Years ago the most often used resource to get information on a product or process was to go to your best friend, associate or family member. They would recommend a product or contact or store and you would consider their comments as gospel. You didn’t feel the need to go anywhere else for information since this process has always served you well. Or did it?
Getting information from one source on a product or service that is important to you is no longer the best path to success. The internet now offers you the opportunity to obtain information on any product, process or service from thousands of resources; some reliable some not.
You now have the ability to gather information from a wide range of resources including; published articles from journals, universities, government, business and end users. You also can access clubs or groups that specialize in working with or using a specific type of product or service with excellent feedback on the validity of the products performance.
So when it comes to finding the best type of air filtration systems, air purifier or furnace filter for your residential or commercial application, this same information gathering process is available.
Most companies that offer air filtration systems have websites that offer both technical information as well as the ability to purchase their equipment on the site. When viewing these sites it is important that you look at the information on the product, how it works, the overall efficiency of the systems and the length of time the company has been in business.
As with any competitive business, the filter industry has its share of products that are more gimmick than performance. This is especially true of the filtration industry where some technologies such as ozone generators or electronic air cleaners are rated as efficient as HEPA filters.
Your first step is to determine your specific filtration needs; be it a single room filter device, home, office, laboratory etc. Then the overall effectiveness required. Are you looking to just remove some of the larger airborne particles? Are you an allergy sufferer? Do you also have an odor problem? Is this a clean room type application?
Once you have determined your needs, you want to find the types of filter companies that sell those specific systems or filters and start gathering information. Secondly, you want to go to the informational sites where there are published articles that discuss that specific type of filter mechanism or media.
Third, and this is very important, you want to find some third party references that have used or are using that specific type of filter device or media. Once you gather all this information you can now be more objective in your filter selection process.
Pure Air Systems has been making HEPA and Carbon based air filtration systems since 1985 and has systems installed around the world. Their website has a lot of technical information on their systems as well as the competition for your review. For more information on the PAS line of filtration systems and media please go to: www.pureairsystems. com
About the Author: Don Musilli
My name is Don Musilli. I started Pure Air Systems in 1985 and then sold it in 2006. I continue to consult for PAS and write their blog and control their Twitter account. I also, on occasion, make changes to the website. The company is now almost 26 years old and has been a major player in offering commercial grade, high performance HEPA and Carbon based filtration systems for the commercial, institutional, industrial and residential markets.
I currently reside in Englewood, Florida where I write blogs and do social media marketing for a number of clients.
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