Breathe Clean Air

What is a Air Purifier

An air purifier or air cleaner is a device which removes contaminants from the air in a room to improve indoor air quality.

Types of Air Purifiers

There is no “One-Fits-All” solution. Choosing the right type of air purifier depends on your personal situation

Breathe Clean Air

What is a Air Purifier

An air purifier or air scrubber is an always-on, energy efficient device which removes all the contaminants from the air, thus improving indoor air quality. The end result is a cleaner, healthier and more comfortable living environment at home, at work, and beyond.

Types of Air Purifiers

There is no “One-Fits-All” solution. Choosing the right type of air purifier depends on your personal situation

What is an Air Purifier

An air purifier or air cleaner is a device which removes contaminants from the air in a room to improve indoor air quality. These devices are commonly marketed as being beneficial to allergy sufferers and asthmatics, and at reducing or eliminating second-hand tobacco smoke. The commercially graded air purifiers are manufactured as either small stand-alone units or larger units that can be affixed to an air handler unit (AHU) or to an HVAC unit found in the medical, industrial, and commercial industries.

3 Top Reasons to use it

Asthma

According to the American Lung Association individuals who suffer from asthma may be at a greater risk for health complications associated with poor indoor air quality.

Allergies

Many people suffer from allergies due to the build-up of pollutants commonly found in indoor air, such as pollen, dust mites, mold, pet dander, bacteria, and other allergens. 

Odor Control

Let’s face it. Our life is messy. Are you a pet lover? Furry family members bring love – and odors. Are you smoking? Do you have guests? Odors, dander, dust are part of our life. 

Types of Air Purifiers

It’s important for you to know that according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency the air quality inside our homes is up to 5 times more polluted than the air outside.

That fact is mainly due to poor ventilation, chemicals contained in household cleaners, mold spores, bacteria, and allergens that get tracked inside. More energy efficient building codes contribute to decreasing indoor air quality as well.

The way in which an air purifier works is by stripping the air of these bad airborne contaminants. There are big differences though, all of which can affect your well-being and health.

HEPA Filter

A HEPA filter sucks in particles and traps them so they cannot float back into the air.

Air purifiers that are fitted with a HEPA filter are able to capture 99.97% of particles that are as small as .3 microns. This includes most allergens, many bacteria, and some viruses. HEPA filters do not generate ozone or harmful byproducts in the course of operation.

Filter HVAC

Filter HVAC at MERV 14 or above are rated to remove airborne particles of 0.3 micrometers or larger. A high-efficiency MERV 14 filter has a capture rate of at least 75% for particles between 0.3 to 1.0 micrometers.

Although the capture rate of a MERV filter is lower than that of a HEPA filter, a central air system can move significantly more air in the same period of time.

There is downside though: Higher-efficiency MERV filters are usually denser and increase air resistance in the central system, requiring a greater air pressure drop and consequently increasing energy costs.

Ionic Generator

An air purifier that uses an ionic generator works in a different way to purify the air. These Ionizer purifiers use charged electrical surfaces or needles to generate electrically charged air or gas ions.

What this product does is causes pollutants to fall on to the floor, which have to be vacuumed up. Some ionizers include an electrostatic collection plate to collect these toxins, but it isn’t always 100% effective.

This mechanism produces trace amounts of ozone and other oxidants as by-products.

Ozone Generators

Ozone generators are designed to produce ozone and are sometimes sold as whole-house air cleaners. Unlike ionizers, ozone generators are intended to produce significant amounts of ozone, a strong oxidant gas which can oxidize many other chemicals. The only safe use of ozone generators is in unoccupied rooms, utilising “shock treatment” commercial ozone generators that produce over 3000 mg of ozone per hour.  However, it is not healthy to breathe ozone gas, and one should use extreme caution when buying a room air purifier that also produces ozone.

Activated Carbon Filter

Activated carbon is a porous material that can adsorb volatile chemicals on a molecular basis, but does not remove larger particles. The adsorption process when using activated carbon must reach equilibrium thus it may be difficult to completely remove contaminants.

Activated carbon is merely a process of changing contaminants from a gaseous phase to a solid phase, when aggravated or disturbed contaminants can be regenerated in indoor air sources. Activated carbon can be used at room temperature and has a long history of commercial use. It is normally used in conjunction with other filter technology, especially with HEPA. Other materials can also absorb chemicals but at a higher cost.

Why Are Air Purifiers Even Necessary?

The EPA has noted that indoor air pollution has increased in the last decades. Why? New construction codes and better quality made buildings more airtight, trapping harmful gases and particles inside the home. Aging buildings show decaying construction material causing pollutants to contaminate the indoor air you breathe.

This is why the EPA recommends air purifiers as one possible solution to improve indoor air quality.

I have Asthma

According to the American Lung Association individuals who suffer from asthma may be at a greater risk for health complications associated with poor indoor air quality.

Aerus’ ActivePure Technology is designed to destroy MRSA, E. coli, fungi, mold, and many other harmful contaminants. It effectively reduces the irritants that trigger allergy & asthma symptoms.

I have bad allergies. I am going to tear out my carpet

Tear it out if you are not going to keep it clean. If you are committed to the simple task of keeping carpet and area rugs clean, leave them be. Carpet and area rugs are the best and largest air filters in a home. The cleanest homes we have tested have the largest amount of carpet.

My air quality can’t be poor because I use the best HVAC filter and change them regularly

Almost all HVAC systems are imperfect. HVAC systems are not sealed and ONLY RUN 25% of the time. They will run less in mild months. The best HVAC filter you can get for an HVAC system is no where near HEPA standards.

I don’t need a vacuum because I have all wood floors

If you do not have any carpet you need to vacuum more. Hard surfaces like wood do not hold dirt. All the dirt that settles on hard surfaces ends up back in the air. Most vacuums are safe for wood surfaces and are a much cheaper, safer and more efficient method of cleaning method than swiffering, wet or dust mopping.

I have mold at home

Mold can be very dangerous to your health. This is why good Air purifiers eliminate mold spores by filtering the airborne spores from the air and trapping them within the HEPA filter. 

Odor Control

Let's face it. Our life is messy. Are you a pet lover? Furry family members bring love - and odors. Are you smoking? Do you have guests? Odors, dander, dust are part of our life.

Our Technology destroys odor and contaminants. It eliminates Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and it reduces irritants that cause red and itchy eyes and stuffy noses. Guaranteed!

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