Is Poor HVAC System Performance Affecting Employees’ Productivity?
Stay Productive with A Quality HVAC Installation At Your Alpharetta Business!
If you own a commercial building, you know that air quality affects your workers and products. Perhaps your employees constantly complain about being too hot or too cold, or you had to throw out some of your products because they were damaged from humidity. These may be signs that your Alpharetta business is experiencing a failing commercial HVAC system and in need of a new installation or repair.
What are the Health Effects of a Poor HVAC System?
Your HVAC system may be working, but is it working properly? An obvious sign of a broken HVAC system is that it doesn’t heat or cool to the set temperature, but you can find more subtle signs as well in your employees’ health.
According to the EPA, physical symptoms for workers of a failed HVAC system may include:
- Dry or burning mucous membranes in nose, eyes, and throat
- Stuffy/runny nose
- Fatigue or lethargy
Indoor air pollution has a long-term effect on employees’ health and productivity all over the world. A study done on customer service workers in China showed that increased air pollution led to decreased productivity, with workers taking more breaks during the day. The study concluded that if the city of Los Angeles was brought into compliance with air quality standards, it would increase service sector productivity by $374 million.
How Does a Poor HVAC System Drive Up Costs?
In addition to negative health effects, a malfunctioning HVAC system increases operating costs and wastes energy. Factors that can increase energy costs include a dirty evaporator coil, dirty blower wheels, a refrigerant undercharge, reduction in airflow, or a return air leak.
Why Can an HVAC System Fail and How Can It Be Prevented?
Your HVAC can fail in many ways. Ventilation systems take in outdoor air and circulate it around. Your commercial system may not be drawing in enough air, or the outdoor condenser might be located too close to a source of pollution, such as a parking lot. Additionally, your system could circulate around contaminants such as mold that grow indoors within your warehouse or production areas. A singular part of your system that gets dirty or malfunctions can also cause problems. Only a professional HVAC technician can pinpoint exactly where the problem may exist, so it is important to have your commercial HVAC system regularly inspected and maintained.
Keep Your Business’ HVAC System Efficient with Air Control Heating and Air, Experts in HVAC Installation in Alpharetta!
Our team of experienced heating and air systems specialists can inspect your HVAC system and prevent problems that can make your employees uncomfortable and slow productivity. Our affordable maintenance plan includes tune ups for heating and cooling systems as well as water heater maintenance. If your commercial HVAC system needs replacement, we can install a new one for you. Options include heat pump systems, zoned or split systems, and packaged systems. We can also install Energy Star rated systems, which not only saves your business money, but also helps your business stay more environmentally friendly and provides better indoor air quality for your employees.
Don’t let a poor HVAC system hold back your business! The sooner an Air Control Heating and Air Control HVAC specialist can inspect your system, the better. Give us a call at 770-667-5300 or contact us online to get started today!