Commercial Indoor Air Quality
Your indoor air quality is determined by the purity of the air–or the lack of contaminants in it. For instance, air that is full of dust, pollen, mildew, or other contaminants is of poor quality. It can also refer to the temperature of the air–certain settings are much more comfortable for people, allowing them to be more productive.
While most business owners probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about their indoor air quality, it can have a huge impact on the productivity of your employees and the success of your business.
Multiple studies have found a direct correlation between poor indoor air quality and a decline in health, mood, cognition, concentration, and productivity.
There are many factors that play into these findings, but the general basis is this–people work better when they are comfortable, healthy, and not distracted by their surroundings. And with the appropriate indoor air quality solutions, you can harness these factors and reap the benefits.
Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality in Your Business
First, it’s important that you’re able to identify the signs of poor air quality so that you can address them as soon as possible. Even more than our homes, offices and commercial buildings have the potential to gather multiple indoor air pollution sources in one place:
- Commercial HVAC service
- Occupant activities (i.e. smoking, vaping, perfume, etc.)
- Housekeeping practices
- Pesticide applications
- Microbial contamination
That’s why proper ventilation and filtration are so important in commercial settings. If you notice any of the following signs of poor air quality, contact One Call Service as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation.
How to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Business
No matter what is causing the poor air quality, the solution is the same–a cleaner, more efficient HVAC system. Proper ventilation, humidity balance, temperature, and circulation have a huge impact on the quality of the air your employees and customers are breathing.
Here are some steps that the experts at One Call Services advise our commercial customers to take to improve their indoor air quality:
This is possibly the most important step in improving air quality because, without a way to circulate good air in and bad air out, your HVAC system is useless. Commercial buildings are tightly sealed to keep treated air inside, but this can work against you and trap contaminants in as well if the space is not properly ventilated.
We can help you choose and install a ventilation system to help keep your air circulating. We have extensive experience with all four types of commercial ventilation systems:
- Energy recovery
Cleaning and Maintenance
Once you’ve ensured proper ventilation, regular cleaning and maintenance are essential to keeping your air clean and your HVAC systems running efficiently. Filters need to be changed regularly to properly clean the air, and clearing away dust and debris that gathers over time keeps those same contaminants from blowing into your building through the vents.
Air that’s too dry causes burning eyes, itchy skin, coughing, and nose irritation. Air that’s too humid is harder to breathe, breeds mold and mildew, and can also cause coughing and skin irritation.
Ideal humidity levels are between 40-50%. We can help you install a hygrometer to calculate your building’s humidity levels and use a humidifier or dehumidifier to balance the air.
There are different types of air purifiers and cleaners for all needs and all budgets. HEPA filters trap allergens and a significant percentage of dust. Air cleaners trap dust, dander, and pollen. Air purifiers scrub smaller particles like spores, viruses, bacteria, and chemicals from the air.
For COMFORT, all you need is ONECALL
Based on your budget and the nature of your business, One Call Service can help you find the perfect indoor air quality solutions.