HVAC System Problems that Affect Employee Productivity and Health
Employers are always searching for ways to improve their employees’ productivity at work. While the employees retain responsibility for a myriad of factors themselves, there are quite a few in the reins of the employers, namely HVAC-system particulars. If employees are frequently complaining of being too cold while at work, or if an inordinate amount of them have the sniffles and need to miss work, it’s time to take a closer look at your HVAC system. It could be the culprit. Address the problems, and the productivity will most likely be back where it needs to be.
Here are just a few of the HVAC-system problems that could be affecting employees in your Oak Brook, IL, and surrounding areas, workplace:
Noticing employees with constant allergies, frequent illnesses like coughs or sniffles, complaints of a funny odor in the air, or headaches? Poor air quality might be responsible. A simple process of changing the system’s filters monthly, taking a walk around the building to check for standing water in drains or near any of the units creating mold, getting the system on a regular maintenance schedule, and checking the ventilation ducts for cracks or leaks will greatly improve the air quality and employees’ health, thus productivity.
SYSTEM CAPACITY TOO SMALL OR TOO BIG
Employees complaining about stuffy air or uneven temperatures throughout the office? Both of these can point to a commercial HVAC system that’s inadequate for the size of space it’s handling. Insufficient ventilation can lead to poor air quality, as noted above, and too much airflow can lead to drafty or cold areas. (Of course, uneven temperatures could indicate cracked ductwork as well.) Either way, employees are not going to be at their optimum comfort, affecting their productivity or health. Get it evaluated.
That annoying banging noise causing employees to move from their offices to get work done? Sometimes a broken part can be caught in the system. Besides affecting employees, it could further damage the system. Call in one of our Amber Mechanical professionals to address it as soon as it’s noticed.
NO REGULAR MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Does it seem like one HVAC system problem is fixed and then there’s another? Or one obvious problem is fixed but your employees are still walking around coughing and sneezing constantly? Maybe there’s more than one thing that needs addressing. All of the issues here can be prevented easily by getting your system on a regular maintenance program. Having your system thoroughly cleaned and inspected regularly by a professional can alert you about potential problems before they become bigger and more expensive, and before they affect your employees. A healthy, clean, and safe HVAC system keeps the work environment at its optimum.
A commercial HVAC system can have such an impact on a workplace and its employees. Employees’ productivity is increased when they’re healthy and content. Ensuring the highest air quality will cut down on employees being sick and suffering from increased asthma or allergy bouts. Having the system evaluated for adequate size or strange noises will keep employees focused, not distracted. And scheduling a regular maintenance appointment will combat most system issues in advance. All these lead to higher productivity from your employees, which means higher financial returns for you. Call Amber Mechanical at 1-800-592-6237 to talk to one of our highly trained professionals about any of these issues or to schedule an appointment.