventilation systems for years. We know the ins and outs of all building types, and can perfectly select the dilution ventilation process that is going to bring you perfect, clean, particle-free air in your Illinois business.

Local Exhaust Ventilation

A local exhaust ventilation system removes contaminants at or very near the release site, local exhaust then funnels that air outside. Primarily used in situations like welding or when there is exposure to highly toxic chemicals, a hood transports the toxic chemicals through the ductwork, then blows the chemicals out of the building through an industrial exhaust stack powered by internal fans. Some local exhaust ventilation systems also incorporate an air cleaner, either to capture as much contaminant dust as possible or to reduce air pollution.

At General Mechanical, we are the company of choice for designing your ventilation system. We can create a new system or complete a redesign of an existing system for increased safety and energy efficiency.

Keeping Your Chicago-Based Industrial Environment Safe

Safety is our first concern when working on your ventilation system. Ventilation exists to create a more secure environment for your facility’s employees, so when we work on your ventilation we create comprehensive solutions for your building.

We inspect, repair, and maintain the following components of your ventilation system:

  • Dilution ventilation
  • Local exhaust ventilation
  • Hoods
  • Ducts
  • Ductwork
  • Air cleaner
  • Fans
  • Exhaust stack
  • Cooling fans

Our thorough maintenance also checks for the following:

  • Clogged air cleaners
  • Broken or slipping fan belt
  • Fan wiring
  • Closed dampers in the ductwork
  • Inadequate supply of makeup air
  • Crossdrafts from cooling fans
  • Contaminant source measurement
  • Incorrect airflow

The Importance of Ventilation Maintenance

Ventilation is a key component in protecting your workers from hazardous chemicals, so our failure prevention programs work to keep your system performing at its best. We offer thorough maintenance programs that optimize your system now, thus working to prevent future breakdowns from happening.

The benefits of our preventative maintenance for your ventilation system are as follows:

  • Prevent costly service calls
  • Minimize unexpected service calls
  • Keep equipment well maintained longer
  • Keep equipment lasting longer
  • Reduce energy bills
  • Avoid downtime

We are experts in our field, so get in touch with us online or by calling (847) 999-4100 for your industrial ventilation system needs.

Commercial & Industrial Ventilation Services in Chicago, IL

When you choose General Mechanical to provide for your ventilation needs, you’ll benefit from not only our extensive experience and industry-leading products, but our drive to provide perfection, as well. Your safety and comfort are our number one concern, and we don’t feel that our job is complete until your expectations have been thoroughly exceeded.

To learn more about our commercial and industrial ventilation services, you can feel free to contact General Mechanical at any time online, or speak with a team member directly by calling (847) 999-4100!