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Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

HVAC Maintenance and Indoor Air Quality

Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?

Most of us spend 90% of our time indoors, and many of us spend our working hours in an office. Did you know that indoor air quality in your home can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air, and that the air quality in offices can be even worse?

Employees expect a clean, healthy, and safe workplace environment, but this isn’t always the case. Many commercial buildings fail to meet healthy indoor air quality levels.

Indoor air quality can be affected by a variety of factors including:

  • Workplace density levels; the number of people per square foot of workspace
  • Chemical pollutants from cleaning products or office equipment
  • Dust and particles from construction or high traffic entryways
  • Neglected HVAC systems that are outdated, inefficient, or in need of maintenance and repairs

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is important in the workplace because poor air quality can have a negative impact on the health of your employees. Prolonged exposure can lead to decreased employee productivity, increased absenteeism, and in some cases even severe health conditions.

Regular HVAC Maintenance Improves Indoor Air Quality

Heating, cooling, and ventilation systems directly affect the indoor air quality in your office, commercial, or industrial buildings. Poor ventilation system design, insufficient outdoor air supply, or high workspace density levels are just a few of the possible causes of poor IAQ.

A preventative HVAC maintenance plan is your best defense against indoor air pollutants. Having a professional HVAC technician regularly access, adjust, replace, and repair your ventilation system will ensure that you provide fresh air to building occupants as well as extend the life of your HVAC system.

Who is Responsible for Indoor Air Quality?

Office managers and building managers are responsible for providing a healthy work environment for building tenants and occupants. Establish an HVAC maintenance routine to improve the air quality in your building and protect the health of its occupants.

Contact us to set up an indoor air quality assessment.