Alvord Unified School District to Install 1,500 Carrier OptiClean Units to Help Improve Indoor Air Quality as Schools Prepare to Reopen
"Many schools and school districts are facing uncertainty with how to welcome back students, teachers and staff safely," said
The Carrier OptiClean units, which are available in 500 and 1500 cfm models, plug into a standard wall outlet and use a 99.97% efficient, long-life HEPA filter to remove contaminants as small as 0.3 microns and discharge cleaner air back into the room. Notably, OptiClean units exceed the minimum standard of two air changes per hour for portable electric HEPA machines recommended by ASHRAE® in school reopenings.*
"The safety and welfare of our students and staff is our primary concern as we prepare our facilities for their return," said
OptiClean units are portable, taking only about three-square feet of floor space when oriented vertically, and can also be operated horizontally, allowing for convenient, unobstructed placement in classrooms, cafeterias, libraries or gymnasiums. One 500-cfm unit can adequately clean the air in a typical classroom; the new 1500-cfm unit is designed for larger spaces. In both cases, multiple units can be used for more expansive spaces.
"OptiClean units are highly effective against contaminants," said
OptiClean is one of a number of solutions offered through Carrier's Healthy Buildings Program that can aid school districts in enhancing indoor air quality. Other product features and upgrades include filters with high MERV ratings; UV lights;
For more on Carrier's portfolio of
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*When properly specified.
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