When creating a comfortable environment for your employees, it is important to keep the air quality at the front of your mind. Many business owners are unaware of the effects polluted air in an office space can have on their employees. The problem is invisible, but the solution could be as easy as routine maintenance. Here are the top five benefits of having good indoor air quality for your employees.
Provides a Healthier Environment for Your Employees
Scheduling routine maintenance for the heating or cooling system for your building can not only save you money in the long-run, but it can also provide a healthier environment for your employees. Having the air filters replaced on your commercial AC unit decreases the number of allergens and pollutants that will fill the air inside your office space. In addition to checking the air filters, it is important to make sure your workplace is also sufficiently ventilated. Ventilation systems should be routinely cleaned and checked to guarantee that the air coming in is as low as possible in pollutants. If filters are not replaced or there is not enough ventilation air coming in, particles and compounds can accumulate over time and threaten or even damage the health of your employees.
Decreases Total Amount of Employee Sick Days
Having cleaner air in your office also decreases the number of sick days your employees will take. How? Poor air quality directly results in the worsening of existing lung problems or even causing other diseases of those in the space. Your employees cannot possibly escape the germ and pollutant laden air. Office spaces already have enough germs being spread through shared handles, counter tops, bathrooms, etc. There is no need to have additional germs floating in the air that will cause your employees to be sick and less productive by having to take off work due to illness.
Happier and More Lively Workers
To prevent your employees from feeling tired, have your heating system, water heater, and/or all other units serviced by a qualified technician every year. You can also have a carbon monoxide detector installed, which will notify you of any rising levels. If carbon monoxide levels exist in your office space, you and your employees may be in great danger. Another factor in overall air quality is increased carbon dioxide, which contributes to occupants feeling sleepy or lethargic throughout the workday. Knowing the carbon dioxide levels will help keep you and your employees feeling perky. If you already have detectors, make sure to check or replace the batteries every time the clock changes in the spring and fall. If the batteries are dead, your detector is useless.
Your employees are your biggest asset and if you do not take the appropriate measures to have clean air in your office, you may have an invisible problem on your hands. We have discussed how the quality of the air in your office is important for your employees, but it is also important for business. Take the precautionary measures mentioned above in order to make sure all occupants are working in a healthy environment. If you would like to schedule a service for your heating or cooling units, request your service today! We are happy to help you keep your office air clean and better for all.