How We Are Using Phenomenal Aire to Keep our Team and Patients Safe During COVID-19

 In Eye Care

We are pleased to share information about how we use Phenomenal Aire to provide cleaner and “fresher air” to help keep our team and our patients healthy and safe.

Please note this article isn’t intended as medical advice. We happen to be excited about this technology since it is a solution to a pain point, so many of us who spend our days indoors are experiencing it.

We rely on climate control to keep our homes and offices a comfortable temperature, limit humidity, and avoid that stale feeling.

However, if there are mold, pollens, or viral particles in the air, these systems often just recirculate it in some cases aiding the spread of diseases. Air filters help with the larger particles, but they can’t capture everything. This is where systems like Phenomenal Aire™  Cold Plasma Generator help.

What is Phenomenal Aire™?

Phenomenal Aire™  Cold Plasma Generator technology is a proprietary system to use with an HVAC system. It produces “highly charged ions,” which help clean the air that passes through the charged electrical field. It improves indoor air quality by “cleaning” the atmosphere of microbes, viral particles, mold spores, and bacteria.

It is especially helpful for people who have asthma, seasonal allergies, or respiratory diseases since they can breathe easier.

According to the manufacturer, third party testing facilities, like Analytics Lab Group, validated that Phenomenal Aire reduces Human Coronavirus in the air by as much as 90% within an hour.

It demonstrated the ability to reduce other health threats like NoroVirus by 96%, E Coli by 61.1%, and MRSA by 99.68%.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that people are guaranteed not to catch contagious diseases. The air must first pass through the ionic fields before the “cleaning” takes place.

It does result in not only improved air quality but drastically reduced the recirculation of bacteria and viral particles. If you ever caught a cold during a flight, you experienced how recirculated air can spread illness.

Why We Use Phenomenal Aire

We are committed to doing whatever we can to keep our patients and staff safe and healthy. Indoor air in public places, including health care facilities, can help spread infection. By “scrubbing the air,” Phenomenal Aire makes that less likely.

In light of the current pandemic and other outbreaks, we want to do whatever we can to protect ourselves, our team, and our patients.

Furthermore, people don’t usually notice a difference, but they have a sense that the air seems fresher or cleaner. Many people feel more alert working or relaxing in a space where the air is cleaned through an ionic process. It can help with:

  • People with seasonal allergies, pet allergies, or dust allergies breathe better and feel better.
  • Everyone feels more alert as they breathe better quality air.
  • The spread of infectious disease may be reduced; however, social distancing is still essential since the air must first pass through the ions before being cleaned.
  • Unpleasant odors are cleaned from the air serving as a natural “air freshener.”
  • We want to promote health and well being when our patients visit for examinations or treatment.
  • We and our staff breathe the air all day, and we all want to stay healthy.
  • We all want the comfort of air conditioning without the risks associated with recirculated air, and this is the best solution we can find.

Other healthcare facilities like clinics, doctor’s offices, and hospitals also started using Phenomenal Aire™ and other systems for similar reasons. They all choose the system to promote the comfort, health, and safety of their patients, staff, and medical team.

How Phenomenal Aire Works

It is known as a Cold Plasma Generator that creates a field of air filled with charged ions. In the process it removes or “scrubs” the following from the air:

  • Dust
  • Mold
  • Bacteria
  • Viral particles
  • Pollen
  • Smoke and other odors
  • Volatile organic compounds

It draws tiny microscopic particles in the air together, so they are easier to catch with air filters giving a MERV 8 rated filter the power of a MERV 13 rated filter. It breaks odors down into more simple molecules like nitrogen, carbon dioxide, water, and oxygen.

Furthermore, it is easy to maintain and install. Of course, patients and guests will not know that they only notice the fresher seeming and pleasant air. Some even see less static electricity in the air!

Some even say it feels a little like the invigorating fresh air experienced while spending the day at the beach or hiking in the forest. As part of the modern lifestyle, so many of us spend most of our time inside climate-controlled buildings. Unfortunately, indoor air quality usually isn’t great and sometimes harbors contagions.

Although Phenomenal Aire™ may help decrease the spread of COVID-19, we still urge everyone to follow CDC recommendations. Wearing a mask, covering the nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, and washing the hands (and using hand sanitizer) helps curb the spread of infection. Also, current social distancing practices help.

We also follow other best practices, like thoroughly cleaning the surfaces in our office and examination rooms. We figure we clean our premises, why not also clean our air? All of this comes together to mitigate the risk of infection and to promote overall well-being.

Meeting Your Eye Care Needs

We, at Piedmont Eye Care, feel privileged that Charlotte-area residents trust not only their vision but their health to us. This is why we pay close attention to the details like our air quality system.

Since 1998, we delivered patient-centered vision and eye care. If you are due for a vision examination, don’t put it off any longer. Make an appointment at a practice like Piedmont Eye Care that takes your health as seriously as their own.

Call us today to schedule your vision care appointment.

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