How Do You Improve Indoor Air Quality in a Building


Poor indoor air quality may result in sensory and respiratory irritation, headaches, drowsiness and the ‘sick building syndrome.’ This in turn affects people’s productivity, mood, focus, creativity and overall health.

How do you improve indoor air quality in a building

To prevent the above problems and symptoms, it’s crucial to improve air quality inside the building. The problems are insidious (and we often don’t know what’s responsible for our sick feeling) and they can get worse over time. It’s especially the case now when there’s the coronavirus and other related health threats.

The most straightforward solution to this is improving the ventilation building ventilation (especially in areas where there are a lot of occupants or they stay inside for prolonged periods). In other words, we have to deliberately introduce more fresh outdoor air into the building. This way, there will be more oxygen coming in and that air contaminants will become diluted.

There are two ways to accomplish that: natural and mechanical. In the natural way, air moves in and out of the grilles, vents, doors and windows. They could be manually opened and controlled or a computerised and engineered control system is used. On the other hand, the mechanical way is about using fans to literally pump the air in or out. This can provide better control and versatility in air circulation compared to the natural way. Also, we can adjust the fans depending on the requirements of the building interior or a specific area inside the building.

These methods of facilitating or improving ventilation complement the interior efforts of regularly cleaning and disinfecting the areas inside the building (and also removing potential sources of VOCs and allergens). These all work together to improve indoor air quality and help people stay healthy and productive.

Here at Enterprise AC, we’ve designed and upgraded ventilation systems to improve indoor air quality. Our engineers and technicians come up with the most cost-effective solutions while ensuring maximum cross air flow inside the buildings. Contact us today and we’ll thoroughly study your building, building usage patterns and indoor air quality requirements.