Monday, December 31, 2012

Keep Allergies Low and Indoor Air Quality High-By Replacing Your HEPA Air Purifier Filters

You buy an air purifier to keep the air in your home, offices, and rooms clean, so that you can breathe easier. But then one day it seems like the air purifier isn’t doing its job. In fact, it seems like everyone is coughing and sneezing a little more than when you didn’t have the air cleaner. What is going on? Is there a problem with the air purifier?

Not likely. Usually, when allergies, sinus or breathing problems seem to ‘flare up’ again, it’s a sign that the HEPA filter is full and needs to be changed. A HEPA filter, like any other filter, eventually gets clogged or fills up with pollutants—if it’s doing its job. And the reason it seems like allergy and sinus symptoms seem to get worse than before you installed the room air purifier is because a clogged HEPA filter will not let very much air pass through so some of the polluted air is being forced out the air purifier backwards, out of the seams, around the filter, etc, which blows polluted air up to our noses where we can breathe it in even more. And as a result, the air purifier continuing to blow around polluted air actually ends up lowering indoor air quality, and increasing allergies.

And what we want is quite the opposite: high indoor air quality, and low or zero allergy and sinus symptoms. The simple way to fix this is to make sure to replace the HEPA filters in your air cleaner as recommended by the manufacturer. This will ensure that you and your family continue to breathe clean air, and may even help keep you or family members from being sick, as true, certified HEPA filters can trap up to 99.97% or more of the dust and other particles that carry bacteria and viruses. And, when a HEPA filter is clean, that also helps keep the air cleaner quiet so you can sleep better.

There are a few things to remember when you buy HEPA air filters: make sure to get the replacement HEPA filters from the air purifier manufacturer, not some cheap after-market filter. Cheap, imitation filters are often not made of the same materials, will not clean the air as well, and may even void your machine’s warranty. Changing the filters on time will help reduce your electric bill, too, since an air purifier has to work harder to push the air through when the HEPA filter is clogged. And before going to the allergy doctor or buying more medications, change the HEPA filter and turn the unit on high for a couple of hours in the room where you spend most of your time, then let the unit run on low or medium for a day and see if your allergy or sinus symptoms are better.

At Air Purifiers and, we sell the best replacement HEPA purifier filters for some of the best air purifier brands—Aller Air, Austin Air, Blueair, Winix, Tiger, Vapor Eze, and Electrocorp, for both home and commercial use. And since we are an online store, we don’t have the overhead of traditional stores so we pass those savings on to you with low prices and free shipping every day. We also have air quality experts available to answer any questions you may have. Give us a call toll-free at 1-800-701-2513! We’re standing by to help!

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Pet Air Purifiers: A Way To Prevent Allergies for You--And Your Pet

Pet dander, bird dust, cat hair, and other allergens can all make allergies worse—for you and your pet. Cats, dogs, birds, other household animals, and humans, all release skin flakes or dandruff, bits of hair, bacteria, mucus, odors, chemicals, and other ‘organic matter’ that mixes with the dust in the house to create potent allergens that not only cause allergies and respiratory problems for their owners, but for the pets, as well.  Dogs seem to be especially vulnerable to household allergies, with runny noses, eye irritation, coughing, sneezing and more. And there’s a good chance that if you have allergies, your pet does, or will soon have them as well. The good news is that all this can be prevented with an air purifier that is designed for pets.

Just like us, when our pets have to breathe air that is polluted with human ‘dander’, dust and other household particles, their systems react with allergies and respiratory problems. And it makes sense, of course--our pets have noses, eyes, and respiratory systems that react to foreign particles, just like ours do. So the money you may be spending every month going to the vet, buying eye ointments, drops, and other allergy medications for your pet (and yourself) might be better spent on a quality air purifier that eliminates the problem for your pet, and everyone else, once and for all. Humans benefit greatly from cleaning up the air in homes and rooms when household allergies are a problem, and honestly, it’s no different for our pets. They are often just as reactive to the dust, chemicals, and other substances found in most homes and rooms as we are. Ask a veterinarian and see what they tell you about pet allergies and indoor air quality. Pet allergies come from three main sources: mites, bacteria or some other organism, dietary sources, and what they breathe or “get into” while roaming around.

When selecting pet air purifiers, there are several key features to look for. A good pet air cleaner will include a true HEPA filter that will trap 99.97% of all dander, pet and human, and a good amount of quality activated carbon to remove household chemical vapors and odors from urine and other ‘stuff’. Some even have electronic sensors that turn on and off when pollutants are detected. Your best air purifiers for dog allergies, cat allergies, and ‘human’ allergies, etc., include all of the above, and also feature healthy negative ions, which are harmless to humans and animals but kill bacteria & viruses, help eliminate odors, and make the smaller, more dangerous particles clump together so that they are more easily trapped by the HEPA filter.

