Ventilation and Wellbeing

Good ventilation indoors can have a tangible impact on comfort levels but also wellbeing and health too. A ventilation system in your workplace can improve the air flow by removing exhaled, stale and contaminated air.

As a result, a ventilation system can…

  • Improve your overall wellbeing
  • Minimise the spread of viruses and germs
  • Increase overall comfort levels
  • Improve mental clarity and concentration
  • Offer a better environment for the workplace

Why good ventilation is important to wellbeing

Good ventilation can have a tangibly positive impact on health and wellbeing. Indoor air with bad ventilation can lead to a number of health problems including allergies, headaches, allergies, asthma and sinusitis.

Without ventilation, the air we breathe can be stale, contain contaminates, and also higher levels of carbon dioxide. Having good ventilation in an indoor space allows for oxygenated air.

Increasing your oxygenation levels, as well as being fit and healthy, has shown to be important for health as optimum oxygen levels can improve healing, vision, mental clarity and intelligence, boost your immune system and reduce stress levels.

Minimising office colds and viruses

A mechanical ventilation system is one way to help minimise the spread of airborne viruses. Even if there is sufficient distancing and sanitising products, it is still possible to catch airborne germs.

Especially when colleagues are gathered for a meeting, closer together and for longer periods of time, we will inherently breathe in other people’s expelled air.

Keeping the windows open is one way to improve air flow, and a mechanical ventilation system will remove expelled air, and bring in fresh air from outside.

Adequate ventilation can provide peace of mind because it improves the air quality and the likelihood of breathing in harmful airborne viruses and germs is significantly reduced.

How can good ventilation improve comfort levels?

An indoor environment with good ventilation will contain helpful levels of oxygen, which in turn, allows people to feel comfortable, experience better clarity and focus, and generally higher levels of comfort in a working environment.

How can it improve mental clarity and concentration?

We produce carbon dioxide when we exhale, and this can build up in indoor spaces without adequate ventilation in place. If there is a high density, a small space where people are working, and inevitably, breathing, this can lead to a reduced amount of oxygen and a higher level of carbon dioxide. For short periods of time, we can function in a high density environment, as long as the levels don’t rise to extraordinary levels.

However, poorly ventilated indoor air can also sometimes smell stale or feel stuffy and in addition to a build-up of exhaled carbon dioxide, in some work environments there may also be a build-up of other chemicals in the air or substances emitted by new furniture, office supplies, other equipment and carpets. This is when the ratio of airborne contaminants and a build-up of carbon dioxide increases, and the oxygen reduces because of a lack of fresh air.

When there is a lack of oxygen due to poor ventilation, people feel tired, sluggish, uncomfortable and it can sometimes trigger headaches and other symptoms. Often what follows is discomfort, a lack of concentration and productivity falls.

For working environments, and seasons, where air flow through windows isn’t possible, a ventilation system is essential. A mechanical ventilation system will expel used air and send in fresh oxygenated air from outdoors, replenishing the oxygen levels, and increasing the comfort levels, allowing better mental clarity, concentration and productivity.

We can install a ventilation system into almost any indoor environment.
If you’d like to discuss a project with us, call one of our engineers for a free consultation on 01553 767 446 or email us