The Importance of Air Quality Checks for Your Business
The quality of the air you breathe should be your first consideration when selecting and maintaining your commercial HVAC system. With each breath you take – nearly 17,000 breaths a day for the average adult – harmful air pollutants have the opportunity to enter our bodies through our lungs, but with proper control, optimal air quality can reduce the negative impact of these allergens and other dangerous airborne substances.
Why Is Air Quality Important?
Air quality has a direct impact on the health of you, your employees, your customers, and all others that enter your commercial space. Air quality is especially important for spaces in which employees or others are working in the same area for significant periods of time, such as an office space.
According to data supplied by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, “poor air quality is responsible for an estimated 60,000 premature deaths in the United States,” and “costs from air pollution-related illness are estimated at $150 billion” per year. To limit the amount of pollutants in the air, your filtration system should be checked frequently with regular commercial HVAC system maintenance.
What Can I Expect from a Professional Air Quality Audit?
Routine air quality checks are essential to the health and wellbeing of your employees, and they can help identify issues and problems before they become more serious and costly.
A standard air quality check will commonly test for pollutants including toxic gases, such as carbon monoxide or hydrogen sulfide, as well as mold spores that may be living throughout your commercial space.
Your commercial HVAC expert will be able to provide you with a full report of findings once their air quality check is complete and will be able to offer suggestions to improve the overall air quality of the space.
Now is the time of year to begin setting budgets for air quality improvements for 2021. For more information about achieving and maintaining optimal air quality, or to schedule an air quality check, contact Air Ideal today.