Flu outbreaks can hit businesses hard – spreading thin a workforce and lessening productivity. This flu season, fight back to keep your workplace and workforce healthier. These HVAC flu prevention tips can be implemented in your place of business by Estes Commercial’s NATE-certified technicians to deliver a healthier indoor environment.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the flu spreads from one person to the next, as infected droplets are given off through coughing, sneezing or even just talking. Using your commercial HVAC system, you can remove these particulates from the air to keep everyone healthier this flu season.
HVAC Flu Prevention Tip: UV Lights for Commercial HVAC Systems
Ultraviolet (UV) light technology is an affordable, effective solution for preventing the spread of germs in workplaces. UV lights are installed directly within commercial HVAC systems to neutralize viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew and other harmful contaminants as they circulate through the facility.
Exposure to UV light alters particles at a cellular level, rendering them ineffective and unable to multiply. As the flu virus is picked up by particulates given off by infected workers, they are carried into your building’s HVAC system as air circulates. When they pass by the UV lights, the particles are neutralized, preventing recirculation of active viruses.
UV lights are safe for your workforce. These air purification systems use the same natural energy given off by the sun. They are completely contained within your commercial HVAC system, so no one comes into contact with UV rays. By killing off the active flu virus, you can help protect everyone in your workplace, whether or not they have been vaccinated.
Estes Commercial uses Global Plasma Solutions’ Ion Generator UV light system for commercial HVAC systems. GPS is 50 percent veteran-owned and distributed by Mingledorff’s. Our NATE-certified technicians deliver skilled installation of our UV light systems to treat your commercial HVAC system and indoor air of harmful contaminants that increase illness and discomfort.
HVAC Flu Prevention Tip: Media Air Cleaners
Commercial HVAC media air cleaners work to filter out viruses and other harmful particles as air circulates through your building. Media air cleaners use a filter, “the media,” to trap these particles, preventing them from recirculating back into work areas, where workers, customers, and others are exposed.
Media air cleaners range in efficacy, depending on their MERV ratings. Media air cleaners with a MERV rating of 13 or higher offer the advanced filtration your facility needs to remove droplet nuclei (sneeze particles) that carry the flu virus and spread it throughout your workplace. They also deliver superior filtration of allergens that affect your workforce, such as dust mites, dander, pollen and mold.
Estes Commercial offers a range of media air cleaning systems designed for commercial facilities. Our NATE-certified technicians will work to identify the best solutions for your workplace that complement your existing commercial HVAC equipment, delivering the contaminant control needed to keep your workforce healthier this flu season.
Keep your workforce and workplace healthier this flu season with the simple implementation of effective HVAC flu prevention tips. Estes Commercial will assist you in selecting the solutions that give you the biggest benefit and provide quality installation so you have peace of mind that they’ll work when you need them to. Contact us today to learn more.