Flu season is fast approaching. All it takes is one person to show up to work with the sniffles, and suddenly all of the staff is overwhelmed and infected with the common cold or even the flu. This can be devastating for businesses — especially small ones — that don’t have a bunch of employees to call upon to fill in. On top of that, businesses, especially retail ones, have to be ready for the busy holiday season.
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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.
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If you’re environmentally conscious, you may be wondering how you can reduce your company’s carbon footprint. Don’t worry, EcoSource has you covered. Check out these 10 easy ways you can reduce your facility’s carbon footprint.
1. Take an alternate way to work/encourage carpooling and other ways to get to work
This is the first step which doesn’t take place inside of the facility of your company, but it’s a no-brainer. Any way that you can encourage carpooling, taking a bike to work, using public transportation, or anything else that may help reduce the overall amount of vehicles on the road can help cut down on carbon emissions.
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