It can be hard to decide on the best commercial-grade air purifier for your office or business facility. Fortunately, with the help of HVAC expert Superior Air, choosing the right one doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are some of the top considerations when choosing a commercial-grade air purifier.
Check the Filtration Technology
- HEPA Filter
A HEPA, or high-efficiency particulate air filter, is one of the best air filters to improve indoor air quality. It can capture particles as small as 0.3 microns, including viruses and nanoparticles, and can remove up to 99.97% of air pollutants. It is the safest air filtration technology for commercial spaces.
- Carbon Filter
The main goal of carbon filters is to get rid of VOCs, which are harmful gases, chemicals and fumes in the air. They are recommended for businesses near wood- or coal-burning factories, manufacturing plants and busy streets.
A pre-filter protects the HEPA filter from larger particles like dust and hair strands. However, because of its additional filtration layer, it tends to create more noise while the air purifier is in use.
Look for the Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR)
CADR measures the efficiency and effectiveness of a commercial air purifier in producing clean air. A higher CADR means the air purifier can efficiently filter and purify the air. Make sure to ask for this information when purchasing a commercial air purifier.
Avoid Medical-Grade Labels
Don’t be fooled by claims that an air purifier is “medical-grade” because there’s no such a thing as a medical-grade air purifier! Brands only use this term as a marketing tactic to make their products seem more effective, powerful and efficient than others. Don’t forget to examine their claims regarding UV light technology as well. There are only a few commercial-grade air purifiers that can effectively get rid of airborne microorganisms.
Good indoor air quality is critical for a comfortable and healthy environment. At Superior Air, we offer our expertise in indoor air quality to residential and commercial clients. Call us at (559) 734-2002 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.