2018 State of the Air Report Released by American Lung Association
The recent release of the American Lung Association’s State of the Air report brings troubling news for Atlanta area residents. In previous years, our air quality was improving – in 2017, the Atlanta metro area had the fewest ozone days since reporting began 18 years ago and was noted as one of the cleanest cities in the country for short-term particle pollution levels.
This year, unfortunately the Atlanta area is ranked as the 22nd worst U.S. city in terms of year-round particle pollution. This pollution doesn’t just affect Atlanta metro residents and workers outside – pollution enters buildings and increases indoor air pollution.
A business with high air pollution poses several problems for your workforce and productivity. As a business owner or facility manager, HVAC air quality should be a high priority. Improvements in indoor air quality will build a healthier workplace, helping you avoid productivity loss due to illness.
Estes Commercial provides HVAC air quality solutions to help business owners improve and manage indoor air quality in commercial buildings and facilities. Below are leading solutions to will help you enhance air quality inside your business.
Commercial Ventilation for HVAC Air Quality
Airborne impurities and condensation can build up inside a commercial building if ventilation is compromised. A commercial ventilation system brings in fresh, filtered air to expel polluted indoor air, improving HVAC air quality inside the facility and occupant health. Ventilation systems offer comfort benefits including more even temperatures.
Commercial Make-Up Air Units
Make-up air units bring in fresh air to offset exhausted air from your building, improving HVAC air quality and preventing negative pressure in a multi-level structure. These units prevent the spread of odors within a facility, protecting HVAC air quality throughout various workspaces.
Commercial Exhaust Fans
Commercial exhaust fans remove odors and airborne pollutants from your workspace. Work activities producing moisture, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon dioxide, fumes and other contaminants build up in the building if not properly exhausted, posing potential dangers to your workforce while diminishing HVAC indoor air quality. Commercial exhaust fans pull these harmful contaminants from your indoor areas, exhausting them outdoors.
Moisture Control for HVAC Air Quality
The activities taking place within your building as part of operations and production can add moisture to the air indoors. Outside humidity levels also affect indoor relative humidity levels. When moisture levels are not kept within a safe range indoors, HVAC air quality suffers which can have harmful effects on your facility, its contents and its occupants.
Building dehumidification systems extract moisture from within your building, preventing condensation from forming on surfaces where it can damage expensive machinery and other assets. Excess humidity indoors also increases allergen concentration while aiding in the spread of viruses and germs, causing health effects to employees and customers – a dehumidifier to keep your facility’s relative humidity levels within an ideal range will keep your occupants feeling more comfortable and healthy.
Just because the air quality in Atlanta has fallen doesn’t mean your business has to stand for poor indoor air quality. Estes Commercial offers reliable HVAC air quality solutions for commercial buildings. Contact us now to discover what HVAC air quality solutions fit your facility’s needs.