There are few things more important to a business than its air quality. When it comes to the health of your employees and customers, you want to make sure they can breathe in fresh, clean air. In this article, we will provide you with some tips on how to improve the air quality of your business—and keep everyone healthy and happy with fresh scents!
Have your HVAC system maintained
You should have your HVAC system inspected, cleaned and tuned up every so often. This ensures that it’s running at full capacity, which will result in better airflow throughout your building. Additionally, you may want to consider having a duct-cleaning service perform an air duct inspection of your building if you notice excessive dust or debris between the coils of the unit.
Check and clean air ducts
A common problem that keeps your indoor air quality from being as good as it should be is a leaky duct system—a problem that can lead to mold growth, dust buildup, and other problems. To find out whether or not you have a leaky duct system, conduct an inspection of each of your air ducts (you may need to remove some walls or ceilings in order to do so). If you see signs of mold growth on the inside of any of these ducts and/or if they are visibly dirty or dusty, they may leak.
Clean the duct system with an EDTA-based cleaner and then replace it with new flexible metal ducts (which are more resistant than concrete or rigid metal) that have been cleaned using HEPA vacuums with high air flow rates (2-3 times more than what would normally be needed). These steps will help ensure that there won’t be any leaks going forward!
Choose the right scents
Scent can be a powerful tool when used appropriately. Some scents can create a sense of calm and relaxation, while others can create a sense of excitement and energy. The scent is also an important part of creating ambiance in the workplace. For example, if your business has a hip vibe or caters to millennials, you may want to consider using citrus-based scents like lemon or orange. If your business is more traditional or professional in nature, you might want to opt for something like lavender or bergamot instead.
Replace air filters
If you’re experiencing poor air quality, it may be time to replace your air filters. Air filters are a common cause of poor indoor air quality because the filter is a holding tank for dust and other contaminants. Filters should be replaced when they become dirty or clogged, which can vary by brand and type of filter but is typically between every 30-60 days. Replacing them regularly will help improve the health of your building’s occupants’ lungs and overall office environment!
Get an air purifier
One of the easiest ways to reduce air pollution is by getting an air purifier. These devices can help remove dust, pollen, mold and other allergens from the air in your business. However, they’re not a replacement for good ventilation—they just clean up after it’s already happened. Air purifiers are also fairly expensive and noisy; they may be an option if you have a budget to consider or if you’re willing to make some noise in exchange for cleaner air.
When you’re deciding how to improve air quality in your business, it’s important to consider both the long-term and short-term effects. You don’t want to spend money on something that will only be useful for a few months, after all! By keeping up with regular maintenance and replacing filters when needed, though, you can make sure your HVAC system is always working at peak performance levels.