Building Owners: Want to Improve Indoor Comfort for Your Tenants and Workers? Here’s How!

Make Your Building a Place People Want to Visit

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Sick building syndrome is a term we’re all familiar with, especially in 2023. And yet, it’s not just Covid-19 people should be concerned about when it comes to the safety of the indoor air in their commercial building. Everything from the common cold to serious respiratory allergies and even lowered productivity has been linked to poor air quality. The good news is that by following some simple guidelines, any commercial building owner can improve air inside their building immediately. Furthermore, these suggestions might even turn your building into a place where people really want to be!

Add some plants to common indoor areas.

This is a simple fix, and while it may seem almost too easy, studies show that greenery in offices and workspaces go a long way to improving mood, productivity and even air quality. Check with your local landscaping store for the many plants that require little light and water to flourish. A pretty one set in a lobby or waiting room instantly transforms your space into a pleasant one.

Get your indoor air quality tested.

We can assure you that even if the tests come back with an “all-clear,” your employees and tenants will appreciate you taking a clear interest in their health and safety. And with  off-gassing from carpets, paints and even furniture a frequent problem, you may be surprised to learn that your indoor air is less safe than you might have imagined. Mold, mildew, leaks and standing water in your building may also be a problem. Your HVAC specialist can help.

Maintain your HVAC.

We can’t tell you the number of times we have found water damage in a system where the only clue had been a funny smell in the conference room, or something similar, and small. Don’t take a chance on the integrity of your commercial building. Regular, professional service from a licensed HVAC company will not only keep your system running longer but prevent potentially dangerous air quality issues from developing.

Focus on cleanliness.

Is your housekeeping staff doing a good job at keeping trash, debris or plain old unused stuff from accumulating in your commercial building? We know how easy it is to allow things to get shoved in that supply closet or to let the cleaners come only once every few weeks. Who cares, right? Wrong. In terms of indoor air quality, it’s essential to keep your workspaces free of detritus as well as to maintain a high standard of cleanliness throughout your building. It’s not only nicer for everyone, but will improve indoor comfort. Mildew, pests, irritants and dust don’t just reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system, they have a negative impact on morale, too.

Whether it’s changing the air filters or bringing in a beautiful ficus tree, air quality starts with a simple regimen of basic maintenance for you as a commercial building owner. Luckily, these efforts will pay off in ways beyond just pleasant air!

Get the commercial HVAC specialists the San Gabriel Valley trusts for all their heating and air conditioning needs. Call Air-Tro today. (626)357-3535.