Waiting rooms are not clean areas, especially in an emergency room or walk-in clinic. People from all over with all kinds of germs are gathered in these small areas, sometimes for long periods of time. One cough or sneeze or deep breath can spread one person’s germs around an entire room in a matter of minutes. Installing several Safety Halos® from the ceiling in a waiting room can easily help pull those germs out of the air. They can also help spread decontaminated air around the room to disperse any germs left in the air and decrease the chances of someone getting sick. The Safety Halo® filters out the dirty and contaminated air in the room and disperses back out only HEPA clean air.
The Safety Halo® works by pulling the dirty germ-filled air into its housing to filter it. There it has a pre-filter at the point of entry that extracts larger dust particles. The air then flows through a HEPA filter element to clean out the germs and other tiny contaminants. After the HEPA filter, the air then blows out of the bottom of the Safety Halo® to replace the dirty air in the room with germ-free air.
In the process of discharging the air, the Safety Halo® creates a cone of clean air around whatever is beneath it, such as a person in the waiting room or a receptionist at the desk. This gently pressurized, and expanding cone of moving air will help block or carry down and away from the person under it germs exhaled by others in the room. It will also help carry down and away from the person the germs that he or she exhales, thereby helping to reduce contamination from one person in the waiting room to another. In addition, the more air that the Safety Halo® cleans, the lower the overall quantity and concentration of germs and other contaminants in the room’s air.
Installing an Air Cleaning BlowerTM (ACB) can also have large effects on the waiting room area by blowing in clean air and then diluting and driving out some of the contaminated air in the room. ACBs work by removing particles without using any filter elements and then blowing out clean air. Instead of blocking and collecting the debris with filter media, ACBs use the momentum of the particles to separate them from the air and eject them directly. The big benefit: they blow and clean air without any filter elements to buy, store, replace or dispose. Since debris does not accumulate in the units and clog, you can count on steady airflow, air pressure and power consumption. No filter elements means no filter maintenance! They can also be used to pre-clean the air for the HEPA element in the Safety Halos® when the air especially dirty.