I remember asking my boss a little while back why the air quality was so poor in the office space.
What he said surprised me and that was the fact that the energy bills were a little too costly in the office space.
He said because those expenses to use the HVAC were so costly, he couldn’t afford to get regular HVAC 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 him that by getting regular HVAC maintenance, you can make sure that the HVAC system is running most efficiently. I explained also that if the ductwork was clogged up badly, the air quality naturally would be poor and the system couldn’t function efficiently with severe blockages in the ductwork. I had to physically show him what I was speaking of and it wasn’t very difficult. I showed him that in one of the HVAC vents we looked at, it was severely dirty and clogged up. I said there was no way the energy bills would ever be lower if he didn’t do something to fix this problem. I must have gotten through to him because before I knew it, there were HVAC 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 glad because the energy bills were much lower after the HVAC maintenance was completed.