The air we breathe inside of a building is just as important as the air we breathe when outside. Just as the outside air can get contaminated and be hazardous to us, the same applies to the air we breathe inside. That is why many facilities have opted into integrating air quality monitoring devices to keep their employees, visitors, and other personnel safe and healthy. Here are some benefits to implementing air quality monitoring devices into your facility.
Less Air-Borne Viruses and Bacteria
This past year with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the whole country, lessons have been learned regarding public health and people have adapted to keep everyone safe. With many diseases such as coronavirus, influenza, and more being spread through the air, it is important to monitor the quality of the air we breathe to stop the spread of disease. With air quality monitoring devices, such as the HALO Smart Sensor, air-borne pathogens can be detected and the proper personnel can be notified to implement further HVAC filtration processes.
Avoid Sick Building Syndrome
According to Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration News, “Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is said to occur when many building occupants experience symptoms associated with acute discomfort that is usually relieved when leaving the premises.” This syndrome most commonly occurs in offices and other similar facilities where there is an open plan. Sick Building Syndrome also usually happens due to poor ventilation, inadequate temperature or humidity, or the presence of pollutants and chemicals. One way to curb Sick Building Syndrome is to implement air quality monitoring devices to ensure the air your personnel breathe is fresh and healthy. Healthier and cleaner air could lead to better productivity in the workspace, according to a study from Harvard and Syracuse Universities. The study showed that employees in a clean air environment performed 61% better on office duties and doubling the ventilation in the office increased cognitive performance by more than 100%.
Fast Detection of Harmful Chemicals
Continuous air quality monitoring in a facility can lead to the fast detection of potentially harmful, if not fatal, chemicals that could become present in the building. With rapid detection of an above acceptable level of chemicals such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane, ammonia, and more, you can safely evacuate the premises, find the source of the chemicals, and work to ventilate out the building for it to be deemed safe. When harmful chemicals are in the air, time is of the essence to get personnel to safety. With air quality monitoring devices, you can be at ease knowing your property is being continuously monitored for these harmful chemicals.
Ensuring Proper Ventilation
Many times, the buildup of chemicals and harmful pathogens in the air is due to a ventilation issue. Sometimes, this can be just as simple as opening a window to let the contaminated air ventilate out, such as when smoke starts to form when cooking something in a kitchen. However, with an air quality monitoring device you can determine if your air quality is suffering due to a ventilation or HVAC issues in your facility.
With an air quality monitoring device, such as our news-breaking HALO Smart Sensor, you get the advanced technology of 12 sensors built in to detect a multitude of chemicals, including THC and vape, with the added benefit of extra security with gunshot detection, key word detection, and more. The HALO Smart Sensor was designed to quickly detect and notify of abnormalities in the air.
Looking to implement air quality monitoring devices in your facility? Contact us today to learn more about the HALO Smart Sensor!