Did you know that 1 out of 4 buildings in the U.S. could be classified as sick? You’re probably wondering what a sick building is. According to NADCA – the HVAC Inspection, Maintenance and Restoration Association – a sick building is one in which the environment puts the occupants at risk for upper respiratory infections.
NADCA says that 64 Million workers frequently experience two or more symptoms associated with Sick Building Syndrome at work.
- Nose irritation
- Eye irritation
In addition to the statistics about the symptoms, studies show that 20 percent of all illnesses are either caused by or aggravated by polluted indoor air. And indoor air pollution ranks as one of the top five environmental risks to public health since 1990.
What A Sick Building Could Cost You
It’s estimated that you’ll spend 30% more operating a cooling system with dirty coils. And that US adults miss about 14 million workdays per year as a result of Asthma, an issue commonly triggered by poor indoor air quality. So it’s actually costing you not to get your commercial HVAC system cleaned!
Benefits of Improving Indoor Air Quality
- Reducing sick building symptoms through better indoor air quality and properly maintained HVAC systems can lead to $10-$30 billion in productivity gains.
- 1% improved productivity would be equivalent to the whole energy cost of a building.
- 56% is the average return on investment for an indoor air quality improvement program.
- A 100,000 square foot building with 400 tons of AC can save $22,500 per year with a clean HVAC system.
- Clean HVAC systems reduce energy cost by over 30%.
What’s The Solution
It’s simple; have your HVAC system cleaned. Here at IMC we’re NADCA certified and always available to speak with you about a solution, just give us a call.