Together with weekly house cleaning and regular bathing of your pet, a pet air purifier can make life a lot more bearable for you and your cat, dog, bird, or whatever other animal you may have. In fact, when you think about all the money you’ll save on medications, trips to vet or allergy doctor, a quality room air cleaner can actually be a low-cost way to prevent allergies for everyone. So far, from our testing and research, the best rated pet air purifiers are coming from Austin Air, Blueair, Winix, and Tiger Corporation, in that order.

At Air Purifiers and, we sell only the best air cleaners for pet odor & dander, replacement filters, test kits, and other items you need to make sure the air in your home is clean for you and your pets. And since we’re an online store, we don’t have the overhead of traditional stores so we pass those savings on to you with cheap, discount prices, and free shipping every day. Call us toll-free today with any questions at 1-800-701-2513. Our indoor air quality experts are standing by to help!

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Industrial Air Cleaners: A Way to Maximize Productivity and Minimize Risk

If you own or operate a commercial or industrial business, making sure that you and your employees have good air quality can mean the difference between higher profits and productivity or employee illness, loss of productivity, lawsuits and more.  One report states that air pollution from coal plants, for example, kills over 13,000 people per year, and The American Lung Association has estimated that the health costs related to air pollution-based cancer, lung disease and respiratory illness costs U.S. companies around $185 billion per year.  For companies with employees working in poor air quality conditions, those illnesses and deaths mean one thing: loss--loss of productivity, loss of revenue, and loss of a business’s good name. 

Good industrial air quality at the work site is fairly easy to maintain, however, with the right industrial air scrubber systems in place.  By removing dust, fumes, and other pollutants from the workplace, it has been shown that employee down time from air quality-related  illness can be reduced by over 90%. OSHA has specific regulations that dictate how many air changes are required in certain industrial settings, but in general, any situation where employees are working at individual stations or sites where pollutants are being produced (such as welding, laser engraving, soldering, etc), it is recommended that you have one portable source-capture air purifier removing particles and gases at the source before they can be inhaled. Many business owners also install an overall room air scrubber that attaches to the air conditioner system as an extra measure to remove any remaining pollutants from work areas and offices. Some businesses also use portable commercial air cleaners, as well, so that the air purifier can be moved from site to site or room to room to ensure that the air is clean wherever needed. Having the proper air filtration systems in place not only protects you and your employees, but also makes it very difficult for anyone to attempt any litigation against you for negligence. 

It is important, however, to remember a couple of things with regard to industrial air cleaners:  First, time is of the essence: don’t wait around any longer if you know you have unfiltered air in the workplace—the sooner you install the right commercial air cleaner system, the less chance there is that you’ll have problems with employee health, lawsuits, OSHA fines, etc.  Second, all industrial air filtration systems are not the same. Make sure you choose a quality air cleaner manufacturer, such as Electrocorp, with units that clean the air very well. The best commercial air cleaners include true HEPA filters to remove harmful particles, carbon filters with larger amounts (i.e. 36 to 100 lbs or more) of specially-activated carbon to remove chemical vapors, gases, VOC’s, etc.  Electrocorp can easily custom design an affordable commercial air purifier system specifically for your situation and can even tune the carbon to remove certain types of pollutants. Third, let your employees know that you are installing a quality commercial air filtration system—it will let them know that you are taking steps to ensure their safety and it reminds them that you care. This step alone can sharply reduce the chances of OSHA complaints and lawsuits.

Air Purifies and is proud to sell only the very best industrial air cleaner systems, replacement filters, test kits, and other items to help ensure good industrial air quality control. And since we are an online store, we don’t have the overhead of traditional stores so we pass those savings on to you with low prices and free shipping every day. We also have industrial air quality experts available to answer any questions you may have. Give us a call toll-free at 1-800-701-2513! We’re standing by to help!

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Got Asthma? A Whole House Air Cleaner May Help Greatly

Studies have shown that the air in most homes loaded is loaded with pollutants like dust, mold spores, bacteria, chemical vapors from cleaning products and more–and there is a connection between these pollutants and the increase in asthma symptoms we’ve been seeing over the past few years. Buying an deluxe air purifier for every room, however, can be very expensive. Is there a way to reduce asthma symptoms and make sure you’re breathing clean air and wherever you are in your house? Yes, there is. It’s called a whole house air cleaning system.
The best whole house air filtration systems are those that attach directly to your home air conditioner or furnace ducts, and include both HEPA filters and a good amount of activated carbon. The HEPA filter removes particles 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 microns, and the carbon filter removes chemical vapors, gases, and odors, leaving the air coming out of the vents in your whole house clean and free of pollutants. 

