Our Indoor Air Quality and Climate Control Tips for 2021
2020 has been a year of ups and downs for many businesses, with more of the latter due to the difficult circumstances we all face together. That said, one critical element remains when considering your 2021 operational plans: how’s your indoor air quality?
Proper humidity control is essential and by maintaining a relative humidity of 40-60% you are ensuring a safe, healthy, and comfortable environment for employees and visitors alike. Our team has been working tirelessly to help applications around the globe implement more effective, energy-efficient solutions to better safeguard their futures. With that in mind, we’ve learned a lot about where modern businesses need to be in 2021 in terms of indoor air quality and climate control. Here are some important tips to add to your to-do list!
Putting Health First with Airborne Infection Control
Even without the ongoing pandemic, sick buildings translate to sick building occupants. A viral outbreak such as a flu strain or worse can flash through a facility if the conditions allow for it. This occurs because humans naturally disperse bacteria-rich aerosols, which means your airborne infection control strategy needs to be based on 2021 principles. Precaution is vital for success in staying open, staying healthy, and remaining productive as a team; ensuring your ventilation is bringing in enough fresh outside air and filtering effectively is therefore crucial. The same applies to proper humidity control, as the right commercial or industrial humidifier can regulate the indoor relative humidity (RH) to be maintained between 40-60%, which will reduce the airborne spread of infectious microbes. If there’s one operational improvement to consider as 2021 approaches, it’s making your buildings healthier.
Keeping Your Air Healthy
Dust, allergens, and airborne compounds can make working in some environments more taxing on the immune system. This can be especially true for employees with various allergies or sensitivities. Bearing in mind that since not all indoor air is cycled out of a building right away, it’s in your team’s best interests to minimize the presence of such particulates. Proper humidity control can suppress dust and various allergens that travel through the air, causing them to settle.
How’s Your Equipment Looking – or Performing?
If there are legacy pieces of HVAC equipment in your building, they may be consuming more energy than modern alternatives. Combining sensible equipment upgrades with an energy-efficient humidifier is a great way to tackle operational efficiency and ensure you are providing a healthy environment for the building occupants.
Let’s start 2021 on solid footing when it comes to indoor air quality and climate control. By prioritizing the health, safety, and operational efficiency of your business’ team through regulated indoor relative humidity – made possible by our high-efficiency humidifiers and evaporative cooling solutions – you can protect your investment and employees in more ways than one. For more details, contact us at Condair today!