BMI Mechanical Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
BMI Mechanical Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Spring Cleaning with Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization

▸ March 23, 2021

What is needlepoint bipolar ionization and how can this innovative technology help your business with spring cleaning this year?

First and foremost, needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI) works wonders when it comes to the spread of COVID-19. Beyond COVID-19, however, NPBI can also neutralize indoor odors, kill pathogens, and reduce unwanted particles in the air.

To further explain the benefits of needlepoint bipolar ionization, let’s take a few moments to cover how this technology works and why your business should invest in NPBI in 2021.

What is needlepoint bipolar ionization?

NPBI is a technology designed to attack unwanted particles in the air. To do this, a device is installed into your pre-existing HVAC system. This device produces and distributes oxygen ions into the air. These ions then attach to particles, causing them to become larger in the process. Due to their larger size, they’ll now get caught in your filtration system.

In addition, NPBI actively kills microorganisms right from the air. The charged ions attach and damage cell walls, which kills or disables harmful pathogens such as mold, bacteria, and viruses (including COVID-19). 

Long story short, NPBI gives your existing HVAC system the ability to kill, capture, and eliminate harmful particles from your indoor air – something you standalone filter would not be able to do.

What can needlepoint bipolar ionization clean?

  • bacteria
  • smoke
  • pollen
  • dust
  • dander
  • pollutants
  • viruses
  • mold

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Facts you should know about NPBI technology

You can use your pre-existing HVAC system

As we mentioned earlier, a NPBI air purification device can be installed directly into your pre-existing HVAC device. This means you don’t have to worry about finding and installing a brand new HVAC system just to accommodate a NPBI device. 

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You can reuse your NPBI device

To top things off, a NBPI device can be removed and reinstalled into new HVAC units. So, let’s say you decide to upgrade your HVAC system or you move to a new building in the future — your NPBI device can be taken off your old unit and easily affixed onto your new unit.  

NPBI works similar to MERV 13 filters

MERV13 filters are high-efficiency filters that are recommended by ASHRAE and the CDC when it comes to COVID-19 protection. However, the majority of smaller package systems cannot handle MERV13 filters. NPBI is a great alternative since it gives you the same level of protection as MERV13 filters would provide — but can be accommodated by many different types of systems. 

NPBI also eliminates odors.

As an added benefit of NPBI technology, you can enjoy odor-free spaces. Needlepoint bipolar ionization devices can neutralize and remove indoor odors and leave your space smelling all-around fresher.

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How to get started with needlepoint bipolar ionization

Results from the original needlepoint bipolar ionization manufacturer show that NPBI technology can reduce the virus that causes COVID-19 by 98.33% within 60 minutes (learn more about needlepoint bipolar ionization studies). Our customers, in particular, report experiencing fewer incidents of COVID-19 transmission and have significantly fewer complaints regarding seasonal allergies.

All in all, our customers consider NPBI to be a wise investment not just to halt the transmission of COVID-19 but to keep their employees and guests more comfortable and healthy in general.

If you’d like to learn more about NPBI and how your business can get started, give us a call or fill out our online contact form. We’d love to talk.


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