Thursday, May 11, 2017  07:00 AM | By: Hayley Morphis
Air Purifiers: Eliminate Stagnant Air in Your Office

How Can You Clean Your Office's Air?

It’s that time again. It’s pollen season, and allergies are in full swing. Don’t let your office become a spore-filled space. Prevent sneezing, coughing, red eyes, inflammation and more by thoroughly cleaning the air throughout your workspace. While air purifiers can often do the most to clean your air, there are many additional ways you can eliminate stagnant air in your office. Simply implement one or more of our tips below, and you and your colleagues can begin breathing fresher, cleaner air today.

Air Filters

It will be impossible to keep the air inside of your office clean if your air filters are in desperate need of replacement. Fresh air filters allow the air to flow more freely and are better able to block pollen, dust and other allergens. Be sure to replace your office’s air filters once a month to ensure your heating and cooling system is operating at optimal performance levels.

Clean Your Workspace

Stagnant air is often the result of the surrounding space it is contained in. Is your office in need of a good spring clean? If so, pollen, dust and other contaminants can be lurking on floors, surfaces, tables, doors and more. All it takes is a simple shift in air flow for these particles to be picked up and pushed out into the air you breathe. To achieve purer air throughout your office, it is best to clean your space weekly at a bare minimum. Be sure to wipe down all surfaces, mop or vacuum all floors, remove trash from the receptacles, clean all door handles and any other areas that need a good wipe down.

Air Purifiers

Air Purifier

Air purifiers can do wonders for – you guessed it – purifying your air. Air purifiers work by removing particles that more common AC air filters are unable to capture. By taking in circulating air and removing particles that are smaller than can meet the eye, air purifiers can even help capture the flu virus and other harmful bacteria. Fellowes Air Purifiers are ideal, because they can purify large rooms and are known to safely remove 99.97% of airborne particles – even those that are as small as 0.3 microns. In addition, they are extremely effective at capturing the influenza virus as well as removing odors and capturing additional larger airborne particles that other filters may miss.

Duct Cleaning

Duct Cleaning

If all else fails, it may be time to call your local heating and cooling specialist. AC ducts often become contaminated over time, due to the build-up of pollen, dirt, pests, insects and other undesirable pollutants. At times, there may even be mold or mildew growth going undetected throughout your duct work. If you’ve installed a new air filter, thoroughly cleaned your space and have a high quality air purifier working indoors but you are still noticing an unacceptable level of allergens or other pollutants in your air, it may be worth it to have a duct cleaning expert come out and take a look.