Businesses have a lot to gain when prioritizing air quality in their workplace all year round.
With indoor air having 5X as many pollutants as outdoor air, businesses keep their employees healthy and productive during the winter months by simply ensuring that the air filters in their HVAC system are changed regularly. Businesses should never let important aspects of their business hibernate for long, especially when it comes to their air filters. Here’s why.
Air Can Reach All Areas of the Workplace
When air filters are not changed regularly, a build-up of dirt and debris accumulates and they don’t function as efficiently (if they function at all). This means that air isn’t capable of reaching all areas of the workplace, which means that air quality suffers and that temperature levels become irregular.
A recent study found that when the air quality improved, employees performed 61% better on cognitive tasks. Increased productivity improves your bottom line. Irregular temperatures make productivity problematic during the winter months for obvious reasons. When comfort levels decrease, morale decreases alongside them. In short, changing your air filters ensures that air can reach all areas of the workplace and that employees are productive and comfortable all year long.
Cold and Flu Season
When air filters are not changed regularly, employees get sick. With certain viruses peaking in the winter months, employees get sick a lot more—after all, winter is known as peak cold and flu season. During the winter months, windows are kept shut and harmful airborne germs are left to hang in the air. By replacing your air filters, however, businesses ensure that air filters are working effectively and that there is proper ventilation in the building. When employees are healthy, they don’t take sick days, and that is good for a business’s bottom line.
Excess moisture can also accumulate when air filters are not changed. Excess moisture leads to an increase in bacteria and mold.
Your Energy Bill
When air filters are changed regularly, the blower fan doesn’t have to work as hard. The result is that businesses save a lot on their energy bill.
APC Filtration is a certified manufacturer that has worked in air filter design, engineering, manufacturing and testing for industrial, commercial and household equipment for over 35 years. We develop powerful air filters to protect your business all year long. Contact us for more information.