Indoor Air Quality and Added Protection From Air Borne Pathogens
While our attention is focused on the spread of Coronavirus, and we are thinking about the necessary precautions that are needed to reduce our chances of coming in contact with this virus, as HVAC professionals we know that Coronavirus is not the only disease, germ, virus, or pollutant that you need to combat in your businesses. We know you also need to consider the other viruses and germs that are spread through a central HVAC system. The best way you can be proactive and protect yourself and your customers from getting sick in general is by being educated on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).
There are many remedies when it comes to managing IAQ in your business. Some products range from a higher Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rated filter, electronic air cleaners, and ultra-violet sterilization systems. The HVAC system and duct system can contribute to spreading unwanted pathogens in the air, not because your system came contaminated from the factory, but because the air in your business became contaminated.
When an ultra-violet system is used correctly and installed to the manufacture's guidelines, it can prove to be a useful tool. Ultra-violet exists in natural sunlight (it's why we wear sunscreen, and mold grows under a rock), it disassembles the DNA of organics. It reduces them to nitrogen and oxygen. Ultra-violet is most effective as surface irradiation (with a limited "kill zone") and is used in many applications. It is used to sterilize medical instruments, clean reclaimed water in treatment plants, saltwater aquariums, and is used in food processing.
In times like these, when emotions run high, and everyone is concerned about the unknown, We feel it is our responsibility to shine as a beacon of truth and good faith. Quality maintenance, good hygiene, and proven best practices such as; improved indoor air quality and source control for contamination are the keys to successfully navigating current health issues.
There is no cookie-cutter solution for indoor air quality. Every situation is different. Pro-Air Mechanical is here for you and
we want to help you confront any of these issues you could be having. Our techs can come to your location and see what the predominant issues are, find out your goals and help find the correct solution for you and your business.