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 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
Florida has experienced some drastic weather this year! Unpredictable weather often leads to surprise utility bills. The only thing that can top this frustration is when you need to heat or cool your home, and your HVAC system won’t work. The easiest way to avoid costly surprises with your HVAC system is to schedule preventative maintenance. What is Preventative HVAC Maintenance? There are many working parts to an HVAC system, and as things age, they wear out. Having your system checked for proper heating or cooling performance will ensure your unit runs at its optimal level for as long as possible. A professional HVAC service technician will take the time to check every aspect of your system. They will clean
Poor air quality is something that plagues many homeowners. Pathogens in the air can exacerbate allergies or cause breathing issues which can lead to sickness. In the cooler months when the windows are mostly closed, pathogens in the air also make illness easier to pass around to everyone who lives under your roof. Your home is supposed to be your sanctuary, but reduced air quality can make it feel more like a doctor’s waiting room. Fortunately, there’s an inexpensive and elegant solution to this problem: installing an ultraviolet air purifier. Keep reading to learn more about what an ultraviolet air purifier is and how you can use it to improve indoor air quality in your home. What are You Breathing?
Have you noticed a change in your home? Maybe your air quality isn’t what it used to be. Perhaps your energy bill is all of what it used to be and more. The cause of these issues could be smaller than you expect; it could be a nearly imperceptible leak in your air ducts. Although a small air duct leak is not something that you’re going to spot with the naked eye, there are a few telltale signs that point to a ductwork leak. Your Energy Bill Goes Up Leaky air ducts account for a significant portion of energy loss in the home. You can lose as much as 20% of your heating and cooling energy due to leakage. If
Old furnace finally kick the bucket? You might be worried about the price of new furnace installation; these things are already expensive enough right? It’s always good to save money without compromising quality. Here are 4 factors that affect the price of installing a new furnace along with a few ways that you can lower that cost. Brand If you really want to save money on your furnace installation, consider going with a lesser known brand. This may come as a surprise, but the number one factor that affects the price of new furnace installation is the brand name attached to it. Many people would rather have the expensive most popular brand name furnace rather than the more affordable lesser