Air cleaners help improve indoor air quality and are used in many commercial spaces. They can be used in addition to HVAC system ventilation and filtration or as a substitute. They can be used in areas where significant pollutant sources are present, such as smoking or rooms with chemicals or VOCs, and where ventilation is insufficient to provide adequate air changes per hour.
They work by circulating clean air, filtering out harmful particles and returning it to the room. Most commercial air cleaners are built to handle larger areas than residential units. They also have a more powerful fan and are designed to run continuously.
Commercial air cleaners are often located in high traffic areas like restrooms, breakrooms or offices where people move in and out frequently. They can also be placed in a central office where people are likely to gather and communicate. They can help reduce the spread of viruses like COVID-19 and other pathogens through respiratory aerosols or droplets that are dispersed when someone talks, sneezes or coughs.
To find the right commercial air purifier for your business, first consider what pollutants you need to remove from your space. If you need to remove odors and smoke, look for an air purifier with activated carbon. This filter type will also be useful for removing chemical gases (VOCs) such as paint fumes, wood vapors and scented cleaning products. If you need to remove allergens, focus on HEPA filters with a high CADR. A high CADR indicates how quickly it can process the air to reduce concentrations of common pollutants such as dust, pollen and pet dander.
Lastly, consider any features you may want to add to your commercial air cleaner. For example, you might consider a commercial ozone generator to eliminate odors in bathrooms and breakrooms or an air humidifier to regulate the humidity levels in your space. Then you can choose the right size and model of commercial air cleaner for your space.
When purchasing a commercial air cleaner, make sure that the manufacturer provides information about the unit’s CADR (clean air delivery rate) rating. This number will tell you how quickly the air is cleaned and if it meets your needs. You can use this number to compare it with other commercial air cleaners to find the best one for your space.
If you’re looking for an affordable commercial air purifier, consider a product such as the Oransi V-HEPA Finn. This unit is petite enough to fit in most commercial spaces but has a strong four-step filtration system that includes a titanium dioxide pre-filter, HEPA filtration, germicidal UV light and a built-in ionizer. With a capacity of up to 400 square feet, the Oransi is a great choice for businesses in need of a small commercial air cleaner.