More Than A Feeling

It is often said that people don’t want to hear you complain about issues and things that bother you on a regular basis. With the ability to express your every thought using social media, your issues are now broadcast around the world. Yes, everyone wants to vent about something and everyone hopes someone else will jump on their complaint band wagon.

However, when we do have a legitimate issue, especially one pertaining to our health, we do want someone to take our complaint seriously and not reject it as another “boy who cried wolf” emotion.

For 31 years Pure Air Systems has been selling their HEPA based air filtration systems to a wide range of customers including medical, institutional, industrial and residential. A large number of residential customers suffer from allergies or respiratory dysfunctions brought on by ingesting sub-micron airborne allergens and various types of particulate matter. Because the airborne particles are too small to see with the naked eye, when someone in the house or office complained about their severe reactions to the environment most people disregarded their complaints and paid little attention.

But for allergy sufferers and those individuals who really have issues with airborne molds and other building generated airborne contaminants these issues are real and can cause significant long-term health issues. It is ironic the the particles that tend to be trapped in the lung linings and mucus membranes are too small to see yet cause much more damage than the larger, visible airborne particulate that are aspirated in then out again.

The ability for the commercial grade, scanned HEPA filters, rated at 99.99% efficiency, to remove over 97% of these small, sub-micron particles is the reason people continue to purchase the PAS units over other types of filtration devices or systems. With over 31 years of experience in this arena, Pure Air Systems has become a major supplier of high-end, high performance, fan powered HEPA filtration systems.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based systems please go to our website at:   https://www.pureairsystems.com or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

 

 

Comprehensive Coverage

When purchasing insurance for home or auto you often look at the section marked “Comprehensive Coverage.” This tells you what is covered under the policy with the price quoted to you. This can include covering medical costs, with certain dollar limits, uninsured motorist, which is good to have and a number of other conditions. It does not, however, cover acts of God, which include Aliens crashing their space craft into your car or large creatures eating your seats while you are parked outside your favorite restaurant. No..Comprehensive does not really mean Comprehensive.

HEPA, high efficiency particulate air ( absolute) filter labels do not necessarily mean that this is a true HEPA filter.

In 1985 Pure Air Systems opened it doors offering their first true, commercial grade HEPA filtration system in their model 600H. These metal framed, scanned, 99.97% at 0.3 microns were the most efficient HEPA filters at the time. Fast forward to today and Pure Air Systems offers the same HEPA filters only these are all rated at 99.99% at o.3 microns and work well in the industrial, commercial, institutional, medical and residential markets. In truth, these filters offer Comprehensive Coverage.

The reduction and/or removal of sub-micron airborne particulate is extremely important in many process and medical applications.Hospitals use 100% HEPA filtered air in their operating rooms to reduce the high risk of infection and all clean rooms that manufacture micro-chips use multiple levels of HEPA and ULPA filters to obtain particulate free room levels down to 99.9995% at 0.12 microns. These are normally listed as Class 10 clean rooms.

In the world of filtration, nothing is as effective in removing harmful airborne particles as HEPA filters. All the CDC labs in Atlanta and WHO facilities around the world use HEPA filters to reduce the potential release of extremely virulent bacteria and viruses as these pathogens can often be deadly.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon filter systems please go to our website at: https://www.pureairsystems.com  or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

Reducing Odors In Your Home

Odors can trigger memories that are both pleasant and repulsive. You walk into your old school building and it has that same smell you remember as a young child and it instantly brings back memories of your days at that institution. You open up the trash can lid that is full of garbage and the odor instantly reminds you of the days you worked in landfill in the summer between college semester.Both odor are significant. One positive and one negative.

Our olfactory senses are more keen than our visual processes and smells and odors often affect us more than what we see.

In 1980 Pure Air Systems was formed to provide high performance, fan powered air filtration systems that would incorporate both HEPA filters and Carbon media. The HEPA filters remove a high percentage of sub-micron particulate and the carbon media removed a large percentage of odors and gaseous pollutants.

It is difficult to see any airborne particle that is smaller than 100 microns in size ( about the diameter of your hair) so it is often difficult to know if the HEPA system is actually working. If you suffer from allergies triggered by airborne pollen, ragweed, etc. and you notice that while you are in your air filtered living environment that you have fewer issues with your allergies then one can assume the filtration system is working. When you have specific odors in the house, be they animal, cooking or smoking odors, a significant reduction or removal of the odors is notice immediately upon entering that room or living environment.

