I remember asking my boss a little while back why the air quality was so bad in the office space, what she said surprised me and that was the fact that the energy bills were a little too expensive in the office space.
She said because those expenses to use the Heating and A/C were so costly, she couldn’t afford to get correct heating and a/c maintenance and air filter changes. I learned that we were using cheap air filters and the ductwork wasn’t cleaned for ages. I had to point out some things that I thought should be common sense, but apparently the boss didn’t have any common sense. I told her that by getting regular heating and cooling maintenance, you can make sure that the heating and a/c plan is running most efficiently. I explained also that if the ductwork was clogged up badly, the air quality naturally would be bad and the unit couldn’t function efficiently with severe blockages in the HVAC duct. I had to physically show him what I was speaking of and it wasn’t that difficult. I showed him that in one of the heating and a/c vents we looked at, it was very dirty and clogged up. I said there was no way the energy bills would ever be lower if she didn’t do something to fix this problem. I must have gotten through to her because before I knew it, there were heating and a/c professionals cleaning the ductwork and they were installing a new HEPA filter. It didn’t take long for the air quality to improve and the boss was enthusiastic because the energy bills were much lower after the heating and a/c maintenance was completed.