With spring in full bloom in the tri-state area, pollen is everywhere — even inside your building. It comes in, not just through windows and doors but through your HVAC system too. If people are sneezing and sniffling in your building, it could be a signal that it is time for a check-up on your air filtration system.
How to Fight Back This Allergy Season
Although Claritin is effective at fighting allergies, your building’s air filtration system is an important consideration as well. It can simultaneously improve ventilation and remove allergens from the air, allowing everyone to breathe easier indoors.
Upgrade Your HVAC System’s Filters
The filters in your HVAC system are one of your best lines of defense against incoming particles, including pollen.
Air filters rated MERV-13 or higher provide your building with improved protection from pollen and other fine particles. These types of electrostatically charged filters have thick, high-quality pleats that trap even tiny particulates without affecting the flow of air through your building.
ASHRAE recommends upgrading commercial HVAC systems in non-health care facilities to include MERV-13 or whatever may be the highest achievable grade possible in your building.
Invest in Air Purifiers
You can also enhance the air quality in your building with an upgrade to your commercial air purifier. One popular, emerging technology is the Air Scrubber by Aerus, which leverages the power of NASA technology and Photocatalytic Oxidation (PCO) to make your indoor air cleaner and healthier to breathe.
The Air Scrubber safely controls and neutralizes contaminants, such as viruses, bacteria, mold, and fungi. It can be used in many types of commercial buildings, including offices, restaurants, hospitals, and hotels.
Make Maintenance a Priority
Even the most modern commercial air filtration systems require regular maintenance to stay in tip-top shape. If your building’s filters are dirty, they will force your system’s mechanical parts to work harder to circulate air. To make sure your building’s IAQ is always high, make duct cleaning a priority.
Regularly scheduled professional duct cleaning and inspections will ensure that your ductwork is free of dust, dander, and other types of debris, which tend to cause allergic reactions.
Contact Us for Assistance with Your Air Filtration System
If you would like to improve your indoor air quality (IAQ), contact the expert technicians at M&S Mechanical. For more than three decades, we have specialized in HVAC, providing expert services to many Fortune 500 companies, including Macy’s, Bank of America, and Morgan Stanley.