The systems manufactured by Pure Air Systems can incorporate up to 60 lbs of granular activated carbon in replaceable 15 lb framed cartridges. The smaller unit can carry up to 30 lbs of carbon. These high density, high capacity systems can significantly reduce odors and gaseous pollutants in commercial, institutional, industrial, medical and residential applications.

Typically these carbon filters need to be changed on a 3 to 6 month basis depending upon the nature of the odor and the amount of time the systems are running. For most home applications 6 months is a good change out frequency. These systems can be attached to an existing, ducted HVAC system or used as stand-alone units. The variable speed ECM motors used in these systems allows for incremental control of the speed and air flow.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based systems please go to our website at: https://www.pureairsystems.com  or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

Obsession

Having been an owner of a company that produced actual hard technologies and not just a service or digital technology process I have been obsessed with finding a way to help people understand the value of making something of value and making a living at it.

Pure Air Systems was started in 1985 with one air filtration system in our product line. We had adapted a commercial HEPA filtration system that was used in the Asbestos Abatement Industry to work with any ducted HVAC system be it residential or commercial. In addition we modified it to work as a stand-alone unit for any application requiring the reduction or removal of sub-micron airborne contaminants.

The acceptance of the product by consumers and commercial operations was gratifying but we soon realized that our original model 600H unit ( producing 600 CFM of HEPA filtered air) was not adequate for many of the commercial customers applications.

To resolve this issue we decided to bring two new HEPA filter systems into the product mix. One rated at 1200 CFM and the largest rated at 2,000 CFM. We were able to adapt the same size blower and housing for both air flows by simply adding a 3/4 HP motor to the 1200 HS unit and a 1 HP motor to the 2000HS unit. In this way customers could actually increase the capacity of their 1200HS ( should they need it ) to 2000 CFM. This was both cost effective and made it easier in the manufacturing end.

The other issue presented to us was the configuration of the filter housing itself. We had originally designed the units so they were built in two sections that were symmetrical giving us the ability to orient the inlet and discharge of the units to adapt to any type of HVAC system. We then added another modification to allow for any of our systems to have either a straight through air flow from end to end or a top inlet and side discharge. These housings could even by changed in the field should the customer realize one orientation was better than the other.

Being obsessed with making the systems customer friendly was always my goal. Pure Air Systems is now 31 years old and the obsession with maintaining high performance HEPA based air filtration systems is still a priority.

For more information on the complete line of our HEPA and Carbon based products please go to our website at: https:www.pureairsystems.com  or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

 

Made In The USA

The USA Olympic team continues to rack up medals this past week and the cheers of “USA USA USA” are prominent at every event. It is interesting that we support our teams with such fervor and yet when it comes to rooting for our own USA based companies we tend to fall flat in our willingness to support Made in the USA products.

In 1985 Pure Air Systems was founded and produced one of the first true commercial grade HEPA filtration systems for the residential market. These units used all American made components and were fabricated from steel and were designed to last for years. Each unit had a sticker on it that had the American Flag and text reading Made In The USA.

Competitors that had alternate air filtration or air purifier systems were often made overseas or assembled in the US with parts from Japan and the US. The PAS systems were more expensive but much more powerful and commercially rated so they had a much better efficiency in removing sub-micron particulate than any of their competitors. Yet, people would look at the price first rather than the country of origin.

Today, Pure Air Systems are made using 100% USA made components with the Made In The USA stickers on each unit. The website proudly states that our products are made in Indiana, USA and they have been for the past 31 years. And while the reputation for high performance is still one of the real features of the PAS line of filtration systems, customers still tend to try the lesser expensive, off-shore filtration systems.

Pricing continues to be the major reason why people purchase a certain product. Perhaps it is due to the large influx of cheap products that have now fallen into the “disposable” column giving customers the rationale that if it only last 2 or 3 years and they will just buy a new one. Buying on-line has also changed the playing field. You can purchase almost anything on Amazon or some of the other on-line stores. Price comparison is easy and again country of origin is does not often come into the decision making process.

