Bioclimatic Air Systems
Air Cleaning Benefits
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Air Cleaning and Purification Benefits Regrettably the air we breathe is often polluted with various chemicals, gases, bacteria, viruses, bioeffluents, and other harmful toxins. “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) studies of human exposure to air pollutants indicate that indoor levels of pollutants may be two to five times — and occasionally more than 100 times — higher than outdoor levels.  These levels of indoor air pollutants are of particular concern because most people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors.” USEPA, IAQ-Schools Air cleaning can provide significant environmental and economic benefits to most businesses, institutions and homes.  A well designed air cleaning system can economically remedy the problem; improve the health and safety of the occupants; and save the owner a significant proportion of his operating costs. “IAQ has important impacts on people’s comfort, environmental satisfaction, health and work performance, and is thereby central to ASHRAE’s purpose.”  July 2011, ASHRAE Position Document on Indoor Air Quality Environmental Benefits Air cleaning will reduce or neutralize VOCs, viruses and bacteria, and reduce particles.  Health and AttendanceReductions in biological and chemical contaminants will lead to improved occupant health and productivity. Safety.  In challenging environments, the correct air cleaning technology will measurably improve worker safety.  In some environments, air cleaning may be a necessary requirement for occupancy. ExperienceA pleasant and safe environment creates an improved customer experience and benefits business performance. Economic Benefits Heating and cooling air is expensive and it is a large component of the building ownership and operation.   A well designed air cleaning system, with the right technology and designed in conjunction with ASHRAE 62 Standard’s IAQ procedure, can enable operators to save a significant proportion of their purchase and installation costs and dramatically reduce operating and maintenance costs. First Cost.  Less outside air means smaller fans, heating and air conditioning systems.  Air cleaning can create the opportunity to reduce first costs by a third or more. Operating costs.  Smaller systems cost less to run and maintain.  The savings on electricity, maintenance, and supplies add up to large numbers quickly. Equipment protection.  Air cleaning can reduce corrosion, improve performance, and lower maintenance costs The Total Cost of Ownership on a well-designed air cleaning system is virtually always positive and the potential equipment savings can exceed the entire costs of the air cleaning system