In 2015 a Harvard study linked poor indoor air quality to reduced work production in commercial buildings. The same study also determined that by reducing CO2 levels, decreasing environmental pollutants, and increasing ventilation workers production rapidly increased. (source)
Since then both the Communications Workers of America and the American International Health Alliance have emphasized the importance of an optimal environment for increased workplace productivity. Recommendations for regulated air flow, humidity levels, proper HVAC maintenance, and CO2 monitoring are all included in proposals to protect workers’ health and increase workplace productivity.
Poor indoor air quality effects workers physically and is also attributed to increasing work stress. Both of these things directly affect work productivity.
Physical Symptoms and Illnesses include:
Many of the items on this list add additional costs to a company’s bottom line. Workers who don’t feel well may require several doctors visits and medications in addition to sick leave.
Symptoms of Increased Stress Include:
It’s not surprising these lengthy lists of symptoms and illnesses have caught the attention of organizations in charge of keeping workers’ environments healthy.
Keeping your commercial HVAC system running at optimal levels is essential to improving indoor air quality. When you schedule preventative HVAC maintenance, your system will receive routine air filter changes as well as an inspection to ensure the system does not have any broken parts or leaking fluids. Grime and dirt build up are cleaned out, and any parts wearing thin are repaired or replaced.
For an added level of indoor air quality improvement consider installing an ultraviolet air purifier. A Premier One Ultraviolet Air Purifier uses an ultraviolet germicidal light to kill germs and other microbes before they enter a building from the air ducts. This is a commonly used tool in hospitals and food and beverage factories and is easy to install on any HVAC system.
In Tampa FL and surrounding Central, FL cities contact Ball Building Services for more information on preventative maintenance plans or ultraviolet air purifiers. Our professional contractors are fully licensed and insured. As you explore improving indoor air quality and increasing workplace productivity, we are happy to answer all your questions and provide a written quote for services.