Air Purification is Necessary for Schools

Air quality in the classroom is critical to the health and well-being of students and faculty alike. The classroom is a high-risk environment – to say the least. With large groups of people who remain indoors for prolonged periods of time and often in small spaces with little or no ventilation, students, teachers, and administrators are far more susceptible to contagions than people working outdoors or in large well-ventilated buildings.

Bacteria and airborne virus particles can accumulate with nowhere to escape inside schools, especially in the winter months. Not to mention, older school buildings contain toxins from aging building materials and dated HVAC systems. There can also be noxious fumes from adhesives, paint, science experiments, and harsh cleaners. This is all in addition to the everyday dust and pollen that naturally builds up in indoor spaces.

The classroom can be like a respiratory war ground – that is, without effective air purification.

CDC, WHO, and EPA Recommendations for Air Purification in the Classroom

Advice from the CDC, WHO, and EPA is clear: to minimize the spread of airborne viruses like Covid-19, in indoor spaces, portable HEPA air purifiers are recommended. In fact, an extensive review by the EPA concluded the combination of HEPA and Carbon is the safest and most effective solution.

Purifiers that use UV lights, Ionization, and PCO technology are not ideal because they can produce dangerous byproducts that are then emitted into the air. Unfortunately, many schools have already wasted millions of dollars on these unfit technologies.

We have a solution that follows all CDC, WHO, and EPA Recommendations. Austin Air purifiers are the only air purification system on the market that uses Medical Grade HEPA, Activated Carbon, and Zeolite to remove up to 99.97% of airborne allergens and odors.

No Other Brand Comes Close to Austin Air Systems

According to an EPA report, a significant amount of HEPA and Carbon must be used in your air purifier’s filtration otherwise filters will need to be changed often (every few months). That’s why the Austin Air HealthMate® has:

60 sq. ft. of True Medical Grade HEPA proven to remove 99% of all virus particles larger than 0.1 microns.
Over 780 cubic inches of Activated Carbon and Zeolite. Removes chemicals, gases, and odors
No one in the industry even comes close to using that much. This ensures a long filter life of up to 5 years.

“That’s the impact of Austin.”