Don’t Touch That Thermostat! [Comfort & Indoor Air Quality In Offices]
Thermostat wars in the office are a real problem. It’s common to hear about employees changing the temperature behind their coworkers’ backs — and then someone else adjusting it again.
Sometimes, the cause is simply different people feeling comfortable at different temperatures. But in many cases, it’s a sign there’s something wrong with your heating and cooling system.
That’s especially so if your office or commercial space uses a ductless mini split for climate control. These systems are excellent for comfort and energy efficiency. But, their performance dips significantly over time — especially without the correct maintenance.
A dirty mini split struggles to maintain the temperature you want. Even if the thermostats read the right temperature, it may not feel like that in the room.
What’s worse, the stuff that’s clogging it up — anything from dirt and dust to bacteria and mold — makes people feel sick. And this can happen even if your HVAC contractor services the system once or twice a year.
This article will go over two big warning signs that your mini split is causing indoor air quality issues. Then, we’ll look at how a deep cleaning can make a huge difference.
And, if you have concerns about indoor air quality or with the mini split in your Boise Metro or Valley County business, call HydroKleen today at (208) 779-5596.
Is The Temperature In Your Office Hard To Control?
Mini splits should maintain a constant temperature better than forced-air systems. But you’ll get wider temperature swings than normal when something’s wrong.
That’s when you notice more people bickering over the temperature and sparring at the thermostat.
One of the most common causes is the buildup on the coils inside your handler.
Those components play a pivotal role in the heat transfer process: Moving warmth inside in the cold weather and removing it when it’s hot outside. You won’t get that effect when the coils are all gunked up.
Is Your Indoor Air Quality Getting Worse?
Poor indoor air quality goes hand-in-hand with mini split performance issues. The same problems that cause the temperature swings — dirt and microbial contaminants in the air handlers — also make the air you’re breathing less healthy.
Related: Healthy Indoor Air Is Essential For People With Asthma
According to the EPA, common complaints and effects of poor indoor air quality in the office include:
- Bad Smells
Sick Building Syndrome
The EPA defines Sick Building Syndrome as “situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or cause can be defined.”
Employers are obligated to provide a healthy work environment. If your heating and cooling system is causing illness, you need to address it as soon as possible.
Fortunately, we can help.
How Mini Split Cleanings Eliminate Indoor Air Quality Problems
A mini split deep cleaning eliminates many of the Sick Building Syndrome problems that affect your employee’s health and your bottom line.
It can even reduce problems for people with asthma. And, yes, a cleaning may even help put an end to people fighting over the thermostat.
With HydroKleen, you get the world’s best, most comprehensive mini split deep cleaning. And we mean that literally.
Related: How Often Should A Mini Split Be Cleaned?
HydroKleen has serviced more than 1.5 million mini splits around the world. And each visit is backed by the best guarantee in the business: If you’re not satisfied, you don’t pay us a dime.
And, we’ll pay for a competitor to come in after us.
Our cleaners get in between every tiny fin on the coils in your air handler. They reach behind the barrel fans and touch every inch of the unit. And, we don’t have to disassemble anything to do it.
That makes cleaning fast and easy — and way less expensive.
And our cleaning agents are hypoallergenic and nontoxic. We’re not getting rid of some pollutants and then leaving you with other dangerous chemicals in the air.
Related: How (And Why) We Only Use Non-Toxic, Environmentally-Friendly Cleaners
More HydroKleen Benefits
Asset management is important for property managers and business owners — and we help with that, too. A clean mini split means:
- Lower Bills
- Fewer Repairs
- Longer Service Life
Without dirt and other pollutants hindering the heat transfer process, your mini split needs less electricity to do the job right. That means lower utility bills.
Just as with any HVAC system, you’ll have fewer breakdowns when the components inside your air handlers and heat pump are clean and optimized to run smoothly. There’s less wear and tear and fewer service calls to pay for.
Longer Service Life
In all, a well-maintained mini split lasts longer. You’ll get more years of service for your investment than if you only had routine maintenance.
Mini Split Cleaning In Boise, ID
HydroKleen208 guarantees the best mini split in Boise, ID and across the Treasure Valley. If you don’t feel a difference in your office as soon as we’re through, the cleaning is free! And, we’ll pay a competitor to come in after us. Call (208) 779-5596 to learn how to keep your business and employees healthy.