What is Bi-Polar Ionization?

https://youtu.be/WcC-M-ATaMQ?t=201 Have you ever said, “I’m going outside to get some fresh air”? as if the air inside was not

Have you ever said, “I’m going outside to get some fresh air”? as if the air inside was not really “that” fresh?

Well, to a large extent you were right! Inside air is often full of bacteria, viruses, odors, mold, chemicals, and other harmful pollutants that are bad for your health, and the health of your clients and employees.

In this article, we will discuss a super simple and affordable solution that according to business insider magazine:

“Could be a secret weapon in the war against COVID-19…”
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But apart from COVID-19, for years we’ve known that indoor air is often more polluted than outside air, and that solutions for improved indoor airflow and quality were important.

What Factors Impact Indoor Air Quality the Most?

To start off, since you generally spend about 90% of your day indoors either at home or at the office, let’s take a look at the importance of adopting and implementing effective indoor air quality solutions as part of your every-day life and review what factors most impact your indoor air quality. 

According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), indoor air quality can contain two to five times higher concentrations of pollutants than outdoor air. Be it bacteria, viruses, odors, molds, cleaning chemicals, and so on. Indoor air quality can often be the cause of respiratory diseases and disorders. Ref: EPA

Some of the most common sources of indoor air pollution include:

  1. Tabaco smoke
  2. Chemicals used in perfumes
  3. Cleaning products
  4. Paint on the walls
  5. Building materials in ducts, carpet glue, and so on
  6. Insecticides
  7. Dust, which is often full of dead skin particles (yuk, we know!)
  8. Bacteria or viruses from someone sneezing or coughing
  9. Mold

Today, we rely on our HVAC systems to exchange out and filter the air that we breathe in our homes or in our offices. However, we’ve found that most HVAC filters and air ducts are often layers in dust and grime due to lack of cleaning. 

Even if the air is circulated and filters in your A/C system, the ducts that bring that filtered air back into your home or office are lined in harmful guck that pollutes the air. 

Here you can see some before and after pictures of air ducts that we cleaned out for a restaurant in Miami. By cleaning out their HVAC system and their ducts, the restaurant not only had peace of mind that their employees and their clients were breathing cleaner air, but they also experienced a 40% increase in airflow, an improvement in HVAC operations, and a drop in energy costs because their HVAC unit was not working as hard to push air through the filters and ducts.

An additional factor that is very important in indoor air quality is the frequency with which the air in your building is exchanged. While cleaning your air ducts and your air filters is important, but is that enough?

In the below video, you can see a 3D model of how air born particles from through a building. As you can see, it is very easy for air-born particles to travel from person to person and from desk to desk, making it very easy for you to pick up and breathe in harmful bacteria, viruses, and pollutants – even if you had the best HVAC system in the world.

How Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization Can Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Today more than ever, people become aware that indoor air quality is important. Taking actions to improve and maintain good indoor air quality can lead to:

  1. Happier and healthier clients
  2. More productive employees
  3. A safer environment
* Harvard study shows indoor air quality increases workplace productivity. Ref: Article 
improved indoor air quality increases employee production

So now let’s talk about needlepoint bi-polar ionization, that according to Business Insider Magazine: 

"Used in large-scale ventilation systems worldwide, bipolar ionization could be a secret weapon in the war against COVID-19."

So how does it work?

Bipolar ions created by our unique air purification systems seek out atoms and molecules in the air and effectively neutralize particles containing bacteria, odors, and VOCs (volatile organic content in the air).

As shown in the above 3D model video, it’s very easy for air-born particles to move throughout your home or office. To protect you against this, the bipolar ions emitted by our systems, being negatively or positively charged, attract these particles into clusters, making them too heavy to float around, allowing them to fall from the common breathing areas.

While filters catch a lot of the particles, many particles are too small and still make it through. The larger clusters created by bipolar ions now allow filters to do their job by catching up to 99% of all harmful particles. 

To help you see a better visual representation of this, we’ve cued up our video to show you how our bipolar ionization system: CLICK HERE FOR THE QUE’D VIDEO 

Our state-of-the-art air purifiers are available in many sizes, ranging from personal size for your home to industrial size systems. With hospital-grade HEPA filters, our purifiers trap harmful particles as they conduct complete air exchanges every 20 minutes, removing up to 99.7% of all allergens, germs, and other pathogens from your air.

Additionally, our systems contain smart technology that detects room occupancy and air quality and automatically increases performance if the air needs cleaning. And when clean, the system turns itself down to ensure it only runs when needed.

And when we say they are affordable we mean anywhere from below $1,000 up to $2,400 for our largest units.

The benefits of good indoor air quality include happier customers, more productive employees, and more favorable business experience, and a safer and healthier environment.

We hope that you’ve found this information helpful. To learn more about our HVAC and indoor air quality solutions, please contact us at 844 674 5465 or fill out our contact page and we will get back to you soon!

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