Last month, we shipped our first products to China. If you’ve been following the news, you’re probably well aware why we’re targeting the world’s most populated country. Air pollution in the People’s Republic of China is currently running rampant throughout the territory and the 1.35 billion-plus inhabitants are reeling from the side effects. Reuters reported that last month smog was so bad, schools in one of China’s largest cities were shut down completely. Bus routes were suspended, preventing many workers from getting to their jobs. For anyone trying to travel, airports were closed, holding up
HEPA filters were first developed during World War II by the US government as a way to create an effective gas mask. Little has changed with HEPA filter media since then and it remains the most effective way to remove particulates from the air. By definition, a HEPA filter removes 99.97% or more of particles that are sized 0.3 microns and larger. Allow me a moment to get nerdy and explain why the standard is based on 0.3 microns. The reason for measuring the filter efficiency at 0.3 microns is based on scientific tests that
Fall is many folks’ favorite season, for a reason. Yet, despite the expanded sports selection and stunning rainbow of changing leaves post-Summer months bring, Autumn allergies are some of the worst all year. Plus, allergy triggers this Fall could be more intense than ever.
Air purifiers can play an important part of an overall strategy to breathe cleaner air, whether that be for asthma or allergy relief as well as gas, smoke and odor removal. To assess whether an air purifier will work for you it is important to know what you are looking to remove from the air, how sensitive you are to the pollutant, and the size of the space that needs cleaning. In our Education Center we provide buying guides to help you through this process. In our experience we have seen a fair amount of
We all want to save money with lower electricity costs and with advances in motor technology you can save 40% to 90% on your bill. Most motors use AC technology that was developed in the 1800’s and are very inexpensive to produce. However they tend to be very inefficient so while you save on up front costs you pay for it later through higher energy bills. The newest and most energy efficient motor technology is called EC, for electrically commutated. An EC motor uses electronics to convert the AC power to DC to run the