Air filtration, ventilation, and humidity controls can often play a role in determining employee health and wellness. If employees are regularly calling in sick or if you notice that certain tasks are taking a bit longer than you would expect, the air quality inside your building may be a factor.
Why Indoor Air Quality Is so Important
No matter how you look at the employer–employee relationship, employers, building owners, and property managers have a strong incentive to ensure high indoor air quality. Air that is free of allergens, has the appropriate humidity levels, and isn’t contributing to people getting sick promotes worker health, productivity, and general well-being.
If a commercial HVAC system is not functioning at peak performance, it won’t just cost extra money on utility bills each month. It can actually harm your workforce. There are two services that set mechanical contractors such as John’s Service and Sales apart from others in the industry. If your contractor is relying on you to monitor the status of your equipment and call in repairs as needed, that system is destined for failure. But when you have both a preventative maintenance plan and a robust plan for emergencies in place, indoor air quality doesn’t have to be a top-of-mind concern.
Preventative Maintenance – Our plans are designed around each of our clients’ unique systems. Sure, there are the standard inspections and routine repairs, but John’s Service takes care to get to know your system so your needs can be addressed proactively rather than reactively. Without a preventative maintenance plan in place where technicians are actually checking your air on a regular basis, how are you supposed to know there is a problem before health and productivity take a hit?
Emergency Repairs – The best way to avoid an HVAC emergency—such as an air conditioner shutdown in the middle of summer—is to have a preventative maintenance plan in place. But the fact is that emergencies are unpredictable. If the humidity begins to spike during the summer and the AC goes out, good luck finding employees who will be able to push through it and get the same amount of work done. Indoor air quality takes a major hit during HVAC emergencies, but John’s Service makes emergencies a priority. We have the tools and the expertise to get your system back up and running in no time.
Commercial Air Filtration Systems
The standard advice to change your air filter every six months to a year—or more frequently, depending on your industry—is about more than just preventing fires or maintaining the efficiency of your system. Air is being pulled from outside to be circulated inside your facility, and your air filters are the only thing standing between you (and your workers) and allergens such as pollen.
All air that is inside your facility eventually makes it back through the system to be filtered again, meaning that functional air filters are your first line of defense against contaminants.
The Importance of Industrial Ventilation
We’re not going to argue that every business needs to have a top-of-the-line industrial ventilation system. That isn’t how we operate at John’s Service. Instead, we find the perfect solution that is right-sized for each of our clients.
However, manufacturing plants, warehouses, and other industrial facilities need proper ventilation to ensure that workers are kept safe. Where ventilation is a major concern, the problem isn’t too much sneezing or sick day usage but the immediate health of workers. Chemicals from manufacturing processes, forklift exhaust fumes, and even things such as wood dust necessitate an effective ventilation system.
Good indoor air quality is rarely at the front of anyone’s mind, but makes a massive difference for the quality of one’s working life.
Our Approach to HVAC Maintenance
At John’s Service and Sales, we take a bird’s-eye view of each of our clients’ entire systems. In other words, we aren’t just making a repair here and doing an inspection there. Instead we focus on the overall needs of the facility and of those who are inside. No preventative maintenance plan is one-size-fits-all, and we make an effort to get to know each system in detail to create a truly customized plan.
Contact us today to learn how we can help improve the air quality in your facility, save you money on repairs and energy bills, and generally create a more welcoming workplace.