Life Balance Technologies is a technology company that helps hospitals and other public facilities reduce the spread of airborne infection through their signature software tool, SāfAir.
Company founders Corey Kilpack and Steven Manz developed SāfAir before the COVID-19 pandemic, but the recent events have highlighted its necessity. The importance of better airborne infection control in public buildings, especially healthcare facilities, has never been more clear.
Below are some frequently asked questions about Life Balance and its software.
Why was SāfAir created?
While working in the HVAC industry, Life Balance co-founder Corey Kilpack became dissatisfied with the established air balance testing and reporting processes. He developed his own infection control model that overlaid his innovative air balancing models onto the Life Safety Maps that are common to every public building. He was able to create a report that addressed not only the mechanical system, but it also communicated and tested the parameters of the national and state standards for the whole building.
How does SāfAir work?
SāfAir creates a virtual map of a building’s Life Safety Drawings. The virtual map covers almost 100% of a facility’s floor plan (vs. 15-20% for the traditional air balance test).
SāfAir provides testing for infection control parameters, database management of HVAC equipment and settings, and reporting tools. Once a technician enters data, the contractor will receive immediate feedback whether the room passes or fails the required standards. This allows technicians to begin balancing rooms faster and eliminates time lags which can lead to airborne infections.
Once the testing and the balancing is complete, SāfAir generates a report, which includes a detailed result from each room as well as the whole building. The report can be used internally or for periodic compliance filings with accreditation agencies.
How SāfAir been used?
Life Balance Technologies’ breakthrough system has helped slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and similar airborne diseases. It has helped hospitals adjust their systems so they can increase the number of beds in isolation rooms and convert entire wings to negative pressure rooms for COVID-19 patients.