Providing a Clean Air Environment
Whether you manage a high-rise commercial building or own an industrial facility, you understand the importance of providing customers and employees with a healthy environment. Indoor air quality (IAQ) plays a significant role in providing the best experience for your building occupants, and can positively impact the perception of your facility. Controlling indoor air pollution can reduce health risks, decreasing employee sick days, and can improve employee productivity. Use these helpful tips to start creating a clean, pollutant-free environment.
Know Your Air Filters and Change Them Regularly
Air filters are a vital part of every HVAC system, and their effectiveness depends on the quality and materials used. Filters help clean the air circulating through your building while reducing airborne debris that can accumulate. To be effective, they must be changed on a regular basis.
Need help determining which filters you need? Home Depot Pro offers customers a complimentary Filter Finder Service to take the guesswork out of finding the best filter for your facility.
Keep Entrances and Solid-Surface Floors Clean
Pesticides, dirt and other pollutants can be easily tracked indoors at building entrances. Placing floor mats at every entrance can significantly reduce these contaminants. For those particles that make it beyond floor matting, regular mopping of hard surfaces with microfiber mops can capture lingering dust and allergens better than traditional mops.
Add Odor Neutralizing to Your Cleaning Program
When considering air quality for common areas and public restrooms, adding odor-neutralizing solutions can help provide your employees and customers with an assurance of cleanliness. Exclusive to Home Depot Pro, the newest Renown® collection includes air fresheners/neutralizers, dispensers and urinal screens that eliminate odor-causing bacteria for long-lasting, fresh air.
Ensure You're Cooling with the Right Unit Size
It may seem logical that the larger the HVAC unit, the better the air quality. This is not always true, however, as oversized units can cool air too quickly, leaving rooms feeling damp due to limited humidity removal. See if your building is using the right AC unit size with Home Depot Pro's helpful measurement guide.
Control Indoor Air Pollution with Air Purifiers and Air Cleaners
Air purifiers control germs, odors and particulates as they move through your building. Many are compact to fit in tight spaces, have remote functionality to allow for ease of control, and can include odor control features to create a fresh environment for employees and customers.
Pair your air purification system with air cleaners to help improve your facility’s indoor air quality. High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) cleaners, filters and accessories remove up to 99.9% of airborne particles above a certain size. Most air cleaners include easy-to-replace HEPA filters and carbon filters, which help with odor control.