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2 Reasons Your Office Indoor Air Quality Is Frightful – and How to Fix It

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Is your indoor air quality giving you a fright?

If your office is feeling a bit haunted by poor indoor air quality, you're not alone. Fall can be one of the worst times of year for your indoor air. We shut our doors and windows against the increasingly cool outdoor air and trap all the pollutants inside with us, which results in improper humidity levels, inconsistent temperatures, and air pollutants that can affect how you feel and your productivity.

The good news is there are some reasons your office indoor air quality is frightful, and there are ways you can fix it. Let's take a look at two of them.

Reason #1: Lack of Proper HVAC Maintenance

When an HVAC system doesn't have proper maintenance, especially a large commercial system, it can result in poor performance. This includes its ability to adequately filter the air as it moves through the system, allowing irritating dust, allergens, and pollutants to circulate through the office. Lack of maintenance can also impact the humidity control, which means the relative humidity can be too high or too low. This leaves your office open to overgrowth of mold, mildew, bacteria, and viruses.

Reason #2: Everyday Contaminants

Your office decorations can contribute to the air pollution. For example, depending on the types of furniture you have, you could be facing issues with VOCs from the plastics, stains, paints, and dyes. Your location could also play a role. Are you near a construction site? An industrial area? An area with lots of traffic? All the contaminants from these areas can contribute to poor indoor air quality.

The good news is that a reliable commercial air filtration system can help rid your air of the things that can be harmful to the health and well-being of the office occupants.

Don't play around with the air in your office. Get in touch with our team at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling for all the information you need to improve your indoor air quality this fall.

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