Sufficient airflow is essential to air quality and comfort, especially in the corporate setting. Office buildings need it to ensure the health and wellness of the employees on the premises. Stuffy air, after all, can reduce productivity, which will then affect the ongoing operations of the business.
Here the local heating and air conditioning experts at M & M share ways to improve airflow and boost air quality in an office building.
Check for blockages. If some of the employees are complaining about inconsistent temperatures, the first thing you should check is if the registers and vents are closed or obstructed. They should remain open and not be blocked by furniture or other items to allow ongoing distribution of conditioned air throughout the office space.
Clean the outdoor unit. The outdoor units of your HVAC system should be free from debris like dead leaves and other organic matter. They need unobstructed airflow in order to release heat while in operation. Otherwise, they could overheat and cause the air cooler to malfunction.
Change filters regularly. The HVAC system inside your office building has filters that remove dust and debris from the air and keep them from damaging the equipment’s working parts. Over time, however, the filters can get clogged, preventing air from entering the unit. In addition to airflow problems, the system will have to work twice as hard, expediting wear and tear and shortening its lifespan. Make sure to check the filters regularly and replace them if there’s too much dust and dirt buildup.
Improve HVAC design. Include the ductwork in your plans to renovate or change the layout or usage of your office spaces. The air ducts that are currently in place may no longer be the best design to move conditioned air where it’s needed. Tweaking the ductwork can help improve airflow and solve your problems when it comes to air quality in your offices.
M & M Heating & Air Conditioning Service Co. continues to provide top-notch HVAC solutions to homeowners and businesses in the local area. We’re screened and approved by HomeAdvisor, use only NATE-certified HVAC technicians and carry an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau®. Call (209) 952-6580 to discuss your heater or AC issues with us. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule a service appointment.