Tightening an old house or building a tight new one means that you can't leave ventilation to random leaks anymore. You have to control it.
If you’re a facilities manager, you’re likely entangled in work orders and service requests, calls from site staff and never ending inquires to contractors and vendors. When you have a free moment, you can begin to track how smoothly your operations are running. No calls? No one complaining? Then performance must be good! Right?
Well, its finally arrived! The last 24 hrs have brought long-anticiapted winter weather to much of the Eastern half of the US and Canada.
The snow and icy cold gives us more than enough reason to stay indoors where it’s nice warm and toasty. What we don’t realize is that the quality of air indoors isn’t quite at its best during the winter.
People tend to think of air pollution as something that will only affect them when outdoors. Little do they know, it can creep up on you from within the comfort of your home and this is particularly true during the winter.
Our recent post about air quality clearly outlined the dangers of poor air quality. Not only does it have a price tag, but also come with severe health risks and puts our environment and climate under extreme pressure, dangering crops and vegetation on a global scale.
Topics: Indoor Air Quality
Today's companies have lots of options when it comes to deploying integrated building automation systems and bringing the Internet of Things into the realm of facilities and plant management.
Systems that control building functions such as air conditioning (HVAC heating, and ventilation); security; refrigeration; and lighting have historically operated as standalone entities.
Ever wondered how air filters in facilities, plants and homes actually use energy and contribute to your monthly utility bills? CleanAlert's President, Luis Fernandez explains how it works:
When it comes to air filters, Facility Managers have two major goals to achieve:
1) Employees/tenants must have the best possible air filtration systems
Adding moisture to your home's air with a whole home humidifier is one of the most important aspects of indoor comfort and air quality, yet it’s one of the least understood.
One reason for this is that humidity is an intangible. It can’t be seen, touched or smelled.
Too much humidity, and you invite mold and bacteria. However, when properly controlled, humidity offers many proven benefits during the heating season. (During summer, a key function of air conditioning is to remove humidity from your home.)
Have you wondered how to choose the best furnace air filter for your home? Walking down the aisle at a home improvement store; or worse, scrolling through various air filter options online can make anyone's head spin given the number of options.
A few simple points can greatly simplify the selection process and make you feel more confident purchasing the right filter for your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system and family.