As an “Unlimited” licensed commercial & industrial HVAC&R contractor, MECC truly has access to any brand of everything within the HVAC&R industry, including boilers. To do well for our customers, we partner with the two best OEM’s, Carrier & Trane.

What would you like or what is best for you, your operation, your team or your family? In addition to being certified for air & water balancing, MECC has lighting (foot candle measuring) & noise (decibel measuring) meters too. When the office or the home is 71°F, we do not get service calls. When the environment is at “set point”, the power is on, the security lighting is fine & the noise levels are low, people tend to be very happy. Your “Engineered Comfort” is our goal & it is what we are all about, 24×7×365.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

We are the “first responders for your health & very real IAQ experts”.

When we are allowed to do our thing, you should not need your doctor as often. Your family & team performance, with your quality of life, will get better with MECC. Everyone freaked out over Covid19 & rightly so. We are all at risk for another global mess, at any time. Are you prepared? Please let us help you to be so. With IAQ, the “solution is dilution & filtration”, assuming that we still have a source of fresh air. At MECC, we no longer sacrifice canaries, we use the best IAQ monitoring tools.

Positive building pressurization keeps the dirt, bugs & bacteria outside. Carrier I-Vu controls, do this very well with precision accuracy, while saving the most energy.

We do recommend the use of fresh air (ventilation) in harmony with quality filters. Bomb rated intake grilles minimize disasters. Burglar bars slow down the bad guys. Metal mesh pre filters keep the leaves & birds out. Appropriately sized & fabricated fabric filters keep out the dust, dirt, pollen & certain contaminants. Specifically engineered desiccant filters can keep out odors, chemicals & protect you from microbial enemies. Yet sometimes we must take filtration to a whole different level.

The better air filters are pleated & rated MERV 7-8 or higher. But for your furnace at home or the typical system at work, do not use anything higher than this! To utilize higher MERV rated filters, you will most likely need a more powerful blower. Our engineers will work with you on this to avoid costly system problems.

For the elderly at home, we do suggest installing UV filters in the system. They work! Ionic filters, ozone generators & UV filtration, with HEPA filters, are used in the hospitals, clean rooms and other specialized facilities. These should & must be considered for enhanced filtration, wherever health concerns exist & as applicable.

Everyone has seen the better pleated filters. Please throw away the useless 2% masks & the 3% cheap filters, with large circle metal screens. For effective personal protection, to be serious, only utilize N-95 masks or full face respirators. Every MECC truck has N-95 masks & respirators, with different cartridges for multiple chemicals for a variety of reasons, as “standard issue.” You should have them too! We also have air quality & low oxygen meters for hazardous locations. We are your IAQ experts!

Ultraviolet (UV) Filters

The UV lamp technology has been utilized for decades in the food service industry. It has been proven to eliminate airborne viruses, bacteria & mold spores.

With custom engineered duct applications, 99% elimination of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been achieved in a single pass, with an airflow rate of 500 FPM. This can maximize heating & cooling coil efficiencies & reduce energy consumption by up to 15%, in some systems.

Air Scrubbers

The purpose of the air scrubber is to remove particles from the air, preventing lingering odors and airborne contaminants from remaining in a flood, fire, or mold damaged area.

Commercial HEPA air scrubbers are ideal for restoration projects as their HEPA filters remove the smallest particles from the air, which if left behind could leave illness-inducing contaminants or odor causing particles; this is especially important in the case of a fire or water damage involving sewage, or other contamination elements present.

Ozone Generators

Commercial ozone generators are designed for use in unoccupied spaces. Shortly after treatment the O3 will revert back to O2, leaving no vapors in the air or residue on surfaces. At the same time, ozone is an oxidizer and excessive ozone concentrations may cause mucus membrane or respiratory irritation, & it can affect people with asthma. Several years ago, concerns developed when consumer air purifiers began to incorporate ozone and were marketed as around the clock units for homes and offices. The possibility of long term exposure for consumers resulted in a notice of caution by government agencies. Therefore, it is always best to use ozone in unoccupied spaces as recommended.

Ozone (O3) is a highly charged form of the oxygen (O2) that we breathe. Outdoors, ozone has been produced for millions of years. At ground level, O3 acts as an oxidizer to keep the air smelling fresh. In the upper atmosphere, ozone acts as a protective layer that partially shields the earth from the sun's UV rays. Life on earth as we know it could not exist without O3. This third oxygen atom is loosely attached, unstable and seeks out pollutants. It will then release and oxidize them on contact.

Ozone is very effective because it will circulate throughout an area and eliminate odors at their source. Ozone oxidizes odors as it encounters them, whether they are in the air or on surfaces. These include odors from tobacco smoke, food & beverages, body sweat, animals and pets, garbage, remodeling and many more odor producing substances. It will also follow the same path that the odors took into soft fabrics and oxidize them on contact. Unlike deodorizers, it does not leave a smell or residue in the facility, which some people find objectionable. The treated area becomes free of odors.

Water Treatment

“We are what we breathe, eat & drink”. What about your water quality?

Bottled water has recently been found to be a huge source of plastic particulate being ingested into our systems. Some reports indicate that we may drink the equivalent of a credit card worth of plastic, every week? This cannot be good for anyone.

MECC engineers & installs complete water conditioning systems. Boiler, chiller & cooling tower piping systems must all be cared for carefully, to minimize corrosion, premature failure, to work properly & most efficiently.

Our bodies are no different & without a doubt more important! Unfortunately, we cannot easily or inexpensively go back to glass bottles & recycling.

Well water softeners, iron removal, particulate & odor removal practices, are little different from air filtration. With multiple stages of filtration, including similar UV & added RO or DI technology, we will get the water clean & just right for you & your team. From the water main to the faucet, MECC can help to ensure that your water quality is the best that it can be.

Humidification / Dehumidification

Static electricity, high moisture, mold & mildew, are real issues for both people & expensive electronics MECC makes these issues disappear!

Some may suffer from nose bleeds & MECC can sometimes help with medical issues related to dryness & mucus membrane problems.

We design & build special processing applications & vaults with precision moisture management, being a top priority. Data centers, IT facilities, rubber production & paper printing facilities, carpenters & cabinet makers, natatoriums, museums, car collections & more, all need to be concerned about moisture & IAQ.

What have you got going on & what do you need? How may we help?

Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV)

Homes & buildings are being constructed or renovated to be tighter than ever before to save energy. Sealing gaps & cracks in the building envelope stops the exchange of air with the outside, conserving energy & improving comfort. In tight homes without adequate ventilation however, airborne contaminants get trapped indoors, compromising your family’s health.

High indoor air quality requires a pathway for excess moisture & contaminants to leave your home & for fresh air to enter. Heat recovery ventilators (HRVs) & energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) provide clean air solutions for homes, commercial spaces, medical buildings, and schools.

Many homes and businesses have poor indoor air quality due to pet dander, mold, dust, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and excess carbon dioxide. Indoor air pollution can cause fatigue, respiratory issues, headaches, dizziness, & difficulty concentrating. Indoor air pollution is a huge health risk, according to the EPA.

Conversely, clean home air is associated with restful sleep, fewer allergy or asthma symptoms, better concentration, and a strong immune system. It is essential to have a proper ventilation strategy to ensure stale, contaminated air is replaced by fresh air.

Energy recovery ventilation systems extract stale air from the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room, & mechanical room while supplying fresh, filtered air to the bedrooms and living spaces.