Indoor Air Quality
What is I.A.Q.? How does it affect me?
You’re probably breathing dirty air. The EPA says inside air is typically 2-5 times dirtier than outside air and can be up to 100 times dirtier. And all that accumulated dust, pollen, bacteria and viruses tax your breathing and immune system.
Regular air filters don’t help. They’re only designed to protect furnaces and air conditioners from giant dust dinosaurs, not tiny molecules that damage humans.
One Hour’s whole house air cleaners remove more than 97% of these dangerous particles and eliminate their threat to your health. Breathe a clean air difference you can smell and feel…
You and your family don’t have to suffer the sneezing, watery eyes, headaches or tight chest that come with allergy season. The combination of our MicroPower Guard® and the Coil Scrubber we like to call “The Germ Killer”, eliminates virtually all bacterial growth, pollen, pet dander, spores and other airborne allergens in your home.
Not only do you breathe easy, your bills stay as low as possible (regular tune-ups are the biggest factor), since the natural flow of air is never restricted, and the normal dust build-up in your equipment is greatly reduced.
Remove odors of pet and litter boxes, dirty diapers, burnt food, cigarette smoke and any other putrid attacks on your senses. The powerful cleaning of our MicroPower Guard® and the Air Scrubber® we like to call “The Smellerator” neutralize harmful gases, toxins and fumes that damage the health of you and your family.
The combination of an electromagnetic force field and powerful UltraViolet light first trap dangerous particles and then create O3 oxygen scrubbers, nature’s way of cleansing the atmosphere. You’ll start smelling the difference the moment you turn it on and keep feeling the benefits as your home becomes a pleasant smelling wonderland.
- Stops water leaks and clogged drains
- Reduces fungus, bacterial growth and mildew
- Time Released for long-lasting results
A first step to stop the growth of fungus, bacterial growth, mildew and other microorganisms, it releases active ingredients when standing water builds up in your air conditioning unit. This prevents water leaks, corrosion, damage to your property and foul smelling odors. Instead, it releases a pleasant odor, protects your home for 1 cooling season and is the least corrosive treatment on the market.
A Fantastic Filter not only catches dust, it effectively removes airborne particles and allergens down to 3 microns in size. It’s filter media are electrostatically charged so they attract and capture cat and dog dander, pollen and dust mites. And because they’re 100% synthetic, they won’t grow bacteria or fungi and has 50% more surface area than typical flat panel filters. Despite that, its pleated panels allow superior air flow throughout its entire life.
- You only change filters every 3 months
- Captures up to 85% of particles measuring between 3 to 10 microns
- Turns your system into a “whole house” air cleaner
The MicroPower Guard® traps harmful particles by generating an active electromagnetic field that attracts and sticks airborne particles to the fibers of the disposable carbon-filled media pad. This creates a virtual force field within the ductwork, capturing 97% of the most dangerous-to-breathe submicron airborne particles at 0.3 microns.
- Powerful air filtration for the price of a 40 watt light
- Helps absorb odors and gases
- Power source comes with Lifetime Warranty
- Better air flow with diamond screen design
- Fits easily into your existing one-inch furnace filter area
- Easy Maintenance. No washing or chemical cleaning required. Eco-friendly replacement pads take moments to change and last up to 3 months
- Helps control pet and litter box odors, smoking odors, cooking odors, toxins, gases, fumes, and allergens
- UV Technology keeps “smell-fresh” air circulating in your home
- Turns on automatically
- Adjustable to your preference of “smell-fresh” cleaning
- Power Source has a Lifetime Warranty; Lamp has a 2 year warranty
“The Smellerator” Air Scrubber® utilizes the power of a UV light to create O3 oxygen scrubbers. These seek out and break down the molecules responsible for stinky odors, smoke and toxic gases. It’s actually the same way our atmosphere regularly cleans itself.
- Reduces Germs and Bacteria as proven in medical studies.
- Ultraviolet Germicidal Air Purifier
- Completely Silent
- Lamp has a 2 year warranty; Lifetime warranty on ballast
We call this one “The Germ Killer”. It breaks down germs, viruses, bacteria, fungi and spores in the indoor air your family breathes and on the surfaces of your HVAC equipment. Officially called the Quantum® Remote 180, it’s the most cost-effective solution for sterilizing infectious agents and maintaining the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.
What Does MERV Have to do With It?
MERV ratings are used to rate the ability of an air conditioning filter to remove dust from the air as it passes through the filter. MERV is a standard used to measure the overall efficiency of a filter. Higher MERV ratings mean fewer dust particles and other airborne contaminants pass through the filter.
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MERV ratings are determined by adding particles of varying sizes (1-12) into a controlled testing environment. The particles are added upstream of the test filter and a laser particle counter samples the air before it enters the filter and after it leaves the filter. The two particle counts are compared to calculate the Particle Size Efficiency of the tested filter. Once this is determined, a MERV Parameters chart is used to determine the MERV rating.
MERV ratings range from 1 – 16 and measurements are in microns. Some of the common particles related to MERV ratings are pet dander, insecticide dust, smog, dust, viruses, wood, tobacco smoke, spores, bacteria and pollen.
Some of the most common filters found in residential use only have a MERV rating of 1 to 4.These are typically disposable panel type filters and do not do a good job of filtering the air because they will not stop particles smaller than 10 microns.
MERV 5 to 8 rated filters are a better choice and are more commonly found in commercial applications. These filters will collect particles as small as 3 microns and are a good choice for home owners also.
Filters with a MERV rating of 9 to 12 are used in commercial and industrial applications and will stop particles in the 1 to 3 micron range. These filters are a great choice for home owners who want the best dust control possible. When using filters with Merv 9 ratings and above it is important to clean or replace them when recommended by the manufacturer because they will have a negative effect on air flow when they become dirty. This can lead to performance problems and decreased operating efficiency.
The most efficient filters have MERV ratings of 13 to 16 and will stop particles as small as .3 microns. These filters are used in hospitals and other super clean environments.
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