Saturday, August 25, 2012

Don’t Get Rid of Your Pet—Clean Up Your Air and Get Rid of Your Allergies!

So many people buy a pet only to find that their allergies and asthma symptoms get worse or sometimes find that they now have allergies or asthma symptoms for the first time and aren’t sure why. And sometimes you consider getting rid of the pet, which is difficult after the dog, cat, bird or other animal is now part of the family.   
As much as you clean, vacuum, etc., the reason why you still have allergy / asthma symptoms is because dust, dander, pet hair particles get lodged in upholstered furniture, rugs, carpets, and even stick to walls. And when air blows across these areas, or you sit down on furniture, the particles become airborne again. 

So what is the best way to prevent allergy and asthma symptoms, without extensive cleaning every week (cleaning that no one has time for), and without getting rid of your pet?  Answer: buy an air purifier that is designed to remove pet dander, dust, hair, and odors associated with cats, dogs, birds and other animals. Now, which pet air purifier should I choose?

There are a lot of pet air cleaners on the market and not all clean the air well enough to alleviate your allergies / asthma symptoms. Your best bet is to purchase an air purifier that is designed for pets, air cleaners that feature a highly efficient HEPA filter to remove dander and particles as small as 0.3 microns, and activated carbon for removing pet odors.  
Austin Air purifiers, such as the  Pet Machine, features not only a great HEPA filter, but also a military grade carbon block air filter, and a great warranty. Blueair air purifiers, such as the Blueair 450E, has automatic sensors, activated carbon for removing odors, and a special HEPA filter to remove particles as small as 0.1 microns. Blueair air purifiers also feature a limited lifetime warranty.

And best of all, you can buy one of these top-rated, low-cost pet air purifiers  from our online store at Air Purifiers and, at the best discount prices, with free shipping. Since we are an online store, we don’t have the overhead of traditional stores and we pass these savings on to you.  If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-701-2513. Our air quality experts are standing by to help!

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Want a Home Remedy for Allergy and Asthma Symptoms? Think Clean Air!

Looking for a home remedy for allergy and asthma symptoms in your home / office? One of the best things you can do is invest in quality air purification. It’s no secret that most allergy symptoms are a direct result of allergens, or particles floating in the air that cause an allergic / inflammation response in our tissues when breathed in.

With a quality, portable air purifier / cleaner that includes a true HEPA filter you can actually remove up to 99.99% of airborne particles, such as dust, dust mites, pet dander / hair, human hair, mold spores, bacteria, pollen, etc. Without pollutants in the air, there is far less chance of any allergic reaction in the airway.  It just makes sense. And since it’s portable, you can move it from room to room, wherever you might need to clean up the air. 

Not all home or office air cleaners are the same, however. It is very easy to spend a little less on an air purifier and think that it will do just as well as a model that costs a little more. The truth is, if it is not equipped with a true HEPA filter and other important features, it is simply a waste of time and money. An effective home / office air purifier will include: 1) a quality HEPA filter (not HEPA style), 2) a strong enough motor to cycle all the air in your room in a few minutes, 3) quality construction, not just cheap plastic, and 4) a good warranty.  Think of a good air purifier as something that can reduce the cost of allergy / asthma medications and help prevent ‘sick time’ when you could be with your family or doing your favorite activities.

For extra protection from bacteria and viruses, you may choose one that has a UV light system in the air purifier as well, as UV light destroys bacteria, viruses, and mold’s reproductive abilities. Also, beware of purely ionic air purifiers, such as those with an electrostatic rod. If it doesn’t have a HEPA filter, the air purifier will not trap the particles, leaving them in the air to cause allergy / asthma symptoms.  If you can get an air purifier with a good amount of activated carbon, this will help remove chemicals, odors, and VOC’s from the air, which often cause allergic / asthma reactions without people realizing it. 

