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Posted by kevvyg on Wednesday, September 05, 2012
IQAir has long been a leader in air filtration, and as part of their largest upgrade to their residential air purifier offering, they have introduced the New Edition of their HealthPro and MultiGas models. The IQAir New Edition air purifiers are already in many homes and can be identified by "NE" on the outer box labeling. So what are some of the features of the New Edition IQAir Purifiers?

The upgraded IQ Air purifiers have three key upgrades when it comes to performance.
  • Up to 25% More Clean Air
  • Up to 38% Longer Filter Life
  • Lastly, 32% Quieter
These three features address some drawbacks that can be found with most air purifiers. First, the increase in cleaner air comes, in part, from a redesigned motor. This more aerodynamic motor moves more air through the filters than before.

Second, the longer filter life comes from an increase in the prefilter and HyperHEPA filter media. As an example, the old HyperHEPA filters typically had 30 sq. feet of HEPA filter media, while the new filters have 53 sq. ft. Longer life also comes with advances in the actual pleating of the media during construction. New Edition GC MultiGas Air PurifierThese two things combine to allow for greater filtration efficiency. With larger, more efficient prefilters and HEPA filters, the IQAir HealthPro and GC MultiGas models are able to last longer while cleaning more air.

Lastly, the noise is considerably less. Despite pushing more air through more filter media, the redesigned fans create less noise on all settings. Consequently, the actual power consumption of the all four residential IQAir models has decreased, meaning your IQAir costs you even less to operate!

AchooAllergy.com has been shipping the new models for a few weeks now, so if you've ordered in that time period, chances are good you have one of the IQAir New Edition air purifiers. If not, now is the time to try one and see the difference!

Author: K. Gilmore

Posted by kevvyg on Friday, June 08, 2012
As the temperature begins to heat up, people in cities across the country begin to see their air quality index dive deeper in the red hues. While the summer is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends, urban dwellers often have to contend with big increases in ground level ozone. Poor Air Quality Outdoors Means It's Time To Improve Air Quality IndoorsThat makes this time of year even more important when it comes to your indoor air quality.

With most homes sealed tightly to keep the cooling effects of air conditioning in, the air quality inside your home can quickly become as bad as the ground level ozone infused air outside the home. Dust, pollens, dander, residue from household cleaners, cooking fumes, and pet odor can accumulate quickly when the air in the home stagnates. Not cooking or cleaning, and getting rid of the pets is not likely to happen, but what you can do is invest in your health by using a high efficiency air purifier.

At this point, you can take a trip to your local big box and pick up an air purifier fairly cheaply, but if cheap is what you need, you may be better served by not purchasing at all. Not only is the quality of most cheap imported air purifiers questionable at best, but filtration is often less than adequate. No air purifier will do you much good if the materials are cheap and the workmanship is shoddy. For as much particle content as most cheap air purifiers allow to pass through their filters, you could likely get a box fan, strap a furnace filter to it and get about the same results.

Any air purifier worth it's price tag should have at least a few basic features: HEPA filter, sealed system, and some type of odor control filtration. The HEPA filter is the core of any air purifier, so look for models that have true HEPA filters (not HEPA-like or S-Class). You want something that is certified HEPA--traps 99.97% of all particles 0.3 microns or larger. This is key because this type of filtration has the range to remove dust particles, dust mite allergen, pollen, dander, mold spores and even most bactera.

Next make sure the unit has a sealed system. An air purifier lacking a sealed system is like closing the front door during winter, but leaving the window open and wondering why it's cold in your house. If air can escape or bypass the filter, it will. So look for models that mention a sealed system (usually use rubber or foam gaskets or are designed to interlock tightly enough to form an air tight seal).

IQ Air HealthPro PlusLastly, look for one that at least has an activated carbon pre-filter. Activated carbon remains the most efficient way to remove odors, like those from smoke, pets and cooking. Though activated carbon pre-filters generally only last three months or so, they are usually effective during that time. For heavy duty filtration, look for air cleaners that use granular activated carbon. Usually measured in pounds, this stuff lasts much longer than carbon pre-filters and provide better filtration.

So while the temps heat up and ozone increases, make sure your home is truly a refuge from the heat and pollution by using a high quality air purifier. Currently we have a couple promotions running on our most popular units. Purchase any IQAir Health Pro Plus air purifier and automatically be entered to win five years worth of replacement filters. Amaircare 2500 HEPA Air Purifier If the HealthPro Plus is out of your budget, you may want to consider an Amaircare HEPA Air purifier. Both the 2500 and 3000 series models have true HEPA filtration and activated carbon filters, in addition to a sealed system. If you want better odor and chemical filtration, consider the model that comes with a VOC canister.

Whether it's for a home office, bar, bedroom or anything in between, we offer a wide variety of air purifiers to meet your air filtration needs.

Author: Kevin Gilmore

Posted by Jamie on Friday, September 23, 2011
IQAir HealthPro Plus

The IQAir HealthPro Plus has been named the "Best Air Purifier Overall" by ConsumerSearch.com. This distinction adds to an already long list of 1st place and "Best Buy" awards for the world's most advanced air purifier!

ConsumerSearch.com, a New York Times Company consumer website, based its award on several criteria. The ability of the IQAir HealthPro Plus to provide high performance filtration for large rooms, to remove odors and chemicals, and to effectively remove allergens. The editors also rated the IQAir HealthPro Plus as the best choice because, unlike many air purifiers, it does not emit ozone and is endorsed by medical groups.

IQAir air purification systems again have been named the very best choice a consumer can make. This award from ConsumerSearch.com adds to a growing list of No. 1 awards garnered by the HealthPro Plus, including honors from companies like Consumers Digest, Consumers Guide, Reviewboard Magazine, Stiftung Warentest.

For more information, check out the full IQAir press release.



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