Your commercials building’s indoor air quality is measured by the combined comfort your HVAC system provides in the areas of temperature, humidity, and air cleanliness. Last time, we discussed the topic of humidity and outlined some facts that can assist business owner’s in achieving the right relative humidity for maximum comfort. Today, let’s cover the basics regarding indoor air pollutants.
As many have already heard, the air within a structure can often be much more contaminated by pollutants than the that which we breath outdoors. Within a building’s air there are particles, chemicals, and tiny organisms that cause a decrease in overall quality. One of the most common pollutants found indoors is Radon.
If these factors are bad enough, the health effects one experiences are referred to as Sick Building Syndrome. You will know if you are experiencing Sick Building Syndrome because your symptoms will only be present in a certain building and will dissipate once you leave. Symptoms of this type of sickness include eye irritations, nose, irritations, throat irritations, allergic reactions, headaches, various cancers, fatigue, issues with concentration, and sensitivity to odors.
So, how do your improve your indoor air quality? First, minimize the amount of household chemical you use, don’t allow smoking indoors, and limit the use of any unvented appliances. Next, improve your overall ventilation by replacing some of the building’s inside air with fresh air from outside. Finally, look into air cleaning methods that remove chemicals from the air with activated charcoal.
Thank you for joining us for our discussion on pollutants and indoor air quality. The team at American Services hopes this information will assist you in creating that most comfortable environment within your commercial building. For more information concerning heating, cooling, and refrigeration services near Belleville, contact your American Services customer service representative today!