June Newsletter

Why Indoor Air Quality Is Important & How to Improve It

We are excited to announce the relaunch of our monthly newsletter, designed to provide our clients with expert guidance and insights on important topics with valuable takeaways. In this edition, we shed light on the significance of indoor air quality (IAQ) and provide practical strategies to improve it. 

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Poor indoor air quality can lead to a range of health issues, including respiratory problems, allergies, headaches, and fatigue. IAQ plays a pivotal role in ensuring the well-being and productivity of your employees, making it an essential aspect of your business. 

Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality

  • Improve Ventilation: Ensure proper ventilation throughout your premises to reduce the concentration of pollutants and maintain fresh air circulation. Regularly inspect and maintain your HVAC systems to guarantee efficient operation.
  • Control Indoor Pollutants: Identify and manage potential sources of indoor air pollution, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), mold, and allergens. Implement effective cleaning protocols and use environmentally friendly products to minimize harmful emissions.
  • Enhance Filtration: Upgrade your air filters to high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, capable of trapping a significant amount of airborne particles and allergens. Regularly replace filters as per manufacturer guidelines.


  • Monitor Humidity Levels: Maintain optimal humidity levels between 30% and 50% to prevent mold growth and the proliferation of dust mites. Utilize dehumidifiers or humidifiers, depending on your specific requirements.
  • Promote Green Practices: Encourage the use of low-VOC materials, such as paints, adhesives, and furnishings, when undertaking renovations or new construction projects. This step can significantly reduce the emission of harmful chemicals into the air.
  • Introduce Indoor Plants: Plants act as natural air filters, absorbing CO2 and releasing oxygen while also removing harmful pollutants. Consider plants such as snake plants, peace lilies, or spider plants for their air-cleansing properties.

Beyond the health implications, improving indoor air quality can have a significant impact on your bottom line. Here’s how:

  • Enhanced Productivity: Poor IAQ can lead to discomfort, allergies, and respiratory issues among your employees. By implementing measures to improve IAQ, you can boost employee productivity and reduce absenteeism, leading to improved overall efficiency and better business outcomes.
  • Reduced Healthcare Costs: Respiratory illnesses caused by poor IAQ can result in increased healthcare expenses for both employees and employers. Investing in a healthy indoor environment can yield long-term cost savings and contribute to a healthier bottom line.
  • Improved Employee Satisfaction and Retention: By demonstrating your commitment to providing a clean and healthy workspace, you can enhance employee satisfaction. This can lead to higher employee retention rates, reducing recruitment and training costs associated with turnover.
  • Enhanced Reputation: Demonstrating your commitment to IAQ also serves as a powerful marketing tool when attracting potential clients, investors, and talent. A strong reputation can give your business a competitive edge and contribute to long-term growth.

Remember, small changes can have a big impact. Incorporating these strategies will not only improve the indoor air quality of your workspace but also fosters a positive, productive work environment.

See Air Quality Improvements in Action