What is indoor air quality and how can we help?
Air filtration is an effective way to improve indoor air quality. The concept behind air filtration is quite simple. Air passes through a filtration mechanism, and the device allows the air to exit while trapping any pollutants in the air along the way. There are a few different air filtration options to consider, so it is important that you have your situation assessed by a professional indoor air quality technician to determine which is best for you. Here are two air filtration options that may benefit your business.
Mechanical Air Filtration Systems
A mechanical air filter is one of the simplest, yet most effective air filtration options available. You are probably well aware of the fact that there is already an air filter installed in your HVAC system, if you use a forced air distribution system to circulate conditioned air throughout your business. The purpose of this air filter, though, is really to protect the inner components of the system from dirt and dust, rather than to improve indoor air quality in your living space. To do that, you need a more efficient air filter.
Air filters come in a variety of efficiency levels, denoted by a MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value). You need to invest in an air filter with an appropriate MERV, as one with a low MERV may fail to adequately filter your air. Of course, if it is too efficient then it may create too much airflow resistance, potentially leading to decreased efficiency levels and even damage to your system. An air filtration expert can help you find the right air filter for your needs.
Electronic Air Cleaners
An electronic air cleaner or air purifier is another good option to consider. These devices pull air into an ionization chamber. Any pollutants within the air are given an electrostatic charge, which causes them to adhere to a collector plate or simply to the walls and surfaces in your business. This removes them from the air, boosting the indoor air quality throughout the establisment.
Do not allow airborne pollutants in your business to aggravate allergies or respiratory illnesses. Schedule air filtration installation, repair or replacement services with Cool Works Air Conditioning & Heating. We are happy to help make your establishment a more comfortable, healthier place to work.
Many common indoor pollutants are biological, such as mold, pollen, and dust mites. These can trigger allergic reactions or asthma attacks in people who are susceptible to them. Poor ventilation and excessive moisture in a business allows these problems to develop.
Carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide are colorless, odorless gasses that can be produced by combustion reactions. They can come from furnaces, water heaters, and fireplaces. Nitrogen dioxide irritates the throat, nose, and eyes. Carbon monoxide poisoning leads to tiredness, nausea, confusion, and even death. Professional installation and inspection of all heating appliances can ensure that your business doesn't have high levels of these gasses
Cool Works Air Conditioning & Heating has been improving indoor air quality for many years. We have found that inefficient heating and cooling systems are often a primary cause of poor indoor air quality. A frequent cause of heating or air conditioning system inefficiency is a dirty air filter. Fortunately, this is a problem that can be easily solved and lead to an immediate improvement in indoor air quality. We recommend that you clean or change air and furnace filters Quarterly. If you neglect to do so, the dirt particles trapped in them are released into the air of your business. This can cause both poor indoor air quality and respiratory illnesses
Poor indoor air quality can have a seriously negative impact on your overall comfort. One of the greatest ways to improve indoor air quality is with proper air filtration in your business. If airborne pollutants are a problem in your place of business, we have the products you need to improve the situation.
Poor indoor air quality is a serious problem facing businesses today, according to the American Lung Association
While you can't see the majority of indoor air contaminants, you certainly see the effects. These microscopic particles slowly distribute themselves all over your business and they are in the air you breathe. Lack of humidity control can keep a business damp and sticky, while excessive dryness can crack woodwork and antiques, or create static electricity and dry skin.
Bacteria and Viruses that can be found in indoor air have the potential to cause and spread disease.
According to the EPA, indoor air can be 2-5 times worse than outdoor air