Clean Air

The History of the HEPA Filter – From WWII to Modern Day.

During World War II, a small town outside of Knoxville, Tennessee was burdened with the responsibility of developing America's nuclear arsenal. This historic undertaking, commonly known as the Manhattan Project, often overshadows the development of another technology that was created to protect the workers of that small town – the HEPA filter. HEPA filters, or high-efficiency particulate air systems, were developed in the 1940s and used first by the Manhattan Project to protect the nearly 90,000 workers at Oak Ridge,...

Reduce the Spread of Viruses in Music Classrooms with AirBox

Throughout the pandemic, scientists have emphasized the importance of good air circulation indoors as a way of slowing the spread of COVID-19. As kids head back to school it has been noted that this is especially true in music rooms where kids are singing and playing instruments in confined areas. A research study conducted by Professor Suo Yang of the University of Minnesota determined that in addition to ventilation, air purifiers play a critical role in diminishing the spread of COVID-19 particles in...

Don’t Sleep on Your Bedroom’s Air Quality

We all know the power of a good night’s sleep – but I bet you didn’t know that poor air quality can have a negative impact on your sleep. It is proven that when we sleep in a room with high quality air, we fall asleep quicker and perform better the following day. Author Mary Kate McGowan published an article in the ASHRAE Journal which deliberated on a study conducted by Dr. Pawl Wargocki of the Technical University of Denmark....

Improving Indoor Air Quality at Home

This spring brought social distancing, work from home, sheltering in place, and an emphasis on indoor air quality. Americans spend an average of 90% of their days indoor and, since lockdowns were enforced nearly 7 months ago, that percentage has only increased. To help improve the quality of air we are breathing inside our homes, Redfin reached out to us and other home air experts to compile a list of tips that will help you keep your indoor air...

How Can You Improve Your Indoor Air Quality?

In celebration of National Indoor Air Quality Month, we're challenging you to take a look at your homes, businesses, and anywhere else you're spending time indoors and consider how you can improve the quality of the air you breathe in these areas. What is Indoor Air Quality? Indoor Air Quality refers to the air quality within buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of the occupants in the building. Why is it important? The average American takes 21,600...

ASHRAE Suggests Introducing HEPA Filters to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 in Classrooms

All over the country schools and universities are re-opening their doors to teachers, staff, and students - and whether they like it or not, the coronavirus. As we continue to learn about the different ways SARS-CoV2 can be transmitted, indoor air quality has become a major topic of conversation. While the CDC recommends social distancing, wearing masks, and washing hands many experts agree that this is just the first of a multi-layer approach to keeping schools safe. It is the position...

AirBox Air Purifier Partners with Summerville Ford to Create a ‘Safe Air Environment’ at Local Dealership

AirBox™ Air Purifier and Summerville Ford partner to create a “Safe Air Environment” for employees and patrons by adding Apex Air Purifiers equipped with Certified HEPA, antimicrobial, and carbon filters throughout the dealership. “The Airbox Air Purifier has more than exceeded my expectations. At my Ford dealership we made the decision to put in Apex Air Purifiers as another layer of protection against COVID-19,” said Tony Rodriguez, General Manager at Summerville Ford.  “I wanted to make sure I was doing everything...

AirBox Air Purifier Launches “Safe Air Plan” as Businesses Begin to Open Back Up in the Lowcountry

We at AirBox™ Air Purifiers are excited to announce and launch our new "Safe Air Plan". The program is designed to help local businesses meet the new expectations passed down from the CDC and OSHA to help mitigate the spread of disease as businesses begin to re-open their doors. “This is a plan that we started designing before COVID-19 shutdown most of the businesses in this area as a way for local shops to display to their customers the importance...

How Bad Is the Air in Your Car?

For years, researchers have worked diligently to find out about emissions and air pollution in the air around us, but just recently they are shifting their focus to the air inside your vehicle. They are finding now that the air inside one’s car can be up to 15 times worse than breathing pollutants in the open air just a few meters away. Most people only spend about 6% of their day inside their car, yet in that short time we...