By Jim Rosenthal, CAFS Users of air filters – whether they are residential or commercial – are not interested in filter efficiency. Efficiency is just a number. What they are interested in is whether or not an air filter will protect their HVAC system and provide better indoor air quality in their home or building. … More
How Concerned Should We Be with the Filtration of Sub-micron Sized Particles in Indoor Environments?
In recent years more and more studies have been published showing that increased levels of sub-micron sized particles in the air result in higher levels of inflammation. This inflammation has been found in the cardiovascular and the respiratory system of exposed individuals resulting in increased morbidity and mortality. Increased levels of heart attacks and asthma attacks … More
There is Still Something in the Air
The May 2005 issue of Consumer Reports presented new concerns about ionizing air cleaners (ionizers). The magazine reported the results of tests they had conducted with 5 ionizers including the Ionic Breeze sold by Sharper Image, the market leader. Other units tested included the Brookstone Pure-Ion, the Ionic Pro, the IonizAir and the Surround Air. … More
There’s Something in the Air
Indoor Air Chemistry – Creating the “Chemical Soup” of IAQ