What do commercial services and the air you’re breathing have in common?
When you own a business, you rely on commercial services in many capacities. When it comes to the air in your building, you might not be giving it much thought. The truth is that maintaining good indoor air quality is essential to your business. Here are three reasons why:
#1: The Numbers
Here’s a breakdown of why indoor air quality is important:
- Between work and home, most people spend about 90% of their time indoors.
- Indoor air can be, on average, five times as polluted as the air outside.
- The EPA ranked indoor air pollution as one of the top five environmental health hazards.
#2: A Healthy Environment
When the indoor air quality in your commercial building is compromised, so are the health and wellbeing of the employees and customers inside the building. Everything from allergies and asthma to respiratory issues, fatigue, and chronic headaches can be attributed to poor indoor air quality.
Productivity is one of your top priorities when it comes to your business. If your employees are feeling the effects of polluted indoor air, their sick days and personal days are going to reflect that. When the people who are in your building cannot perform their work tasks due to health issues, their productivity drops, and this affects the productivity of the entire organization.
Indoor air quality is important in any environment, but when it comes to your commercial building, it can affect the success and well-being of more than just the people who work for you and who shop with you; it can also affect the success of your business.
For help effectively managing your indoor air quality, contact the team at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling and talk to our commercial services experts.