Benefits of HVAC Air Purifiers for NYC Facilities

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Adding air purification systems to your facility

According to the federal Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air outside. With the average American spending about 90% of their time indoors, it’s critical to ensure that the indoor air is safe and healthy to breathe.

Installing air purification systems into your existing HVAC equipment can help your business improve indoor air quality and reduce pollution. Here are a few ways that commercial air purifiers help provide healthy indoor air at your facility.

Reduce the spread of illness

Although sanitizing your commercial HVAC systems has only come to the forefront since 2020, reducing the spread of sickness has always been important. This issue is particularly essential for office buildings, hospitals, doctors’ offices, and other healthcare facilities.

Harmful viruses spread much faster indoors than outdoors. Ensuring proper ventilation in your office, store, or medical building is key to reducing the concentration of viral particles. Increasing airflow by opening windows when possible and using fans will help introduce more clean air into your building.

However, simply opening a window may not be enough for large buildings with high foot traffic and increased potential for illness. It’s best to be proactive and eliminate airborne contaminants before they even enter your building.

Consider contacting an HVAC professional to install an ultraviolet light air purifier to your commercial AC unit. These UVC lights can be attached to your air conditioning’s ductwork or evaporator coils. UV lights are highly effective for stopping microbial growth and destroying pathogens in commercial buildings.

Block allergens and dust

Allergens and dust have a bad habit of making their way into businesses no matter how diligent your cleaning protocols are. Commercial HVAC systems play a large role in reducing allergy and asthma symptoms for building occupants.

High-efficiency air filters can trap particles like dust mites, allergens, and microorganisms, ensuring that any air that passes through is clean. The BP Group can install a higher-efficiency MERV filtration system to help your employees and visitors breathe easier.

merv filter chart

The higher your air filter’s MERV rating is, the more effective it will be at trapping airborne contaminants before they reach the air indoors. We recommend a MERV rating of at least 13 to effectively decrease contamination from COVID-19 and other viruses.

Improve overall indoor air quality

No matter your industry or the type of building you work in, maintaining excellent Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) should be a priority. Why? High-quality indoor air can yield many benefits for your facility, including:

  • Balanced humidity
  • Better sleep
  • Increased focus and productivity
  • Fewer sick days amongst employees
  • Decreased risk of respiratory illness
  • Reduced odors
  • Improved comfort

If you think about it, it makes sense. Imagine working in an environment where the air is filled with allergens, foul smells, high humidity, and airborne diseases. It would be difficult to concentrate on your work and stay healthy.

One method The BP Group recommends to improve indoor air quality in your commercial building is to install HVAC ionizers. Bipolar ionization delivers ionized air molecules into your building, attaching to airborne pollutants and removing 95% from the air.

Ionizers can be installed in both new equipment and older systems. As a result, positive and negative ions generate every time your HVAC systems turn on. These ions oxidize viruses, molds, and other microbes to break them down. The resulting air that flows into your facility will be much cleaner than it was before.

Contact professional HVAC technicians to enhance IAQ

Are you ready to provide a safer, healthier environment for your building occupants? The BP Group is well-versed in the best techniques and products to enhance your indoor air quality through your commercial HVAC systems.

Contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment.