What Determines Air Quality?

When it comes to productive employees, comfortable customers, and satisfied clients, good air quality is essential for any commercial facility. But exactly what does it mean to have good indoor air quality? That’s a question for Hartford’s HVAC professionals, the Tradesmen of New England. Designing, installing, repairing, and maintaining systems that ensure the highest air quality is our specialty. Here’s a brief overview of the three basic components of indoor air quality.


As far as comfort goes, the temperature of the air inside your facility has a huge impact. Being able to set the temperature at an appropriate level and keep it there is one of the most important functions of any HVAC building management system. Without that ability, productivity will decline, customers will complain, and your business will suffer as much as those forced to deal with being too hot or too cold.


The moisture content of the air in your building affects air quality in a number of different ways. For one thing, high humidity intensifies temperature extremes, as indicated by the old maxim, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” For another, damp air can lead to proliferation of odors and mold growth, which is certainly not good for the health of the occupants. Too low of humidity is also a problem that causes dry skin and an abundance of static electricity. Again, the problem of maintaining proper humidity in your Hartford facility can be handled by a modern HVAC system.

Pollutants & Foreign Particles

If there is an excess of pollen, dust, mold spores, and other irritants in the air, it can lead to allergic reactions, illness, and other health problems. Every forced air heating and cooling system, from home furnaces to large-scale building management systems, employs air filters that should be changed on a regular basis in order to prevent foreign particles from circulating indoors.