Why IAQ Is Important to Your School & Universities?

Currently, all the educational institutions in India are in the phase of reopening the schools and universities. On the other hand, the school, university staff, and parents are worried about the steep increase in COVID19 infections. The most recent reports also revealed that in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India alone 13.42 per cent of children have contributed to the daily Covid count.

One of the key reasons for the rapid spread of COVID19 is due to airborne transmission [especially in indoor environments]. So, whether your educational institution is open already or is reopening soon, good indoor air quality (IAQ) is an important part of maintaining healthy indoor environments during the pandemic and beyond.

Unlike other buildings, the education institutions

  • Occupants are close together, with the typical school having approximately four times as many occupants as office buildings for the same amount of floor space.
  • The presence of a variety of pollutant sources, including:
  1. Art and science supplies
  2. Industrial and vocational arts
  3. Home economic classes and
  4. Gyms

More people are relying on schools to improve their children’s education and our economy, so it is important to ensure learners’ and staff’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. This is even more true today than ever before. More students and fewer teachers mean it’s much harder to keep an eye on your student’s behavior. Though we can’t watch everything they do while they are in the halls, we will strive to make sure they are safe before, during, and after school.

For these reasons, if your education institutes fail to prevent or respond promptly to IAQ problems can increase long- and short-term health effects for students and staff, such as:

  • Coughing
  • Eye irritation
  • Headaches
  • Allergic reactions
  • Aggravate asthma and/or other respiratory illnesses; and
  • In rare cases, contribute to life-threatening conditions such as Legionnaire’s disease or carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Impact on student attendance, comfort, and performance
  • Reduce teacher and staff performance
  • Accelerate the deterioration and reduce the efficiency of the school’s physical plant and equipment
  • Increase potential for school closings or relocation of occupants
  • Strain relationships among school administration, parents, and staff
  • Create negative publicity
  • Impact community trust and
  • Create liability problems.

Poor indoor air quality within a classroom harms the quality of education. Children need fresh, clean air. This can be achieved through our top of the line ventilation system and air filtration products (Like our American Air Filter (AAF) HEPA filters, PurAir350C, AstroPure, etc) gather them all up so you can feel good knowing you’re more allergy-free and breathing clean.

Inadequate air quality in a school environment can occur as a result of many factors. Ventilation system problems, dust, and dirt from construction or renovation work, as well as mold and bacteria from flooded basements, can all exacerbate air quality issues and pose a health risk to all.

Studies have shown that children who spend time in classrooms with poor ventilation that’s loaded with contaminates are more prone to health issues such as respiratory problems along with a decline in overall academic performance. With more schools, educational facilities, and universities becoming familiar with the need for proper Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) systems, we are committed to providing educators with the information they need to make informed decisions regarding their building’s air quality.

To combat this problem, you need air filtration solutions.

It takes an expert to understand what type of air filtration solutions will work best for your school and work with your budget. We have experienced sales representatives in all 28 states ready to help find the best solution for you at no cost or obligation.

By installing air filtration systems in schools and colleges, you can improve the overall health of students, which in turn reduces their absenteeism and promotes academic success.

A quality air filter, installed in an air handling system, can reduce the number of airborne particulates inside a school or college. This can significantly improve indoor air quality and help protect students from illnesses like colds, asthma attacks, and allergies.

As a trusted source of air filtration solutions, we at AAF have been able to reduce the number of children and teachers who have asthma attacks and flu-like symptoms by providing a solution that improves learning and overall performance

Your need for clean air filters is important. You want your students to perform at their maximum academic potential. You also don’t want students getting sick due to bacteria in the classroom.

Our team at AAF helps you improve your schools by making them healthier and more efficient.

Let us know how we can help.


  1. https://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/2022/jun/07/schools-reopen-infection-goes-up-among-kids-in-bengaluru-2462607.html
  2. https://www.epa.gov/iaq-schools/why-indoor-air-quality-important-schools
  3. https://www.epa.gov/iaq-schools/reference-guide-indoor-air-quality-schools#IAQRG_Section4