According to the Centers For Disease And Control Prevention (CDC), “COVID-19 may spread through the droplets and airborne particles that are formed when a person who has COVID-19 coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes.” Because the disease can travel through the air, it is increasingly important to have clean indoor air throughout your building. Luckily, properly operating HVAC systems and HVAC technology such as bipolar ionization can help distribute clean air throughout your building and remove stagnant, polluted air.
What Is Bipolar Ionization?
Bipolar ionization is one of the most effective HVAC technologies used to kill and deactivate COVID-19 particulates. This technology uses charged atoms that attach to harmful pollutants and deactivates them. Introduced in the 1970s, bipolar ionization was first used in the food industry to control pathogens in refrigerators. In recent years, it has been proven to eliminate pollutants and bacteria as well as diseases such as SARS and the coronavirus. With the current pandemic in 2021, many industries are turning to bipolar ionization to keep their indoor air quality clean and safe. Along with deactivating harmful pollutants, here are some other ways that bipolar ionization can keep your indoor air quality safe and controlled for your business.
By attaching onto larger particulates, charged atoms released by bipolar ionization technology can remove and reduce harmful bacteria. While standard HVAC filters can trap some of these particles naturally, bipolar ionization ensures that any microns that manage to get through these filters are disabled. With fewer particles in the air, fewer people will get sick or become infected with the virus.
Pathogen & Odor Control
When air is not moving regularly it can become stale and lead to foul smells and lower air quality. Bipolar ionization can assist in removing polluted air which oftentimes causes these odors in your building. This technology is also effective in removing pathogens in your air which can cause illnesses if not addressed. Pathogens oftentimes are harder to remove with a standard HVAC system but because of the charged atoms released from bipolar ionization technology, deactivated pathogens allow for pathogen-free indoor air.
Energy & Cost Savings
An additional benefit to having safe indoor air with bipolar ionization is energy and cost savings. By utilizing bipolar ionization in your building, your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to filter out contaminated air. With less work required, there is less overall energy needed for your HVAC system to do its job correctly and will save you money on energy costs.
With safe indoor air quality becoming increasingly more important, bipolar ionization has become a smart investment for businesses looking to keep their employees and customers safe during the pandemic. Are you interested in utilizing bipolar ionization for your business? Our experienced technicians and 24/7 customer support team can help you. Give us a call at 800-382-3150 to see how CMS Nextech can bring you safer indoor air quality.