Hospital indoor air quality (IAQ) is critical to the proper operation of hospitals and healthcare facilities, protecting patients, healthcare workers and visitors from airborne diseases and infections, and providing a comfortable, healthy and odor-free work environment.

Indoor air quality (IAQ) refers to the amount of aerosols and gases in the air as well as the temperature and humidity in a building. The quality of the air in a place of residence directly affects the ability of people in the dwelling to be healthy and happy. Poor indoor air quality is ranked as one of the top five environmental risks to public health.

Reduce the risk of airborne infections in hospitals

Faced with an influx of potentially infectious patients and their families, it is clear that risks must be mitigated by removing airborne contaminants generated inside and outside the doors of the facility. In addition to the impact of contaminants on patients and hospital staff, corrosive gases can damage HVAC units, control rooms and electronic instruments, diagnostic equipment, x-ray machines, and office equipment.

Optimize your filtering and improve your environment

Checking your current filters will show their ratings, and you should replace these with (at least) filters of comparable ratings. Over time, it is worth consulting with a knowledgeable and trusted filter manufacturer to see if a higher performance filter will result in a higher IAQ and lower energy costs. Often by replacing affordable filters to provide lower pressure drop and greater dust holding capacity, you can actually reduce the total cost of the clean air equation.