Obsession

Having been an owner of a company that produced actual hard technologies and not just a service or digital technology process I have been obsessed with finding a way to help people understand the value of making something of value and making a living at it.

Pure Air Systems was started in 1985 with one air filtration system in our product line. We had adapted a commercial HEPA filtration system that was used in the Asbestos Abatement Industry to work with any ducted HVAC system be it residential or commercial. In addition we modified it to work as a stand-alone unit for any application requiring the reduction or removal of sub-micron airborne contaminants.

The acceptance of the product by consumers and commercial operations was gratifying but we soon realized that our original model 600H unit ( producing 600 CFM of HEPA filtered air) was not adequate for many of the commercial customers applications.

To resolve this issue we decided to bring two new HEPA filter systems into the product mix. One rated at 1200 CFM and the largest rated at 2,000 CFM. We were able to adapt the same size blower and housing for both air flows by simply adding a 3/4 HP motor to the 1200 HS unit and a 1 HP motor to the 2000HS unit. In this way customers could actually increase the capacity of their 1200HS ( should they need it ) to 2000 CFM. This was both cost effective and made it easier in the manufacturing end.

The other issue presented to us was the configuration of the filter housing itself. We had originally designed the units so they were built in two sections that were symmetrical giving us the ability to orient the inlet and discharge of the units to adapt to any type of HVAC system. We then added another modification to allow for any of our systems to have either a straight through air flow from end to end or a top inlet and side discharge. These housings could even by changed in the field should the customer realize one orientation was better than the other.

Being obsessed with making the systems customer friendly was always my goal. Pure Air Systems is now 31 years old and the obsession with maintaining high performance HEPA based air filtration systems is still a priority.

For more information on the complete line of our HEPA and Carbon based products please go to our website at: https:www.pureairsystems.com  or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

 

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Made In The USA

The USA Olympic team continues to rack up medals this past week and the cheers of “USA USA USA” are prominent at every event. It is interesting that we support our teams with such fervor and yet when it comes to rooting for our own USA based companies we tend to fall flat in our willingness to support Made in the USA products.

In 1985 Pure Air Systems was founded and produced one of the first true commercial grade HEPA filtration systems for the residential market. These units used all American made components and were fabricated from steel and were designed to last for years. Each unit had a sticker on it that had the American Flag and text reading Made In The USA.

Competitors that had alternate air filtration or air purifier systems were often made overseas or assembled in the US with parts from Japan and the US. The PAS systems were more expensive but much more powerful and commercially rated so they had a much better efficiency in removing sub-micron particulate than any of their competitors. Yet, people would look at the price first rather than the country of origin.

Today, Pure Air Systems are made using 100% USA made components with the Made In The USA stickers on each unit. The website proudly states that our products are made in Indiana, USA and they have been for the past 31 years. And while the reputation for high performance is still one of the real features of the PAS line of filtration systems, customers still tend to try the lesser expensive, off-shore filtration systems.

Pricing continues to be the major reason why people purchase a certain product. Perhaps it is due to the large influx of cheap products that have now fallen into the “disposable” column giving customers the rationale that if it only last 2 or 3 years and they will just buy a new one. Buying on-line has also changed the playing field. You can purchase almost anything on Amazon or some of the other on-line stores. Price comparison is easy and again country of origin is does not often come into the decision making process.

Pure Air Systems is Made in the USA.  For more information on our complete product line please go to our website at: https://www.pureairsystems.com  or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

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Pure Air Systems: A True American Story

Watching the news all the time can be somewhat disheartening as we see a lot of issues with people expressing themselves in very negative and destructive ways. We tend to center in on these problems and forget that 99% of the time things are actually fine. It is important not to dwell on the negative but wrap your arms around the positive and know that that history has shown us these times too shall pass.

