When designing or maintaining a commercial space, HVAC heating, ventilation, and air conditioning may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But if employee and client health, safety, and comfort are important to you, HVAC should be a priority.
What do HVAC systems do?
Many people think HVAC systems simply heat and cool commercial buildings – but they do much more than that: they ensure indoor air is fresh and of high quality.
What is ventilation?
Ventilation is simply the process of supplying and withdrawing air – which may contain gases or pollutants – from a building. When air is stale, it can harbour contaminants including viruses such as COVID-19. More than 50 per cent of commercial indoor air quality issues are due to inadequate ventilation.
What makes up a ventilation system?
Ventilation systems are complex. They include not only individual parts such as humidification and dehumidification units, fans, filters, dampers, ductwork, air exchangers, and, sometimes, air cleaners, but also the processes to properly design, install, operate, and maintain them. That’s why it’s important to consult professionals who specialize in them, such as Arpi’s North Inc.
What can happen when ventilation systems are inadequate?
Poor indoor air quality can result in several health issues. Building occupants may complain of unpleasant odours, headaches, fatigue, nausea, respiratory issues, and poor concentration. This may be especially important if occupants suffer from allergies, asthma, or respiratory immune disorders. These issues not only affect individuals’ health, but companies’ bottom line: health issues can translate to reduced efficiency and to illness, which may result in an increase in sick days. In extreme cases, poor ventilation systems can result in carbon monoxide poisoning.
How can I improve the indoor air quality for my commercial building?
Luckily, Arpi’s North knows HVAC! We provide expert HVAC and mechanical services for general contractors who take on complex or large-volume projects across Northern Alberta. We can help you ensure the ventilation in your commercial building is not only properly designed for your space but also properly operated and maintained. By doing so, you can proactively provide superior indoor air quality in your commercial building that not only revitalizes the air but also decreases indoor air contaminants and prohibits bacteria and fungi growth.
Arpi’s is ready to help you with your commercial ventilation service. Contact us today to get started!!