Advantage Airtech Commercial Ltd. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Commercial Indoor Air Quality’

Commercial IAQ: Thinking Ahead to Winter Troubles

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

classic-fanThe indoor air in commercial buildings is often extremely poor, with around 30% of buildings suffering from extensive IAQ issues. The trouble has worsened over the last few decades because the construction of commercial facilities has become tighter to help improve energy efficiency.

The trouble with tighter construction and better air sealing is that it traps pollutants inside the building where they increase in concentration. Any commercial facility produces pollutants from multiple sources and processes. The World Health Organization links these pollutants to respiratory illnesses and allergies.

Illness is obviously no good in a workplace, and studies have found that low IAQ causes a productivity drop from 20% to 33%. This means billions of dollars lost annually across Canada because of indoor air quality issues.

And, unfortunately, the trouble this year is only going to get worse as colder weather arrives. Low IAQ drops further during seasons when buildings are more tightly secured against outdoor temperatures.

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Improving Commercial Indoor Air Quality—Simpler Than You May Think!

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

commercial-air-duct-largeAir quality inside buildings is often three to four times worse than the air outside. This is the opposite of what most people think when it comes to air quality, which is that air pollution is what occurs outside.

The concern with indoor air quality is severe when it comes to commercial buildings. Equipment and processes in a commercial facility create a large number of airborne contaminants: carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds, smoke, chemicals, even bacteria and mold spores. Proper ventilation is a necessity to remove as many of these pollutants as possible, but facilities often need other IAQ measures.

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The Importance of Climate Control Systems For Employee Wellness

Monday, March 4th, 2019

woman-with-allergiesWe handle commercial HVAC service in Toronto, ON for a wide variety of facilities and businesses. We know the value of climate control inside a building to help with process and protect equipment—whether it’s installing heating units for a large warehouse or maintaining chillers to cool down vital equipment.

But what we want to address here is a part of climate control that often gets overlooked, and that’s employee wellness. For most facilities, employee productivity and health are as important as process and equipment, and yet this is often overlooked. The ideal climate control systems in your commercial building—covering temperature, humidity, air quality, and ventilation—can sustain excellent employee wellness and help your enterprise succeed.

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Common Indoor Air Quality Concerns in Commercial Facilities

Monday, November 12th, 2018

virus-microbesYou probably often hear about the importance of indoor air quality in buildings. It applies to commercial facilities, industrial facilities, and homes. You may be more focused on climate control inside your commercial facility, balancing heating and cooling to the ideal levels to provide comfort and protect process. But you cannot afford to ignore commercial indoor air quality in Markham, ON or elsewhere in the Greater Toronto Area.

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Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

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