Perhaps one of the major reasons for so much tension is the fear of change. Technology, in many forms, has created an environment where the “adapt or die” process is taking hold of almost every aspect of our lives.The advent of social media, Uber, AirBnB, Yelp, Facebook, LinkedIn and all the new technologies that are shaping the way we fly, drive, shop, learn, teach, meet people and get medical treatment are forcing large numbers of older adults, world wide, to adjust to a process that they reject. And, they are finding out there is little if anything they can do about these rapid lifestyle changes.

Pure Air Systems started their business in 1985 with an idea to take an existing new commercial technology and introduce it to the residential market place. HEPA filters in 1985 were used primarily in the electronics industry and nuclear power industry. Developed in 1941 as a way to protect the engineers and technicians from radioactive particles during the process of making the first atomic bombs.

HEPA filters are extremely dense in that the HEPA paper used to make these filters can capture particles at .03 microns up to 99.97% of the time. Compared to your standard furnace filter which will capture maybe 10% of those particles if at all. These filters are capable of capturing airborne bacteria and some viruses which is why these filters are now standard in every Hospital Surgery Suite, Clean Room and any place where a clean room type of environment is required.

In 1985 Pure Air Systems began to incorporate these commercial grade HEPA filters into fan powered enclosures that were designed to adapt to existing  HVAC systems and also used  as stand-alone units. Over that past 31 years PAS has added seven new HEPA based fan-powered systems to their product line and with the advent of the new ECM variable speed, digitally controlled motors, Pure Air Systems now sells their systems around the globe.

These products are still manufactured in Indianapolis, IN, USA and that is something that is not going to change any time soon. While it is difficult in today’s global business environment to be competitive with off-shore production, the PAS line of all metal enclosures have a unique niche in the market and creating these systems is fairly expensive and not something that even the Chinese are willing to tackle.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based filtration systems please go to our website at: https://www.pureairsystems.com  or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

 

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Fool Britania

Just when you thought people were actually getting to understand the concept of Global Partnerships, the Britt’s decide to go backwards a couple of centuries and again become an Island of economic isolation.

Yes the world is changing and yes it is moving in a direction that is making the old guard nervous but progress in many forms always offers challenges as well as new horizons. For some reason the older generation is clinging feverishly to the past and acting out of fear rather than recognizing that change is a natural part of the death of a generation.

Making decisions based on supposition supported by no facts is the quickest way to fall off a cliff. A very high cliff. And, it is often followed by regrets. Unfortunately the speed of falling is too fast to be saved by the net of regrets.

Pure Air Systems makes some of the best HEPA based air filtration systems in the U.S. Making decisions to move or not move forward with new equipment designs was never based on what happened in the past, but what we thought would transpire in the future. It is always a risk to make changes to a very stable and well-liked product platform but if the customer liked you yesterday more than likely, even though the new product may look very different, the loyalty for your company will sustain you through the new product transition. That is as long as the performance of the former is the same or better than the latter.

Companies like Uber, AirBnb, Lyst and all the main and new social media programs that blast through our digital, mobile devices have forever changed the way companies make money. Yes, these are geared toward the new generation, and no, senior citizens still want to keep their hard wire phones. So there is a major split in direction. Yet, this has happened many times before in the growth of our county and the pain of change has always been removed by the addition of new job opportunities.

Pure Air Systems has been more about change and less about the status quo. For more information on our complete product line go to our website at: https://www.pureairsystems.com  or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

 

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No Time To Wait

Time, time, it’s all we got and not a lot. So make your time count for you can never get it back. Next week, next month…perhaps next year. You believe you can always find it when you need it.

In my 60 plus years of creating different businesses I have learned one valuable lesson. Procrastination is deadly. Along those same lines, relying on someone else to make important things happen for you is like playing Russian Roulette.

Creating Pure Air Systems was rewarding as it was difficult. Creating a business model in a market that had little understanding of HEPA filters and even less willing to spend money on a product 20 times more expensive than other air filtration systems during the mid 1980’s. The one thing that made this product very different from its competition was the simple fact that it worked better than anything else at that time.

