What to look for in clean air technology
Even before Covid-19, many of us were increasingly concerned about the air that we breathe, with the dangers of indoor and outdoor air pollution being more frequently reported on. Over the last year, it has become clear that clean air is not a luxury, but an essential.
As we start to spend more time in the workplace and other public spaces, we must ensure we are looking after our health and wellbeing. For facilities managers and employers, this means offering the highest possible air quality. People need reassurance, want peace of mind and expect the air they breathe to be clean, fresh and healthy.
However, as with much new technology, it can be tricky to know where to begin. If you are thinking of investing in clean air technology, or an air quality management system, here are some of the basic questions to keep in mind when purchasing a product.
Does it recirculate dirty air back into the room?
Some air filters and purifiers on the market claim to improve air quality, when in fact they recirculate the same air around your space. This means that airborne viruses like Covid-19 or dangerous polluted air particles can continue to spread. You should always ensure that your air filtration system traps and neutralizes toxic air.
Does it have a HEPA–type filter?
One way to guarantee that your clean air technology isn’t going to keep dirty air in circulation is to check that it has a HEPA-type filter. These “high efficiency particulate air [purifiers]” are mechanical air filters that can trap harmful air which can contribute to, or even cause, severe health concerns. However, you no longer need to solely rely on a HEPA filtration system.
At OKTO, we are proud to offer the most advanced air filtration system on the market. Our Electronically Enhanced Filtration (DFS) technology removes and destroys more than 99.99% of all toxic airborne particulates to 0.007 microns – far exceeding the EN 1822 European Standard of HEPA like technology. Patented technology developed in collaboration with the US Military in combatting germ warfare. Certified and tested by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Can I track the quality of air in my space?
The final key consideration when purchasing clean air technology is the ease with which you can monitor results. Indoor air quality is essentially an ‘invisible’ problem, which can make it difficult to address. We understand how important it is to see the results of your investment and use highly advanced technology to make the quality of the air that you are breathing visual.
Our intelligent IOT sensors monitor air quality while our state-of-the-art software displays the indoor and outdoor air quality of your space with real-time dashboard results. Our artificial intelligence engine then determines how best to manage the air and attain the purest, cleanest and freshest air.
What are the benefits of clean air technology?
Still unsure about whether you should invest in an air quality management system for your home, workplace or commercial building? Here are just some of the many benefits you can expect to see from clean air technology:
- Creating a safer environment
- Increased productivity
- Increased energy
- Personal comfort
- Better performance
- Reduced sickness
- Reduces health risks/improves overall health
- Better sleep quality
- Better breathing
- Eliminates allergens
- Reduced moisture & odours
Want to know more?
For further information on how wellness technology can help to optimise your home or commercial property, please call us on 01 961 9334 or send us an email via our contact form here.