Having worked as an inspector for many years, I have learned a lot more about HVAC and capacity needs for childcare facilities
I have been a childcare inspector for close to a decade now. The worst situation I have ever found in childcare was one with a non-functioning central air conditioning. It wasn’t even that the HVAC system had broken down and was awaiting HVAC maintenance, no. It hadn’t been operating for months and interestingly, the previous inspection failed to pick that up. When I checked the report handed over to me, it was clear the inspection wasn’t even carried out on the dedicated date. Because of the staff shortage, I was hired to fill in the gap and oversee the status of the county’s HVAC technology installed in childcare facilities. To save time and resources, we liaise with the healthcare office to carry out the joint operation but I focus purely on heating and cooling. Defaulters are normally given 2 weeks to submit a report on their intended maintenance plan or HVAC products for sale they intend to buy before their seer ratings can be approved for childcare. If a childcare facility has trouble with their quality air conditioner, or face problems with HVAC business suppliers, they are expected to submit a report to our office for assistance in solving the matter urgently for the sake of children. Having worked as an inspector for many years, I have learned a lot more about HVAC and capacity needs for childcare facilities. Just by looking at the model, size, and HVAC installation date of an AC unit, I can tell if it’s sufficient for premises or not. Although childcare facilities are expected to have an air purifier on standby, their frequent use is not advised but they are expected to have a valid air conditioner service plan that can take care of maintenance needs. Additionally, any HVAC serviceman tasked with installing and maintaining AC units in these facilities must be recognized and registered by the city.