How To Improve Indoor Air Quality
There are many factors that contribute to poor IAQ. Indoor air is filled with allergens, dust, pet dander, and mold. Plus, humidity leads to higher dust mite levels. Renovation and housekeeping services lead to poor air quality, as well. Newly installed floors involve chemicals, which linger in the air. Then they’re released back into the atmosphere from furniture and carpet. and furniture. Other key contributors to poor IAQ include particles released back into the air by the furnace, fires, and candles. While some of these things are out of people’s control and cannot be avoided, there are certain measures that help improve the air quality in commercial buildings:
Change Filters on Schedule
Routinely changing your filters keeps impure air from recirculating within your facility. Air filters are HVAC mechanisms designed to trap dust and airborne contaminants so that your air conditioner only blows out clean, fresh air.
Prioritize Proper Air Ventilation
- Clean outdoor air must circulate within the building, or else the indoor air becomes more tainted
- Ventilation allows allergens, smells and other pollutants to exit the building while letting fresh air in.
- Still, keep windows down during peak pollen times or times of high outdoor air pollution.
Conducts Routine Air Quality Tests
Allow HVAC professionals to check humidity levels, airflow, ventilation, mold growth, odors, and water damage. Performing indoor air testing provides you with insight to streamline your indoor air quality efforts, making your plans more efficient.
Use Air Purifiers
Those who suffer from indoor allergies can’t control the source of the issue. Air purifiers are placed in the common areas, and they capture some of the environment’s irritants that trigger symptoms. Air purifiers don’t remove 100% of allergens, but they do cut down on them. Installing an ultraviolet germicidal air irradiation system (UVGI) is a practical and efficient method of cleaning the air and lowering utility bills.