There’s no doubt about it, our lives have been turned upside down by the global pandemic COVID-19 created. We have already seen our day-to-day lives changed, and we don’t know what the future may look like. One thing we do know for certain is we will need to be taking a much more aggressive approach to our indoor air quality to keep our buildings safe for anyone that is occupying them. 

That’s why our team at Air Comfort is informing our customers about iWave technology. It’s a state-of-the-art air purification solution that helps eliminate harmful pollutants from the air we breathe. In today’s blog, we will dive into what indoor air quality is, why it’s important, and how iWave can help ensure fresh, clean air flows through your building all day long. For more information, or to get a free estimate, contact our Air Comfort team today!

What Is Indoor Air Quality? 

Before we dive into the amazing solution to keeping your air clean, let’s first cover what indoor air quality is. Simply put, indoor air quality (IAQ), according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. There are many sources of indoor air pollution that makes their way into buildings, such as: 

  • Tobacco products
  • Deteriorated asbestos-containing insulation
  • Excess moisture
  • Radon
  • Pesticides
  • And much more

Now that you have a better understanding of what indoor air quality is and commonly found pollutants in the air, it’s time to learn why having good indoor air quality is so important.  

Why Is Indoor Air Quality Important? 

Understanding and controlling indoor air quality helps to reduce the risk of health concerns that can arise from the harmful pollutants. Health effects from indoor air pollutants can occur soon after one is exposed to the harmful particles, or even years after exposure. Some of the health effects that show up relatively quickly after exposure include: 

  • Eye, nose, and/or throat irritation
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue

However, some of the more long-term health issues that can arise from poor indoor air quality consist of: 

  • Respiratory disease
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer

As you can see, having good indoor air quality is essential to the health of you, your employees, and your customers. If you don’t prioritize your building’s indoor air quality, you could be putting the occupants of your company at risk, and we are sure you don’t want that to happen. Luckily, we have a great solution for you to provide you peace of mind knowing you’re providing clean air for all to breathe. 

What Is iWave and How Does It Work? 

iWave is the most effective air purification system on the market that works to eliminate viruses, pollutants, allergens, and other harmful particles from circulating throughout your building. It contains no harmful byproducts, comes with virtually no maintenance, and a three-year warranty. 

To better understand just how effective iWave is, let’s discuss the technical aspects of the COVID-19 virus first. Did you know the COVID-19 particle is actually very small (.07-.09 microns)? In fact, 300-500 COVID-19 particles could fit on the end of an average human hair. Believe it or not, even hospital grade filtration cannot capture all the particles of this size. 

Seeing as the COVID-19 particle is so small, there needed to be a solution to either eliminate the particle from the air altogether, or at least make the particle large enough to be caught by an air filter or drop to the ground to be cleaned up with daily sanitization tasks. The iWave does just that! 

In order to have the ability to capture these tiny particles, we need to make them larger. We can do this by way of needle-point bi-polar ionization, a patented technology that iWave uses. All particles have a positive or negative charge. When millions of oppositely charged ions are sent into your building’s air stream, the ions will seek out particles of an opposite charge and attach to them. When this happens, the ions bind together and start to break down the energy source of the harmful particle, ultimately making it inactive. While this process may take quite a few hours to complete, the particles grow large enough to be caught in a filter or even drop to a lower surface. Daily cleaning and sanitation like wiping down surfaces, sweeping, and mopping will help to remove the particles that dropped from the air and onto your hard surfaces. 

Have iWave Installed In Your Building Today

Now that you understand what indoor air quality is, why it’s important, and how iWave can help promote healthier buildings, it’s time to schedule an appointment with our Air Comfort team to have iWave installed in your air conditioning system. Our HVAC technicians are highly trained in installing this technology in any system, giving you peace of mind that you are doing everything you can to keep you, your employees, and customers safe from harmful particles that may enter your building’s airstream. What are you waiting for? The time is now to step up and do your part as a business owner to make sure your building is producing clean, fresh air for everyone to breathe. For more information about indoor air quality and our products, get in touch with us today. If you’re ready to improve your indoor air quality, request an estimate and we will take care of the rest!