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Schools Out….Time To Assess Your HVAC

When it comes to creating a healthy and productive learning environment, ASHRAE’s (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) standards for HVAC air filtration are the unsung heroes of the classroom. These guidelines, designed to ensure optimal indoor air quality, play a crucial role in maintaining a space where both students and teachers can thrive. By setting stringent benchmarks for air filtration, ASHRAE helps educational institutions combat airborne contaminants, thus having a positive environment focused on learning and teaching versus kids being out due to allergies and sickness.

Imagine a classroom where the air is as crisp and clean as a morning in the countryside. Thanks to ASHRAE’s standards, this isn’t just a daydream. These standards mandate the use of high-efficiency filters that capture a wide range of pollutants, dust & pollen, to bacteria and viruses. This not only helps in reducing allergy symptoms and respiratory issues among students and teachers but also enhances their overall well-being. In todays time where health concerns are being watched and documented, having a robust air filtration system is a reassuring shield against potential airborne threats.

For students, the impact of high-quality air filtration extends beyond just health benefits. Clean air is closely linked to cognitive function and concentration. Studies have shown that improved air quality can lead to better test scores and enhanced learning outcomes. When the air is free of distractions like pollutants and odors, students can focus more effectively on their studies, participating actively and engaging fully in classroom activities. In essence, a breath of fresh air can translate into a breath of fresh ideas and improved academic performance.

Teachers, too, reap the rewards of adhering to ASHRAE’s standards. A comfortable and healthy environment reduces the likelihood of sick days, ensuring that educators can maintain consistency in their teaching schedules. Furthermore, teaching in a well-ventilated and clean environment enhances their ability to deliver lessons with energy and enthusiasm. After all, a classroom with clean air is a classroom where teachers can inspire, and students can aspire, to greater heights of knowledge and success.

If your team has noticed an increase of both students and staff being out of the classroom and office this past year, there may be an underlying issue at hand within your 4 walls.  W.B. Guimarin’s Service Team can provide guidance on steps to take to ensure your space is clean and safe moving forward for the coming school year.