Consider it another chapter in the law of unintended consequences. We’re talking about the construction techniques used on modern commercial buildings in Glenwood Springs, Aspen and Vail, CO and the way they can adversely impact indoor air quality. The buildings are designed with a focus on reducing energy use which means strong insulation and sealing to keep the building airtight.
Unintended side effects
When you seal a building so tightly, indoor air quality suffers. With a lack of fresh air, the concentration of airborne contaminants increases. At best the result can be a stale and stuffy working environment. At worst it can be downright unhealthy. In all cases it can affect customers, clients, and employees.
Seek professional help
Climate Control Company is here to help Glenwood Springs, Aspen, and Vail, CO businesses fight back against commercial indoor air quality concerns. Our company has a long history of working with commercial clients in the Roaring Fork and Vail Valleys and can show you any number of options to make your workspace healthier and more comfortable.
This is always the first step. Filters are used to remove particles from the air. The key is using the proper type of filtration to remove even the smaller particles without limiting airflow which is the lifeblood of any forced air system.
Combining an electronic air purifier with strong filtration will help eliminate many airborne irritants like gas and odor molecules. A purifier also removes or kills biological elements like mold, bacteria and some viruses.
This is an often ignored element when it comes to indoor air quality. For one thing, it’s critical for the comfort level of customers and employees. Proper humidity levels also make it more difficult for viruses, including the flu virus, to spread.
It’s imperative to introduce fresh air into commercial buildings. At a minimum the air should be exchanged four times an hour. The recommended rate is much higher for places like bars (20 to 30 times), restaurants (8-12 times), and retail businesses (6-10 times). Climate Control can show you how this can be done WITHOUT impacting the energy efficiency of your building.
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