Importance of mechanical ventilation in commercial buildings
Mechanical ventilation, also known as an air handling unit (AHU), improves indoor air quality and energy efficiency and can be used within a commercial building. It simply draws in the outside air, with various options for filters, heat recovery with heating or cooling, and it then distributes it through ducts to maintain indoor comfort. AHUs can also exchange stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air, improving ventilation and energy efficiency.
Sufficient ventilation is crucial for a business's smooth operation and employee wellbeing. Maintaining good air quality enhances productivity and extends work hours.
However, poor ventilation leads to discomfort, diminished performance, and potential health issues, impacting thought processes and concentration. Neglecting employee welfare through inadequate ventilation may result in legal ramifications for businesses. Plus, a poorly ventilated building can end up costing a business in necessary repairs or reduced value.