Air Filtration Solutions for Schools – Combatting Covid-19 and Beyond

The school year has been challenging for parents, teachers, administrators, and students. Normal routines dramatically changed in the fall, and schools are still struggling to adapt in the spring semester. It has been a mix of online and in-person learning for several months. Even though schools know that it’s important for a student’s emotional, social, and educational development to be in the classroom, the pandemic has made this impossible. Schools have stepped up to help struggling students with laptops, online tutoring, and continuing meal programs. Now the educational facilities are starting to fully reopen, schools need to focus on creating effective air filtration solutions. CDC studies have shown that improving your indoor air quality can reduce the spread of not only the COVID-19 virus, but other illnesses and allergens.

The Importance of Air Filtration in Schools

Air filtration in schools has always been important. Good ventilation improves focus, memory, and overall academic performance. It is also beneficial to the school’s athletes, especially those that practice and play primarily in gymnasiums. With the right air filtration solutions, schools can effectively reduce the number of airborne pollutants that include dust, pollen, smoke, and other allergens. An effective air filtration system also filters out mold, and other microorganisms that include pathogens like SARS-COV2. Not every airborne particulate has a long-term effect if inhaled. Some, like dust, typically only results in sneezing and irritated eyes. However, the EPA warns that negative health effects from breathing poor air quality may not appear in staff or students for years.

While the CDC has not covered indoor air quality in our schools, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (ASHRAE) has released a set of guidelines to help schools reopen safely. We have broken down the report with infographics in; Classroom Air Purifiers – Keeping Our Children Safe.

Recommended Air Filtration Solutions for Schools

As schools reopen, they are looking for guidance from the CDC and their state’s Department of Education. The goal is to safely reopen schools, without putting students and teachers at risk. Not all state Education Departments have the same guidelines, but most recommend masks, frequent hand washing, and practicing social distancing. The CDC’s recommended guidelines are more defined and include considerations for the school’s airflow and ventilation system.

  1. Assess the school’s HVAC system, including airflow.
  2. Open windows and doors when possible to improve ventilation and airflow.
  3. Measure the building’s indoor air quality.
  4. Boost air quality with air filtration systems.
  5. Boast filtration and airflow in gyms and classrooms.
  6. Replace old filters with HEPA ones, especially in and around the school nurse’s office.

You no longer have to just take an air filtration companies word that their product filters out the Coronavirus. The Halo Smart P Air Filtration System has undergone third-party testing to confirm the efficacy against Covid-19. You can review the full report here.

HEPA Filters for Schools

Schools that invest in non-HVAC HEPA air filtration systems have an additional defense against the COVID-19 virus. Combined with an upgraded HVAC system, air quality will be noticeably improved. A non-HVAC filtration system has another benefit. It can reduce stress and anxiety levels in students and teachers that are worried about possible infection. Concentration improves, along with the desire to go back to school. Non-HVAC HEPA filtration systems for schools reduce airborne particulates by cleansing the air, without using harsh or dangerous chemicals. It is safe, inexpensive, and will continue to improve air quality after COVID-19 is no longer a primary concern.

Your Schools New Air Filtration System

We understand what our school systems are facing and are here to help. Action Services Group has dedicated personnel standing by to answer your schools air filtration questions. For more information on air filtration systems for schools, call 610-558-9773 or email [email protected]. You can also schedule a call by clicking the button below. Website Button - Schedule A Call

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“We are thrilled with our new air purification system and our whole organization can rest easier knowing our buildings indoor air quality is 99.995% filtered of all pollutants. The installation crew was quick, professional, and they cleaned up after themselves. Thank you, Action Services group!” Director of Human Resources – Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center