The first question you have to ask yourself as a business owner is whether you are determined to do right by your employees, or whether you want to do the bare minimum. Yes, it is understandable for some business owners to look at air purifiers and say they are not worth the money and effort. But is that the type of business owner you want to be? Do you want to create an environment where your employees and clients are breathing contaminants from the air? Would you want to live and work in such an environment?
What Are Air Purifiers?
At first, we have to fully understand air purifiers before we can determine whether they are worth the money or not. An air purifier is a device that is used to get rid of contaminants in the air. Now a lot of people have this notion that the air they are breathing inside their apartment, home or office building is completely clean. You may point to the HVAC system and say the air is clean, especially if all the windows are closed. But the truth is there is nothing clean about the air we breathe inside these indoor spaces, especially if you live in a city where pollution is an issue.
The only way you can ensure the indoor air you are breathing is completely clean is by getting an air purifier. These devices come in many sizes. There are the smaller air purifiers that work great in apartments or specific rooms of the house. But those air purifiers are a little too small to work in a business setting. They may get the job done if you have a specific employee who has asthma or allergy issues, but they are not going to purify the air for your entire office or commercial space.
What Air Purifiers Are Best for Businesses?
Commercial air purifiers are often a lot larger than the ones you would see in residences, because they have a much greater space to purify. And they are usually attached to another mechanism that will help ensure the air is going into the purifier and flowing out into the various rooms of the building. These purifiers can cost a significant amount of money, but it is usually an upfront cost that is not going to amount to a huge amount when you consider it over a period of five or ten years.
The biggest reason why a business owner should consider having an air purifier installed in the office space is because they will be seen as doing right by their employees, clients and anyone else who comes into the space. If you are running an office and you want your company to progress, both from a financial and brand recognition standpoint, you need your employees to put in a tremendous amount of hard work to make those changes happen.
And as we know from history, employees are far more likely to do good work when they know they are being treated right. Whether it is through bonuses, days off or salary increases, employees always feel good when they go to work for a company that takes care of them. And while the installation of an air purifier may not seem like a big deal, it is a signal to your employees that you want to create a safe, clean and healthy environment where they can come into work each morning. So you may have to spend some money to get an air purifier installed, but you are going to make most of the money back through the improved productivity of your employees in the long-run!
Summary: Even though businesses may feel that it is an unnecessary cost to have a commercial air purifier installed, these devices can really help ensure the entire environment is healthy and pleasant for employees, clients and customers.