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Corona Virus (CoVid-19) Services, Atlanta

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The Corona Virus is a real threat to health and safety across the globe. The CDC is working diligently on fighting this virus. More info on their work can be found on the CDC’s website. This virus has the world’s attention, and has left many people asking “what can I do?” The CDC has issued guidance for schools, at work, and at home.

For facilities around the Atlanta Area- there are some solutions and services that we offer, that you should be aware of.

Willis Mechanical, based right here in the Atlanta area, has products and services that may help you prevent, minimize, and/or control Corona Virus. Willis Mechanical is proud to offer the following products and services:

  1. Willis Mechanical can install equipment in almost any type of HVAC system that not only kills viruses and microorganisms in the HVAC system , it also tested to kill them in the conditioned air, and on hard surfaces in contact with the conditioned air. This technology has been independently tested to kill 99% of living bacteria and viruses from a sneeze within 3ft of the source. We have had great success with this equipment in the past. (contact us for manufacturers info and test results)
  2. Willis Mechanical can provide HVAC technician teams in full Virus PPE (full face respirators and full tyvek suits) to install, repair, inspect, and maintain your HVAC systems in sensitive areas. Need those air filters changed in isolation rooms? Units cleaned with anti-viral cleaners? Airflow in these spaces is critical. We can help you maintain it.
  3. Willis Mechanical can provide a decontamination station for it’s employees and equipment. This station allows for safe and sterile exiting procedures for our team and equipment and allows for prolonged deployment of personnel to one site (medical facilities, isolation buildings, etc).

The team here at Willis Mechanical hopes this virus is eradicated quickly. But if you are wondering how your school, office, military base, or factory will protect itself and keep its equipment running- contact us and we will figure out how we can help.


Temperature and Productivity for Office and Manufacturing Environments

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Chris Willis

The organizations of today are deeply focused on accomplishing more while using fewer resources. It seems everywhere we go we are looking for gains in efficiency. Miles per gallon, trees per coffee cup, lean manufacturing, and eliminating double data entry are all conversation topics common in our world. Everyone is trying to be more efficient. One of the most important metrics any company has is Employee Efficiency.

People efficiency, in my opinion, is most important. How much work can your team accomplish in a given amount of time?

What would a 3% raise in productivity this year mean for your organization? How about 5%?
What if you could raise the productivity of your entire team by 10%? What would that mean for you?

It may be possible. Let me explain.

Office and manufacturing environments today are getting all kinds of features and benefits to attract employees and help productivity. Bright LED lighting systems, open floor plans, more meeting rooms than ever, skype/teleconference rooms, and more are being added to organizations all in an effort to increase productivity. In my opinion, one of the most overlooked factors in employee productivity is HVAC.

What is the temperature in your office? Who decided on it? Who can adjust it, and when?

Most organizations can’t answer these questions yet they should be able to.

Allow me to explain:

Humans are warm blooded. We are constantly regulating our own body temperature. We balance all kinds of factors, internal and external, to achieve a level of thermostatic control on our core body temperature that is really remarkable. The harder our systems work on regulating body temperature, the less we can use them for anything else. If we are in a room that is 120 degrees, dripping sweat from our chins, there is no way we will be efficient. Same thing goes for being in a room that is -10 degrees. This is a pretty simple concept.

Here’s the big question: What temperature is the most efficient, and how much of a difference does it really make? How do you make the most efficient work place possible, in terms of temperature? I’m glad you asked.


According to scientific studies, the most efficient temperature for humans to complete work is 71.6 degrees. This same study found a reduction in performance of 8.9% when the temperature raised a little over 10 degrees. Let that sink in. Almost 10%.
This study took place in office environments, field laboratories, apparel factories, and class rooms.

I want to make sure this hits home. Let’s read that one more time:


This study found almost 10% productivity increases in office AND manufacturing spaces when controlling temperature to 71.6 degrees.


So why is your manufacturing space not heated and cooled? Why does your staff set the temperature in the office to 78 degrees or 68 degrees?
Are those things really hurting your productivity?

Science says they are.


Check out this table from Berkeley Research


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