Pure Air Systems is Made in the USA.  For more information on our complete product line please go to our website at: https://www.pureairsystems.com  or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

Why HEPA Filtration Is The Best

HEPA filters are designed to remove a very high percentage; more than 99.97%, of all particles 0.3 microns in size or larger. In truth they are actually more efficient than that as they become dirty they actually increase in efficiency. This is true of most mechanical filters but HEPA media starts out at an efficiency that is higher than the general duty filters that you use in your HVAC systems after they are fully loaded.

HEPA filters are the ONLY filters used in Hospital Surgery Suites, Clean Rooms, the CDC and any application where the the removal of sub-micron particulate is an absolute necessity. You would be in serious trouble if you have your body was opened up in an environment such as you bedroom. Even if you think it is clean, it is not. Airborne pathogens are a constant cause for infection and having surgery in anything but a 100% HEPA filtered room is asking for trouble.

While HEPA filters are extremely effective in trapping sub-micron sized particles, they are also extremely dense and have a fair amount of air-flow restriction. As a result, larger, more powerful motors and specially designed fans are required to pull the air through the HEPA filter. And, as the HEPA loads up the fan motors must be able to increase in speed to make up for the air flow volume loss that takes place as the HEPA becomes dirty.

Because HEPA filter media ( wet laid HEPA paper ) is so dense it will load up very quickly, a pre-filter media is required in front of the HEPA filter to capture as much of the larger particles as possible and only allow the very small, sub-micron particles to enter the HEPA filter. Without the use of a pre-filter a HEPA filter could load up in a few days and make the HEPA useless.

HEPA filters are available for use in the residential markets through companies such as Pure Air Systems out of Indianapolis, IN. In business since 1985, PAS is the leader in fan-powered HEPA based air filtration systems and they range in capacity from 50 CFM to 2000 CFM. These metal housed units also use variable speed drive motors  ( ECM ) that are rated 120/240 50/60 Hz so they can be used anywhere in the world.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA systems please go to our website at: https://www.pureairsystems.com  or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

 

 

 

Pure Air Systems: A True American Story

Watching the news all the time can be somewhat disheartening as we see a lot of issues with people expressing themselves in very negative and destructive ways. We tend to center in on these problems and forget that 99% of the time things are actually fine. It is important not to dwell on the negative but wrap your arms around the positive and know that that history has shown us these times too shall pass.

Perhaps one of the major reasons for so much tension is the fear of change. Technology, in many forms, has created an environment where the “adapt or die” process is taking hold of almost every aspect of our lives.The advent of social media, Uber, AirBnB, Yelp, Facebook, LinkedIn and all the new technologies that are shaping the way we fly, drive, shop, learn, teach, meet people and get medical treatment are forcing large numbers of older adults, world wide, to adjust to a process that they reject. And, they are finding out there is little if anything they can do about these rapid lifestyle changes.

Pure Air Systems started their business in 1985 with an idea to take an existing new commercial technology and introduce it to the residential market place. HEPA filters in 1985 were used primarily in the electronics industry and nuclear power industry. Developed in 1941 as a way to protect the engineers and technicians from radioactive particles during the process of making the first atomic bombs.

HEPA filters are extremely dense in that the HEPA paper used to make these filters can capture particles at .03 microns up to 99.97% of the time. Compared to your standard furnace filter which will capture maybe 10% of those particles if at all. These filters are capable of capturing airborne bacteria and some viruses which is why these filters are now standard in every Hospital Surgery Suite, Clean Room and any place where a clean room type of environment is required.

In 1985 Pure Air Systems began to incorporate these commercial grade HEPA filters into fan powered enclosures that were designed to adapt to existing  HVAC systems and also used  as stand-alone units. Over that past 31 years PAS has added seven new HEPA based fan-powered systems to their product line and with the advent of the new ECM variable speed, digitally controlled motors, Pure Air Systems now sells their systems around the globe.

These products are still manufactured in Indianapolis, IN, USA and that is something that is not going to change any time soon. While it is difficult in today’s global business environment to be competitive with off-shore production, the PAS line of all metal enclosures have a unique niche in the market and creating these systems is fairly expensive and not something that even the Chinese are willing to tackle.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based filtration systems please go to our website at: https://www.pureairsystems.com  or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.