5 Questions to Ask About Covid and Air Quality

Indoor air quality (IAQ) has never been more important than it is now, in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies must go above and beyond to improve indoor air quality and maintain a clean work environment. Luckily, according to the New York Times, there are some questions you can ask about COVID and air quality at work that can help you ensure that your company is doing its best to maintain good COVID indoor air.

5 Questions to Ask About Covid and Air Quality at Work

If you are concerned about your COVID indoor air quality, there are some questions you can ask to ensure you are staying safe for 8+ hours at work. 

1. Can opening the windows improve air quality? 

This question is asked to ensure that a company is providing air that is as clean as possible. Opening the windows as much as possible is one of the top things you can do to improve air quality. This provides fresh air throughout the day and helps to filter out stale air that may be hazardous.

2. What is the ACR Rate? 

Learning the air change rate is one of the best ways to improve the air quality at work. In particular, the air change rate is used to indicate how often the air in indoor air is being replaced with outdoor air. This can help a business determine whether they need to take extra measures to improve the air quality within their company. Given that many experts suggest that the air be replaced 4-6 per hour if your office’s ACR is lower than that, you may need to take certain steps to improve it.

3. Who is monitoring air quality? 

You must also pay close attention to who is monitoring the air quality. A company must decide if an expert should monitor the air quality, or if a carbon dioxide sensor will be used or another type of mechanism, or a mixture of both.

4. How have you improved your air quality? 

No matter how good your air quality may be, companies should be taking steps to improve it. This can involve checking the air quality regularly or installing new equipment.  The more positive improvements that are made will guarantee your air quality is safe and healthy.

5. Are you using UVC Cleaning Systems?

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  • Improving your air quality is important to prevent the spread of viruses such as COVID.
  • By asking certain questions, you can assess your air quality and make necessary changes.
  • Checking the ACR rate and monitoring your air quality can help you improve your air quality.
  • Invest in Olympia’s UVC LED Wall Unit and UVC Troffer systems for a 99.9 percent reduction of airborne viruses.

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