Poor IAQ (indoor air quality) can negatively impact the productivity, safety and comfort of both your employees and customers. The EPA has even identified indoor air quality as one of the leading health threats as people are spending upward of 90% of their time inside. Your building’s HVAC systems have a tremendous impact on how air quality is achieved and maintained.
HUMIDITYMoisture content has a major impact on comfort and air quality. Optimal humidity is between 30 and 50%. Any thing lower than 30% and you’re subject to dry skin, respiratory issues and excessive static electricity. Exceeding 50% RH (relative humidity) exposes you to condensation, mold and bacterial growth, odors and damage to furniture and equipment.
EXHAUST & MAKEUP How often the air in a building is replaced with fresh outdoor air is referred to as ‘air changes’. Ventilating indoor air to the outside and replacing it with equal volumes of tempered outdoor air is crucial. This assists with managing odors, VOCs, and particulates. AIR TREATMENTThere are various systems available to help treat the air inside the building. PHI (photo hydro ionization) and BPI (bi-polar ionization) are two of the most prevalent. Deactivating airborne and surficial virusers and bacteria greatly reduces the spread of germs and illness. There are also energy saving benefits from air treatment under the ASHRAE 62.1 IAQ procedure. FILTRATIONAir quality starts with the HVAC equipment. It’s crucial to ensure the evaporator coil is clean and free of restriction, and the correct filter size and quality is being used. IAQ is directly related to how well the equipment can move and filter the air.
ATMOSAIR™ SOLUTIONSAtmosAir™ is the indoor air quality solution that actively reduces VOCs, bacteria, dust particles, mold spores, and odors in the space where you breathe.