Shopping for Clean Air

Below is some information on facts to consider
when buying an air purifier as well as how
our system is different from all of the past
technologies to date. 

 

As you read this, keep in mind that:

 

Our System uses both technologies of photoionization and negative ion generator. 

The Our System is two entire purification processes combined in one unit at about half the price it would cost
to
purchase one unit each of both technologies currently available in the market place. 

 

The more time you will take to learn about this kind of information and the differences in the products on the market, you will get more and more excited about what an incredible product (and value) Our System really is!

When it comes to annual replacement costs, just $69 once a year for the UV light replacement module in Our System is it!  That's a great bargain compared to almost any other system on the market!

Our System excels in all 9 of the following purchase criteria. We have a VERY impressive product!

Air Purifier Buying Guide -
"9 critical factors you need to consider when buying an electronic air cleaner."

"Factors to Consider"

1. Effectiveness: Particle Size Removal Capability of Air Cleaner
2. Method of Purifying Air (Different types of ozone/negative ion air cleaners discussed)
3. Square-Footage Coverage & Cost per Square Foot
4. Whole-Home Coverage
5. Replacement Part Costs & Maintenance for Air Purifier
6. Strong Odors
7. Noise Made by Electronic Air Cleaner
8. Size & Portability of Air Purifier
9. Guarantee


1. Effectiveness: Particle Size Removal

Most hepa air filters, (the most effective type of filter, not an air purifier), can remove 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns from the air. This may be true, but most airborne allergens and contaminates are smaller than 0.3 microns that a hepa air filter is capable of removing. Hepa air filters can remove smaller particles, but not very effectively or consistently.

Electronic air cleaners that utilize negative ions and low-level ozone (negative ion generators and ozone generators) are able to remove particles as small as 0.001 microns from the air, which is smaller than many airborne pollutants.

Our System, can remove contaminants as small as .000001 microns.

To gain an understanding of the importance of the difference in particle size removal ability between air filters and ozone/negative ion/UV light air cleaners, you need to consider the size of some of the most common indoor air pollutants.

For instance, fumes and viruses are too small to be captured by any air filtration device. Ozone and negative ions can remove some fumes and viruses. 

Ultraviolet light (Our System), can remove all of these.

 

Very few tobacco smoke particles are large enough to be captured by filters, but most of these are large enough to be removed by ozone and negative ions. All, are large enough for UV light.

Some dust mites and bacteria are large enough to be captured by HEPA air filters, but most (all bacteria) are able to be removed by ozone and negative ions.

 

UV light (Our System), can also destroy bacteria of any size.

A HEPA air filter can capture most mold spores and pollen that pass through them.

Ozone, negative ions, and UV light can remove/destroy all that they come in contact with - Our System does this like no other system does.

As you will see in the categories below, the effectiveness of an filtration device is also limited by the simple fact that most airborne particles will not pass through any given location in a room, such as where the filters are placed.


Ultraviolet light, ozone, and negative ion air purifiers.

2. Method of Purifying Air
          (Different types of ozone/negative ion air cleaners discussed)

Many air purifiers are hampered by severe limitations. Air cleaners that rely on filters, such as hepa units, can only clean the air that is nearby, leaving most of your house, or even a single room, unpurified. Only a very small percentage of the air in just a single room will find its way through a stationary filter.

Even if you eliminate a hepa air filter from consideration, it is still important to realize that all negative ion and ozone generators are not the same.

There are two ways an air purifier can produce ozone:

1) Corona Discharge

2) Ultraviolet Light.

With the corona discharge method, a high voltage reaction is generated to convert oxygen molecules to ozone. This is similar to how lightening produces ozone in nature.

 

The ultraviolet light method (Our System), is somewhat more sophisticated. It is more comparable to the sun, which produces ozone naturally through its UV light rays. The UV light method requires less maintenance.


Due to the maintenance requirement, most corona discharge electronic air cleaners use a glass plate. Glass plate technology also means lower reliability due to the fragility of the glass plates themselves, and also due to the fact they need to be cleaned frequently in order to work properly. Ceramic Plates, such as the ones used by Spring Air purifiers, are much more durable.

Also make sure that the ozone air purifier you purchase has a way of ensuring safe ozone levels.

Our System will not produce more then .04ppm which is below EPA safely standard of .05ppm max.


There are three ways an air purifier can produce negative ions:

1) Needlepoint Ionization

2) Corona Discharge

3) Photoionization. (AirSource)

The needlepoint ionization method creates the highest density of negative ions. This is great for removing particles for the air, but can result in "black wall" effect, which is a black residue that builds on surfaces near the ionizer, unless the unit has a collector plate.

The corona discharge produces the lowest density of negative ions out of the three methods, but will still increase the ion level of a room by a factor of 4 to 10. As a result, "black wall" effect is very unlikely.

 

Air purifiers that claim to use "radio-wave frequency" generate negative ions with this method. Remember, negative ions cannot be transmitted "through" walls. The FTC has disallowed such claims.

