Indoor air quality (IAQ) in commercial settings directly affects your employees health and work efficiency. No one likes to breath in low quality air but that is a prominent feature in commercial buildings.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that approximately 30 percent of office building have low indoor air quality.
The report went on to show that U.S. businesses loss about 1/3 of worker productivity due to low IAQ.
That can equate to a ton of money lost annually in addition to time loss due to employee sickness.
What can be done to counteract this problem?
GOOD AIR FILTRATION
High quality air filters are the key to improving IAQ in commercial settings. However, which ones should you get? Commercial air filters are rated by the minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV). Filters ranges are E1, E2, and E3. Each of the ranges accounts for different sizes of particles floating in the air. E3 level filters particles 3.0 to 10.0 micrometers in size, E2 filters particles 1.0 to 3.0 micrometers in size, and E1 filters particles 0.3 to 1.0 micrometers in size. Particles that are 2.5 micrometers or less are usually the most dangerous because they can infiltrate the deep parts of our lungs.
When you schedule commercial air conditioning repair or other AC service for your business, ask the air conditioning contractor for a listing of filter replacements. Have highly rated filters installed and replace them on a regular schedule. Most HVAC specialist will offer regular filter replacement with their maintenance.
If you have question about air filter for your business, feel free to ask us. Third Generation HVAC is a full service air conditioning contractor. We also handle commercial air conditioning repair and can help you with HERO financing.