Just because you're working up a sweat doesn't mean you want to work out in a sweltering gym. Poor ventilation can also mean funky smells and air that is unhealthy to breathe. People are just getting back to gyms after a year of at home workouts, the last thing you want is another closure or having customers work out in an unhealthy environment. If your main air conditioning system goes down in your gym, do you have a backup plan? Here are some reasons why you should take the quality of your gym's air seriously.
Viruses and Bacteria
We just came out of lockdown and no one wants to do that again! Air cleanliness is not optional anymore, it's essential. Viruses and bacteria thrive in warm, moist, stagnant environments so the best way to combat them is circulating, filtering, and cooling the air in the gym.
Mold and Mildew
These are the other guys that love stagnant, warm, humid environments. Mold can be a BIG problem if you don't catch it right away and mold remediation for a large gym space can be very pricey. Stop mold and mildew from mingling in your gym by having your air conditioning system checked at the first hint of heat and humidity.
Odors and Ventilation
We all know that we can smell a bit stinky after a rigorous workout. Multiply that and add in poor ventilation and the smell might compete with a petting zoo! If the heat doesn't deter customers, the smell will. The other issue with working out in a poorly ventilated space is carbon dioxide (CO2) production. When we exhale we produce CO2 and exercise usually causes people to breathe heavier, resulting in a higher CO2 output. A properly functioning gym ventilation system is critical because ventilation flushes out excess carbon dioxide and brings in fresh air. If the CO2 levels are too high, your patrons will leave your gym feeling much more tired than they normally would after a gym sesh. In severe cases it can be a health issue.
Make sure you have a backup plan if your gym's air conditioning system goes down this summer or if you just need some additional cooling. Contact us to put an emergency plan in place!