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How to Improve the Airflow in Your Office

Did you know that the air quality in your office can have a big impact on your employee’s productivity? If they’re not already trying to escape the office and go for walks throughout the day, your staff is possible sitting at their desks distracted from their work from how stuffy your office feels.

Luckily, there are a few ways you can improve the airflow in your office to make your employees more comfortable and create a better work environment.

Clear the Space Around the Outdoor Unit

If there are a lot of leaves, branches, or other debris huddled up around your outdoor condenser unit, your HVAC system would be able to get the right airflow and won’t be able to pump enough air into your office.

Make sure the area around your outdoor unit is clear so your system can run efficiently.

Unblock Your Vents

You may not even realize it, but there can be things around your office that are placed in front of your vents and prevent air from flowing freely in your office. Walk around the space and check to see if any filing cabinets, furniture, or appliances are blocking your air vents.

Change Your Air Filters

The same rules apply to commercial HVAC systems that they do residential ones — you need to keep your filters clean. A dirty filter can greatly inhibit your system’s airflow and make for a stuffy office.

Check the Fan

If your blower motor or fan is not working properly or is too dirty, your system won’t be able to push air through the ducts, and your office won’t get the proper amount of conditioned air. The bright side is that, if this is the issue, it can usually be fixed by cleaning the fan.

Check the Size of Your Unit

Years ago, “bigger is better” was typically the mentality when it came to commercial HVAC systems. If someone occupied your office space before, they could have had an over-sized unit that runs shorter cycles and doesn’t distribute air evenly through your office.

 

If your office feels stuffy more often than not, ask the experts {Sub:BusinessName} for help. We can inspect your office and offer solutions for making it a more comfortable and productive space for you and your employees.