Commercial Air Purifiers

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Commercial air purifiers filter contaminated air using high-efficiency air filters and a variety of other technology to produce cleaner air. The fundamental process filters particles from the air and circulates or, blends the re-circulated air with fresh air and back into the room, making it cleaner and fresher for the people who occupy the area.

Commercial air purifiers, regardless of size, assist organizations in maintaining a safe and healthy environment. Air purification equipment for trash compactor rooms, washrooms, conference and banquet rooms, garbage chutes, and mechanical rooms are used in various applications, from large commercial buildings to industrial implementation for warehouses.  JDC Mechanical Ltd. can assist building operations in both HVAC system design with integrated air purification or adding air purification to your existing system.

Significance of Commercial Air Purifiers

Businesses are looking at ways to remove toxins, irritants and potentially dangerous viruses and microbes from the air.  Commercial cleaners are the best solution to purify air in the breathing zone to the optimal level. This way, building and facilities managers can ensure that everyone who walks through their front doors can breathe comfortably and safely, by strategically installing air purification equipment around the facility.

Air purifiers assist guests and occupants in perceiving your facilities as healthy and clean, ensuring that unpleasant odours are never problematic. Air purifier systems use a filter made of densely woven fibers to remove particles from the air. High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters are over 99% efficient and use multilayered, often pleated design to capture particles.

Safety Standards for Commercial Air Purifiers

According to Canadian safety standards, HEPA filters must be capable of removing dust and other particles then pass stringent tests before they are available for sale. They must demonstrate that they can deliver nearly sterile air by removing almost 100% of all airborne particulate and fibres. 

Specialized commercial air cleaners use UV-C light, a TiO2 catalyst, and hydroxyl radicals to attack viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Industries need to insert commercial purifiers to maintain a hygienic environment for their employees and processes. The hygiene of your employees is critical and shouldn’t be overlooked at any cost.

Commercial air purifiers and fresheners can be used to maintain good hygiene. But there is a difference between air purifiers and air fresheners (which essentially re-condition air and remove or stabilize odours). Using commercial air fresheners in the office can promote employee health, wellness, and overall productivity. As an added bonus, fresheners help guests see your facilities as healthy and clean, ensuring that disagreeable odours are never an issue.

In the same way as residential air purifiers, commercial grade air purifiers filter out irritants, pollutants and dangerous particles from your commercial environment. Commercial air purifiers come in a range of sizes and designs.  A few adequately installed air purifiers can ensure that everyone entering your facility can breathe comfortably and safely, lowering the risk of illness.

How to Select the Most Effective Commercial Air Purifiers

Air purifier selection is entirely dependent on your building size and desired air exchanges.  Furthermore, when deciding which air purification systems are appropriate for your business, keep in mind that each has its own set of manufacture specifications. Our skilled technicians can assist with air purifier selection to integrate with your current system.  Here are some things to think about when buying an air filtration system for your business:

The Size of the Space

Before purchasing, make sure that the unit you desire is powerful enough to cover your required area. Before installing the device, measure the volume of air to be treated. Because many devices have a maximum coverage volume, you may need multiple units to provide full coverage for each floor or area of your building.

Product Assessment

A prudent measure is to ensure the air purifier you’re thinking about has been subject to real-world testing? Do reviews and recommendations from building operators and red seal HVAC professionals support this claim? Is it effective against viruses like COVID-19? Do your research first to prevent purchasing a lackluster product that provides you with a false sense of security.

Is Background Noise an Issue?

Most air purifiers nowadays generate a low-pitched noise that quickly fades away once the room is occupied. The issue is that some are significantly louder than others. Before purchasing an air purifier, ensure that the decibel level will not interfere with anyone’s ability to work.

What is the Best way to Install and Maintain Business air Purifiers?

Your commercial air purifiers should be installed by certified personnel from professional, qualified HVAC providers, ensuring optimal performance.  Ductwork reconfiguration may be required for proper fitment. We can advise you on this and, the best service interval for the purifier configuration or we’ll provide tips for maintenance that can be accomplished by operations staff.

Tips to Maintain and Clean Commercial Air Purifiers

How you clean your air purifier is determined by model. Before cleaning an air purifier, always read the manufacturer instructions. The procedure may be as follows and can often be completed by a building operator:

  • Use a half mask respirator with appropriate filter/cartridge and gloves to prevent exposure. Be cautious if you have severe allergies or if your filter accumulates a lot of hazardous particles.
  • Beware of allergic reactions. Certain particles may be emitted while cleaning, resulting in an allergic reaction.
  • Turn off, lockout and unplug the purifier.
  • Using a moist towel, clean the unit outside.
  • Vacuum the air intake grill slowly with a HEPA vacuum.
  • Remove all inner components and filters.
  • Internal components, such as filters, should be vacuumed or cleaned. While cleaning, small mesh or cellulose based filters may perforate if aging, handle these filters with care.
  • After the filter has wholly dried, re-install it. If the filter on your air purifier is moist, it may not work. Mold will most likely grow on a wet filter. Before using your filter, allow it to dry in a well-ventilated area.
  • Or install a new filter after removing the old one, if it cannot be cleaned.

Property owners in Calgary are seeking economical, qualified, reliable and honest HVAC service. JDC Mechanical is not only red seal certified we also have over 25 years of experience to handle all of your commercial HVAC equipment installation and service needs.