Your indoor air quality is important, especially in the age of COVID-19. As such, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) have issued guidance for ventilation in buildings.
Adhering to these guidelines can help you reduce exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and keep your employees, clients, and customers safe. RPF Environmental, Inc. can help you test your air quality, provide COVID-19 environmental services, and recommend ventilation solutions.
Why Is Building Ventilation Important?
Building ventilation is the circulation of air throughout a building. Well-circulated air does not allow pollutants (or viruses) to concentrate and maintains a comfortable temperature and humidity. Businesses circulate air via ventilation systems, which can be as simple as open windows or complex as multi-pronged heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems with filters, ducts, and climate control.
Most businesses rely on HVAC systems to deliver an adequate supply of outdoor air and filter outside contaminants. Unfortunately, ill-maintained HVAC systems can play a role in infectious disease transmission, mold and bacterial growth, and other hazards. Therefore, it is important to have a third party test your building’s ventilation system and air quality regularly.