With 2019 proving to be an Influenza nightmare, some Aged Care facilities are proving that taking action early is the key to success. Tandara Lodge Community Care, in Tasmania, has not had a “notifiable outbreak” in 5 years, a significant achievement in the Aged Care Industry. Their secret? Five years ago they installed a new Fan range from Airius, called an Air Pear®(with an option upgrade to install a PHI Air Purification Cell in the fan) which they did on 20 of the facility’s 35 Air Pears installed throughout their whole facility. The intent of the fans was to save heating energy and clean the air.
Five years later the PHI cell has proven its ability to reduce airborne diseases and smells. Kansas State University conducted independent testing of the PHI cell and found it successfully removed 99%+ of moulds, bacteria, viruses, VOCs and odours (see exact list in the MORE section). The PHI again proved its worth when a sewage issue inside the facility cause immense distress to the elderly, struggling to breathe with the horrific smell. They found the residents huddled under the fans with the PHI cell in them as it had neutralised the air underneath so they could breathe untainted air.
Tandara has not only saved itself thousands of dollars with outbreak containment and clean up costs, but also additionally saved energy costs as the Air Pears are not only bacteria killers, they are also some of the most energy efficient and effective destratification fans on the market. Significant heating costs reductions can be achieved with the use of Airius fans in winter climates. With an ROI of approximately one year, installing the Airius Air Pear with PHI was a cost effective and sound investment into the health, safety and comfort of the elderly in their care.
More About Airius and the PHI
Fight mould, bacteria, viruses, VOCs and odours with the optional factory installed Photohydroionisation (PHI) cell that emits advanced oxidation plasma (0.01 – 0.02 ppm). The fan circulates Hydro-Peroxides, super oxide ions and hydroxide ions throughout the space, neutralising more than 99 percent of micro-organisms. PHI’s proven technology can reduce sick building syndrome, significantly reduce gases/VOC’s/odours and maintain healthy environments.
Kansas State Univ. Testing has proven
The PHI cell successfully removed 99%+ of the following germs from the air:
- Bird Flu
- Bacillius Globigii
- Bacillus Cereus
- Clostridium Difficile
- Listeria Monocytogenes
- Pseudomonas Sp.
- Staphylococcus Aureus
- Streptococcus Pneumoniae
- Stachybotrys Chartarum