Cleaning the air in your whole house can really make a difference for those with asthma, help them sleep better, and greatly reduce the risk of going into a room or area of the house where the air is not filtered and having an asthma attack. Deluxe whole house air purification systems are usually priced around $1200-1500, which is a lot cheaper than buying a top rated portable air purifier at $600-700 each for 5 or 6 rooms. And with a whole house system, you won’t have to drag an air cleaner from room to room to make sure the air is filtered.
All full home air purification systems are not the same, however, and there are several things to watch out for. First, make sure the unit is from a manufacturer with good ratings, testimonials, and warranties, a company you can trust, such as Aller Air for example. Aller Air is top rated in every category, especially for those with asthma or other respiratory issues. Second, make sure the unit does have a true HEPA filter, not ‘HEPA style’. HEPA style filters do not fully remove particles from the air and it’s often those particles that cause an asthma attack. 

Third, make sure the air cleaner has an activated carbon filter, with several pounds of quality carbon. Fourth, don’t buy a full house system with electronic pollutant sensors that turn the unit on or off—you want your whole house air purifier working any time the air conditioner is on. There are a lot more vapors and gases in your home than you think, and this type of carbon filtration can easily remove them. Most people notice is a big difference in breathing ability, sleeping comfort and overall reduction in asthma symptoms in as little as 24-48 hours after installing a whole house air cleaner. If you have asthma, do yourself a favor and try a full home air filtration system. It may even reduce trips to the doctor and medication costs.
At Air Purifiers and, we are proud to sell only the very best whole house air filtration systems , filters, and more. And since we’re an online store without the overhead of traditional store, we can pass those savings on to you with the best discount prices and free shipping every day. Call us toll free at 1-800-701-2513 with any questions you may have. Our air purification experts are standing by to help!
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Indoor Air Purification: One of The Most Powerful Things You Can Do For Your Health.

Most of us are working very hard trying to live longer and feel better. And we exercise, take supplements, meditate, try to sleep more, filter our water, and even do internal cleansing to remove toxins–all in an effort to slow down the aging process, sleep better, and have more energy. All of these activities are very helpful, but did you know that one of the main things that cause us to age prematurely, have low energy, and not feel as well, in general, is indoor air pollution?

That’s right. It has been shown in numerous studies that the effects of poor air quality on health are significant, and in 2011, even the EPA has listed indoor air pollution in the top 5 major health hazards that we face. This is because tiny airborne pollutants commonly found in almost every home—such as dust, mold spores, bacteria, chemical vapors, gases, etc.—have been shown to contribute to cell and tissue breakdown through increased oxidation, poor sleep, increased allergy & asthma attacks, more frequent colds, pneumonia, blood disorders, heart disease, even neurological disorders. Indoor air quality is a big deal, and even more of an issue now, since we’re spending more and more time indoors.

One particular problem is dust mites, which are very common in most homes. Unfortunately, they are also one of the strongest allergens known to man, being responsible for nearly 60% of allergy and asthma cases worldwide. Sixty percent. That’s a lot. And one gram of dust is estimated to carry over 200 dust mites, bacteria, viruses, mold spores, and other health hazards. Without an air purification system in place, you’re breathing all of these pollutants in day and night. With a quality air purifier in your home or room, however, the air is filtered before you breathe it, eliminating most of all of the pollutants that would cause an allergy or asthma attack.

If you live in a home where there is a lot of smoke, buying an air purification system can make a dramatic difference, if the unit it designed to remove smoke. Most tobacco has over 500 additives, and 43 proven cancer causing agents, irritating smoke particles and ash that causes a whole list of health issues and general irritation. If you live with a smoker, controlling or removing the excess smoke with an air purifier may reduce your risk of health problems from second hand smoke by 50% or more, not to mention getting rid of most of the odor, tar and dust that come along with smoke.

