Did you know that some studies have estimated that the indoor air quality (IAQ) of commercial buildings can be 3-4 times as poor as the outside air? Many business owners are surprised to learn that the air inside their buildings is often worse than outdoor air pollution.
The reason so many commercial buildings have low indoor air quality today is because they are designed to be energy efficient and have tightly sealed construction. However, the drawback to this is that it prevents the circulation of fresh air. Tightly sealed doors and windows along with excellent insulation are great for energy efficiency but at the cost of increasing the number of pollutants inside.
Depending on the type of commercial property you own, poor indoor air quality can create uncomfortable and unhealthy environments that affect anyone who works inside, lives inside, or even visits the building. Here’s why commercial indoor air quality in Winder, GA is so important and the solutions we offer to combat it.
Volatile Organic Compounds
Commonly referred to as VOCs, these are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids and are among the most common airborne pollutants in commercial spaces. VOCs include things such as paint, paint thinner, cleaning compounds, disinfectants, smoke, pesticides, aldehydes, acetone, aerosols, formaldehyde, and more. These compounds can contribute to illnesses in the people who live, work, and visit your commercial buildings.
Air filtration and air purifier systems work with your HVAC system to eliminate airborne contaminants before they reach you. We can help you decide which type of air filtration or purifying system is right for your home. These systems are designed to remove or neutralize airborne contaminants, reducing the frequency of health issues and improving indoor air quality.
High humidity is a contributing factor to indoor air quality issues and we have that in abundance here in Georgia where high humidity causes issues year-round. Not only is high humidity uncomfortable for a building’s inhabitants, but it can also contribute to building damage, equipment failures, and the growth and mold and mildew. In fact, humidity levels of 60% and higher are a leading cause of sick building syndrome because it allows mold and mildew to grow uncontrollably.
To combat humidity, we offer dehumidifier options that can balance indoor humidity levels. In areas where humidity is so high such as ours, improving indoor air quality requires skilled technicians who can install air quality systems and provide other solutions to balance indoor humidity without causing a drop in the building’s energy efficiency.
The Importance of Changing HVAC Filters
Commercial HVAC systems are complex pieces of equipment. When their filters aren’t changed regularly, all the contaminants in the air will clog up the filter and eventually make their way into the working parts of the HVAC systems.
The Best IAQ Services
Poor indoor air quality is a huge problem for businesses. Ensure that everyone is comfortable in your commercial space with the best services in Winder. The best thing you can do for your commercial space is to have a professional service your systems.
Contact the experts at American Comfort Heating and Cooling for quality services. Bringing Comfort to America, One Home at a Time.