Air Quality in Education Facilities
Why Air Quality Matters
Air quality in any indoor space is important for the health and safety of everyone who spends time there, and that includes education facilities. It can be especially important to think about air quality when younger children will be present, because their tolerance for pollutants is much lower than that of adults.
Air pollutants in school buildings can include carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), mold, dust, bacteria, fungi, and viruses. All of these can contribute to not just health issues, but school performance and concentration as well.
Poor air quality can increase health problems for students and staff such as coughs, eye irritation, headaches, allergic reactions, or aggravating asthma or other respiratory conditions. All of this can impact student and teacher attendance and performance negatively.
By better controlling temperature, humidity, ventilation, and airborne pollutants, you can ensure that everyone in your building stays healthier, happier, and has an easier time learning or working.
Better Air Quality Solutions
Luckily there are many solutions to better air quality in education facilities that can be cost and energy efficient while providing everyone a healthier environment to work and learn in. Many of these solutions can be added on to existing systems which also reduces any disruption to the school being open.
A consistent relative humidity of 40-60% decreases viruses’ and bacteria’s ability to travel and reduces risk of infection. It also creates a more comfortable atmosphere.
Bipolar ionization systems can kill viruses, bacteria, mold, eliminates VOCs and mitigates odors. They are perfect for systems large or small.
High efficiency polarized filtration for new or old equipment provides one of the highest levels of filtration available to reduce the transmission of bacteria, viruses, and other particles.
Ultraviolet lights destroy airborne viruses, germs and other microorganisms for greatly increased air quality. This is a cost-effective and energy efficient solution for cleaner air.
Working with HVAC Sales
We work with facilities maintenance, building owners, general contractors and more to find the perfect solution for your needs and budget. If you work in education, your principal or head of maintenance would be great people to start a conversation with about the air quality solutions that are already in place in your building, and what could be done to improve them.
At HVAC Sales, customer service is our number one priority, and we’re always happy to talk with you about your building’s challenges and the solutions we can offer. We believe that safe, clean, healthy air is achievable in almost any space and we’ll work with you to meet that goal.
Have some questions? We’re happy to chat with you.