Anything that may adversely affect the bottom line of a business can become troublesome, including a high HVAC budget. Some business owners think that they can save a lot of money by cutting their HVAC budget. While this may work in the short term, the long-term cost can be overwhelming. Depending on your commercial indoor air quality, your business may incur huge HVAC costs through any or all of the following means:
Poor indoor air quality can lead to impaired employee performance. If the room temperature is uncomfortably high, contains impurities and has poor circulation, employees may not be able to think clearly. In fact, many of them may doze off and sleep at their desks. This can be very costly to your business because very little work will get done.
If your business has poor indoor air quality, your contractors, suppliers, business associates or colleagues will not be impressed with your business. As a result, you may end up losing a lot of business and skilled manpower. The end result will be stagnated business growth, if not contraction.
Unhappy Clients and Customers
If you are in a business that relies heavily on making customers feel comfortable, such as restaurant, bar or hotel business, you may lose most of your customers if you fail to provide them with high-quality, well-conditioned air.
Indoor air must be free of foul odors and allergens. It must also have the right moisture content and temperature. A well functioning HVAC system, complete with humidifiers and dehumidifiers can greatly improve commercial indoor air quality in any commercial establishment.
Poor indoor air quality is a major cause of respiratory illnesses that may increase absenteeism in employees. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), poor commercial indoor air quality costs businesses more than $15 billion annually, in terms of reduced productivity and worker absences. This cost can be reduced greatly by simply installing efficient HVAC equipment and making sure employees do not smoke indoors. This will cost some money, but is nothing compared to what employers stand to lose.
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