Poor indoor air quality is problematic enough in your home, but it’s probably causing even more damage at the office. The indoor air quality (IAQ) in your Sugar Land, Texas, business affects a number of things, from HVAC efficiency to system longevity. IAQ also has a profound effect on your productivity and your employees’ ability to perform their jobs as well. Dust, dirt, and other airborne allergens adversely affect employee health and lead to increased absenteeism. Here’s how.
Poor IAQ and Employee Productivity
Indoor air quality refers to the level of cleanliness and health of the air circulating throughout your workspace. Over time, and exacerbated by lack of regular maintenance, IAQ can be reduced due to dust, dirt, germs, and bacteria that inevitably become part of the airflow throughout your home.
Employees breathing in this unhealthy air will develop symptoms ranging from headaches and watery eyes to aches and full-blown illnesses. Those who already suffer from asthma and allergies may experience even more severe symptoms.
Poor IAQ means more sick days, more distractions, and in the end, will impact your company’s profitability. So what can you do to prevent reduced productivity?
Improving Indoor Air Quality
As mentioned above, lack of regular HVAC maintenance will quickly reduce indoor air quality. Your HVAC system is built to help maintain your indoor air quality, but if filters are not changed, and the system is not kept in good condition, IAQ will worsen. By scheduling regular professional HVAC maintenance, you can ensure that your system is running efficiently and keeping your air clean.
Much of the reduced indoor air quality is also a result of using many chemical cleaners and other products that contain harmful ingredients. These products are especially detrimental to those with respiratory conditions. Replace these cleaners with organic alternatives and watch your IAQ improve with even that small change.
Improving the IAQ in your workplace is one important next step toward turning your business into a well-oiled, efficient environment. For professional assistance with improving your indoor air quality, give Conditioned Air a call at (281) 201-0356.
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