Preventing COVID-19 by Managing Ventilation with Kestrel 5200
Many of us don't think about the ventilation system in our homes or office buildings. The truth is that proper ventilation is critical to the performance of residential and commercial buildings, impacting energy efficiency as well as air quality.
Most recently, COVID-19 spread has been linked to inadequate airflow as well as cold and dry interior air. When you're looking to help improve interior airflow and prevent Coronavirus spread, the Kestrel 5200 Professional Environmental Meter® is a great companion to have on hand.
Why do You Need Interior Ventilation?
It might sound counterproductive to allow airflow in your home or office building, especially during the summer and winter months, but it is necessary to regulate indoor temperature, increase energy savings, and reduce moisture and particles in the air.
Ventilation Helps to Regulate Indoor Temperature
In residential homes, attic ventilation ensures the home's main living area stays comfortable. Airflow moves through various types of vents, such as ridge vents and soffit vents. From there, the outside air is pulled through the vents and pushed back out.
Keep in mind that the attic temperature must remain about the same temperature as the outdoors, which is achieved by correct ventilation.
Increase Energy Savings
Since the building's interior remains more comfortable with ventilation, this naturally reduces the usage of HVAC systems and, therefore, increases energy savings for residential and commercial buildings.
Moisture inside an attic space can lead to condensation on rafter beams and wood floors. It can damage the structure and also turn into mold. Proper ventilation will push humid air out and pull in air with less moisture content, keeping buildings mold-free.
How Can Kestrel Help with Ventilation and COVID-19 Spread?
The Kestrel 5200 Professional Environmental Meter helps with ventilation by offering advanced calculations for ventilation assessment. No longer do you need to rely on online calculators that provide estimated calculations.
While the Kestrel 5200 is ideal for improving the ventilation problems above, it will also help prevent Coronavirus from spreading. As air circulates inside a building, the virus is forced to ride air currents that it wouldn't otherwise have in rooms with stale and still air. The 5200 provides a direct measure of airflow through ducts of various shapes and sizes, ensuring proper ventilation.
Kestrel also offers on-the-spot readings with easy mobility as a handheld device.
In addition to airflow, Kestrel 5200 can also measure indoor temperature and humidity levels---yet another aspect linked to Coronavirus spread.
When you want to improve a building or home's performance while keeping those inside comfortable and healthy, consider the Kestrel 5200 Professional Environmental Meter.