You’re probably already aware that indoor air quality can be worse than outdoor air quality. According to the EPA, indoor air quality can be two to five times worse than outdoor air, even in the greater Denver Metro area. And, if your business has manufacturing or production facilities on-site, it might be even more significant. So, with workers, tenants, and customers potentially spending more time indoors, especially during those frigid, icy Colorado winters, now is the time to consider your business’ heating needs and indoor air quality.
The Air That You Breathe
The global pandemic made people and businesses more acutely aware of the importance of indoor air quality. And despite the rising popularity of remote work, millions of Americans still work in offices and businesses.
Awareness of indoor air quality and the desire to optimize indoor air quality and comfort is still an important goal of many local Denver businesses. And, it’s not just COVID; the flu and cold season can negatively impact your workforce, customers, tenants, and vendors, so maintaining optimal air quality and comfort are still important. Finally, if you’re a commercial facility in the industrial or manufacturing space, you must pay even more attention to indoor air quality.
What Are the Most Common Causes Of Poor Indoor Quality?
- Mold and excessive moisture. Mold, bacteria, and viruses thrive in a wet environment. Therefore, humidity levels should be maintained between 30% and no more than 60% to inhibit mold growth.
- Cleaners and solvents. This is an obvious cause of indoor air pollution and a cause of discomfort and allergic reactions. Unfortunately, many cleaners, solvents, and other chemicals can pollute the indoor air and cause discomfort and even illness for some occupants.
- Newly-installed carpet, furnishings, materials, adhesives, and paint. You may have heard the term “sick building syndrome.” Experts agree that it’s nearly impossible to nail down every cause of SBS, but most agree that things like new carpets, copiers, cleaners, solvents, etc., can cause discomfort. Occupants with SBS can experience coughing, headaches, dizziness, nausea, and more.
- Poorly maintained or neglected HVAC systems. Poorly maintained HVAC systems and dirty air filters can actually contribute to existing air quality problems or even cause them. For example, leaking humidifiers, clogged filters, and failing systems reduce climate control efficiencies and impact comfort, tax your system, reduce lifespan, or contribute to or aggravate air quality issues.
- Perfumes and colognes. While one person’s favorite cologne or perfume may delight their olfactory senses, for many, colognes, perfumes, or even body odor can become more than an annoyance; those “smells” can cause headaches and allergic reactions.
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The Benefits Of Good Air Quality
Air quality directly impacts the health and wellness of your employees, customers, and visitors. Good indoor air quality makes employees feel better, perform better, and get sick less. It just makes sense; if you’re feeling good, you can’t help but be positive, productive, and healthy.
How Do You Achieve Optimal Indoor Air Quality?
- Remove the sources of poor air quality–mold, bacteria, poor drainage, dampness, chemicals, etc. That’s the first step to achieving better indoor air quality.
- Replace your air filters frequently, and don’t forget to schedule bi-annual HVAC inspections and maintenance.
- Add air purification and indoor comfort solutions to your HVAC system stack.
Breathe Easy; Chiller Systems Service Has Your Indoor Air Quality Solutions
Chiller System Service, your commercial HVAC, and indoor comfort solutions partner, have the air purification solutions, expertise, services, and brands you need, including Aprilaire, Honeywell, and affordable (starting at just $1,200.00 a unit), effective stacks from RGF Environmental Group, Inc. In addition, the latter company’s units hook easily to your existing heating and cooling rooftop stack.
Superior Air Purification Solutions from RFG
RFG Environmental Group’s commercial indoor air purifiers use the RGF HVAC PHI Cell ® Advanced Oxidation System. As a result, microorganisms can be reduced up to 99.99%. In addition, the room will have ozonide ions, hydro-peroxides, superoxide ions, and hydroxides, which will help give your room fresh, clean, and odor-free air.
We spend 90% of our time indoors, so indoor air quality should be a priority for your business. We can install, service, or repair your air purifier. So, choose Chiller Systems Service, and breathe easy. Contact us today for an air purifier quote.