Why every office should have an air purifier in 2022
Given that we spend 90% of our time indoors, the need for better ventilation and indoor air quality in the workplace has never been more important. According to the government, poor air quality is the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK.
Whether it is workplace productivity or employee wellbeing, businesses are bringing new attention to improving their overall office environments. We have listed out our top 5 reasons to why we believe every workspace should have one.
They eliminate air pollution
Long-term effects of air pollution can include heart disease, lung cancer, and respiratory diseases such as asthma. Most air purifiers employ HEPA filters which air is passed through and harmful particles are captured physically. These filters can remove nearly 100% of air pollutants including pollen, mould, spores, pet dander, and dust mites.
Air purifiers can also help circulate oxygen, and depending on an air purifier’s air delivery rating (ADR), a unit can circulate the air in a room up to 6 times per hours. Consuming too much carbon dioxide can cause shortness of breath, headaches, dizziness, weakness and/or loss of mental abilities, so having a good air purifier can alleviate that.
They increase productivity and wellbeing
It has been proven that those who breathe unpolluted air are less stressed than those who breathe polluted air. When breathing in purified or clean air, your cortisol levels decrease, which will lessen stress and allows you to relax. This can improve your productivity, which will also reduce your stress.
Improved indoor air quality improves mental tasks, like concentration and recall, and can reduce absenteeism due to illness. It also allows your employees to breathe easier and focus on work. If you have any employees with respiratory diseases like COPD, an air purifier will make it easier.
They protect from diseases
Rooms that have poor ventilation can become a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses. Air purifiers are made with a filter in them that filters out pollutants or contaminants. Many air purifiers allow for particles as small as .01 um to be removed and cleaned from the air.
This can help to reduce the concentration of airborne pathogens and prevent the spread of airborne infectious diseases. This air purifier feature is most helpful when there is no accessibility to additional ventilation of outdoor air, such as no windows, or if the air quality outside is poor.
They eliminate allergens
Exposure to allergens carrying pollen, pet dander, and dust mites are the primary triggers of allergies. Today’s air purifiers are specially built to keep the indoor air clear of impurities that cause allergies and long-term health complications.
Air purifiers reduce the chances of your employees getting sick with allergies, sick building syndrome, and other illnesses that get in the way of productivity.
They decrease the risk of contamination
Air purifiers can be used to remove bacteria and disinfectants from the air, which can prevent the spreading and development of diseases. They do this by passing air through a series of filters that trap airborne particles and droplets, and return the cleaned air to the room.
Clean air, free from contaminants and harsh odours, shows care and concern for the wellbeing of your employees and customers, especially as we are coming out of a pandemic. Your employees may feel uncomfortable about coming into the office with restrictions lifted, so installing an air purifier can help alleviate that.
Check out our range of air purifiers on our website here. Alternatively, if you would like to speak to a member of our sales team, call us today on 08448 544 121.