O’Dell Knows IAQ! Helping you navigate COVID19
O’Dell Knows IAQ
How will you prepare your facility for return of employees & patrons post COVID19? Engineers, will you change your HVAC designs? There has been a spotlight on many HVAC measures that deliver tangible benefits to indoor air quality (IAQ). O’Dell can help you on your journey to a healthy indoor environment! Along the way, we can leverage these measures to deliver energy savings too. That’s a WIN-WIN!
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Maintain Humidity – 40-60%RH
The Sterling Chart was introduced in 1985 to show the relationship between relative humidity and typical indoor contaminants at normal room temperatures. Since that time, there have been copious research documents linking 40-60%RH with less effective aerosol travel, shorter airborne and surface survival times & lower transmission rates of contaminants in buildings. Keeping your indoor relative humidity between 40-60% is critical to ensuring a healthy environment.
O’Dell Associates is very proud to represent Condair, the leading manufacturer in humidification technologies in North America. From steam to evaporative and in-space misting systems, Condair has a comprehensive humidification product offering to suit any building. The O’Dell team is well versed in applications and can design a solution for your project. With our evaporative solutions, there is often opportunity for energy savings & associated incentives too!
Harness Ultraviolet Light
The health benefits of utraviolet (UV) light were first discovered in 1882 as a cure for tuberculosis. Today, we have a very strong understanding of the complete UV light spectrum and it’s capacity to kill or inactivate microorganisms. UV-C energy, wavelengths from 200-280 nm, provides the most germicidal effect and is a proven technology!
Representing Fresh-Aire UV, O’Dell is able to recommend the UV solution for your system. Fresh-Aire UV products are tested and validated against viruses, bacteria, mold & fungus to achieve 99.999% reduction on microorganisms. O’Dell can size the system to achieve appreciable improvements to IAQ and effective system operation.
Filtration is a dominant mechanism for virus removal. When appropriately selected and deployed, increasing filter efficiency can be highly effective in reducing the concentration of infectious aerosols. Selecting an appropriate filter for your building is a balance between efficiency (MERV rating) & reduced risk of infection & system capabilities.
Let us help you find that balance!
Manage Ventilation for an Optimal Indoor Environment
The entire premise of the enVerid solution is to deliver superior indoor air quality while reducing energy consumption. This is the evolution of filtration!
EnVerid has a specially formulated gas-phase filtration system that cleans indoor air – instead of constantly replacing with outside air. Early research suggests, perhaps counter-intuitively, that increasing outdoor ventilation to mitigate viruses is not necessarily a good idea for several reasons, including the impacts on humidity management and potential intake of airborne particles that may serve as carriers of viruses. With enVerid, controlling your indoor environment is at hand.
O’Dell will show you how to take control of your building IAQ and realize energy savings of 20-30%!