What is an Air Scrubber and Why Should They Be Used in Reopened Indoor Spaces?

What is an Air Scrubber and Why Should They Be Used in Reopened Indoor Spaces?

2020-09-10T08:13:04+00:00August 10th, 2020|Indoor Air|

With children going back to school and businesses reopening in the midst of the COVID pandemic, many people are rightfully concerned about the spread of germs, bacteria, and viruses. We don’t want to continue the closures of our public indoor spaces, but we also don’t want to contribute to the outbreaks. 

Air scrubbers are a great solution to creating safer indoor spaces by reducing harmful contaminants from the air and surfaces. Most importantly, they can provide a little more peace of mind not only in schools and businesses but also in our homes. 

What is an Air Scrubber?

Air scrubbers are a technology that can be attached to existing ductwork to improve air quality. Day and Night Mechanical can install technology by Aerus and ActivePure® that attach to your HVAC system and remove air pollution, VOCs, surface contaminants, pet dander, odors, and dust which results in a healthier indoor space. Aerus is a trusted brand by schools, medical facilities, professional sports teams, and Olympic athletes. Using ActivePure® technology, these air scrubbers have demonstrated the ability to reduce germs, bacteria, mold, fungi, and viruses in the air by more than 99.999% in testing by an FDA certified lab using FDA testing protocols. 

How Do They Work? 

The ActivePure® technology uses light waves and a catalytic process to make scrubber ions and hydroperoxides that destroy contaminants on surfaces and in the air. Using the same oxidation and ionization properties, a high-intensity UVC light protects and purifies the environment around you as naturally occurring in sunlight. It covers up to 3,000 square feet of space. 

ActivePure has been tested in a variety of settings and has been proven effective in reducing bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens on surfaces in the air in university and lab tests. This includes DNA and RNA viruses such as swine flu (H1N1), avian bird flu (H5N8), Hepatitis A (HAV), and MS2 bacteriophage. Although COVID is an RNA virus, this technology has not yet been tested in its effectiveness in killing or preventing this novel virus. However, considering the evidence supporting the effectiveness of killing other RNA viruses, this technology is certainly safer to have in your home, school, or business than to not have it at all. That being said, be sure you’re following CDC guidelines regarding COVID such as frequent handwashing and disinfecting touchpoints because ActivePure does not replace these protocols. 

Keeping You and Your Family Healthy

Day & Night Mechanical cares about keeping you and your family healthy and safe not just during the pandemic, but into the future. That’s why we offer the service of installing Aerus Air Scrubbers and other ActivePure products in homes, schools, and businesses. Get the peace of mind you deserve about your health and safety indoors by investing in an air scrubber for your indoor space today. 

Contact Day & Night Mechanical for more information today: 303-936-2696.