One of the biggest misconceptions people have is that going inside is a way to seek refuge from outdoor air pollution. This is often the case, of course, but it is not inherently so. Just look at the fires in California—being inside is better for your health than breathing the air outside. However, if filtration, purification, and ventilation systems are not working properly, particulates, allergens, and pathogens in the air can recirculate again and again in indoor environments, leading to negative health outcomes.
How to Improve Indoor Air Quality
From changing your air filters on a regular basis to having your air ducts cleaned from time to time, there are a variety of things that can be done to improve your indoor air quality. Plus, many of these tasks don’t function in opposition to concerns like energy efficiency or system life.
When the HVAC system in your facility is outfitted with the correct air filtration system, the entire system will operate more efficiently in addition to trapping harmful particulates. When your system operates more efficiently, your energy costs go down and your equipment is hit with less wear and tear.
Having air ducts cleaned is the same story. Your air ducts can be thought of as the circulatory system of your facility, and anything that goes into it is bound to spread around the entire system. In other words, if you are having issues with mold in one area of your building, there is a possibility that it is being spread around via your air ducts. The same concern goes for excess dust, dirt, pollen, and other contaminants. Though an air duct cleaning is not going to solve the initial issue at the source, it will help to prevent spread.
Critical Commercial HVAC Maintenance Services
Each component in your HVAC system is interconnected with every other part. In other words, dirty air filters lead to dirty air ducts and vice versa. Plus, if your system is not receiving the regular tune-ups it needs to be efficient, it is likely that the problem of poor indoor air quality is being exacerbated.
Preventing Issues in the First Place
Retrofitting, renovating, repairing, and replacing HVAC system components are all expensive propositions. Not only do you face potential downtime, but the cost of new equipment can be a burden on your bottom line.
Instead, most issues that cause a system to be inefficient or require repair can be addressed before you even know there’s an issue. By agreeing to a preventative maintenance plan, you are taking charge of your system and doing a favor to your future self.
By combining regular inspections, tune-ups, and minor repairs and system maintenance, a preventative maintenance agreement helps you catch minor issues before they balloon into expensive and time-consuming projects.
For the purposes of indoor air quality, preventative maintenance is the tool you need to actually understand the state of your system. All of this leads to peace of mind that you are doing everything you can to help the people inside your facility stay healthy.
A preventative maintenance agreement is one of the best ways to gain peace of mind that you are avoiding higher utility bills, that future repairs are being avoided, and that occupants are given healthy air to breathe.
Monitoring and Controls
Performing regular maintenance on your system is an important way to make sure your system is running efficiently and keeping your air clean. However, unless you have a system in place to actually detect harmful levels of particulates, uncomfortable temperatures, and humidity levels that harm productivity, you can’t know if your tactics are actually effective.
Monitoring tools range from sophisticated tools that allow facilities that must meet certain regulatory standards to measure their air very precisely to simple tools that detect and maintain appropriate temperatures and humidity levels in the everyday office.
Service Unlimited has the expertise that can install the appropriate monitoring equipment for your facility, plus the controls and building automation systems that help you maintain comfortable, healthy, and productive conditions.
Putting all of this together, we are able to offer a holistic solution that does more than just fix equipment when it breaks. Our ideal customer relationship is a long-term, mutually beneficial partnership. To achieve that goal, we’re handling everything from simple air filter changing to complex building automation system implementation. Call today to get started.