indoor air quality

Air Filter Selection and Maintenance Supports Your Indoor Air Quality Goals

Properly maintaining your building’s indoor air quality (IAQ) is important to the health, comfort, and safety of your building’s occupants. One key element to air quality is proper filter management.

Building managers of commercial office buildings, schools and universities, and retail centers can take steps to ensure that their facility’s HVAC system is operating at its best to support quality air and adequate ventilation – especially as people are returning to work spaces and indoor events post pandemic and concerned about COVID variants.

What’s In Your Air?

To help improve your building’s indoor air quality, our HVAC technicians will assess the status of your system and inspect for proper filtration of airborne particulates such as dust and pollen, mold, and debris, as well as other contaminants such as volatile organic compounds, pollution particulates, viruses, and bacteria as required.

The air and elements outside of your facility will also impact the quality of the air inside your facility. For example, if your building is located near highways and vehicle pollution or industrial manufacturing facilities that may emit particulates or chemical particles it’s important to be aware of these additional potential air quality challenges.

Testing your facility’s air quality must be done by a professional, qualified HVAC service technician. Our technicians can also guide you through the latest air quality standard recommendations provided by OSHA.

Testing your facility’s air quality must be done by a professional, qualified HVAC service technician.

Today’s Solutions for Improving Air Quality

It’s important to have the best air filtration and air quality system for your environment and application. Today, a range of technology tools, advanced air filters, and duct-mounted air cleaners can be installed in your building’s central HVAC system. Some state-of-the-art solutions include:

  • Air Purification Systems – featuring electrostatics integrated into your HVAC system
  • UV Air Purifiers – utilizing ultraviolet light rays to disinfect the air
  • HEPA Filters – High Efficiency Particulate Air filters incorporating advanced materials and designs

Updating your air filtration approach may require changes to your existing HVAC equipment system – from simple part updates to retrofits to completely new systems. You can rely on the experts at Campbell to provide the best answers.

Rating the Performance of Air Filters

An excellent, first line of defense against pollutants and poor air quality is ensuring the proper selection, installation, and maintenance of filters. We can help you assess and determine the best level of filtration efficiency for your building and environment. The HVAC industry has established minimum efficiency reporting value ratings, known as MERV ratings, that indicate the efficiency of a filter’s ability to clean the air. A MERV rating is a simple way to identify how much particulate matter and contaminants could be caught by the filter.

Variables such as the size of your building and HVAC units, and the location and type of HVAC system your building operates will impact how often your commercial building air filter will need to be replaced.

Campbell Can Help

We’ll help you access, clean, and maintain your commercial HVAC’ filtration system. Preventative maintenance and changing your filters is key. It’s also important to ensure that your building’s mechanical ventilation system is properly designed and efficiently functioning to provide adequate amounts of outdoor air. Because of the often complex location and potential hazards of HVAC air filters, we recommend utilizing professional help from the Campbell team for changing or replacing your air filter. Contact us today to schedule an air quality assessment or filter replacement service, or to learn more about our preventive maintenance programs.

Keep in mind that due to recommendations to increase both ventilation and filtration in response to COVID-19, it’s likely your building’s HVAC system and filters are working harder. Now is the best time to consider your indoor air quality solutions.