Airborne pollutants can make your workplace uncomfortable, and people can get sick from them. Ensure your Trusville, Alabama, business has good indoor air quality (IAQ) by limiting volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and regularly maintaining your HVAC system. Improving the IAQ in your business can keep your employees comfortable without having them worry about the negative effects of indoor pollutants.
Many products, such as fabrics and paint, release volatile organic compounds (VOCs). High concentrations of VOCs lower IAQ and cause irritation, headaches, and dizziness. None of these symptoms are good for business productivity, so you should keep VOCs from getting into your business in the first place.
Everyday items can hide VOCs. Be sure to let any new office fabrics, such as curtains, mats, or furniture, air out before bringing them inside. Cleaning products and air fresheners also bring VOCs into your business. Using eco-friendly products to clean your business limits the amount of pollutants released into the air.
Keep Indoor Plants
No matter how careful you are, some pollutants will get inside your business and lower your IAQ. Keeping a variety of indoor office plants helps to filter out some of these pollutants. Plants give off oxygen and remove common airborne pollutants such as formaldehyde, benzene, and xylene. As a bonus, your employees will enjoy a touch of green inside your business.
Schedule Regular HVAC System Maintenance
A certain way to improve the IAQ in your business is to keep up with regular HVAC system maintenance. Your HVAC system controls the temperature, filters out unwanted particles, and offers comfortable working conditions for everyone. Regular maintenance helps your system run more smoothly.
To keep your HVAC system in top working order, remember to change or clean the air filter at least every month. A clean filter is better at removing suspended particles from the air and helping your system work efficiently.
One Source Heating and Cooling has served the Birmingham community since 1996. Let us help you improve the IAQ of your Trusville, Alabama, business. Call us at (205) 509-1929 to discuss your commercial HVAC system needs.
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