Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is a major concern to businesses, building managers, tenants and employees because it can impact the health, comfort, well being and productivity of building occupants. Most Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors and many spend most of their working hours in an office environment. Studies conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and others show that indoor environments sometimes can have levels of pollutants that are actually higher than levels found outside.
Indoor air quality (IAQ) monitoring, temperature control, and air balance are three distinct services we offer. When IAQ is under control, organizations are improving health, energy efficiency (cost savings), avoiding equipment failure and increasing employee productivity. We are able to inspect and set up systems that will monitor air ventilation systems and can specifically monitor and control C02 levels.
Sources of indoor air pollution can include:
- Combustion appliances
- Central heating and cooling systems and humidification devices
- Inadequate ventilation
CO2 levels can be actively monitored. Carbon dioxide can be recirculated through HVAC systems, so it’s important to monitor outside/fresh air coming in. If CO2 levels are exceeding recommended levels, individuals in schools and offices can feel drowsy, lethargic and have low productivity.
Air balancing is a procedure used to adjust the flow of air inside a building. The objective is to meet the design goals for airflow throughout the entire structure. We provide a diagnostic test to determine the balance of the building environment. We have extensive experience in testing, adjusting and balancing. We are dedicated to assisting building owners and design professionals in achieving maximum HVAC performance.
Controlling temperature results in more than just the benefit of being in a comfortable environment. It’s important for moisture levels and humidity to be at the right levels to avoid equipment failure and illness among employees. If levels are too low, it can contribute to dry eyes and sinus issues.