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The Role of HVAC Systems on Indoor Air Quality and Health

Updated: Jun 4

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Introduction

Nowadays, indoor air quality is more crucial than ever, and as a result, all Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems contribute heavily to the safety and health of indoor environments. Businesses, in particular, rely on excellent indoor air quality, which is why we, Burban Air Systems Ltd are your number one HVAC contractor, providing top-notch HVAC systems for optimal health. A well-installed and maintained HVAC system does wonders for the air quality of indoor environments, which consequently promotes great health.


Understanding Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) means the quality of air in and around buildings, taking into account its effect on the health and comfort of the building occupants. Complaints of poor Indoor Air Quality can occur any time and can result in health symptoms ranging from discomfort to immunological or chronic life-threatening illnesses. The indoor environment is made up of many factors such as temperature, pollution, humidity and dust. Poor IAQ can affect humans, animals and goods unaware living spaces. Causal factors of IAQ include dust, microbial such as mould, chemicals and compounds from building materials and solvents, terpenes, legal and illegal drugs – tobacco smoking, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) coupled with high concentrations of carbon dioxide.


The Crucial Role of HVAC Systems

Filtration of Air Pollutants

One of the most essential functions of an HVAC system is filtration of pollutants from the air, including dust, pollen, mites and other allergens, which can be caught by high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters – which catch up to 99.97 per cent of particles. Routine maintenance of ventilation filters and changing them on time can help to ensure they work properly.


Regulating Humidity Levels

HVAC systems help to control humidity, which is important for our comfort and health. Excessive humidity encourages mould and mildew growth, while low humidity can cause dry skin, itchy eyes and difficulties breathing. HVAC systems help us avoid these problems and ensure a healthier environment inside our homes.


Ensuring Proper Ventilation

A prerequisite for good IAQ is ventilation, such as a HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system, which pulls fresh outdoor air, warms or cools it as required, and mixes it with the stale indoor air to be expelled. As outdoor air replaces indoor air, it dilutes indoor pollutants. This process brings oxygen to occupants, which is necessary for healthy life.


Temperature Control

Yet maintaining consistent and comfortable indoor temperatures is also about health. For someone who suffers from asthma, and other respiratory ailments, extreme temperatures can worsen their conditions. HVAC systems also help to maintain a stable indoor environment that aids the occupants in healthily pursuing their endeavours.


Health Benefits of Optimal IAQ

Reduced Respiratory Issues

Free air is the environmental gift that keeps people breathing: fewer respiratory ailments, less asthma and allergy, for those with it or not. HVAC systems that are maintained often filter out much of their airborne agony.


Enhanced Cognitive Function

Several studies have shown that better IAQ correlates with stronger cognitive function and higher productivity, and in commercial buildings this translates to an improved return for business.


Minimized Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)

SBS is a condition in which occupants of a building experience acute health problems and discomfort associated with time spent in the building, often related to poor IAQ. Well-designed HVAC schemes can overcome the challenge of SBS by increasing occupant health and well being through supplying fresh and clean air.


Burban Air Systems Ltd.: Your Partner in Healthier Air

At Burban Air Systems Ltd., we are committed to providing our customers with exceptional health-conscious and air-quality-conscious HVAC solutions. Our expert technicians provide you with expertise from installation to regular maintenance. We use the finest equipment available in the industry, and have a strict regimen of performing exactly as best practices prescribe to provide healthful, comfortable indoor environs for your workplace.


Conclusion

Installing first class HVAC related equipment is essentially an investment in the health of your building’s occupants. HVAC is an invaluable tool for maintaining indoor air quality and therefore for the health and productivity of all! At Burban Air systems Ltd., we are in the business of clean air! For more information, please contact us today to get started on breathing easier.

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