Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 30, 2011
Advantix Systems, a pioneer in harnessing liquid desiccant technology, offers fitness facilities a proven air conditioning and dehumidification solution that scrubs the air of bacteria and mold, efficiently removes humidity and requires less maintenance. Today the Miami-based company announced that CrossFit ATP of Dania Beach has eliminated the humidity and odor and dramatically improved the indoor air quality in its workout facility using Advantix’s innovative technology.
Liquid desiccant is a natural salt water solution that removes humidity directly from the air without the need of adding excess cooling or heating, conventional dehumidification processes that waste an enormous amount of energy. Liquid desiccant is also unique because, in addition to being energy efficient, it is a natural disinfectant. The salt solution removes almost all airborne bacteria and microorganisms in a single pass, and eliminates the need for drip pans or coils that often produce algae and bacteria build-up. As a result, the technology has the additional benefits of improving air quality and removing odors.
CrossFit ATP is two-level, 6,000 square-foot fitness center that includes two workout rooms, a padded Dojo, and locker rooms with showers. The owner of CrossFit ATP was concerned about maintaining a clean, dry, germ-free environment, and eliminating troublesome odors. The existing conventional HVAC systems did not effectively reduce humidity, nor did it remove the strong odors, especially during workout sessions. Additionally, the high humidity level prolonged drying time of wet floors and other surfaces, presenting liability issues due to slip and falls as well as threats of equipment rust.
To provide optimal air quality for gym members and staff, CrossFit ATP installed Advantix Systems’ small DuCool unit inside the facility in an unused corner of the gym and connected it to the existing duct work to treat the air on both levels of the center. Within just a few days, the indoor environment throughout the entire facility felt both dry and comfortable and the workout odors had been eliminated. As an added bonus, the owner was able to raise the thermostat to 77 degrees from 72⁰F. See our case study on Fitness Centers)
“I used to hear complaints about the humid and unpleasant conditions in the gym,” said Juan Bacca, owner of CrossFit ATP. “After installing Advantix Systems’ unit, I’ve had many members tell me that the air does not smell anymore and that it feels clean and dry. And the system was so affordable that I did not have to raise my rates at all. My members are happy and I am happy too.”
Jennifer Stewart, a long-time member of the CrossFit ATP, commented on the changes since the Advantix unit was installed, “Optimal indoor air quality is important to me as an athlete and a mom. My children also use the gym and I feel good knowing that the air is healthy for all of us.”
Advantix Systems is a platinum sponsor of the Zumba Fitness Exposition to be held later this month in Orlando, FL from July 7th to July 10th. Advantix will be demonstrating its air conditioning and dehumidification unit at the conference. Attendees will be able to work out in a contained space with air treated by Advantix and in another that uses a conventional HVAC unit, allowing them to experience the dramatic difference in the air quality that the Advantix system offers. One lucky attendee who participates in the demonstration will win $250.00 in Zumba Cash. For more information on the conference, please visit http://convention.zumba.com/.
About Advantix Systems
Advantix Systems is a leading manufacturer of energy efficient technology that offers optimal air quality and energy savings in commercial and industrial applications. A pioneer in harnessing liquid desiccant, Advantix’s clean tech air conditioning and dehumidification systems deliver cooling with powerful, precise humidity control, substantial energy savings and cleaner air free of bacteria and mold. With competitive first costs in both new and retrofit applications, Advantix offers compelling economics, better performance, and an improved environmental footprint. For more information, please visit http://www.advantixsystems.com.