Our System, Photoionization is a patent-pending negative ionizing method that uses a specialized UV light bulb to produce ions. Photoionization produces 4 to 7 times as many negative ions as the corona discharge method. However, it does not produce nearly as many as the needlepoint method. That is why Our System also has an Advanced Electronic Generator.

 

As a result, it creates a concentration that is very effective for the removal of particles, yet not high enough to produce "black wall".

Most negative ion generators that use needlepoint ionization do not produce the added cleaning power of ozone. As a result, they are not effective (if effective at all) against bacterial pollutants such as mold, chemicals, or odors.

Our System does not use needlepoint ionization.


3. Square Footage Coverage & Cost per Sq. Ft.

Remember, a low price does not mean cost efficiency. Many lower-priced air cleaners are actually costly when it comes to cost per square foot cleaned, the true measure of an air purifier's value.

To calculate the cost per square foot cleaned, simply divide the electronic air cleaner's square-footage coverage by its cost. You may also want to factor electricity consumption and replacement costs into your calculation to get a more accurate idea of "cost of ownership" and "true value provided".


Most hepa air filters are rated to cover 1000 sq. ft. or less, although they are typically similar in cost to ozone and negative ion air cleaners that can cover much larger areas.

 

Our System will do up to 3000 sq. ft. and uses only 20 watts of power. 

4. Whole-Home Coverage

A single air purifier can rarely purify an entire home, regardless of how many square-feet it is rated to cover. This is due to the fact that walls, floors, ceilings, doors, etc. serve as barriers for air purifiers, even for
those that use negative ions and ozone.

The best way to thoroughly purify the entire home is to use multiple air purifiers throughout the home, so each part of the home is within reasonable range of an air cleaner. However, this approach is cost-prohibitive with most air purifiers. Until now, we have new technology with
Our System!

 

In-duct air purifiers (air cleaners that are installed directly into your HVAC system) are another option. They can often cover more square footage more evenly and more economically a single portable unit. Remember, in-duct air purifiers using ozone, negative ions, and UV light are more effective than in-duct filtration systems.

5. Replacement Part Costs & Maintenance

Many air purifiers will actually cost more in replacement costs (for parts such as air filters) in a single year than their original purchase price.

Be particularly aware of air cleaners that use air filters. Air filters generally last about three months, and in many cases cost a couple hundred dollars to replace.

As has been mentioned before, negative ion & ozone generators using glass plates require frequent cleaning and maintenance. Plus, these glass plates break very easily, and often need to be replaced. Ceramic plates are much less susceptible to damage.

Air purification systems using the ultraviolet light bulb method (for UV light, ozone, and negative ion production) require periodic maintenance (perhaps every 2-3 months). The UV bulbs also need to be replaced every 12-18 months. 

Not with Our System. Our System requires a UV replacement cost which is only $69 per year.

6. Strong Odors

If your primary need for an air purifier is to eliminate or reduce an odor, then an air cleaner that uses ozone will be necessary, (
Our System).

 

Air filters are not capable of removing most particles that cause odors, but ozone can destroy most odor-causing particles. Negative ion-only air purifiers are not very effective at removing odors either. They can help reduce odors to a degree, but are mostly effective at removing solid particles such as dust, pollens, animal dander, etc. If a negative ion air purifier also uses ozone, then it will be effective at removing odors.

 

Our System uses both Ultraviolet Light (Photoionization) and a Electron Generator in one unit!

7. Noise

Many electronic air cleaners that use air filters utilize a small motor in an attempt to draw more air through the air filter. Unfortunately, these motors are very loud.

Negative ion and ozone generators, on the other hand, may be equipped with a fan. These fans will usually make quite a bit less noise than a fan you might place on a desk in the middle of summer. In-duct air purification systems do not make any noise or very little.


8. Size & Portability

It is a good idea to buy an air purifier that can be easily moved from room to room. In which case, you should check the dimensions and weight of the machine to determine if it is portable.

Plus, you may want to place your air purifier on a shelf or within a certain spot on an end table or on top of your refrigerator. If so, make sure you buy a unit that is compact enough to fit in such places, (Our System fits again!).

9. Guarantee

Regardless of how wonderful an electronic air cleaner may seem from what you hear or read, you never know for sure whether it will result in a noticeable difference in your particular environment.  Therefore, you should find a supplier that offers a money-back guarantee.

Our System offers a 3 month ownership program so that you can try our system to prove it works without any risk. We are that sure you will fall in love with the results it provides for your family. 

 

10. Warranty

Most come with a 30 day, and in some cases, a one year warranty. Shortly after these warranties run out most consumers have figured out that the filters cost too much to continue to use these systems. Our System comes with a full 3 year warranty and remember, only $69 per year for the UV module. Best in the quality of effectiveness, lowest maintenance, and very cost effective. It doesn't get any better than that!  

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