Many people find that in as little as 24-48 hours of installing a top-rated air purifier that the allergy and asthma symptoms they normally experience in their homes have significantly decreased, or have gone away completely. This is because the best air cleaners have true HEPA filters to remove 99% or more of dust and particles, and a good amount of activated carbon to remove chemicals vapors and odors—all of which can cause allergy, asthma, and other respiratory issues. Some air purifiers even have electronic sensors that turn on when they sense dust or odors, which also turns the unit down or off when not needed. Air purifiers with electronic sensors can be important if you also want to save energy. But buyer beware—there are a lot of inexpensive air purifiers on the market that don’t do a very good job of cleaning the air, and actually increase air pollution because the fan blows around the pollutants that it does not trap! And of course, cheap air cleaners often break within a year or so, and in the end, you’ll spend more than you would buying a good unit.

The bottom line is that by removing the pollutants from the air in our homes, we can sharply reduce or eliminate allergies, asthma, and other health issues—and this is easily done by installing a indoor air filtration system. And you may even reduce doctor visits and medication costs in the process!

Air Purifiers and is proud to sell only the best home air filtration systems, room air cleaners, and replacement filters. And since we are an online store, we don’t have the overhead of traditional stores. That means we can pass those savings on to you with the best prices and free shipping—every day. Call us if you have any questions! Our home air quality experts are standing by to help!

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Home Air Purification: The Key To Eliminating Allergy & Asthma Symptoms?

Your home is your safe place, a comfortable place where you and your family, laugh, love and experience some of life’s best moments. That makes it tough to think about our homes and bedrooms as something that might be making us sick. But more and more studies and tests are showing, however, that poor home indoor air quality is the chief cause of allergy, asthma, and other respiratory problems.

How does this happen? Your home is a pretty much a closed environment, which naturally causes allergy and asthma triggers like bacteria, viruses, mold spores, dust, dust mites, pollen, fabric and carpet fibers, pet dander, insect eggs, even chemical vapors to accumulate. Then, when our air conditioners turn on, when we sit down on the couch, plop down on the bed or simply walk around in our rooms, these pollutants become airborne and we breathe them in. And, since most Americans are spending over 90% of their time indoors, breathing in allergy and asthma causing agents, it’s not surprising that the number of allergy and asthma cases in the U.S. is constantly on the rise. A growing number of people are finding that the best way to get relief, however, and even permanently eliminate allergy, asthma, and other respiratory symptoms is to use a quality home air purification system.

Home air purification makes a lot of sense, if you’re trying to get rid of allergies and asthma. Just remove the pollutants from the air and you won’t have as many reactions, right? Exactly. It’s the airborne pollutants that are usually the problem, and all you need is one or more quality portable room air purifiers, with a true HEPA filter to remove the dust, pollen, and other particles, and an activated carbon filter to remove chemicals, vapors, and odors. Simple, right? Yes, but beware—all allergy or asthma air purifiers are not the same, and often you get what you pay for.

Many cheap air purifiers do not have the same type of HEPA filters, or enough of the right type of carbon to properly clean the air. And don’t buy air cleaners that are only ionic (don’t have a HEPA filter) as they do a very poor job of cleaning the air. The best portable allergy air cleaner have true HEPA filters, have a good amount of granular activated carbon, and are usually highly rated for reducing allergy and asthma symptoms. Some portable air cleaners include UV light, as well, which kills bacteria. UV light is also very good for killing mold spores, and may be a good option if you think your home has mold. Top-rated home air purifiers like Aller Air, Blueair and Austin Air are all known to be highly effective and best for home air purification. Blueair and Austin Air even come with a 30 Day money-back guarantee, and tons of testimonials from real people. That’s the kind of room air cleaner you want if you really want to get rid of your allergies and asthma.

Air Purifiers and is proud to sell only the best portable home air purification systems that are designed to reduce or eliminate allergy, asthma, and other respiratory symptoms. And since we are an online store, we don’t have the overhead of traditional stores. That means we can pass those savings on to you with the best prices and free shipping—every day. Call us if you have any questions! Our home air quality experts are standing by to help!

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Enjoy Clean Air and Aromatherapy Wherever You Go with Quality Products from Vapor-Eze!

You deserve to breathe clean, fresh air wherever you go. And one of the best ways to do that is with the quality portable air purification products offered by Vapor-Eze. In business since 1992, Vapor-Eze has worked very hard to provide clean air solutions for those that travel, and relief from nasal and throat irritation caused by poor air quality in homes, offices, hotels, cars and other vehicles. And they’ve added 100% pure aromatherapy oils to their products to make them even more effective for air purification and allergy relief!

