After Covid-19, a healthy environment is top of mind for customers & employees. Is your business ready?
As the healthy at home order is being lifted in Wisconsin, many of us are left scratching our heads on how to get our customers back to buying and employees back to working. These indoor air quality tips offer great advice to keep our businesses clean and healthy.
Before investing in any type of indoor air cleaning equipment or services for our businesses, we recommend first scheduling an indoor air quality test. Testing measures six key factors that frequently contribute to the problems caused by indoor air pollution. If any of the factors are at a level that can pose a risk to the health, comfort, or safety of our employees or customers, the report also identifies potential causes and recommended actions.
When our business has a forced-air heating and cooling system, it’s a good idea to clear the ductwork of existing allergens, bacteria, and odor-causing debris with commercial air duct cleaning. As the air moves around our building, so does the hair, dead skin flakes, bacteria, and allergens from employees and customers. Over time those contaminants settle and build up inside our air ducts, only to be recycled over and over until they’re removed.
3. Ventilation Systems
The ventilation systems inside our buildings work to replace stale, contaminated air with clean, fresh air. Without proper ventilation, the air inside can become more polluted than the air outside.
The majority of commercial ventilation systems aren’t working correctly primarily due to a lack of attention. One of the easiest things we can do is have our ventilation systems inspected by a local HVAC professional. Capital Heating & Cooling in Menomonee Falls specializes in commercial ventilation systems and would be happy to take a look.
As luck would have it, many of us are reopening our doors just in time for the 80-degree weather. Which, again means the added operational expense of constantly running our air conditioning to keep customers and employees comfortable. Although key to comfort, the condensation that builds up during the natural cooling process can create a thin, slimy bio-film that adheres to the AC coil and adjacent surfaces. When this happens, the air that passes over the AC coil to be cooled becomes contaminated with mold spores, viruses, and bacteria. And as our cooling system circulates the air, it also moves the the musty odors, viruses and bacteria.
The Eco-Sun 2000 is a commercial UV light that’s installed inside the duct-work directly above the AC coil, and like the name implies, it uses UV light to destroy the bio-film on the AC coil and adjacent surfaces. UVC light is a well-known part of the ultraviolet light spectrum that kills bacteria, viruses, mold and other pathogens.
Used since the 1930’s in hospitals, doctors’ offices, pharmacy and food industries as well as in water treatment. It simply inactivates microscopic organisms, rendering them harmless.
The Trifecta Air Purifier is a top-selling 3-in-1 indoor air cleaning product used in many of our homes and businesses throughout SE Wisconsin. It combines the same powerful UV light as the Eco-Sun 2000 with a powerful combination of 3 activated-carbon panels and an advanced photocatalytic oxidation process to disinfect circulating HVAC air while capturing and breaking down chemicals, odors, and allergens. Best of all, this is all done without harmful chemicals, perfumes, or ozone.
Business that have food, animals or use strong chemicals like nail salons gravitate towards the Trifecta Air Purifier because of its virus killing and odor absorbing capabilities. Let’s face it, lingering odors come from odor causing contaminants, and people know it.
6. Commercial AC Maintenance
Let’s start by talking about what happens when we run our cooling systems for extended periods of time without having it serviced.
The best-case scenario: is we spend profits on energy bills and perhaps emergency AC repairs that leave us temporarily without air conditioning.
The worst-case scenario: is the air inside our business smells musty, causes respiratory distress and allergies flareups for our customers and employees and finally, it completely fails. Leaving you panicked for emergency AC replacement service or no air conditioning scenario.
Commercial air conditioning maintenance is one of the easiest, most affordable things we can do to keep energy bills low and ensure employees and patrons will feel a marked difference in air quality.