What many people fail to realize is that indoor air pollution is a far more substantial concern than outdoor air pollution. We see cities across the globe with smog for air and think it’s horrifying. However, the air inside our office buildings is typically worse. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), poor indoor air quality leads to adverse health conditions, including sinus troubles, dizziness, headaches, and asthma attacks. Be proactive. Here are five tips for improving the air quality in your office!
Proper ventilation is critical to circulate indoor air and remove airborne contaminants. Check your HVAC system regularly to ensure everything is in working order and properly ventilating air. It is recommended that you hire an HVAC professional twice per year for an inspection and routine maintenance.
In an office setting, airborne pollutants may include but are not limited to, cigarette smoke, machinery emissions, cologne, and cleaning solutions. Do what you can to prevent these pollutants from spreading or reduce them altogether in the office. For instance, designate an assigned outdoor smoking area.
If you do not hire a cleaning service for the evenings, consider cleaning the office thoroughly each weekend on your own. Most surfaces and objects in an office environment gather dust and bacteria from daily use.
Change Air Filters
Your HVAC’s air filter should be changed out monthly. Regularly check the air filter and swap the old with a new screen to trap contaminants more efficiently. Consider HEPA air filter purifiers, too.
Control Temperature and Humidity
The overall temperature and humidity in your office affect comfort level and mold or mildew growth. You want to avoid excess moisture, but also prevent the building from being too cold.
To schedule indoor air services, contact Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® by calling (706) 914-1617 today. We will help improve the indoor air quality of your office!
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