Improving Indoor air quality in commercial buildings during Winter


Improving Indoor air quality in commercial buildings during Winter

Good air quality in any work environment is a crucial consideration when it comes to the winter months. Casual forms of ventilation, such as opening windows and doors, let in cold air and often aren’t sufficient. To make the winter months as comfortable and safe as possible, consider investing in your heat recovery unit.

In this blog we’re going to run through a few important reasons ventilation in the winter should be high on your list and a few tips to make sure your ventilation is up to standards.

Most contemporary buildings have been built to ensure they have excellent insulation to reduce energy bills. Whilst this is a huge positive in the current climate, it can come with a drawback. If you put together the lack of opening windows and great insulation, this leaves very little room for air to flow in and out, which means air recirculation is more likely to occur.

If an internal environment has recirculated air there will be more chance of contaminants such as airborne illnesses, dust, mould spores, and odours to be present. This increases the risk of illnesses.

Here’s a few things your business could do to keep the issues at bay:

Ensure your ventilation system is up to the latest standards

You’re one step ahead if you already have a good ventilation system in place, however its equally as important to make sure it continues to run at high efficiency. That’s why we recommend implementing a maintenance plan.
Our engineers conduct routine checks for your ventilation system to make sure it’s running well throughout the year. Having a routine check to make sure all parts are doing their job will mean there is less chance of breakdown or underperformance – therefore reducing risk.

Look at getting a heat-recovery ventilation unit

Heat recovery units are designed to extract stale air and replace it with fresher air from the outside whilst also ensuring there is minimal heat loss. So really, this will solve all problems relating to air recirculation whilst also keeping the people inside nice and warm.

As we spend more time indoors and the chances of flu and colds increases looking at your building ventilation will be beneficial to all. Even though it seems like you should accumulate as much warm air as possible indoors, ventilation is still key. If you don’t exchange your stuffy air with new, fresh air, then a variety of problems will emerge.

These are just some of the things you can do to improve indoor air quality in winter. If you have more concerns or questions regarding indoor air quality and your ventilation system, then feel free to contact us and we’ll address them for you.

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