The EPA reports that indoor air quality is often much worse than the air quality outdoors. This has compelled people across the country to reconsider aerosol products and some of the harsh chemicals they use indoors. This is a great start, but as a property manager, there are a few more steps you can take to improve indoor air quality.
Clean Out The Ducts
Air ducts are responsible for circulating the air throughout your building. Over time, these ducts will collect pollen, dirt, dust, and more. Without regular cleaning, these contaminants will enter the airflow and circulate throughout your building.
Replace HVAC Filters
The air filter is a very important part of your HVAC system, especially when it comes to air quality. An air filter traps larger particles such as mold, dust, and other impurities. When a filter gets clogged, it will interrupt the airflow allowing the pollutants to build up inside your building.
Changing the filters is usually a part of standard HVAC maintenance performed by your HVAC company twice a year. However, if you are noticing an issue with your air quality, perhaps during peak allergy season, having your filters cleaned more often is recommended.
Air Out the Building
If the outdoor air in your area is clean and fresh, consider opening the windows on occasion to let fresh air in. If you are unsure whether the outdoor air will help or hurt, The Weather Channel can provide you with an in-depth look at the air quality in your area.
At Airlogix, we can help you create cooler, cleaner air inside your building. Request an estimate for our services today.