Over the years, Armstrong has stressed the importance of air quality in commercial HVAC applications. That’s because indoor air quality (IAQ) in Lubbock, TX stores, office buildings, and classrooms can impact health, mood, ability to concentrate, and productivity. It’s one more factor to think about if you are considering a commercial HVAC replacement. With that in mind let’s take a closer look at four ways to improve air quality.
ENSURE ADEQUATE VENTILATION
Without ventilation, indoor pollution has nowhere to go. Modern commercial buildings are tightly sealed to increase energy efficiency. Armstrong will show you how ventilation can be increased without a significant impact on energy consumption.
MAINTENANCE & CLEANING
HVAC systems are notorious for collecting dust, dirt, and grease during a season of heating and cooling. This is especially true in a dusty environment like Lubbock, TX. Annual maintenance and cleaning are the best way to avoid spreading those pollutants throughout the building.
MAINTAIN HEALTH HUMIDITY LEVELS
When the air in a building is too dry it can cause itchy skin, eye, nose, and throat irritations and all sorts of respiratory problems. An ideal relative humidity is between 40 and 50 percent. Generally speaking, an air conditioning system will take excess humidity out of the air during the cooling season, but there may be times when a dehumidifier is the best choice. Dry winter air often requires the addition of a humidifier to make the building more comfortable.
INSTALLING AIR CLEANERS AND PURIFIERS
Yes, these are different things. Air cleaners are a more sophisticated form of filtration and trap larger particles like dust, pet dander and pollen. Air purifiers can kill or eliminate smaller particles like viruses, spores, and bacteria. They can also be effective at neutralizing most types of volatile organic compounds that are often responsible for symptoms like nausea, dizziness, and headaches.
CONSIDER ALL OPTIONS
Armstrong urges you to consider all options for your Lubbock, TX commercial building. Instead of trying to apply an air quality band aid to an old system, the better choice might be a commercial HVAC replacement. The new system can be designed to incorporate the very latest technology to improve indoor air quality. Call us today to schedule a no-obligation appointment and don’t forget to check in on social media.