Sitting behind a desk is part of a lot of people’s work. Many of us spend hours in an office, sitting and pecking away at a keyboard. We’ve spoken about why green cleaning is important so workers aren’t sitting in chemicals or inhaling them, as well as why open office plans aren’t great for an employee’s health or emotional state, but let’s talk about healthy sitting in an office.Continue reading “The Comfortable, Ergonomic Office: What you should and shouldn’t do”
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?”