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How Summer Heat and Humidity can Affect your Elevators

BH Elevator
Publication date:
July 7, 2023
Article Summary: 

The blog addresses the impact of extreme heat and humidity on elevator operation and provides solutions for building owners and property managers to ensure elevator safety and efficiency during hot weather. It highlights the importance of machine room temperature control and humidity management to prevent elevator failure or damage. Power outages due to heat and humidity are potential emergencies, so having backup power and functioning emergency communication and lighting systems is crucial. Elevator hoistway ventilation problems can occur if the fan capacity is insufficient, leading to humidity issues. Moisture in elevator hoist ropes can shorten their lifespan and increase replacement costs. The blog recommends proper lubrication and addressing environmental conditions to minimize moisture damage. It encourages building owners to seek assistance from elevator consultants to address potential problems proactively and ensure elevator systems are well-prepared for the summer heat.


Elevator operation, Extreme heat, Humidity, Machine room temperature control, Equipment damage, Machine room climate control, HVAC system, Emergency backup power, Emergency communication, Emergency lighting, Hydraulic elevators, Battery lowering device, Elevator hoistway ventilation, Ventilation fan capacity, Heat and humidity effects, Moisture in elevator hoist ropes, Rope lifespan, Lubrication, Environmental conditions, Elevator consultants, Building owners, Property managers, Elevator safety, Elevator efficiency, Summer elevator solutions.

Source Citation: 
BH Elevator
How Summer Heat and Humidity can Affect your Elevators
July 7, 2023
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