Air hygiene has always had a big impact on health, but it’s never been so crucial as today.
Flushing indoor air with fresh outdoor air
For commercial buildings, dedicated outdoor air systems (DOAS) condition outside air before delivery indoors. For smaller spaces in moderate temperatures, opening windows for two hours can provide ventilation.
Maintaining humidity levels of 40-60%
This is a challenge in high-humidity regions and certain spaces like commercial gyms. 40-60% is the optimal range for comfort while discouraging the growth of microbes. There are a number of dehumidifiers that can achieve this range in many settings.
Using HEPA air scrubbers for aerosolized particle removal
HEPA air purifiers, such as the PuraShield 500, that are proven to remove 99.9% of target viruses* greatly improve the air hygiene of indoor spaces. If used in an appropriately sized room for the unit, they can provide multiple air exchanges per hour (ACH).
Using MERV 13 HVAC filters
Upgrading HVAC system filters is an easy and cost effective air hygiene measure. MERV 13 is a rating which means that the filters can capture pathogens like viruses and bacteria from the air. MERV 13 HVAC filters work in concert with air scrubbers, cleaning air that is then purified.
If you want to get back to business with confident customers, concentrate on these three areas.
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