The indoor air quality in your commercial building should be pure and clean, creating a healthy and comfortable indoor environment for building occupants. However, harmful pollutants, contaminants, allergens, and microorganisms can gradually accumulate in your commercial HVAC’s air filter, ducts, and vents, reducing the quality of air circulating throughout your building. Here are three ways to improve indoor air quality in your commercial building.
Changing Your Air Filter
Air filters are responsible for cleansing your indoor air quality by reducing the number of pollutants circulating through your building’s air vents. When your air filter isn’t changed regularly, pollutants, allergens, and microorganisms can build up, directly impacting your building’s indoor air quality, causing building occupants to inhale harmful pollutants circulating throughout the building. However, changing your air filter every three months can help create and maintain a fresher, cleaner, and healthier indoor environment. Listed below are common causes of a clogged air filter:
- Pet dander
Cleaning Your Air Ducts
Commercial air ducts are designed to circulate the air from your Commercial HVAC system throughout your building, helping to maintain its designated temperature. When your air ducts aren’t regularly cleaned, pollutants can circulate throughout your building, reducing its air quality, health, safety, and comfort levels. Listed below are common signs indicating it’s time to clean your air ducts:
- Unpleasant odors
- Dirty air filter
- Clogged air vents
- Poor air circulation
- Strange noises in your air duct
- It’s been a long time since your last air duct cleaning
- Increased energy bills
- Pest infestation
- HVAC performance
Cleaning Your Air Vent
Air vents function as access points to the air ducts running throughout your building. They are key for distributing air to and from your HVAC system. Air vents are often forgotten and regularly checked or cleaned until there’s an issue with air circulation and quality within a building. Dirty air vents can cause obstructions in the air flowing throughout rooms in a building, causing your commercial HVAC to perform inefficiently. Dirty air vents are also indicators that your air filter needs to be changed, or your commercial air ducts are dirty and need to be cleaned. If your air vents are constantly dirty, you should contact an HVAC technician immediately for an inspection.
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