The famous Clean Air 5000 compact air purifier is the best in its class, with a 5 Stage HEPA & UV air cleaning system that removes dust, dirt, mold spores, chemicals, odors, bacteria and more, all in a very compact 6 x 9 x 2 inch unit. This portable air cleaner is great for homes, rooms, offices, hotel rooms, cars, RV’s and other small spaces, and comes with both home and car adapters. Not only does this little air purifier clean the air very well, it also provides sinus, allergy, and fatigue relief with a specially designed aromatherapy diffuser that’s built in! All for $69. Makes a great gift idea for holidays, birthdays or ‘just because’!

And if you just want an effective, low cost aromatherapy diffuser for enhanced alertness & respiratory relief during drive time, the Auto Diffuser is a great choice. Vapor Eze also leads the market in compact, portable humidifiers and waterless vaporizers. Both of these use 100% essential oils for aromatherapy/therapeutic use, freshen the air, and help ease away tensions after a long day.

A couple of important notes about Vapor-Eze products: Just because they are low cost doesn’t mean they are cheap. Vapor-Eze maintains a high level of quality control for all of their air purification and aromatherapy products. All units are U/L listed, safe to use, and test multiple times before being released to the market. And, their aromatherapy oils are 100% essential oil, not mixed with cheap, harmful cedar oils or other cheap oils as many other aromatherapy oil manufacturers do–even some of the big names do this! With Vapor-Eze, you can breath easy knowing you are buying quality air cleaning / aromatherapy products from an American company that cares about its customers.

Air Purifiers and is proud to be an authorized Vapor-Eze products dealer, and we sell all of their products—the Clean Air 5000 air purifier, humidifier, waterless vaporizer, auto diffusers, and aromatherapy refill pads. And since we are an online store, we don’t have the overhead of a traditional store so we pass those savings on to you with cheap, discount prices and free shipping every day. Call us if you have a question! Our air quality experts are standing by! 1-800-701-2513

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Looking for the Best Portable Home Air Cleaner? Austin Air is Your Answer.

If you’re starting to take home air filtration and indoor air quality seriously, you’re doing the right thing as air quality has been proven to be a big factor affecting your health. But choosing the right air purifier, the best one, isn’t so easy. There’s a lot of hype out there about what qualifies an air purifier as the best air purifier for home or room use, and it can be really confusing. To truly answer the question as to which air cleaner is really the best, overall, you have to look at three main factors: performance, cost, and durability.

When you compare air purifiers on with those three factors in mind, there is only one that rates highest in every category—Austin Air. Why is that? Well, let’s look at performance first. All of the Austin Air units have a combination of a good pre-filter, a medical-grade HEPA filter to remove 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 microns and 95% down to 0.1 microns, either 6 or 15 pounds of high grade activated carbon / zeolite (Jr model vs regular size) to remove chemical and gas pollutants, covers 700-1500 sq feet, has a 5 year warranty.

If that isn’t enough, Austin Air purifiers are trusted and recommended by FEMA and The American Red Cross for effectiveness. Whatever other home or room air purifier you may have been considering, compare that unit to say, the Austin Healthmate. Austin air cleaners are unmatched for asthma and allergy relief, and odor and smoke control. The Austin Bedroom Machine is recommended by the National Sleep Foundation, as well!

Next, let’s look at cost. Austin air cleaners are going to range from around $375 to $765 for the Bedroom Machine. Yes, that’s a little more than a lot of air purifiers out there, but compare air cleaners with similar performance and filters. Dollar for dollar, Austin wins again. Even with more expensive units like IQ Air, etc, Austin performance is STILL superior in several categories, such as pet odor, bedroom / sleep applications, and allergy control.

As for durability, Austin Air purifiers are made of heavy duty parts, with a solid steel chassis and a heavy duty finish that resist scratches and looks new after years of use. Many cheap air purifiers have a plastic frame and other plastic components that do not last. These cheap air purifiers do not clean the air as well, and usually need replacing after a year or so, which will cost you more in the long run. Again, you have a 5 year warranty on the air purifier, and a 5 year pro-rated warranty on the filter as well. AND, you have a 30 day, no questions asked, money back guarantee. That is how good they are.

All of these amazing features and excellent value is why Air Purifiers and is proud to be an authorized Austin Air dealer. We sell all the best Austin Air models (Healthmate, Healthmate Plus, Pet Machine, Bedroom Machine, etc), all Austin air junior models, and replacement filters for any Austin Air unit. And because we’re an online store, we don’t have the overhead of traditional stores so we can pass the savings on to you with cheap discount prices and free shipping. And, we have an expert staff on hand to answer any air purifier or air quality questions you may have. Give us a call toll-free today at 1-800-701-2513! We can help!

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