The IAQ or indoor air quality in your commercial building is something that can suffer during the winter months as many try to create an airtight environment to help reduce winter heating costs. Yet, the practice of sealing out the cold air needs to be in balance so that the environment you and your employees are exposed to isn’t compromised. Use these tips that take the eliminate, isolate, and ventilate principals into account when considering your IAQ this winter.
First, you need to think of ways to eliminate contaminants from entering your indoor environment. Some simple ways to do that include: choose cleaning agents that are not made with chemicals that can be harmful to you and your employees; be sure to outfit your building with carpeting, furniture, and other finishings that are free of harmful chemicals; and make your indoor environment a cigarette smoke-free area.
Next, you will need to think of ways to isolate your indoor environment from contaminants. A few ways to isolate include: keeping any pollutant containing chemicals in an area separate from you and your employees; sealing any appliances in sealed combustion units; and inspecting all natural gas units for proper ventilation.
Finally, check for and ensure proper ventilation. This can be achieved by opening windows as the weather permits or by contacting your Bridgeton Area HVAC dealer about having a mechanical ventilation unit installed in your building. These units need to be sized and installed by a professional HVAC technician to ensure proper ventilation according to your building size.
Start taking your indoor air quality seriously and contact the team at American Services now! Our team can help you determine your IAQ needs for the winter and get all of the proper equipment installed quickly and at an affordable price. Contact our team at 314-733-1776 for more details about a free estimate today!