The quality of the air we breath has a large impact on how our bodies function. On average, people spend about 90% of their day indoors. With little fresh air to breath for so long, it’s no wonder having decent air quality and airflow is important to our health. Improper air flow, especially for those with allergies, asthma, or compromised immune systems are more vulnerable than anyone to the negative effects of poor air filtration. It can also affect efficiency in the workplace. But there are ways to improve airflow, so you don’t have to breathe contaminated air for long.
Everybody works at a better pace and with a better attitude when they’re in a comfortable environment. Having good quality airflow throughout an office space makes breathing easier while reducing any smells that may have populated the stuffy office or commercial space.
Controls Air Impurities
The air indoors can be even more polluted than the outdoors. Good air filtration helps to get rid of bacteria, moisture, odours, and other pollutants that have accumulated in the air. You might think because you only spend a few hours in the building per day working, that poor air quality won’t affect you as much. But breathing in any harmful allergens on a continual basis will affect your body and health over time.
Improper air flow in any space, combined with air pollutants that are most likely present, can lead to or worsen existing health issues. These can include but aren’t limited to allergies, headaches or migraines, asthma, sinus or viral infection, and rashes. All of these can be avoided with the installation of a reliable and efficient air filtration system.
One reason you may be lacking proper airflow may rest in the filtration system itself. Make sure nothing is blocking the vents, as it will slow down the air trying to travel through.
Cleaning the Filter
Within a filtration system, there’s a filter that needs to be changed or cleaned every so often. Filters that have accumulated layer after layer of dust and other allergens hinder the air flow drastically. Leaving those pollutants to sit in your system also allows them to rotate back into your air constantly. Clean your filters every month for efficient airflow or change them out completely is they’re old.
Be sure that the HVAC system installed in your commercial building is a suitable size for the space. A common problem lies in the idea that bigger is always better. In this case, however, overly large units prove to be inefficient, turning on and off too frequently to properly filter the air.
At HECO Limited, our expert mechanics are certified and ready to offer you any assistance you may need with your industrial refrigeration systems and HEPA filtration units. We offer 24/7 rapid response emergency services, system compressor repair, and routine maintenance. We also provide services regarding the installation of process cooling and heating systems, various filtration arrangements and more. Call or go online at to request a free quote.