Myths About Air Purifiers DebunkedMeredith Teague
Many people, especially those with allergies, often wonder if it is worth the money or upkeep to have air purifiers in the home. The simple answer when asking “Do they work?” is a resounding “Yes,” but that doesn’t address why, or any of the more common myths.
Here are some widespread myths associated with air purifiers and the truth of the matter.
Myth 1: Air purifiers will prevent me from having to dust.
Having an AIRBOX in your home may not eliminate the need to dust but it will significantly reduce the amount of dust, pet dander and pet hair in your home and the frequency at which you do dust.
Myth 2: If my air purifier keeps out 0.3-micron size particles or larger, I’m good.
While 0.3 microns is the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) standard, you should be concerned about smaller particles in your room/house, as well. Many air purification systems do not have the “stopping power” to prevent smaller particles from coming through (as small as .01 microns). For this reason, we have a final stage of air filtration associated with our AirBox technology to remove these smaller particles, rather than stay with filtering out the standard 0.3-micron size particles or larger that other air purification systems use.
Myth 3: If I run my air purification system at a reduced speed, it will save on my electric bill and the life of the fan motor.
Your AIRBOX is designed to run 24/7 year-round. AIRBOX™ uses the highest quality fan in the world specific to this application. It is expected that we will only realize a 10% failure rate at 116,674 hours. That’s 13.3 years. We do a power draw test on every single AIRBOX™ before it leaves our Studio and find that they consume less than 60 watts of power in the energy efficiency zone while producing over 15,000 cubic feet of Pure Air every single hour of operation.. 60 watts is less than 20 cents per day for most of us.
Myth 4: AirBox doesn’t really keep me from getting sick – no air purification system can do that!
The AirBox filters remove pathogens from the air of your home or office. Most viruses can be as small as 0.01 micron and when breathed/coughed into the air, can get larger. The simple science shows that AirBox keeps people from getting sick as a result of air contamination.
Myth 5: All Products with HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Filter perform the same.
AIRBOX uses only Certified HEPA filters. “HEPA” filters found in many consumer and commercial air filtration products are not actually HEPA filters. By Definition a HEPA filter must be certified to be a minimum of 99.95% Efficient. Many consumer room Air Purifiers use “HEPA Like”, “True HEPA” or other names to suggest they have HEPA filters when they do not. Additionally, the HEPA filters used by AIRBOX are the same filters used in advanced industrial cleanrooms to help to protect sensitive manufacturing processes, prevent microbiological contamination in research labs and eliminate infectious airborne contaminants in the healthcare sector. 100% of AIRBOX filters are tested and certified to ISO Standard 29463 and EN Standard 1822.