As people are spending more time at home, their home comfort has become increasingly important. Not only have we seen a significant uptick in new installations and maintenance on existing equipment, we’ve also seen a tremendous increase in interest in indoor air quality. People are obviously more conscious about the overall health of their home, and the interest in how to improve it has increased dramatically.
Carrier is always looking to the future of healthier homes and buildings. From collaborating with leading experts to study the effects of improving indoor environmental quality on cognitive function, to our own investments in R&D solutions that improve operational efficiency and help make buildings and homes healthier. Therefore, as part of our Healthy Buildings Program, Carrier recently launched Healthy Homes – a suite of targeted solutions that can help improve the overall quality of indoor air in homes.
With this program, Carrier has outlined a number of solutions that can help improve the overall comfort and air quality of a home. There is not one answer that is right for everyone, which is why homeowners can learn about options across a wide breadth of solutions ranging from indoor air quality products to home fire security and systems with enhanced humidity control.
Carrier’s Healthy Homes product offering addresses key foundations of healthy spaces as outlined by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Homes for Health: 36 Expert Tips to Make Your Home a Healthier Home report, which was funded, in part, by Carrier.
Our suite of Healthy Home products includes a number of solutions including the OptiClean™ Dual Mode Air Scrubber & Negative Air Machine to help hospitals treating patients with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The OptiClean unit is designed to remove air potentially contaminated by the virus using a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, an air management system to significantly reduce the presence of contaminants in the air, and flexible ducting to exhaust the filtered air outside. In negative air mode, the machine creates negative pressure so that when the hospital room door is opened, air is pulled into the room instead of letting potentially contaminated air out from the room.
The OptiClean unit can also be used as an air scrubber. We’ve been working with several school districts across the country that have chosen to use this solution as part of their plans to improve the air quality in their facilities in preparation for the return of students to campuses. We’ve found that medical practices, salons, and offices are an ideal setting for the OptiClean product as it can help purify air in rooms up to 1,500 square feet.
In fact, OptiClean was been named as one of TIME’s 100 Best Inventions of 2020 and recognized in their Medical Care category as one of the 100 ground-breaking inventions that are making the world better and smarter. It also earned a 2020 Vision Award in the HVAC category from FacilitiesNet.
In addition, Carrier also offers the Infinity® air purifier, which is a whole-home solution that can be added to your heating and cooling system. It uses Captures & Kills® technology to inactivate 99% of select airborne pathogens trapped by the MERV 15 filter, including coronavirus, bacteria and other pathogens.1 Carrier also recently introduced its Carrier recently launched the Infinity® return air purifier that features the same technology as the Infinity air purifier. The Infinity return air purifier is ideal for applications where the furnace air handler is not easily accessed by the homeowner. Minimal maintenance is required, including filter cartridge replacement and occasional inspection/brush cleaning of the ionization panel.
To learn more about the solutions available, visit: http://www.corporate.carrier.com/healthyhomes.