Understanding HVAC Guidelines
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Understanding HVAC Guidelines

Once I purchased my first home, I realized that I needed to do my part in caring for my home appliances. In addition to reading the user manuals for my kitchen appliances and state-of-the-art plumbing system, I realized that I also needed to do a little research about HVAC. Because I had no experience with HVAC systems, I called out a professional to teach me a thing or two. It was fascinating to talk with him, and I was able to take notes about all kinds of important topics, such as maintenance, troubleshooting, and even shopping for a new system. This blog is all about understanding HVAC guidelines.

Understanding HVAC Guidelines

A Clean HVAC System - The Key To A Healthy Building

Marilou Girard

In these uncertain times, businesses are making a concerted effort to maintain cleanliness within their commercial spaces. Deep cleaning is happening more frequently, and businesses are using sanitizing products to help control the spread of contaminants.

One part of your commercial building that might get overlooked during the cleaning process is your HVAC system. A number of contaminants can compromise the efficiency of your HVAC system and put the health of your employees and customers at risk.


The primary focus of most business owners today is curbing the spread of COVID-19 within their commercial spaces. A clean HVAC system can help accomplish this goal. Viruses, like COVID-19, can build up within your HVAC system. These viruses are then transmitted throughout your building via air ducts.

This process is often referred to as sick building syndrome. An HVAC professional will be able to replace air filters and clean your building's air ducts thoroughly to eliminate any viruses or bacteria found within your HVAC system.


Exposure to toxic mold can cause serious health problems. Mold thrives in moist, damp environments. Your HVAC system can serve as a breeding ground for mold because it offers an optimal growth environment.

As mold expands within your HVAC system, it can compromise the efficiency of any filters you have installed to help improve air quality. An HVAC professional can give your HVAC system and air ducts a thorough cleaning to eliminate any mold spores that might be present within your facility.


You may think that you don't have to worry about chemical contamination if you work in a commercial space that doesn't handle hazardous materials. Unfortunately, this isn't the case.

There are many pieces of equipment within an office environment that can emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) on a daily basis. Copy machines, printers, adhesives, and even permanent markers are just a few office items that can be responsible for the emission of VOCs.

Your HVAC system will take these VOCs in through air returns. Chemical particles can then be distributed throughout your building along with heated or cooled air. Regular duct cleaning and HVAC maintenance can eliminate VOCs that have accumulated within your HVAC system over time.

If you want your commercial HVAC system to function as safely and efficiently as possible, it's important to keep the system clean. Work with your HVAC technician to help prevent the spread of viruses, mold, and chemicals through your HVAC system. Speak with a commercial HVAC contractor for more information.