iWave Air Purifier and COVID-19: What the Testing Shows
No matter where you may go, indoor air quality is vital to the health of anyone who walks into the building. Studies show that indoor air pollutants like mould, bacteria, and viruses, when unmanaged, can be deadly. Air purifiers go a long way in preventing these pathogens from causing illness in those exposed to indoor air pollutants.
The iWave air purifier is making a difference in the impact of COVID-19 over the last year. Read on to learn how the iWave air purifier is helping to combat the coronavirus.
How Does the iWave Air Purifier Work?
The iWave Air Purifier is a small device placed into the air conditioning system’s air ducts of a residential or commercial building. It works by detecting harmful pathogens, such as viruses, allergens, smoke, and even odours. Then, the contaminated air is neutralized with ions before passing through to the air in the building.
This process is known as needle-point bi-polar ionization. When contaminated air passes over the device, it produces an equal amount of positive and negative ions. These ions then kill off the mould, viruses, and bacteria, cleaning the air in the process.
What Makes the iWave Better Than the Rest?
The iWave Air Purifier has a patent-pending self-cleaning design. This design requires little to no maintenance, whereas other air purifiers need to be regularly maintained after a year. The iWave doesn’t give off any harmful byproducts. This makes it safe to neutralize the bacterias, viruses, and other pathogens.
How Does It Fight Against the COVID-19 Virus?
The iWave has been up to the challenge of combatting viruses similar to the coronavirus known as SAR-CoV-2 or COVID-19. It takes the virus particles in the air duct and, with ionization, neutralizes them.
Studies have shown that the iWave technology can deactivate viruses and pathogens similar to the coronavirus. Within 10 minutes, 84.2% of these germs were eliminated. After 15 minutes, 92.6% of the pathogens were neutralized. After 30, the percentage increased to 99.4% of pathogens deactivated by the iWave Air Purifier.
Adding the iWave to the air duct also helps provide clean air in areas that might not have the best ventilation practices. These areas might hold onto the virus that causes COVID-19.
Have an iWave Air Purifier Installed Today
This is not a confirmed method for cleaning the air of COVID-19 particles. Even though it is effective to rid residential and commercial properties from the SAR-CoV-2 virus, it is still important to continue to follow national health and safety guidelines in place. Incorporating the air purifiers into the HVAC system acts as an additional layer of protection.
Contact Aire One Heating & Cooling Kitchener-Waterloo today to schedule an appointment. We’d also be happy to answer any questions you might have about the iWave Air Purifier installation process and costs.