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The Importance of Indoor Air Quality



Indoor air quality affects us daily, but we don't always consider it. We spend more than two-thirds of our time indoors, which means we're always breathing in air quality. This can have a significant impact on our health. Cambridge Air Solutions has over 60 years of experience in the industrial cooling industry, and we understand the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ). 

What is Indoor Air Quality? 

Indoor air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality in buildings and structures (EPA). Buildings with good IAQ have:

  • Ventilation
  • Control of Internal and External Pollutants
  • Comfortable Temperature
  • Comfortable Humidity Levels

Why is Good Indoor Air Quality So Important?

People spend more than two-thirds of their lives indoors, source. Poor indoor air quality can lead to long-term health issues, source. Good IAQ can also prevent the buildup of hazardous gases such as carbon monoxide. 

Increased Production

Employees need more than just a leather office chair to be comfortable. Air quality is often overlooked when thinking about employee comfort. If your employees aren't comfortable, chances are they are stressed out in the workplace. Employees that are comfortable in their workplace are much more productive employees. 

Slows the Spread of Viruses

Buildings with good IAQ are well-ventilated, which helps slow the spread of viruses such as COVID-19 and the Flu. This means less sickness in the workplace and a safer environment for your employees. A healthier workplace is also a wealthier workplace, according to a Harvard study. Better health leads to less sick leave and more productivity, which leads to greater profits. Good IAQ in your building can also reduce allergy or asthma triggers. There are more pollutants in the air when IAQ is low due to poor ventilation. This can cause some diseases, such as asthma, to flare up. 

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Invest in your employees with a system from Cambridge Air Solutions. We are a leading manufacturer of commercial and industrial heating, ventilation, and evaporative cooling products. Both our S-Series and SA-Series utilize 100% fresh air to dilute contaminants. This eliminates many of the air quality problems associated with traditional heating systems that recirculate indoor air. Similarly our M-Series offers superior IAQ as it uses only fresh air from outside and noes not recirculate contaminated indoor air. Our ESC-Series also uses 100% outside air to provide tempered make-up air and building cooling. 


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With the right air quality management system, you can breathe easy. You and your employees will be able to spend more time indoors without worrying about potential health problems caused by poor indoor air quality. To learn more about Cambridge Air Solutions products for improving your indoor air quality, contact a rep today.