Everyone knows that plants deliver much needed oxygen, converting carbon dioxide into it. People often spruce up their office spaces with small, medium, and large plants. Many people use plants as a way to connect with nature and bring a little living inside with them. Many other people also struggle with keeping those plants alive. Regardless of whether or not you have a green thumb, you may not be aware that plants can actually help improve air quality in your home or office.
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We’ve all been there. A stuffy office setting where the windows may only open slightly or may not open at all. Constantly having air flow running through the HVAC system, whether hot or cold, means that particles are always getting caught in the air filters. That’s exactly what they’re for — to catch dust and particles that would otherwise float around the office. With constant use air filters can get clogged up and be less effective as well as put undue strain on your HVAC system.
When should the air filters be changed in an office?
Unlike home air filters you may use for your HVAC system that only require to be changed every 6-12 months, office HVAC air filters should be checked and possibly replaced every 2 months. The frequency of which air filters should be checked and changed can be determined by the kind of HVAC system you have. Some manufacturers suggest more or less time between changes. Industrial facilities may probably need to change out their air filters once a month. You should speak with a licensed HVAC technician for your office to figure out how often your air filter should be maintained. Continue reading “When should the air filters in the office be changed?”
Many years ago, I worked in a 24-story building in the heart of downtown Boston.
My office was on the 16th floor.
Into my second year, I became and remained ill for several months with colds, sinus problems and an ear infection that would not go away despite several rounds of antibiotics. Even then, it occurred to me that being in a closed environment without access to fresh air could not be healthy. My lingering cold symptoms seemed to affirm that theory.
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