Whether you’re a facilities manager or a homeowner, clean air to breathe is important to everyone—now more than ever. As the nation continues to navigate the unprecedented effects of the COVID-19* pandemic, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has become a top priority for all of our clients as the concern over the air we breathe continues to mount.
Read on to learn why IAQ is essential to your commercial or residential space and how you can improve the quality of your air most efficiently.
The Importance of Indoor Air Quality
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants.” By taking the necessary steps to control harmful pollutants that are most commonly found in commercial and residential spaces, you will reduce your risk of developing health concerns and improve the IAQ of your space quickly.
As you consider your HVAC maintenance plans for your space, always keep in mind that air related concerns can impact your health for years if not properly managed.
Three Ways to Improve your Indoor Air Quality Fast
Keep Your Space Clean and Sanitized
One of the first steps any facilities manager or homeowner should take to improve IAQ is to perform a complete and thorough cleaning and examination of the commercial or residential space. Eliminate any dust or dirt that can house and spread dangerous pathogens that can travel throughout your space via your HVAC system. IAQ will improve as your HVAC system uses less energy to filter air, saving your more money along the way.
Inspect and Change Air Filters and Air Ducts Regularly
Don’t wait when it comes to your air filters. The most essential element of your HVAC maintenance plan should be ensuring clean, unobstructed air filters and ducts are regulating your space around the clock. Failure to inspect this equipment can enable the build-up of mold, dust, dirt, and other airborne pathogens that may recirculate throughout your home, drastically impacting IAQ of your space. Your trusted HVAC contractor will determine whether your air filters and air ducts need additional maintenance.
Invest in Multiple Back-Up Air Purification Devices
The key to any effective IAQ improvement plan is to install back-up measures for air purification and filtration. There are several affordable, portable options that work well for both commercial and residential buildings, which may include air purifiers, dehumidifiers, and window or standing A/C units. Speak with your preferred HVAC contractor to learn more about the equipment that will meet the unique needs of your space.
Find the XTRAIRE Solution That’s Right for You
With over three decades of experience, our team of experts is committed to finding the Indoor Air Quality solutions that fits your needs. Contact us today for more information on our IAQ improvement options to begin your journey toward cleaner air.