Take Control of Your Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
Your indoor air matters, now more than ever before. As indoors gatherings grow so does the fear that viruses or the flu can spread throughout commercial buildings.
Fortunately, smart additions to your current system and new approaches to ventilation can help reduce the risk of health issues and improve the comfort of everyone in your building.
Indoor air quality in schools, restaurants, churches and other commercial buildings needs to take top priority in your health and safety plan — GEM can help improve and maintain your IAQ.
Tracking Air Quality in Your Building
Before you can fix the problem, you’ll need to know where indoor air pollution is coming from. Here are some common sources of IAQ problems in buildings of all sizes:
- Improper temperature and humidity
- Poor air circulation
- Inadequate ventilation
- Chemical storage
- Overcrowded spaces
What’s Hiding in Plain Sight?
The way your air moves (or doesn’t move) through your building can have a big impact on the level of discomfort, risk of transmission, and degree of symptoms like fatigue and breathing issues.
Sick building syndrome is a set of uncomfortable symptoms that can affect your employees, typically causing headaches and respiratory problems. In some cases, stress is a major factor, but there are also physical causes like:
- Chemical contaminants (gases, vapors, combustion byproducts)
- Biological pollutants (pollen, bacteria, viruses)
- Particulates (very small organic and inorganic compounds)
Regardless of the level or type of contaminants in your building, it’s the lack of proper ventilation and airflow that can lead to buildup and a dangerous situation. In fact, indoor air quality can be much worse than the air outside, especially if your windows and doors are very tightly sealed.
Once we find what could be causing trouble, it’s time to match the problem with the right solution.
Our Solutions for Your Systems
We can help improve IAQ in commercial spaces by focusing on three main goals:
1. Improving ventilation to introduce fresh air and move stale air out.
2. Circulating air to push clean air to every room.
3.Purifying air for another level of protection and decontamination.
Our New England-based GEM technicians use a device to test air quality in moderately sized individual rooms. Along with working smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, this test can help flag any immediate threats lurking in your indoor air.
How Regular Maintenance Can Help
Testing is a great place to start, but maintaining your systems can play a huge role in keeping your indoor air clean and safe, too. Changing filters on your HVAC systems regularly, addressing any efficiency issues, and getting annual tune-ups can help you stay one step ahead.
Systems and Devices for Better IAQ
Wondering what you can change, add, or upgrade for better commercial indoor air quality? We carry popular devices to boost IAQ from top brands in the industry:
Why You Can Trust Us
Since 1949, we’ve been providing residential and commercial services. For 70 years, GEM has enriched the lives of our employees, customers, and the New England communities we serve with exceptional residential and commercial services. Our team is determined to deliver the best solutions for your business.