Why employee productivity and your indoor air quality go hand in hand.
It might be hard to believe that indoor air quality and employee performance and productivity have a connection, but studies show that bad air quality can result in poor performance and reduced job satisfaction and productivity. This is often a direct result of pollutants in your office air that can cause your employees to feel ill, fatigued, and run down. But you can battle the bad air and get your staff back to work with these three tips:
Tip #1: Manage the Humidity
The right humidity levels have a huge impact on air quality. Too much humidity and allergens such as mold spores and bacteria can thrive, but too little and the air becomes dry and uncomfortable, with a lot of static electricity and full of allergens such as dust and pollen. A humidifier in the winter and dehumidifier in the summer are easy ways to bring it into balance.
Tip #2: Keep Your Air Filter Clean
Your air filter is the gateway between what’s circulating through your office and what gets into your HVAC system. When the air filter is dirty, not only is the heating and cooling system going to be less effective, but the air in the office spaces isn’t going to be as clean.
Tip #3: Consider an Air Purification System
Where your air filter leaves off, an air purification system picks up. It grabs and traps pollutants, allergens, and contaminants including dust, pollen, dander, chemical cleaners, smoke, and bacteria. Cleaner air helps you and your staff breathe easier, feel better, and be more productive.
You don't have to suffer from bad air while your business suffers from lackluster employee performance. Find out how your company can best improve its indoor air quality with advice from the pros at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning.