Take a breather! But wait a second, the office air may be too stuffy. Office air quality can often be poor, especially when large groups of people have to work in small spaces. It’s important to recognize how AC affects work. Typical office environments quickly accumulate dirt, dust, germs and other debris that contribute to poor air quality.
Poor air quality complicates office working conditions, which results in workers complaining about headaches, respiratory issues, coughs or fevers while at work. Poor office air quality also causes more employees to get sick, which results in decreased work performance and team members being out sick. Fortunately, there are many things that can be done to improve the quality of office air:
8 Ways to Improve Office Indoor Air Quality
1. Keep Air Vents Open and Unblocked
Make sure furniture, boxes or any other items are not in front of the path of your air vents. If vents are blocked off, air will not circulate properly and could make your whole office ill.
2. Replace Air Filters
If your air filters are clogged, air flow is blocked. Behind the filters, dust and debris will accumulate and settle inside the air ducts. This is dangerous and poses a major health risk for your employees. The best practice is to replace air filters every 6-12 months.
3. Inspect and Clean Air Ducts
If you suspect that your air ducts are not effectively circulating, schedule an appointment with us so we can correct the issue before the health of your workplace is impacted.
4. Maintain Humidity Levels
Air conditioning not only keeps the air cool, it also works to maintain healthy humidity levels. To prevent mold, dust mites and other harmful allergens from infecting the office, make sure your office AC is kept on at all times.
5. Clean Up Spills Immediately
Mold damage is easier to prevent than it is to remediate. Severe health risks can occur when excess moisture or dampness is left to settle. Promptly cleaning up spills and leaks will help reduce the risk of mold damage.
6. Maintain A Clean Office
It is important to regularly clean the office. Scheduling regular and professional cleanings can ensure the cleaning is done correctly, for the improvement of indoor air quality.
7. Get The Office Air Quality Tested
As experts in air quality, we have the tools and knowledge to measure the air quality in your office and check for any issues regarding ventilation, humidity levels, mold growth and more. After our inspection, we will advise you on what aspects of your office indoor air quality needs improvement.
8. Schedule Routine AC Maintenance
Scheduling routine office AC maintenance is necessary to improve office indoor air quality. Routine commercial AC maintenance will also extend the lifespan of your HVAC system. Your office air conditioning system takes care of your workers.
Improve your office indoor air quality by scheduling routine maintenance appointments with A+ Air Conditioning. Both home and business owners can join our Comfort Club Maintenance Program and begin protecting their investment today! Also because we understand that a working air conditioner is essential in Florida, we offer 24/7 AC emergency service.
Call us at (352) 374-4988 to schedule an appointment.