02/15/2012 // Riverdale, NJ, USA // Green Air Filters // Lynne Laake
(Camfil Farr) – Throughout the country — and the world — an increasing number of businesses are realizing what health experts have been saying for years: Indoor air can be even more polluted, and dangerous, than the air outside. Indeed, given that the bulk of our time is spent inside — an eye-opening 90 percent of each day, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — it has become not just prudent but urgent to keep indoor air clean.
The good news is that there are simple steps that office buildings, manufacturers, hospitals, schools, and other organizations can take to maintain optimal indoor air quality. Installing high efficiency, high performance commercial air filters is, by far, the most significant one: By keeping harmful particles out of indoor air, these filters help prevent the spread of sickness while providing a comfortable indoor environment.
Cutting-edge air filter designs — such as those from Camfil Farr, which use fine fiber media to more efficiently remove harmful particles — require far less energy than more traditionally designed filters, meaning that customers can save money even as they are improving their air quality. Indeed, commercial customers that have switched to Camfil Farr clean air solutions have been able to reduce their HVAC energy costs by up to 40 percent. And since the filters last longer than more conventional products, disposal costs — and waste earmarked for landfills — are lower, too.
Beyond using a top-rated air filter, businesses can take other easy steps to boost indoor air quality. Among the practices experts recommend:
• Use all-natural, toxin-free cleaning products. Making this switch will reduce the amount of volatile organic compounds — a common component of traditional cleaning supplies — in the air. That’s a reduction all businesses want to see, as VOCs can worsen asthma, irritate eyes and throats, cause headaches and dizziness, and — in the long run — trigger liver and kidney damage.
• Encourage employees to bring in plants. While plants may look nice on a desk, their benefits go far beyond appearance. Plants are quite effective at absorbing toxins from the air. An added benefit: Many employees, no doubt, would welcome such a policy, and morale would be boosted along with air quality.
• No air fresheners. Like cleaning products, many air fresheners contain VOCs. They may make the office smell nice, but in the long run, they’re not helping the air — or your employees.
These simple steps don’t require expensive overhauls of infrastructure, or strict workplace policies. They’re painless, low-cost ways that will improve the air indoors — and the health and comfort of all those working there.
The world leader in air filtration systems, Camfil Farr provides clean air solutions for hospitals, hotels, office buildings, educational institutions, and pharmaceutical and biotech companies. We provide the tools to achieve sustainability, maintain high air quality, and reduce airborne infections — all while lowering total cost of ownership. Camfil Farr customers go green without ever sacrificing performance. For more information, visit Camfil Farr online at www.green-air-filters.com, or call us toll-free at 888.599.6620.
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