A plan is only as good as the information that’s used to develop it. For example, creating an HVAC asset management plan requires that facilities managers know the effectiveness of their system on indoor environmental conditions. They must also know the system’s impact on the company’s bottom line. With this information, managers can plan for […]

As more people return to the workplace post-pandemic, this means more time is spent in buildings with potentially unhealthy indoor air. It’s a health concern when working in the modern workplace. Open floor plans, conference rooms, and shared office spaces create a level of risk. However, if facilities managers work to create sustainable indoor conditions […]

You may not think water intrusion affects indoor air quality, but it does. When water enters the building undetected it creates an ideal environment for mold to grow and thrive. It also allows outside contaminants into the building. This impacts the health of building occupants both at home and in the workplace. Therefore, building managers […]

It’s important to keep HVAC equipment clean and free of built-up dirt and debris. Hygienic duct cleaning and the disinfection of system components are also key to achieving proper indoor air quality. While this step assists facilities managers in their efforts to maintain healthy IAQ for occupants, static pressure is another consideration. Static pressure is […]

  With the risk of airborne transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus established, homeowners and business owners seek to limit the spread of COVID indoors. This requires a combination of methods and guidelines including increased HVAC maintenance and social distancing. A recent air cleaner study recommends an additional tool in the fight against virus transmission. The […]

  The COVID pandemic highlights the danger of airborne viruses as well as the need to limit their spread. Viruses, however, are not the only risk posed to building occupants. Airborne particulate matter (PM) poses a significant risk as well. When we breathe in these tiny particles, some smaller than ten microns, we put ourselves […]

  The ongoing pandemic introduced the general public to many new terms and acronyms. While a term such as indoor air quality (IAQ) isn’t new, many more people became familiar with it as a result of COVID-19. HEPA is another term now gaining a wider understanding. It relates to the effectiveness of air filters. CADR, […]

Earlier this month, the U.S. government released a new Covid plan for protecting Americans against the SARS-COV-2 virus and its variants. In 96-pages, the National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan lays out a strategy for protection, prevention, treatment, and preparedness. It also provides guidance for reopening schools and moving the economy forward as vaccinations and testing increase.  […]

07 Mar 2022

IAQ monitoring has always been an important part of keeping building occupants safe. This was true before the pandemic and is even more true now. Toward this goal, Pure Air Controls took what was already an award-winning monitoring service with our IAQ Guard and made it even better. IAQ Guard 2.0 takes smart IAQ monitoring […]