Good indoor ventilation and fresh air circulation has now become as important as washing your hands.
The NI Executive has indicated in the past ‘that support will be provided for mitigations to reduce risk within the hospitality sector, including improved ventilation.’ So, how can businesses improve indoor air quality in their premises?
Simply opening windows and doors to allow fresh air into buildings is a good start. However, with cooler outdoor temperatures this obvious solution is far from both practical and sustainable. Mechanical ventilation systems are an ideal solution to improving indoor air quality – all year round. In simple terms, mechanical ventilation heat recovery can effectively and efficiently supply filtered fresh air and extract stale air throughout a building.
Martin Mullan, Managing Director for air cool engineering (NI) Ltd said: “The safest indoor space is one that has lots of fresh filtered air replacing the stale air inside. Given the risk of virus transmission, our advice is to maximise the fresh air supply to a building through mechanical ventilation heat recovery technology. By focusing attention to fresh air supply, its circulation and filtration, businesses can add another powerful tool to their anti-coronavirus toolkit.”
Derry and Strabane District Council has recently launched a second tranche of funding through the Business Recovery and Revitilisation scheme. Grants of between £500 and £3000 are available for businesses to meet the public health advice to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus and encourage customers to return with confidence, as restrictions ease in the coming months.
Martin Mullan added: “With only a small window of opportunity to apply for this grant, we would strongly encourage businesses from all sectors, to speak to us about their ventilation needs as soon as possible.”
For further details contact air cool engineering (NI) Ltd on 028 777 67114 or by email email@example.com and to find out more about the
Business Recovery and Revitilisation grants from Derry and Strabane District Council visit their website: