Understanding the Indoor Air Quality of Your Workplace

Oct 14, 2021 | HVAC

Did you know that we spend around 30 percent of our lives at work? This is why it’s important to consider the basic amenities of your workplace so that you and your employees can stay happy and productive while working. That means making sure your indoor air is clean and safe to breathe, as well, which is why it’s important to understand how you can improve the air in your workplace. Heating installation expert A/C and Refrigeration provides more insight here:

Understanding the IAQ of Your Workplace

How Indoor Air Quality Works

Indoor air quality (IAQ) encompasses how a home or building’s indoor air affects the health, comfort and productivity of its residents or tenants. Good indoor air will be at a comfortable temperature and humidity level, as well as have a constant flow of fresh air. It should also be free of pollutants, dirt, dust and other contaminants. And while OSHA doesn’t set any IAQ standards, they can tell you about the most common IAQ workplace complaints and provide guidelines on how to address them. 

How to Tell if Your Workplace Has Bad IAQ

Your workplace may need a serious maintenance check if you notice that the ventilation is poor or there’s a lack of fresh outdoor air circulating indoors. Your employees and tenants can also keep an eye out to determine if the HVAC and ventilation systems are being neglected, which will be evidenced by poor upkeep of ventilation as well as poor management of heating and air conditioning services.

How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

The best way to improve your IAQ and keep your employees/tenants happy is to regularly clean and maintain your HVAC system. This should only be done by a professional technician, as they have the knowledge and equipment necessary to thoroughly inspect and clean your HVAC and ventilation systems. They’ll also check for mold, water leaks or other damage and address them properly to prevent the air from becoming contaminated and keep it safe to breathe!

When it comes to reliable air conditioning and heating repair services, A/C and Refrigeration is your best choice! You can reach us at (602) 488-7161 for more information. You can also fill out our online contact form to get started.