TOMBSTONE….”I told you I was sick”

Walking through an old grave yard the other day I noticed some unusual scripting on some of the tombstones. The typical “born date” “died date” were present on all of them but a few had more creative wording on the granite markers. One of the most popular epitaphs that has been written in dozens of languages world wide is…”I Told You I Was Sick.” I found this on two head stones. I’m sure the deceased relatives didn’t think it was funny, but somehow I think this comment says it all.

People complain about everything today. And with the help of social media they can do it 24/7  and have the world be their sounding board. For many people, complaining about their health or how certain issues affect their health has become their favorite hobby. However, in many instances these “cry wolf”  health concerns are actually valid complaints. Negative reactions to various foods, environmental conditions and industrial pollutants, both liquid and air, are more common than ever.

Pure Air Systems has been manufacturing commercial grade, certified HEPA and Carbon based fan powered air filtration devices since 1985. Our experience in working with individuals, environmental specialists, Allergists, Physicians and Industrial Hygienists has provided us with a wealth of  practical application knowledge regarding the overall effectiveness of our HEPA filtration systems.

Individuals who either are pre-disposed to a specific type of allergen or pathogen or those who have weakened immune systems due to  constant contact with airborne contaminants (both particulate and gaseous) and who have used one of the Pure Air Systems HEPA units in their living and/or work environment, have achieved excellent results with the systems. In almost every case where an individual was experiencing some physical or respiratory distress from their polluted environment, the introduction of the PAS HEPA systems provided a minimum of 70% relief with the majority of individuals having virtually no symptoms at all.

While these results are not derived from a scientific, long-term study, the fact that people have continued to purchase the PAS products for over 27 years has proven the market recognizes the ability for the systems to excel and provide the performance as promised by Pure Air Systems.

For years individuals have complained about certain health issues that they believe are directly related to their living or work environment. Often these health issues are discarded by the medical profession as emotional or psychosomatic. While there are some instances where this is true, for the most part the symptoms and the suffering is real. Recently the medical profession has determined that the underlying cause for many of the “environmental illness” issues are now related to fibromyalgia…which can be treated to a certain extent with medication.  However, contact with our customers who have been diagnosed with this disease have found that it is the “easy out” diagnosis for everything environmental.

The fact is that those people who suffer from constant contact with any type of allergen, gaseous pollutant or pathogens continue to find more relief when living and working in a cleaner environment. Especially when they use one of the PAS HEPA systems. For individuals who do have an issue with the air they breathe contacting us now is better than having to write something too soon like, “I told you I was sick,” as your epitaph.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based systems please go to our website at: or follow us on Twitter @pureairsystems or like us on our Facebook page. You can also call us on our toll-free number: 800-869-8025.

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The Future Is The Past

With all of the new digital, hand-held devices coming out on the market on an almost daily basis, it is now possible to connect with anyone, anywhere at voice, text or live video. The speed of change and the speed of adaptation are least for some  people. Yet somehow with all this new found “connection” ability, one feels the need to stop and slow things down a bit just so we can catch our breathe. Are we moving fast because it is necessary or moving fast just because we can?

The home building industry is almost making some significant changes in its construction technology and techniques…except they are going back to the past to make their future brighter. The severe reduction in the values of residential and commercial properties and the lack of potential buyers has created huge challenges for the construction industry. Most people now believe the cost of housing and commercial properties has to come down to a more realistic level. Since property, for the most part, is no longer considered an investment, it now has to offer functionality and sustainability to make it attractive to future buyers.

Architects, designers, building construction managers, building materials manufacturers and environmental designers are now developing building structures that incorporate more of the past than the future. Smaller spaces, using more natural lighting and natural ventilation are now becoming the norm. Use of light weight, strong materials that require no maintenance, painting or resurfacing are now required. Water cisterns and wind and solar power are becoming a bigger part of the self-sustaining portions of the energy packages. Use of special window coverings and coatings can reduce cooling loads by up to 40% or more.

Smaller, yet more functional living space makes for a smaller carbon footprint and requires smaller, more efficient heating and cooling systems. It also means a smaller IAQ system for residential and commercial properties. The newer building designs require ventilation and introduction of fresh, filtered outside air as part of the entire HVAC/IAQ/Ventilation package. This type of process requires a certain kind of filtration technology and at least one company can provide this packaged system.

Pure Air Systems has been manufacturing HEPA and Carbon based, certified, commercial grade, fan powered filtration systems since 1985.  These systems, which include units that range in volume from less than 50 CFM  to 2000 CFM are designed to be used either as stand-alone units or in conjunction with HVAC systems. They are also designed to bring in small amounts of outside, filtered fresh air in addition to filtering all the air in the environment. These units utilize the latest in fan motor technology as they are all ECM motors that use up to 50% less power than standard induction motors.

Pure Air Systems have been incorporated into these new building designs for some time. They are high performance units that have shown to be extremely durable and require minimum maintenance. The all steel fabrication means these units will be around as long as the structure is standing. Sustainability, energy efficiency and performance are the reason engineers, contractors and individuals alike continue to use the PAS systems.

For more information on the complete PAS product line please go to our website at: or follow us on Twitter @pureairsystems or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

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Green HEPA Filtration Systems

Everyone, everywhere is now jumping on the Green bandwagon, and for a good reason. The green environmental movement has captured the hearts and minds of the younger generation and has pushed its way into every aspect of federal, state and local politics. The new business mantra is, ” it must be green or environmentally appropriate”. Not everyone agrees with this premise, but to be sure, it has garnered world wide attention.

In the US the new requirement for building construction is that they must now meet the LEED requirements and be LEED certified to meet the new green environmental building business model. The LEED system has been used in the residential market for the past three years.

When Pure Air Systems was founded in 1985 there was very little interest in the environmental movement and the term “being Green” was mostly associated with Kermit the frog.

However, since its beginning, Pure Air System’s HEPA filtration units were designed to be environmentally friendly. We like to say that” Pure Air Systems was green when green was just a color!”  The use of all steel cabinets to house the filters and blower/motor were designed to last the life of the unit. Meaning, all the interior components could be replaced indefinitely or until the all steel housing fell apart. This meant that the largest component that used the most energy to make and materials to construct would not have to be replaced often.

In addition the blower is constructed of galvanized steel so it won’t corrode in any type of environment. And the Genteq (GE) ECM variable speed motors use up to 50% less electricity than standard induction motors and in most cases only the control end part of the motor needs to be replaced so the largest part of the motor remains with the unit.

When you look at the construction of the HEPA systems you can see that these units use sustainable materials, low energy use motors and overall a very small carbon footprint. The HEPA systems also meet many of the requirements for LEED certified buildings, structures and homes.

For more information on the PAS HEPA systems please go to our website at:

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