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ENGLISH - 3 Things You Need to Know About Covid-Proofing Your Air Supply.

Updated: Dec 9, 2020

As more businesses reopen, facemasks and surface sanitization aren't the only concern. Clean air is essential for a safe return to the office.

Of all the unknowns still surrounding the transmission of the coronavirus, one thing is for sure: Being indoors with lots of people is a major no-no.

That fact has put industries that rely on in-person and high-density interactions from wedding to hotels and restaurants in incredible distress. Not only are consumers not interested in convening inside right now, employees are also resurved to return to work.

While many of these in-person businesses are waiting out the pandemic and closed temporarily, others are taking steps to mitigate the spread of the virus, which they hope will inspire enough people to come back inside to keep their businesses alive.

From retrofitting HVAC systems with mechanical filters to purifying the air with UV rays, the business of cleansing the air is big and for the companies navigating the process, discouraging.

Here are four steps for improving your company's air quality and more.

1. Swap your filters. While an HVAC system handles a building's heating, cooling, and ventilation, the system's filter can be limited in terms of air purification; it might catch big particles but not smaller air pollutants.

For those wishing to turn this filtration up a notch, consider swapping in a mechanical commercial filter, Aeris suggests HEPA or MERV filters. Both will improve a room's air quality, but HEPA filters are denser, making them ideal for labs or hospitals, where people often handle dangerous materials. To use HEPA or MERV filters it is depending on the area type like is it a clean room, laboratory or a regular production/office. Aeris can advice which filter where to use.

The MERV filter could be a good alternative for regular production and offices. MERV filters with a minimum rating are ideal for filtering out pollen and mold spores. The higher you go on the MERV scale, the stronger your filter; MERV filters with a value of 13 to 16, for instance, can keep particulates as small as 0.3 microns from entering an enclosed space.

2. Retrofit your HVAC. Because not every HVAC system is compatible with the HEPA filter, you might need to retrofit your HVAC system, which involves optimizing existing HVAC networks for new components. The cost of retrofitting an HVAC system to a MERV 13 filter depends on the size and age of your current system. Retrofitting an HVAC system might also supply energy savings, as resealing ductwork, for instance, can curb energy waste.

3. Use UV rays. For smaller offices, portable UV air purifiers can provide a handy solution. UV air purifiers use UV light to disinfect the air by breaking down viruses and bacteria caught in the filter. Compact and mobile, UV air purifiers like those offered by Aeris, As well we install UVC disinfection illumination in air supply systems and duct work this in order to kill all the viruses and bacteria for 99%.

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