With filtration, you can breathe a deep sigh of relief
When it comes to food and drink, we are all selective. Taste guides us and for many, health determines our selection of what we chose to put into our bodies. But are you just as conscious of the air you breathe? Invisible and as harmless as it appears, the fact is a single breath contains more than 25 million particles. Like food and drink, air has a very significant effect on our health and performance.
Air pollution is today a major concern and we are all familiar with the disastrous effects it has across the planet. Those who live away from sources of industrial air pollution consider themselves fortunate. Though the concentrations of pollution may be vary from location to location, it is still everywhere. Do you think, by just closing the door to your house, office or building you are safe? It’s a nice thought, but just closing the door is not enough. In fact, it may surprise you to know that indoor air can contain more pollutants than outdoor air.
What you can do
We can’t keep outdoor air from accessing indoor environments, but we can limit and manage it. Filtration is one of the most effective means to improve the quality of indoor environments. Such systems remove harmful particulates that originate both indoors and outdoors. But it is very important to note that filter efficacy is the key to the system’s effectiveness. Operating a system with an unsuitable filter will render it ineffective in its purpose, which is to protect the health of people using the spaces.
Size matters, shape too
Particulates and substances combine and depending on size, they can find their way into our respiratory tracts and circulation systems where they wreak havoc. Particulate matter PM1 is the most dangerous, as the human body is unable to protect against it. To stop these tiny, but deadly particles from spreading throughout your building via the ventilation system, you must configure the system with the suitably rated filter class. If not, you are wasting your money and endangering the health of your occupants.
Besides high filter efficacy rating, the ventilation system’s airflow volume and distribution are also highly instrumental to the performance of the filtration system’s purpose of delivering healthy indoor air.
A great addition to the system is an air purifier, which helps maintain a consistently high degree of air quality in the face of fluctuating particulate and substance levels.
Add an air purifier to your system. It’s an ideal complement, helping to maintain a consistently high level of air quality.
Air quality affects your productivity
There are many studies that show that poor air quality can affect your performance levels, not just physical performance, but also your cognitive and decision-making abilities, as well.
How it affects our bodies
The more contaminants enter our bodies, the greater is the risk of ill health. And the smaller the PMs are, the greater is the risk of them penetrating deeply into our bloodstream. But it is possible to stop them.
Knowing what you might be breathing
When pollutants present in the living spaces mix with those from outside, the toxicity of indoor air can reach levels up to 50 times that of outdoor air.
Finding the most suitable solution
Before you start looking for a solution to improve your air quality, understanding the focus concerns is key. Once you understand this you can then start understanding the challenges.
How you can save energy
The HVAC systems can account for up to 50% of the total energy expense in commercial buildings. Of that 50%, the filters affect 30% of the usage.