How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Access Doors and Panels on 11th Aug 2021

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

If you own an office building, you want to make sure that your tenants or employees are comfortable. You may have already provided large work desks, comfortable office chairs or even added a break lounge with a smart TV, arcade, and a vending machine. In addition to adding more features to the office, why not change the office's environment by improving the indoor air quality?

Improving indoor air quality requires research and an understanding of the recommended methods for getting the best indoor air quality. Take your time to do research will save money and time. Here are some tips for achieving exceptional indoor air quality for your commercial building.

Tip #1: Cleaning is Key

The first step to achieving exceptional indoor air quality is by cleaning the office. Most of the time, commercial building owners hire cleaning services to clean their offices after every shift. And in some cases, they also hire them to do extensive cleaning on the weekend. But if you fail to clean your office, you may find your indoor air quality start to decline.

Any office with uncleaned areas and dirty air ducts will have reduced air quality, especially in areas with strong odors, like in a kitchen or bathroom. You also have to think about the dirt on carpets and rugs because every time a person walks across the floor, the dust goes up in the air and can get into people's airways.

Even something as simple as vacuuming after every shift can already improve your commercial building's indoor air quality. It's also best to schedule cleaning services rather than waiting to call them. They'll start cleaning once everyone's out of the building, and you can expect to go back to a clean environment the day after.

Tip #2: Check the HVAC System's Air Filters

Be sure to make it a habit to check your HVAC system's air filters. After using them for long periods, the air filters will have tons of dust since their primary role is to catch the dust from getting blown inside your building. And when the air filter catches a lot, the dust builds up and affects the airflow.

Your HVAC system will have difficulty blowing clean air into your building, which can negatively affect the indoor air quality. You can hire an HVAC technician to inspect the HVAC system's air filters and clean them at once. They may also recommend replacing the air filters because it's not doing a good job cleaning the air already.

Note that spending a few dollars on air filters won't make a significant dent in your building budget. If you fail to clean or replace worn-out air filters, the HVAC system will work twice as hard but not cool the inside effectively, lowering its efficiency. It also means your energy bills will go up, which you don't want to happen. If you wish to make your HVAC technicians' job easier when working on the HVAC system, be sure to install access doors and panels.

Tip #3: Utilize Air-Cleaning Devices

You may have seen stores and shops displaying air-cleaning devices. You can find that they effectively clean the air around your commercial building, especially in offices. If there are employees who suffer from allergies, you need to place multiple air-cleaning devices in strategic parts of the office.

There are also portable, compact-size air-cleaning devices that can sit on each employee's desk. What makes air-cleaning devices great is that you can choose from various scents to add a beautiful fragrance that adds positivity to your office environment.

Tip #4: Perform Air Tests Regularly

You won't know the condition of your building's indoor air without conducting air tests. Most commercial buildings do the tests because their facilities already have toxic chemicals mixed within the air. One well-known factor that can pollute the air is molds, which no average person can smell.

Molds can slowly cause health complications, especially when left unchecked over some time. Hire professionals to do the air tests at the most convenient time. You can also schedule routine air tests all booked in advance to ensure they get done regularly.

Tip #5: Maintain Quality Building Insulation

During the construction of the building, contractors need to provide quality insulation to keep the interior's humidity levels balanced. Without insulation, your building's indoor air quality will get affected and cause a ton of inconvenience to the building tenants. Some inconveniences include an imbalance in temperature or moisture developing on glass windows.

Since you now have ideas on how to improve your building's indoor air quality, you should expect building tenants to become satisfied with the indoor conditions. And if you need additional construction materials, don't forget to contact Access Doors and Panels right away!

11th Aug 2021 Access Doors and Panels