Fresher than fresh air! The health benefits of using evaporative cooling to control workplace temperatures
Published: 3 April 2019 - Sarah Mead
Did you know that the Colt CoolStream system can help you ensure that the air your staff breathe inside your buildings is actually cleaner than the air outside of it?
If you didn’t, keep reading to find out how our evaporative cooling units could help you create a healthier, more productive workplace year-round.
What are the health benefits that CoolStream offers your staff?
Traditional air conditioning systems recirculate air around a building, which means bacteria, pollen, dust and all manner of other harmful or irritating particles are continuously inhaled by staff. As evaporative coolers work by continuously pulling outside air into the building and then pushing it out again, these systems only use the same air once. This means fresher air all day round for your staff.
A series of tests we carried out by Colt as part of the VDI 6022 certification, have confirmed that installing Colt CoolStream systems reduced the concentration levels of the harmful Cladosporium bacteria in the air( known to cause infections with skin, sinuses and lungs). Levels of the bacteria in the air were found to be more than 97.7% lower after passing through CoolStream. Large concentrations of this bacteria can also affect asthmatics and people suffering from respiratory diseases negatively - not conducive to safety or productivity!
In addition, the concentration of Aspergillus Fumigatus in the air, which is linked to chronic pulminary infections in immunosuppressed individuals, was found to be 85% lower in the ‘cleaned’ air supplied by CoolStream.
In total, we tested 8 different groups of bacteria genus and all were reported as showing reductions in concentrations in the air of harmful bacteria - some so much that it was below measurable limits!
The integrated filtration in CoolStream units also allow for the highly effective removal of dust, another respiratory concern.
What this means for your staff:
Fresh, filtered air throughout the entire year, regardless of seasonal changes when dust or pollen particles may be more present in the air.
Healthier workplaces, where air which could potentially get clogged with illness-causing bacteria is filtered out of the building continuously.
No more dry air, which can cause sinus problems and dry skin. Evaporative coolers do not rely on ‘drying out the air’, which means a more comfortable, healthier working environment.
If you’d like to find out more about our evaporative cooling systems, how they work or whether they are suitable for your building, talk to us today.