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How to Improve Air Quality in Your Workplace

Have you been looking for ways to improve productivity in the workplace as of late? If so then you have probably already looked at all the typical measures such as streamlining processes, more employee training, and updating software and equipment, but did you know that air quality can also play a role in productivity? That’s right, something as small as the air quality in the workplace can have a rather big effect on just how productive your employees are.

Research has shown that air quality can have a negative effect on a person’s productivity, health, focus, and thinking. What this means is that if the air in the workplace is poor, then your employees aren’t going to be functioning at their optimum levels.

If you’re ready to make a positive change in the air quality in your workplace, here are some steps you can take.

Look Into an MVHR Unit

One option is to look into a mechanical ventilation heat recovery unit, also known as an MVHR. These units were originally intended to recover the heat that is typically lost in a home or building through air supply vents and bathroom extractor fans. And while it certainly does just that, an MVHR does a whole lot more.

This powerful system is able to improve the air quality by actually filtering all of the incoming air. What this means is that you won’t have condensation and mould issues, it takes odour out of the air, it is ideal for those with asthma and other breathing issues, it supplies fresh filtered air at all times, and of course, it does a great job of circulating heat.

You can read more about MVHR units at and get information such as how to choose the right unit for your needs.

Choose a Cleaning Crew that Use Green Products

If you currently have a cleaning crew responsible for keeping the workplace clean and disinfected, you can speak to them about the products they use. Ideally, you want to find a crew that uses “green products” so that you don’t have to worry about harsh strong chemicals being used and lingering in the air.

As well, you can request that vacuuming is done with a unit that has a HEPA filter. This will help to eliminate dust, pollen, and more.

Use Portable Air Filter Units

You can also address air quality by using portable air filtration units. Today’s models tend to run very quietly, which means even in an office setting, they shouldn’t cause any problems.

Use Plants throughout the Workplace

Did you know that by adding some plants to your workplace, you will also improve the air quality? Encourage employees to have potted plants at their desk, and use them as decor in break rooms and waiting areas. Plants are able to filter the air and remove pollutants and dust.

A Cleaner More Productive Workplace

These tips will help you to create a cleaner workplace when it comes to air quality, which can result in much better levels of productivity.

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