When you own a business, part of your job is worrying about the heating, cooling, and indoor air quality. Unfortunately, it's often easy to ignore the HVAC system, especially when you have so many other hats to wear. If you haven't had your system repaired or maintained in a while, keep reading to learn more.
Do You Have Poor Indoor Air Quality?
Besides heating and cooling, the HVAC system plays a major role in indoor air quality. Poor indoor air quality may be caused by:
If your HVAC system is dirty or ineffective, it may simply recirculate this filthy air, allowing it to gather more irritants and allergens. Mold and pests in the system may also spread irritants to the indoor air.
In addition, the level of moisture in the air affects indoor air quality. Humid indoor air causes excess moisture, which promotes mold and bacteria growth. When the indoor air is dry, it steals moisture from other items and people, causing itchy/dry eyes, nose, and skin.
All this irritation from poor indoor air quality may reduce employee productivity. Plus, employees may call in sick due to coughing, sneezing, etc. from poor indoor air quality. A new HVAC system should boost air quality, but you can also add more features like a purifier, humidifier, or dehumidifier.
Are You Spending Too Much on Your Energy Bills?
Heating and cooling tend to increase over time thanks to inflation. However, if your energy bills are suddenly much higher than normal, or seem to jump by miles each month, you may need HVAC repair, maintenance, or replacement.
As the system experiences more wear and tear, it becomes less efficient and effective. Some common causes of increased energy bills include:
Are Your Employees Complaining?
Finally, listen to your employees. If they frequently complain about it being too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter, you may need to inspect your HVAC system. If the system is not efficient enough, it may be too small or too old/damaged. Similarly, if there are hot/cold spots throughout the building, the system may need attention.
A good HVAC system is a must for any business. Not only does it keep you, your employees, and your customers warm or cool, but it also helps boost indoor air quality. If you would like to know more, contact an HVAC provider today.
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12 December 2022
Hi there, I am Nadine Bachmier. I am going to discuss the various ways HVAC contractors can keep the temperatures in your business stable. HVAC contractors focus on maintaining and repairing the air conditioner, furnace, and ductwork used in your building. To keep the heating and cooling system in good shape, contractors may need to replace internal components, clean out channels, or simply perform a full upgrade. I will talk about the tools and techniques used to maintain and repair the equipment in your building. I will also share information about new products as they hit the HVAC market. I hope you will follow along and learn all you can.