Maintaining Good Indoor Air Quality
Published on : Tuesday 30-11-2021
How we can improve our indoor air quality with Lossnay Ventilation + Air Conditioner, asks Naohiko Hosokawa.
When we talk about our homes, workspace, business & entertainment spaces like hotels, resorts and other compact building and structures, Indoor air quality is an important aspect that should be taken care of. Majority of our life is spent on closed indoor spaces and if we look at the facts, it is believed that people generally breathe close to 11,000 litres of air every day.
When compared to the other two essential elements of health and well-being, food, and water, this is a significant amount. It is critical to maintain good air quality at the indoor spaces so as to ensure good health for the occupants and Fresh air supply helps in maintaining good indoor air quality by reducing indoor air pollution.
The rise in PM 2.5 and other pollutants in the air we breathe is one of the major issues faced by us in the current scenario. Like outside, indoor air too contains a variety of contaminants such as nitrogen dioxide, formaldehyde, aerosols, VOCs (volatile organic compounds), chemicals and so on. These contaminants serve as breeding grounds for a variety of airborne microbes, and are the source of allergies, colds, and flu, among other illnesses.
The quality of the air inside a closed space is referred to as Indoor Air Quality, or IAQ. Maintaining good Indoor Air Quality is important because it has a direct impact on the health and well-being of occupants. It is also critical for occupants to understand about indoor air quality and demand a better IAQ as indoor pollutants can pose a health risk.
There is no such mandatory regulation to maintain the right IAQ for an establishment. But to keep an acceptable IAQ, here are some easy to do steps that you can follow:
1. Keep the Floors Clean and Fresh.
2. Maintain an optimum Level of Humidity and temperature as per the season.
3. Proper Circulation of Air with adequate fresh air supply
4. Clean the AC Ducts regularly to remove accumulated dust and microorganism growths, and
5. Ensure proper forced Ventilation.
Can an air conditioning system improve air quality indoors?
A proper ventilation system with good filtration is required to maintain the quality of the air inside. Mitsubishi Electric India's thought of coming up with a setup that includes the Lossnay Ventilation system, which protects you from PM 2.5 and other pollutants, reduces building energy consumption, and improves the quality of air you breathe.
What is Lossnay and how does it work?
Lossnay is the ultimate ventilation system that provides fresh, clean air from the outside while ventilating the stale air present in the room and effectively recovers heat energy from outgoing stale air. The Lossnay is designed to recover waste energy from ventilated air without mixing up stale air and fresh air. By extracting stale air and then recovering the cooling or heating energy to cool or heat fresh air, Lossnay lowers overall energy costs. The "Lossnay Core" is a technology that allows fresh air intake with the least amount of loss in indoor temperature. The crossflow structure of the heat-exchange helps the Lossnay Core to recover the energy from stale air without cross contaminating the fresh air supply. The Lossnay Core is made of specially processed paper and separates the exhausted and fresh air supplies completely. This design ensures that only clean air enters the building, without getting contaminated by pollutants in the exhaust air.
Mitsubishi Electric India’s Lossnay energy recovery ventilators
On a hot summer day, if you ventilate an air-conditioned room and add fresh air from outside, the humidity and temperature of the room will rise. To keep the room cool at this point, the air conditioner will have to work more to control the humidity and temperature to the desired range. As a result, more energy will be consumed which in turn will increase the electricity bills.
The Lossnay ventilation system helps to refresh the air in the room while retaining the cool, dry air you desire. The system reduces the amount of electricity used by preventing energy loss during ventilation.
Lossnay Energy Recovery Ventilators are used in a wide range of applications, including office buildings, public buildings, department stores, and so on, due to the numerous advantages it offers.
Advantages of Lossnay – Pure air with energy conservation
Lossnay offers various filters (standard and optional as per client requirements) that can remove up to 95% of airborne particulates (2.0 µm or greater). Recirculating the air through air purifier will remove particulate matter, without reducing chemical pollution and volatile organic compounds pollution and decrease in oxygen concentration. Lossnay helps in removing particulate matter, but also helps in reducing chemical and volatile organic compounds in room, maintaining oxygen level all by throwing conditioned stale air outside and bringing in filtered fresh air with partial conditioning.
The Lossnay ventilation system is ideal for cities plagued by pollution and smog because it works to improve air quality. Lossnay technology is the accurate solution for improving air quality and removing harmful pollutants which helps to reduce the exposure to pollution on a continuous basis.
Mitsubishi Electric India believes in offering products that are driven by innovation, and Lossnay Technology is one of the solutions that supports minimal energy loss, substantial energy savings, maximum heat recovery and remarkable air quality which in turn contributes to a sustainable and healthy future for the coming generations.
Naohiko Hosokawa is Director & Business Head of Living Environment Division, Mitsubishi Electric India Private Limited. After joining Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in April 1987, except for the initial few years, he has been involved in the air conditioning business for overseas markets from the marketing side. Considering the potential of the Indian air conditioning market and MEI’s excellent working abilities, Hosokawa believes that MEI can eventually achieve the target of having the largest air conditioner sales volume amongst all the Mitsubishi Electric sales companies in the world.