Bring Clean Air to Your Office, Business, or School with Air Purification
Sanitize and Clean the Air for a Healthier Space to Live, Work, and Play
The poor quality of indoor air in our schools, offices, homes, and buildings has been making the news for some time. And with the growing use of synthetic building materials, furnishings, pesticides, paints, and cleaning products, it’s only getting worse. Then, the pandemic struck, and businesses rushed to determine how to minimize the health risks for their employees and clients.
The answer for many is air purification systems that can reduce indoor pollutants and kill bacteria and viruses. Of course, not all of these systems are created equally, and many companies have jumped on the air purification bandwagon since COVID-19 struck. Let’s dispel the myths from the truth and help you decide what type of air purification system might be right for your San Antonio, TX, school, organization, or business.
The Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors. In these environments, pollutants can be two to five times higher than outdoors. Adverse health effects associated with these pollutants include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, respiratory diseases, heart disease, and cancer. Additionally, indoor air pollutants like mold, dust mites, and particulate matter can trigger asthma attacks.
When these pollutants combine with chemicals like volatile organic compounds (VOCs), they create a toxic environment that can weaken people’s immune systems. Bacteria, viruses, and mold are particularly dangerous because of their reproduction capabilities.
Researchers are studying an effect called “sick building syndrome,” an event that occurs when building occupants experience the same symptoms upon entering a building. They're also researching the impact of indoor air quality on student performance in the classroom and productivity at work.
The Benefits of UV-C Air Purification Systems
Ultraviolet (UV) is a type of radiation that we associate with sunlight. We often wear sunscreen to protect against UV-A and UV-B rays. The sun’s UV-C rays are absorbed by the ozone layer and don't make it down to Earth. We can, however, produce these rays using a lamp or laser.
Called germicidal lamps, they’re used to kill bacteria, viruses, and mold spores.
Combined with high-efficiency HEPA air filtration, which has been shown to capture 99.9% of air particulates, these air purification systems effectively reduce airborne contaminants. According to the EPA, to successfully filter viruses as small as COVID-19, you must have a unit that’s the right size for the space and filters particles in the 0.1-1 um size range. While portable air purification systems filter and clean the air in a single room, incorporating the system into HVAC ducting cleans the air throughout a whole building.
The complexity of HVAC systems in large buildings requires professional guidance to ensure compatibility and the highest efficiency possible, as recommended by the EPA.
At ASAP Security Services, we’ve been protecting Texans since 1947. Our experience in every major industry, including schools, healthcare facilities, government buildings, and businesses, ensures we understand each organization's complexities. Whether protecting your children, staff, or clients from external security breaches or internal threats, we’re here to help. To learn more about air purification or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact ASAP Security Services today.