Creating Safer Air Inside Hotels With Bluezone UVC Air Purification Systems
Like other hospitality-driven industries, hotels have looked for new and innovative ways to attract guests, offer safe environments, and enhance consumer confidence during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Because the disease is transmitted through the air, one of the easiest ways to achieve this is to purify the air guests (and employees) breathe.
We’ll get to the details on how to achieve that in a minute, but first, it’s important to talk about the importance of shared spaces in hotels. Even before the coronavirus, hotels and the hospitality industry were facing challenges posed by home sharing services like VRBO and Airbnb. While many guests are now opting for in-home type experiences, one of the things hotels can counter with is the energy, vibrancy, and sense of community that hotel lobbies, restaurants, bars, and other shared spaces can provide.
The same is true today, despite the current pandemic. One of the differentiating factors a hotel can provide are the shared spaces where guests love to gather. The difference today is those spaces need to be safe.
Introducing the Easiest Way to Provide Safe, Clean Air Inside Hotels
Bluezone Viral Kill Units from Middleby employ a patented, ultraviolet technology that kills up to 99.9995% of viruses in the air, including SARS-CoV-2, or the coronavirus. Air is pulled into a chamber, is scrubbed of contaminants, and is sent out — clean — on the other side.
There are other types of air purification units available, but this innovative UV technology is more ideal for hotels for a handful of reasons. First, and most important, units are easily installed and don’t require expensive HVAC modifications or time-consuming filter changes. After the initial investment of a Bluezone unit, the only requirement is to change out the bulb roughly once a year, a task easily managed by the facilities staff, requiring only 10 or 15 minutes.
Bluezone can also run all day long, 24/7, unlike other types of air purification units that can only run in off times with no guests or staff around. Even when the Bluezone logo is illuminated indicating the unit is running, everyone can continue with business as usual.