Indoor Air Quality is Important for Businesses

indoor air quality

If you own or run a business in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may not be aware of how unhealthy the indoor air is, and how it can affect not only yourself and your employees, but customers who come into your place of business. At Ortiz Heating & A/C, we understand the importance of indoor air quality, and the negative impact certain materials or substances sometimes found inside a commercial business can have on all who come on to your property.

If your HVAC system is an older one, this fact alone directly impacts indoor air quality. Air may be too humid, too dry, or even contain tens of thousands of allergens and particles that are invisible to the naked eye. In addition, many commercial buildings have air containing VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that can emanate from paint, resins, formaldehyde, cleaning solvents, and other materials. On top of all this, many older businesses may contain hidden dangers, such as asbestos or lead.

Air that is too humid or moist can result in the growth of mold, mildew, and other fungi. These undesirable particles can be particularly aggravating to individuals who suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory conditions, and may exist in your ventilation system.

Between working and home life, most people spend as much as 90% of their time indoors. The quality of the air you breathe can make a substantial difference in your health, and the health of your employees/customers. Today, most homes and commercial buildings are constructed in a way that makes them airtight for energy conserving purposes; unfortunately, this reduces ventilation – in other words, pollution and contaminants cannot “escape” to the outdoors as easily as they can in structures that are not as airtight. The solution? A new, energy efficient HVAC system that when combined with commercial air cleaners, removes allergens and contaminants from the air efficiently, leaving you with cleaner, fresher air.

If your HVAC system is 10 years old or older, chances are it not only costs you more in terms of energy use, but it is also inadequate for proper ventilation. At Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning, our San Francisco cooling professionals are ready to help you transform polluted and contaminated indoor air into air that is fresher, cleaner, and healthier for you and everyone who comes into your business. Give us a call today!