Choosing the right air purifier for your business can be daunting. There are a lot of factors to consider, including the cost of ownership and efficiency at destroying biological pathogens. In this blog, we’ll explore the considerations you need to make and why they are important.
The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the world’s workplaces and continues to spread at an alarming rate. To combat this, a growing number of companies are combining technology and security to ensure that their employees’ safety is protected in the workplace. Companies can keep their employees safe from the virus by implementing air purifiers in their offices.
It’s become well-known that air purifiers positively impact indoor air quality. With that said, however, not all air purifiers are created equal. Different efficiency levels and the installation necessary to integrate your new HVAC unit need to be considered. Some HVAC units can be seamlessly integrated into your current cooling and heating systems, while others may require costly installation or a total overhaul.
There are also many variations in the strength of commercial air purifiers, with some requiring separate units for each room while others can be installed directly into the ductwork and protect a wider area.
That’s not to mention the many other factors that you’ll need to consider when selecting an air purifier for your commercial site, like electricity costs and upkeep. Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t worry; we have a detailed guide on choosing the perfect air purifier for your business here.
Biological pathogens and your business
COVID-19 has increased public awareness around airborne viruses to an all-time high. But what many businesses fail to realise is that a number of other nasty pollutants present in your company’s indoor air may cause serious health problems for your staff and customers.
Indoor air is home to a variety of different biological pathogens, including the bacteria that cause the potentially deadly Legionnaire’s disease. Additionally, moulds are much more severe than gross fuzzy growths on old food – they can cause serious health concerns, even leading to death.
There are many moulds that people can be allergic to. Some of these moulds can cause unpleasant reactions in healthy people and pose a serious risk to those with chronic health conditions or compromised immune systems.
Many indoor air purifiers do not remove biological pathogens from indoor air. Instead, we recommend booking a consultation with us to discuss commercial air purifiers specifically designed to remove mould and other airborne pathogens.
Do you choose an air purifier or an air cleaner?
Technically, air cleaners allow for the passage of all types of particles, so pollutants like dust or pet hair can pass through a filter in the device and accumulate inside, while air purifiers emit substances that sanitise the air. We recommend using air purifiers with mechanical cleaners. Discover more about this in our blog Air Cleaners vs Air Purifiers.
Maintenance and electricity
The initial cost of purchasing an air purifier for your business can be quite costly, and depending on the size of your commercial building and how often the device is used, electricity bills can increase dramatically during hours when the purifier is running.
It’s important to consider your budget and needs before making a purchase. Regular maintenance, like replacing filters and deep cleaning, will keep your device running smoothly and help avoid expensive repairs.
How often do you have to replace or clean parts of your device? If it’s not regularly taken care of, your device will not operate as effectively. Anticipate regular maintenance so that your device can keep up with the demands placed on it.
UV-based systems that use a special light to cleanse pathogens are not as energy efficient as other systems. Other systems only require electricity when they’re running, meaning they consume less energy over time.
An all-in-one solution
Quality ventilation is essential for your business, yet many people overlook the importance of HVAC air purifiers. A good purifier can cleanse a large area, saving you time and money on energy bills.
Some popular solutions for central ventilation include room-specific units or those that can be installed directly into ducts. Whichever option you choose, ensure that your HVAC air purifier effectively cleans a wide area.
For a hassle-free process, we recommend scheduling a call with one of our experts. We’ll go through your needs and expectations and offer recommendations based on your circumstances. Contact us online here.
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