Why is it Important to Have Good Ventilation in a Commercial Space?
KEEPING YOUR EMPLOYEES AND YOUR BUSINESS SAFE
We know you have a lot of responsibilities as a commercial building owner, so it can be difficult to keep track of which ones are top priorities and which ones can be put off for another time. If you have been putting off installing, maintaining, or repairing your commercial ventilation system, you could be putting your employees and the future of your business in jeopardy. Proper ventilation is a vital component in a commercial space, as it helps balance out the fresh outdoor air with the stale inside air as well as venting unwanted gases to the outside. The problem is that we tend to keep buildings sealed up tightly for efficiency, which could lead to a number of problems you’ll end up paying for later on down the road. Keep reading to find out why proper ventilation ensures better health and safety in your commercial business space.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND HEALTH
Commercial ventilation is essential to keeping your property occupants safe from air pollutants. Studies have found that, if left poorly maintained, the air inside a commercial space has the potential to be more harmful than the unfiltered, outdoor air. Those who suffer from asthma, allergies, or respiratory immune disorders are likely to develop irritated symptoms caused by contaminants that frequently circulate through the vents. A good ventilation system installed in the ductwork allows fresh air to come into the building without affecting the efficiency of your air conditioner or heater. This can help control humidity levels and prevent symptoms associated with respiratory issues or general illness.
It is important to also have a system in place to properly ventilate gases or fumes to the outdoors from a commercial heating system or from commercial kitchen equipment. An exhaust system helps to ensure that combustion gases and water vapor are vented safely outdoors. Safety can only be guaranteed with regular maintenance of the fans and flue of your commercial equipment. Poor ventilation can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning, so it’s very important to have an expert inspect your heating and ventilation system every year. By taking care of and properly maintaining your system, you’ll have efficient, clean air heating and cooling that will provide comfort and safety to your building occupants.
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Our Hunton Services experts can help you with the installation, repairs, and servicing of your commercial equipment or help you choose the best HVAC options for your business, no matter how big or small. Call us at (713) 643-8336, or get in touch through our online contact form.