Your staff is anxious to get back to the office. Your students and teachers want to return to their classrooms. The people you care for worry about falling sick. Maintaining a safe environment is difficult when people are close together in these spaces. The CDC says Covid-19 is mostly spread by respiratory droplets released when people talk, cough, or sneeze. You’re already working hard to keep your surfaces free from contaminants and maintaining social distancing guidelines. However, that might not be enough. An air purifier can help– and you can use CARES Act funds for it.
Proper ventilation plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy environment. You need to ensure your ventilation systems are operating properly. But when you have a short amount of time, and a limited budget, redoing your entire HVAC system can be nearly impossible. So how do you reopen safely, on time, without breaking the bank and moving your timeline? Take a look at an air purifier.
Air purifiers can capture viruses in the air, helping to reduce the concentration in the room and reducing the potential for exposure. They also assist in keeping potential contaminated air within one room, or rooms, without recirculating to other parts of the building. The EPA says that when used properly, air purifiers can help reduce airborne contaminants including viruses in a home or confined space.
Typically, purifiers operate completely independent of the building ventilation system, and you can install multiple units to increase the coverage area. Air purifiers get the job done without relying on heavy and expensive HVAC systems.
Consider the Erlab Halo air purifier. Erlab offers lab-grade quality air filtration in any space, from classroom to offices, to general laboratories. They are affordable and easy-to-install with no ductwork, saving you time and money while still delivering healthier air. Halo SMART purifiers guarantee laboratory-grade air quality by filtering all gas, viral & bacterial pollutants at the source.
Halo is continuously pulling the dirty air in through the filter, circulating clean purified air back into the room with “coanda” flow dispersion, for even distribution of air flow. The Halo works with two filter types, carbon filtration powered by Neutrodine technology ®, and Particulate HEPA H14, or ULPA U17 filters. The Carbon filter “absorbs” toxic chemical emissions present within the ambient air, while the HEPA/ULPA filters “absorb” viruses, allergens, and bacterial pollutants. A combination of Halos can be installed in any room to provide optimal protection, and a cleaner environment. Interested in learning more about how your facility can be protected from airborne contaminants? Contact a specialist at H2I Group. Learn more about another great solution to keep your facilities safe as businesses and schools begin to reopen: Social Distance Dividers.