The last year has been tough for us all, but hopefully everything will begin to open up and brighten up very soon.
Going back to work is going to feel very strange for many people. While working from home may well become a part of everyday life going forward, there’s no doubt that the majority of people will need, and want to, return to their office or place of work.
For many, returning to work in the future will cause some anxiety, but one way in which firms can put minds at rest is by installing, or retrofitting, anti-bacterial air conditioning systems which eliminate 99.9% of SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus).
While this may seem like an added burden and expense for some, it’s clear that this, and maybe future viruses, may be around for some time. Investing in clean air solutions will go a long way to reassuring employees and keeping people safe, healthy and happy in their workplace.
Anti-bacterial air conditioning, can of course, be installed in homes. However, there are a number of portable solutions which are just as effective – we will cover some below.
Types of clean air solutions
Wall-mounted anti-bacterial air conditioning solutions are not new. We mostly install these solutions in medical facilities, veterinary practices or places that have sterile environments. They look and perform much like any other standard indoor air conditioning unit, but have added technology which filters the air, eliminating bacteria and viruses.
Fresh air ventilation, on the other hand, is generally a ducted system – usually installed in larger indoor spaces. The principle is the same – stale air is extracted and filtered to purify it before it is recirculated. Some of these systems extract outside air, filtering it in the same way before circulating it internally.
Below is a selection of new anti-bacterial indoor air conditioning solutions. Most can be installed without the need to change any pipework or ducting, and some systems can be modified, or retrofitted new technology. We’re here to answer any questions you may have.
Panasonic’s Etherea air-conditioner, which uses nanoe X air cleaning technology, has been verified by a leading independent viral test lab to inhibit the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.
In these tests, gauze saturated with SARS-CoV-2 virus solution was exposed to the Etherea air conditioner with nanoe X from a distance of 0.7m for 24 hours. After 24 hours, the inhibition rate was said to be 99.7%.
Mitsubishi Electric MSZ-LN
Another powerful anti-bacterial solution is the MSZ-LN from Mitsubishi Electric. Their advanced technology includes a plasma quad plus filter which filters out microscopic particles including bacteria, viruses, dust, allergens and mould. It also encompasses a dual-barrier coating which prevents the build up of dust and grease.
Daikin Flash Streamer Technology
Daikin has been at the forefront of anti-bacterial air conditioning technology; last year they introduced their new Flash Streamer technology which has been applied to some wall-mounted indoor air conditioning units and free-standing air purifiers and humidifiers.
Daikin's patented streamer technology inactivates more than 99.9% of the novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) after three hours.
Flash Streamer technology uses electrons to trigger chemical reactions with air borne particles. It breaks down allergens such as pollen and fungal allergens and removes bothersome odours providing better, cleaner air.
Streamer Air Purifier
Among its innovative clean air solutions, Daikin’s new Streamer Air Purifier is a compact, portable unit which can be placed in any room of the house or workplace. It removes harmful air particles, as well as dust, odours, bacteria, pet hairs, moulds, pollen and mites, and other allergens. The patented streamer technology inactivates more than 99.9% of the novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) after three hours.
Purified indoor air is particularly beneficial for vulnerable people – the elderly, infants, and anyone living with respiratory diseases or allergies.
All-in-one air purifier and humidifier
Daikin’s new Ururur air humidifier and air purifier, is an all-in-one compact solution that prevents dry air and eliminates viruses. It also has the Allergy UK Seal of Approval, reassuring customers that the product is efficient at reducing small particulates which may include allergens, bacteria and viruses. The patented streamer technology inactivates more than 99.9% of the novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) after three hours.
Service and maintenance is vital
The first thing that any business or homeowner with air conditioning can do right now is have your air conditioning serviced. As well as checking the system for safety, a service engineer will replace any filters which may contain any harmful bacteria, as well as dirt and allergens.
For more information, or to discuss what anti-bacterial air conditioning solution would best suit your indoor environment, please contact us for a free consultation and free quotation.