School Air Filtration

Comprehensive Air Filtration Solutions for Schools

Ensuring clean air in school classrooms is critical, as children are particularly susceptible to the harmful effects of urban air pollution. Their higher breathing rates and ongoing lung development make them vulnerable, and exposure to contaminated air can impact their health and cognitive development. Effective air filtration in schools is therefore a worthwhile investment to provide a safe and healthy learning environment.

The Importance of Air Filtration in Schools

Air pollution in schools, especially those near major roads, can poses a variety of health risks. Over 1,000 schools in London, for example, are within 150 meters of 'heavy traffic', exposing children to traffic pollution on a daily basis. Poor air quality has been linked to increased asthma rates, which is a leading cause of school absenteeism, and recent studies have shown that airborne pollution adversely affects concentration, memory, and learning abilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Effective Air Filtration Solutions for Schools

Mobile Air Filtration Systems

Cost-effective and versatile, mobile air filtration units can be an ideal choice for classroom environments. A professional air school air purifiers should be certified to capture traffic pollution, allergens, bacteria, viruses (including viruses such as SARS-CoV-2), and other airborne contaminants, providing clean air regardless of the existing ventilation infrastructure.

Standalone Filtration Units

IQAir's mobile units can be easily implemented in classrooms, ensuring high air quality with significant air changes and minimal noise, even on the highest setting. These units are designed to be efficient and require low maintenance, making them a practical solution for schools.

Selection Criteria for School Air Purifiers

When selecting school air purifiers, it is crucial to adhere to specific criteria to ensure optimal performance:

  • Scientific Validation: Schools should demand comprehensive test reports from independent and rebutable laboratories, demonstrating the school air purifier's effectiveness in removing specific pollutants, allergens, and microorganisms. Tests should be conducted in large test chambers and provide complete data, not just marketing summaries.

  • Performance and Noise Levels: The school air purifiers should achieve several air changes per hour (ACH) while maintaining a noise level suitable for classroom environments, ideally ≤ 45 dB(A). This balance ensures effective air cleaning without disrupting the learning environment.

  • Avoid Electronic Cleaning Technologies: Schools should steer clear of air purifiers for schools that use electronic technologies like UV radiation, ionisation, or ozone generation, as these can produce harmful by-products such as ozone and formaldehyde.

  • Sustainable and Reliable: The chosen school air purifier should come from manufacturers with a proven track record in air filtration. They should offer guaranteed availability of replacement filters for at least three times the warranty period to promote sustainability and longtime usage.

  • User-Friendly Controls: The school air purifiers should have intuitive controls, including multiple fan speeds, programmable timers, filter life monitors, and safety lock features to ensure ease of use and minimal maintenance.

Integration with Existing Ventilation Systems

​Many UK schools struggle with inadequate ventilation systems. Built-in filtration using mesh filters often fail due to poor efficiency and high maintenance demands. Instead, the use of professional standalone school air purifiers provides an immediate, cost efficient, and effective solution, enhancing air quality significantly.​

Benefits of Clean Air in Schools

Implementing high-performance air filtration systems in schools can:

  • Minimize asthma and allergy triggers.
  • Enhance students' academic performance.
  • Reduce absenteeism due to health issues.
  • Provide effective protection against both indoor and outdoor air pollution.

Commercial Air Filtration specializes in providing tailored air filtration solutions for schools, working closely with school boards and estate managers. With extensive experience and advanced technology, companies like IQAir offer proven methodologies to achieve significant improvements in air quality, creating a healthier, more productive learning environment for students and staff.

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