Air conditioning systems


Cleaning equipment for air conditioning ducts

Society is becoming more and more aware of the importance of breathing clean air which is free of pollutants, and particles, microbes, bacteria and other materials in suspension that can cause serious, and even chronic, illnesses.
Fortunately, there is a general worldwide trend towards approving laws to regulate the maintenance and hygiene of air-conditioning systems.

The World Health Organization has defined the Sick Building Syndrome as a group of conditions caused by the contamination of the air in enclosed spaces, which may be caused by particles in suspension, mould, microbes or bacteria.

Proper maintenance of air-conditioning systems, based on current legislation is the best way to ensure the quality of indoor air.


The conducts for ventilation and air-conditioning can accumulate large quantities of dirt, and are ideal places for aerobic organisms and mold to grow, leading to more than 38% of absences due to sickness and illnesses caused by respiratory conditions. The thorough cleaning of these systems offers great advantages to your clients, such as:

  • Guaranteeing the health of your on-site personnel
  • Savings in maintenance and energy costs
  • Compliance with the law

How many office buildings, official bodies, hospitals, schools, public and private companies are there in your country? According to the census of the National Statistics Institute there are over two million non-residential buildings in Spain. This enormous market requires services in relation with the Quality of Indoor Air for: compliance with current law, for improved performance of their facilities, and their concern for the health of the people using the buildings. Even with only 1% of this market in Spain, your client portfolio would include some 20,000 buildings.


More and more countries are passing laws to regulate the cleanliness and regular maintenance of air-conditiing systems. In Spain, RD 238 /2013 which modifies the Regulation of Thermal Installations Act mandates, in its plans. This maintenance in buildings of more than 70 kw, to carry out an analysis of the whole air-conditioning system based on the standard UNE 100 012, which establishes the parameters for cleaning and disinfection.


After studying this data, we can clearly state that the business of cleaning air-conditioning systems is in a phase of full expansion. This represents an opportunity for both entrepreneurs and cleaning or maintenance companies who want to expand or diversify their business activities. These services can be approached with different configurations of equipment adapted to the nature and scale of the installations, and which can incorporate the latest technical innovations.