Is your business experiencing a high level of absenteeism/respiratory illness, complaints about unpleasant odors and an unpleasant work environment? Your air quality could be to blame. Poor air quality is a big deal in the USA, with employees missing over 14 million days of work each year as a result of asthma alone!
And improving air quality isn’t just about healthier employees who take fewer sick days – great ventilation and healthy air actively impacts on employee productivity. A 2015 Harvard study showed that people who work in environments with a healthy, adequate air source scored higher points (almost double!) on cognitive function than those that don’t. This makes a very real impact on smart decision-making, creativity and problem-solving abilities.
Causes of Poor Office Air Quality
Air quality within a commercial property can suffer for many reasons, but the most common include:
- Insufficient ventilation: Buildings need to circulate fresh, clean air effectively if you want your employees working at their best. Signs of inadequate ventilation include stale air, odors, and stuffiness.
- VOCs: Volatile Organic Compounds are chemical contaminants that can circulate in the air within a building and can be toxic to your health as well as creating an unpleasant work environment. These contaminants can contribute to chronic respiratory conditions, including asthma and allergies, as well as causing headaches, dizziness and nausea. Common VOCs include pollutants from outside the building/industry, benzene, and formaldehyde.
- Mold: Any building can become affected by mold, and buildings that have a history of floods, water leaks and poor air quality are especially vulnerable. Any moisture can start a mold infestation, and common areas affected include basements, bathrooms, and ventilation systems. Buildings with mold problems often lead to respiratory problems and allergic reactions, as well as eye irritation, sinus problems, skin rashes and congestion for those working in the affected environment.
Air Conditioning Installation from HVAC Specialists in New Jersey
If you suspect that your air conditioning system is not providing you with high quality air, it’s important that you have it professionally addressed. At Crosstown Plumbing Supply, we have a wide range of high-efficiency central air systems, condensers, dehumidifiers and ductless air conditioning systems that offer exceptional temperature control and air quality while using minimal energy.
For more information on our air conditioning and HVAC system solutions, as well as to have any of your cooling system air questions answered, please visit our website at http://crosstownplumbing.com/