Healthy Business Tips: Kitty Cantina in Spokane, Washington
A sanctuary for cats and humans
Kitty Cantina is a Cat Café in Spokane, Washington, where customers can grab a cup of coffee and some downtime with a variety of fluffy felines. This cat-lounge-café hybrid partners with SpokAnimal, a local humane society, to give rescue cats a cage-free environment to roam while they wait to be adopted. That’s where the humans come in: By booking a reservation, customers can spend quality time with the cats in a leisurely setting and even decide whether they’d like to take them home permanently.
With so much foot (and paw) traffic making its way through the space seven days a week, it’s no wonder that Kitty Cantina wants to keep its air as pure as possible for all of its inhabitants.
“In order for the Kitty Lounge (the cats’ living space) to be nurturing, it needs to be clean. Besides the obvious basics (surfaces, food, water), it’s also crucial to maintain air purity.” –Justyn Cozza, owner of Kitty Cantina
A business that’s not ‘kitten’ around
Breathable air is a priority for Justyn and his team. “Since the room with the cats is an enclosed space, we really can’t cut corners on cleanliness, and clean air is on the top of that list.”
In addition to a positive pressure system that pushes air into the lounge where the cats live and an exhaust fan that pulls to an external vent to maintain airflow, Justyn has also invested in multiple Coway Airmega AP-1512HH units for his business. He keeps these air purifiers running 24/7—and particularly appreciates some of the unique services they provide.
“I absolutely love the auto feature,” Justyn says. Plus: “The pre-filter is easy to clean and the design is sleek.”
The Coway Airmega difference
Whether it’s removing cat hair or just clearing the air, small businesses just like Kitty Cantina can benefit from installing Coway Airmega air purifiers into their own spaces. With Auto Mode (which automatically adjusts fan speed in a room according to air quality) and a whisper-quiet sound, these devices work around the clock, so you don’t have to.
Using multi-filter systems (including a Green True HEPA™ filter), Airmega captures and reduces up to 99.999%* of airborne particles, down to 0.01 micrometers; that’s really tiny! It’s great for helping keep your business, your office and your customers healthy—and for keeping your four-legged friends purring happily.
*Coway air purifiers have been tested according to the Korea Air Cleaning Association standard on a particle size of below 0.01㎛ and on maximum fan speed in normal room temperature and humidity conditions. According to Airmega 250's test report, 99.999% of 0.01㎛ particles are removed within 12 minutes. (Tested with Airmega AP-1216L, AP-1512HH, 150, 300, 250, 400)
1Coway air purifiers have been proven to trap dust, pollen, dander, viruses and bacteria in the air based on KCL (Korea Conformity Laboratories) testing.They have been tested in a 30㎥ size chamber according to the Korea Air Cleaning Association standard (SPS-KACA 002-132:2022 Modified) to measure the 0.01㎛ size of particle removal rate. It was tested on maximum airflow speed in normal room temperature and humidity conditions. The performance may vary in the actual living environment of customers.
→ Tested with Airmega Aim, 100, 150, 160, AP-1216L, AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 200M, Icon, IconS, 230, 240, 250, 250 Art, 250S, 300, 300S, 400, 400S, ProX
299.97% of viruses, bacteria, fungi and pollen were verified to be removed from the air for Coway air purifiers which have Green True HEPA™ filter applied based on the Japan Food Research Laboratories(JFRL) testing according to JEM 1467 standard.
→ Tested with Coway Airmega AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 250, 250 Art, 250S, 300, 300S, 400, 400S
→ All tested by JFRL and received above result within below time.
All tested by JFRL and received above result within below time.
- Virus: Tested with Escherichia coli phage ΦX174 NBRC 103405, 60 minutes
- Bacteria: Tested with Staphylococcus epidermidis NBRC 12993, 60 minutes
- Fungi/Mold: Tested with Penicillium citrinum NBRC 6352, 60 minutes
- Pollen: Tested with Cedar Pollen extract, 60 minutes
3Aerosol test conducted in a Biosafety level 3 laboratory with two Coway air purifier models, Coway Airmega 250 and 400 for removal of SARS-CoV-2 Aerosol by US based MRI Global, a not-for-profit laboratory and partner of US Department of Defense. The test was conducted in a 13.1ft3 chamber. Virus was aerosolized for 15 minutes and the product was turned on high for 2 minutes. Result showed each product effectively removed over 99.98% of the SARS-CoV-2 in 2 minutes. This is a result from a laboratory experiment condition and result may vary in different conditions. This result does not imply it kills SARS-CoV-2 or prevents the transmission of Covid-19. Coway Airmega 250S and 400S are identical to the tested models and has equal performance with an additional mobile connectivity function.
4The concentration of ammonia, acetaldehyde and acetic acid were proven to be removed within 30 minutes by FCG Research Institute, Inc. Human Life Science Lab. It is not a demonstration result in the actual use space. Not all odors and gases may be supported. → Tested with Coway Airmega 150, 160, AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 400, 400S
5The coverage area of the air purifier is based on an area where the air cleaner can make two air changes per hour (ACPH). An air change per hour translates to how many times an air purifier can clean an area, assuming the height of a ceiling to be 8 ft, in one hour. Therefore ** means two air changes per hour means that the cleaner can clean the area once every 30 minutes and * means air changes per hour means that the air purifier can clean the area once every 60 minutes.
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