Many of the features of your commercial property are regulated by federal and local building code, but the quality of the air in a commercial space rarely comes into question. However, it’s in your best interest to provide the most air filtration possible to protect anyone in your building including employees, customers, clients, and tenants. The filter included with your property’s HVAC system may not be enough to keep everyone healthy and comfortable. Follow along with our guide to find out which types of professional commercial indoor air quality services and installations can benefit you.
For any type of business, it’s important to have a system that filters as many harmful particles out of the air as possible. The air inside of your building may actually be more contaminated than the air outside. Although you currently have some filtration if you frequently run a forced-air heating and air conditioning system, smaller particles can still continuously circulate through the building, including mold spores, legionella, and pollen. An electronic air purifier uses ionization to attract particles, and may remove over 99% of contaminants when used in conjunction with a quality filter.
UV germicidal lights are used to kill and sterilize biological contaminants which could otherwise make people sick or damage the structure of a building. This type of air purifying system is used primarily in areas such as hospitals where a bacterial infection could be deadly or laboratories that rely on sterile equipment. They’re also used in areas with a high concentration of bacteria like sewage treatment plants, and can even help to reduce odors. The UV light kills organic matter at the indoor air handler that could otherwise irritate the sinuses or lead to illness, and it may be useful for smaller businesses as well.
There are some businesses in which a humidifier is absolutely necessary for the operation of the business. Greenhouses, fruit and vegetable storage facilities, laboratories, and some factories require a certain level of humidification, but other business owners prefer humidifiers because they help keep those in the building more comfortable. A humidifier can alleviate dry itchy skin and may even prevent paint from chipping or peeling due to dry air.
Call on the experts at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning today to find out which Colorado Springs commercial indoor air quality services are best suited for your business needs.