By Barron Heating
Pumpkin spice, cozy sweaters, and falling leaves—all the things we love about fall are here. But so is the wet, the cold, and the illnesses. With kids back in school, families are being exposed to an onslaught of germs. And from close learning environments to shared supplies, these germs are enough to bring a healthy child down with respiratory and/or stomach bugs six to eight times per year (chop.edu).
Whether you have children in your life or not, the uptick of viruses in the fall and winter months is hard to escape. And as many of our workplaces are now returning to in-person or hybrid working environments, these viruses are circulating not just in schools, but in the office spaces where we spend much of our time. Poor indoor air quality, faulty HVAC systems, and limited ventilation can all exacerbate unhealthy work and learning spaces, compromising the health and comfort of our day-to-day lives.
Sick Building Syndrome, or SBS, highlights this common issue of poor indoor air quality. Known to cause physical symptoms like headaches, sore throats, and dizziness, SBS has also been known to affect less measurable traits like productivity and decision-making—qualities that are essential to successful students, employees, and businesses (forbes.com). From viruses to dust, pollen, and mold, airtight buildings with poor ventilation intensify the presence of indoor pollutants. And when combined with improperly maintained or faulty heating and cooling equipment, indoor spaces can become harmful for the health of their occupants and the pocket of their owners.
Breathe Easier (At Work, Too!)
A common sentiment as of late is in regard to air quality in our homes versus the workplace. Over the past few years, many of us have made improvements to our homes to improve air quality. But now that we’re back in the office, we just don’t feel like the air we breathe every day is as good as when we’re at home. What can we do?
Many of the improvements made to your system at home can be put to work in the office, too. From proper ventilation to prevent the spread of illnesses to equipment maintenance to improve system performance, protecting your investments—employees and equipment alike—is essential to a successful business.
Protecting Your Investment
If you’re a business owner, a Commercial Service Agreement (CSA) with Barron Heating AC Electrical & Plumbing can be an ideal solution—safety and productivity being at the top of the list. It’s simple: well-maintained equipment works better. And just as poor air quality limits productivity, healthy air quality and properly operating equipment translate to comfortable and healthy employees, increasing your workers’ productivity, performance, and profits.
With a Barron Commercial Service Agreement, business owners can save money and make budgeting easier with discounted service rates and reduced equipment operating costs. A Barron CSA provides access to expert evaluations by trained technicians who know and understand your equipment, as well as comprehensive building-performance approaches unparalleled in the marketplace. Automatic preventative maintenance appointments make scheduling easy, as does priority scheduling. And finally, we can provide a wide range of Indoor Air Quality solutions, including air purifiers that kill 99% of tested viruses. Ensure your air is clean for your employees and those you serve.
Now IS a Good Time
2024 is quickly approaching, and for a limited time, Barron is offering a chance to sign up and save. Lock in 2023’s rates for the next 12 months!
And referrals are welcome! If your workplace could benefit from commercial services, Barron is offering a $50 gift card for you, as well as a $50 discount for “The Boss” if your company becomes a new agreement holder after your referral. Plus, they’ll receive $200 off any new installation! That’s a lot of Pumpkin Spice Lattes.
Just like with your home, the experienced Commercial Team at Barron Heating AC Electrical & Plumbing looks beyond the equipment box to improve your building’s comfort, health, and energy efficiency—a win-win-win for your guests, employees, and bottom line. Sick season is inevitable, but being proactive about the safety and comfort of our indoor spaces is something we can all benefit from. As your Pacific Northwest home and building performance experts since 1972, we stand by our mission: Improving Lives™.