If you’re setting up a new office or looking to upgrade your facilities after the pandemic, it’s likely an air purifier will be high on your list. The coronavirus crisis has added a new dimension to health and safety in the workplace, and building managers and owners know that keeping your staff safe is a top priority.
However, those in charge of choosing the unit should be wary of box ticking. You need to be confident that the air purifier you choose fulfils it’s purpose. Many air purification companies will make bold claims, and later down the line, you’ll end up with little more than a high-tech-looking box. Here’s why.
Despite claims made by many retailers, you can’t just mount an air purifier on the wall and have clean air for ever more. The effectiveness of the unit depends on various factors, which an experienced engineer should assess. These equations are relatively complex and doing them yourself risks the unit not working as it should.
For example, an engineer will calculate the air flow in the space. This is an important metric that can substantially affect the functioning of the air purifier. If the air flow is faster than the recommended metric, the dwell time in the UVC purification chamber will be shorter. If the amount of time the air is exposed is below this recommendation, it won’t be fully purified. The same principle applies to room size. If the area is too large, then the purifier will be working at sub-optimum levels.
When looking to inactivate viruses, the quality and placement of UVC is VERY important. Many products that use UVC simply don't have the quality to perform as described and UVC can be very dangerous if not used correctly. When choosing your air purification supplier, always ask for information and evidence about the quality and placement of UVC.
Equally, the crucial parts of the air purifier don’t have an infinite life and this lifespan will depend on usage. Many manufacturers recommend that you change the UVC lamp in your purifier every 6-12 months, but this completely depends on usage and relies on you to keep track. Be aware that there are factors that mean the bulb could deteriorate faster. Again, this will result in sub-optimal functioning and impure air.
Rejuvenair understands the importance of expert installation. The process begins with a site visit from one of our engineers who will complete an air safety report. With this information, they’ll determine how many units should be installed and where. Once the order is placed, the team will attend the site for installation and talk you through the key components and how to use the app. Clear signage will also be used to communicate that your building is protected as well as offering information about how staff or customers can check the quality and safety of the air.
Rejuvenair also understands that maintenance is critical – and service most certainly shouldn’t stop at the sale. This is why the app is such a unique part of our offering. With this handy tool, you can monitor the quality of the air, the health of your unit and keep up-to-date with any maintenance alerts. This app also communicates with our team, so that we can assist with repairs and part replacements in record time.
That way, with Rejuvenair, you get so much more than a box – you get a whole support team by your side for the duration of service. Click here to learn more about the Rejuvenair app.