Are Air Cleaners and Purifiers an Effective Solution to Treat Indoor Air for COVID?
Certainly, having some type of filter in place to treat indoor air is better than not having anything at all, but are air cleaners and purifiers worth the cost?
Air purifiers and filters are designed to reduce pollutants and/or eliminate contaminants out of the air that passes thru them. With COVID on everyone’s mind almost a year into the pandemic protecting your indoor space is still important. Regardless of all the personal protective gear such as wearing a mask, washing hands and using sanitizer’s it’s still important to filter your indoor air.
There are so many types of air cleaner products in today’s market since COVID has created a tremendous awareness since the infectious nature of the virus. The problem is which one’s work, and are they even worth the cost?
According to the EPA, they are helpful. This was taken right off the EPA website recently, “Air cleaning and filtration can help reduce airborne contaminants, including particles containing viruses. When used properly, air cleaners and HVAC filters can help reduce airborne contaminants including viruses in a building or small space”.
Most modern commercial buildings have been built to conserve energy, so they are well sealed and insulated. Unfortunately, better insulation has also restricted how much fresh outdoor air comes into the building which creates healthier indoor air. This has made it even more important to use air cleaners or filtration systems inside your building.
Air cleaning and specialized filtration devices such as our upper UVGI (ultraviolent germicidal irradiation) system can help reduce airborne contaminants, including particles containing viruses. Used along with other best practices as a plan to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 our UV upper air purifier will reduce exposure to the virus.
Best sure to check with one of our local distributors to find out more about our stand-alone, upper UV air purifier. It was designed and is manufactured in the US and has meet all safety (UL) standards and been tested as effective against capturing and destroying harmful pathogens, including viruses.