Commercial Indoor Air Quality Sales and Rental – Ottawa, Toronto
Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) in the workplace is one of the top environmental risks that leads to increased sick days, higher benefits claims, reduced morale and lower productivity. Indoor air quality is an important health and safety concern that should not be taken lightly.
Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality
Poor indoor air quality results from building materials, dust and allergens, lack of cleanliness procedures, day to day operations, climate, as well as employees.
The following are some common causes:
- Inadequate temperature, humidity, lighting, excessive noise
- Poor ventilation
- Indoor air contaminants or construction materials such as dust, mould, fungi, chemicals, glues, paints, toxins, gases, vapours, odours, personal hygeine products
- Insufficient outdoor air intake
- Inefficient or inadequately maintained commercial HVAC system
- Increase in the number of employees in a space and the time spent indoors
Symptoms of Poor Indoor Air Quality
Employees who work in buildings with poor indoor air quality tend to report the following symptoms:
- Dryness and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and skin
- Shortness of breath
- Hypersensitivity and allergies
- Sinus congestion
- Coughing and sneezing
These symptoms can lead to increased sick days, absences, decreased morale and in turn, reduced productivity.
HVAC Products to Improve Commercial Indoor Air Quality
Regular cleaning can help, however only the addition of an indoor air quality system will make a difference. Canadian Comfort offers a variety of Commercial HVAC products to improve the indoor air quality of your business. The most common solutions include:
Humidity control – Our commercial humidity control products dehumidify without over cooling rooms. An adequate humidity level prevents the growth of molds and bacteria and reduces the spread of allergens significantly. Canadian Comfort offers a variety of dehumidificaton systems for businesses of commercial to industrial scale.
Ventilation – Proper ventilation systems are essential to improve indoor air quality. A ventilation system replaces stale, contaminated indoor air with a constant supply of fresh, healthy outdoor air. Ventilation systems reduce the concentrations of chemicals, contaminants and carbon dioxide in commercial buildings.
Filtration – There are many contaminants that pollute indoor air including dust, chemicals, dirt, bacteria and moulds. A filtration system will remove these contaminants from the air by moving the air through a series of high-efficiency air filters and/or germicidal lights. Canadian Comfort’s Commercial IAQ Advisers will work with you to design the ideal filtration system tailored to your business.
Schedule a Free Indoor Air Quality Assessment
The indoor air quality requirements are different for each type of business – for example, a paint factory will require a different indoor air quality system than an office building. Your employees are your greatest asset and they will thrive in a healthy, clean environment. Canadian Comfort’s certified, licensed Commercial Indoor Air Quality Advisers will perform a thorough inspection to assess the current indoor air quality of your business and will work with you to design a solution that is tailored to your business and budget. Unlike many other companies, our IAQ assessments and proposals are free – no deposit is required!