Poor Air Quality and Humidity – HVAC System Maintenance

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It is surprising how much havoc humidity can cause in your home or workplace. Humidity is a crucial factor when looking at the quality of air, and many businesses are finding there are consequences for not ensuring the levels of humidity are correctly controlled.

Potential issues that arise from uncontrolled humidity levels include:

  • Asthma flair-ups
  • Headaches
  • Dry or itchy skin
  • Damp or musty odours
  • Germs more easily spread – Bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19, thrive in uncontrolled humidity as they can quickly multiply and spread.

High Humidity

Problems caused by high humidity include:

  • Mould spores that could cause lung problems.
  • Nasal issues
  • Eye irritation
  • Skin irritation
  • Asthma
  • Wheezing
  • Dust mites
  • Heat rash
  • Cramps
  • Exhaustion
  • Damp damage to the building

Low humidity

It is not just high humidity that can cause issues. Here are some problems that low humidity may cause:

  • Sore eyes
  • Dry and itchy skin
  • Dry or sore throat
  • Stuffy nose
  • Headache
  • Static electric

The Quality of Air

The recommended indoor temperature ranges between 68°F to 78°F. This will help to avoid any negative health effects caused by uncontrolled humidity.

To ensure all occupants of your building are safe and not at risk of inadequate humidity related side-effects, you must monitor the temperature and humidity in your building. Periodic checks throughout the day are a good idea and look out for any of the signs that the humidity levels are not correct. Ask your staff if they are comfortable and ensure good ventilation and airflow throughout your building.

Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems should be regularly maintained, tested, and inspected to ensure they are working correctly. Consult an HVAC system specialist, such as Franklyn air, for advice. An HVAC professional will help keep your humidity levels under control and your building safe. Working with an experienced specialist within the industry will help you achieve maximum comfort and safety for you and all employees. This means happier, healthier, and more productive staff.


It is crucial to ensure you have regular scheduled maintenance of your air conditioning and heating systems. This will make your environment a healthier one and increase the longevity of your system. A well-maintained system is less likely to cause expensive issues.

To find out more about the air conditioning services we offer, contact Franklyn Air on 0207 8398036

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