EdenGardens has had tremendous results from using your system. Before we installed your system, the Alzheimer’s unit was losing an average three (3) residents a month, due to dissatisfaction because of urine smell or illness, such as pneumonia. This was approximately a $97,200 loss, or more than a 100% turnover in residents every year. Since the installation of your system in April of 2003:
• Revenue has gone up by $97,299/year and our profit margins have increased significantly.
• We have saved over $14,000 by not having to purchase carpeting and mattress replacements.
• We have saved over $5,400 on chemical “mists” to cover up odors.
• There have been NO cases of pneumonia, and no deaths due to communicable illness.
• We now have a waiting list of residents equal to 25% of our capacity.
• Our marketing finds it easy to “sell our property”, because it smells fresh and clean and our residents are healthy.
• Our prospective clients and their families comment on how fresh, clean and free of odors our facility is. They say this is a major reason why they chose EdenGardens. In fact, just today a perspective resident’s son stated how fresh and clean our facility smelled.
• Our staff has experienced less illness and sick days; we do not have a “call in” problem.
• The staff who work in the other wings of our facility have ALL requested to work in our Alzheimer’s unit because of the fresh smells and lack of illness in the residents and staff. I would recommend this system to every senior living facility, and/or nursing home.
The Goddard School
To whoever may be interested: I own an 8,000 sq. ft. preschool in Snohomish WA and continually have colds, flu etc. being passed from one child to another. With 180 families attending the school, it can be a huge problem in the winter months. Prior to owning the school, I had a 30 year career in Facility Management so I know my way around heating ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC). When I first heard about the UV sanitation systems I was intrigued but they were being sold by a “home based” distribution company and the bulb life was short. Then I was introduced to this technology and decided to give it a try since it was backed by a reputable firm and the bulb life was twice as long as the other model. I have three rooftop units and I chose the magnetic mount which is powered by the units control system to keep the installation costs down. It was installed in December and I did not tell the teachers or parents what I had done to keep from having a placebo effect occur. Over the next four months I felt that it had a dramatic effect on illnesses but I could not substantiate the results, because the whole school was being covered so there was no base to compare. Using the month’s before installation was not fair as there may or may not have illnesses “going around” at that time. There are 4 other schools within a 20 mile radius of us that are part of the same franchise so I know that there procedures for cleaning are the same as mine. I asked them for their illness logs to compare. After editing the logs for illnesses such as ear infections, broken arms etc. that are not due to the spreading of “germs” my instinct was confirmed. Our school had 40% fewer call outs due to illness than the other schools. Their numbers were very close to each other. I am more than happy with the results and my only regret is that I did not choose the model that was independently powered so that there was continual cleaning even when the fan unit was not operating. I have recommended the Guardian Air technology to the other schools and they are having them installed as well.
J. W. R.
Hillsborough Community College
In regards to the units we have installed on our air handlers, I feel it has been a wise decision. The main college office had initiated a campaign to monitor absenteeism for any reason every Monday since the Swine Flu outbreak. We have only had a few to date, and none were confirmed Swine flu cases. My personal opinion of the units is that they provide a safety net in the above-mentioned matter and assist in overall cleanliness throughout the Campus, in offices, Labs, classrooms, and the Library. I have never found odors from any source, i.e, perfumes, cooked food, etc. for any prolonged time. Also I have monitored the restrooms which seem to recover more quickly from odors and although we are tough on cleanliness, the added knowledge of this system helps me sleep at night knowing that if something is missed, the system has the capability to address it. These units were a breeze to install and we monitor them daily, without issues to date. Lastly, I have six portable classrooms and possibly that many more coming in the Fall. I am attempting to get the portable units purchased for the existing.