A few of the best, top rated air purifier brands to consider that offer all of the above features are Aller Air, Austin Air, and Blueair. We would recommend these three first for those with severe allergy / asthma symptoms.  All three have been recommended by health professionals and continue to be first choice for those with respiratory issues.  TIP: if you’re going to be working in a basement, attic, or other enclosed ‘questionable air quality area’, run your portable air purifier in that area for an hour or two before you begin. You’ll be amazed at how much cleaner the air is, and that you’re coughing and sneezing a lot less.

At Air Purifiers and, we take pride in helping people breathe cleaner, healthier air, with fewer allergy / asthma symptoms, by providing the best, top rated air purifiers at the lowest discount prices possible, and free shipping. If you have any air quality questions, please give us a call toll-free at 1-800-701-2513. Our air purification experts are standing by to help!

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

HVAC Mount UV Light Air Purification Systems--A Smarter Choice for Clean Indoor Air?

UV or ultraviolet light has been used for quite a while to sterilize water and other materials in hospitals, laboratories, homes, businesses. And many air purifier manufacturers have added UV light to their air purifiers as an extra germicidal and musty odor destroying measure. The problem is that even if you have several air purifiers running, even air purifiers with UV light, the air still has to get to the air purifier to be cleaned, and many times you breathe the unpurified air before it can be cleaned.

This is why, even though you may have an air purifier or two running, they don’t completely stop the sneezing, coughing, waking up with a stuffy nose, sinus infections, or that smell that you can’t seem to get rid of. The ducts in your home / office are very likely still loaded with live mold spores, live bacteria, dust mites, pet hair / dander, and more—these pollutants cause the odors that you smell. And when the A-C /air conditioning or HVAC system turns on, it blows all of this into the air. And yes, it still blows mold / bacteria into the air even if you have a good filter / filtration system attached to your furnace / air conditioner—because the duct work that is after the filter is still loaded with all of these live pollutants—the filter only stops the pollutants in the HVAC duct work BEFORE the filter.

So what’s the solution? Buy an in-duct uv light air cleaning system that mounts directly inside the ducts of your HVAC / furnace, or air conditioning system. Why? UV light systems mounted in the HVAC/air conditioning duct work are highly germicidal ( kill over 99% of all bacteria, mold, viruses, etc), so that if any of the pollutants do get out into your air, at least it won’t be alive and able to cause health problems for you. Installing a UV light air purifier system can even reduce or eliminate the immediate need for a costly duct cleaning job, which by the way, is only really necessary for the duct work that comes after the filters (less costly than a complete duct cleaning job). And, installing an in-duct UV light air cleaning system costs much less than 3-4 air purifiers, sometimes even less than the cost of one air purifier, and it destroys mold / mildew / musty smells and bacteria in all of the air in your home, not just one room. Add an allergy rated filter to your HVAC systems (1500 rating or higher, at Walmart for about $20 and you're well on your way to cleaner indoor air.

Some key points to keep in mind when buying an in-duct UV light air cleaning system are 1) make SURE the bulbs are at least 36 watts—this is the wattage that was found effective in lab tests; anything less is going to leave certain germs / mold species alive and it’s a waste of time, 2) make sure the mounts are made of non-metal material (such as ABS plastic)—this prevents rust / corrosion in your air ducts, which can further contaminate your air, and 3) if you can, get a double bulb system—most single bulb systems, even at 36 watts, only provide 24k light units, which is enough to kill most everything, but there are certain bacteria and mold species that require up to and over 30k units to kill them; a double bulb system would give you 2 x 24k or 48k UV light units, which is more than enough.

At our online store, we sell our own private label HVAC UV light systems designed for easy, DIY mounting inside HVAC , furnace, air conditioning ducts, requiring simple tools and about 15 minutes. Our replacement UV bulbs/lamps are also much cheaper than many on the market, and they are lab-grade 36 watt bulbs. The mounting brackets are made of no-rust ABS plastic and will last for years, and our units can be used overseas with various voltages. Best of all, our in-duct HVAC / UV light air purifier systems are affordable. Since we are an online store, we don’t have the overhead of traditional stores—which enables us to offer you our air purification products at cheap discount prices every day, with free shipping, and expert support. Call us toll free if you have any questions: 1-800-701-2513. We are here to help!

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