Fresh air is essential to our survival. In an ideal world, everyone would be breathing clean, pure air, but regrettably, for most of us, this is very rarely the case. In today’s world, it’s likely our jobs and the climate we live in demand we spend significant periods of time indoors, meaning it’s pivotal high-quality ventilation systems are in place to purify the environment we exist in.
Good ventilation reduces air contaminants, expels CO2, draws in the fresh air, and controls temperature and humidity. Here, we run through some of the key considerations worth keeping in mind when thinking of installing a ventilation system in your workplace.
Most of us spend the majority of our time in the workplace. If the indoor air quality and temperature are at an uncomfortable level, the overall mood of your employees will quickly drop. After all, no one wants to work in an environment that makes you shiver or sweat all day, so ensuring the environment is comfortable will invariably increase the mood of your workforce, which in turn, will improve productivity.
As suggested, with improved mood comes improved productivity. Good air quality and ventilation support our concentration levels, decision-making skills, stamina and even job satisfaction. Lower levels of CO2 and higher levels of fresh air and oxygen help the brain perform at its peak potential.
High-quality ventilation systems can help people stay healthy. Poor indoor air quality can cause headaches, allergies, eye irritation, inflammation, and even difficulty breathing for some people. In severe cases, it can potentially make existing health conditions worse. With good ventilation, sick time can be reduced by up to 35%.
Control Humidity Levels
Ventilation systems have the ability to control humidity. Energy Recovery Ventilation Systems, (ERVs), can recapture some of the moisture in the humidified air, which decreases the energy required to humidify fresh air. Keeping humidity levels between 40% and 60% can reduce mould, mites, fungi, bacterial growth, and viruses. This can prevent health problems and allergic reactions, as well.
It may sound unlikely, but in many cases, the air quality indoors can be more polluted than the air outside. High-quality ventilation will help reduce the build-up of pollutants, bacteria, moisture and even unpleasant odours.
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