Commercial Indoor Air Quality Systems
It’s easy to see polluted air when filled with smoke, haze or the smog of metropolitan areas. However, the indoor air quality of your commercial business may contain harmful pollutants as well which are not so easy to see. Having a great commercial HVAC system is not just about providing comfort from the hot summer days, but more importantly, it helps to regulate the quality of your indoor air.
Poor indoor air quality can endanger the health of your employees and customers, possibly even making you liable for a lawsuit. To avoid any legal issues, it’s important to ensure that your building’s air is free of gases, asbestos, mold particles, and other pollutants. We offer a variety of service packages that will ensure your air ducts, air filters, and air purifiers are regularly maintained and inspected.
How Poor Air Quality Impacts Health
Children, seniors, and even healthy adults can suffer extreme health impacts from polluted air, from mild symptoms to life-threatening risks.
Poor air quality can cause eye and nose irritation, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. Long-term exposure to poor air quality can lead to conditions that include asthma, respiratory diseases, heart disease, and even lung cancer. Since these conditions can be severely debilitating and even fatal, it is crucial to try to improve the indoor air quality of your commercial facilities.
Another set of symptoms often seen in the workplace are cumulatively known as the sick building syndrome. This describes situations where occupants of a building experience problems with their health and wellness only while spending time in the building, which then dissipates over time after they leave. These feelings of ill health or lack of comfort causes a decrease in the productivity and wellbeing of the employees and people present. No specific illnesses can be identified in these cases, other than an overall detrimental feeling, including headaches, dizziness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and the presence of flu-like symptoms.
Evaluating your air quality
When an HVAC system is not maintained, it can degrade indoor air quality in many ways. These include spreading allergens and dust, the presence of strange odors, discomfort with heating or cooling being blown at excessive speeds, or not adequately managing the humidity of the space. If you are experiencing any of these problems with your heating and cooling system, it may be time for an inspection.
To determine whether or not your business is due for an air inspection or air duct cleaning, review the following checklist:
- Is there discoloration around your system’s intake or blower vents?
- Have you noticed your employees sneezing or coughing frequently?
- Have you recently had any remodeling or construction?
- Do your vents seem to have weak airflow?
- Has there been a fire somewhere in your business recently, even a small one?
- Does your business have a musty or moldy odor?
- Was your facility built in the 1970s or earlier?
If you said yes to any of those questions, you are likely due for an air quality inspection. During an inspection, an indoor air specialist examines the air handler and air distribution systems, measures the air quality levels, and makes recommendations for clean air solutions.
Once clean air solutions are in place, regular management and equipment upkeep can ensure that you maintain healthy indoor air quality. With the circulation of clean, healthy air, employee and customer health and productivity is uninhibited, and the longevity and efficiency of your systems and energy use are promoted.
Maintain Your Commercial Indoor Air Quality With Superior Mechanical Incorporated
Providing comprehensive commercial indoor air quality services throughout Greensboro, High Point, Burlington, Thomasville, and Wilmington communities, we strive to exceed every customer’s expectations.
Our qualified HVAC technicians will examine your air filtration system and perform any air filter replacements, air purifier repairs, or air duct cleanings necessary. To improve your commercial facility’s air quality, schedule an appointment today.