If I had waited for the market to become better educated there is a good chance Pure Air Systems would have never been stated. There is no right time or better time to bring a good idea to the market. The real key is doing your homework and making sure there is a market or potential market for your concept or product idea.

Pure Air Systems is 31 years old this year. It is a testament to the continuing dedication to staying true to its original mission to provide the best commercial grade HEPA based, fan powered air filtration in world.

The company started with one system and added six more over 15 years. Today, new design ideas are still being introduced to make the existing product line even more durable and effective for its very broad base of customers and the over 60 different applications to which these systems have been used.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based systems please go to our website at: https://www.pureairsystems.com or call us on our toll-free number at. 800-869-8025.

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Hurricane Season

Living in Florida one realizes that along with being in paradise you have the occasional tropical storm along the coast lines of this peninsula. Hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 1st and there are numerous guesses as to how many Hurricanes will form and most importantly how many will hit the state.  The prognosticators are experts from around the globe and most times they get it wrong. Guessing is still …guessing.

When people purchase an air filtration system from Pure Air Systems, they know exactly what they are getting. The specifications on the website detailing the performance and design characteristics of the systems is exactly what you will get when the system is delivered.

It is unfortunate that people more often than not have a genuine lack of confidence when buying something for the first time or getting information from an unknown source that they hope is reliable. Perhaps this is why many people still like to shop locally where they know the owners of the businesses and can see the merchandise up close and personal.

Being in business for over 31 years does say something about PAS and their product line. While minimal improvements have been made, the high quality standards for components and performance remain the same. You can ask customers who purchased the systems 10 years ago what they think of the products and you will get the same answer. “They work very well.”

PAS uses true, certified, commercial grade HEPA filters in all their systems. These are scanned HEPA filters, rated at 99.99% at 0.3 microns and larger. The motors used in these fan powered systems  are ECM, variable speed rated at 120/240 volts, 50/60Hz allowing us to ship them anywhere in the world.

In 1985 when PAS was started there were a large number of companies that made HEPA based filtration systems. Most of them low volume with very little fan power. Today, PAS is one of the few US based companies that make HEPA systems with capacities up to 2,000 CFM and with the ability to use them in a wide variety of systems and industries.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based air filtration systems please go to our website at: https://www.pureairsystems.com  or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

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Crossing Over

The acceptance by some individuals that when we leave this earth we cross over to some other dimension or plane. Our souls moving among those other people that have crossed over and suspended in some semi-purgatory state. Absolute belief in what happens to us when we cross over is often based on centuries of superstitions that morph from story to fact.

Today, crossing over also refers to those individuals who are moving from country to country to find some form of normalcy. It is a very challenging and global problem that has more challenges than answers.

Companies often find it difficult when they try to cross over to a different market, demographic or geographical area where they are not recognized or have any specific customer base. Being successful in one’s back yard was never a guarantee that across the bridge and over the river would carry your name without difficulty. Great to be optimistic, better to be realistic.

In 1985, Pure Air Systems started a company to make, market and sell a commercial grade HEPA filtration system in one single market. Small amounts of success prompted the company to reach outside its geographical market and through the use of the internet and a growing line of high performance systems the company crossed all borders including the two oceans to make Pure Air Systems an international brand. Of course this only took 31 years, but making those strides was worth the wait.

PAS is the leader in high performance, fan powered, commercial grade HEPA and Carbon based air filtration systems in North America. Their systems use variable speed motors and they can produce from 50 CFM to 2000 CFM in 1% increments. In addition, these systems can be used either attached to ducted HVAC systems in a partial by-pass mode or they can be used as stand alone units.

The systems are used in a wide variety of markets including, commercial, institutional, industrial, medical and residential. The important fact to understand about the systems made by PAS, is they only make one grade. That means that Mrs. Smith in Arkansas gets the exact same 600HS unit that GM uses in their R&D laboratory in Detroit. There are few companies in this country that can say that and mean it.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA filtration systems from PAS, please go to our website at: https://www.pureairsystems.com or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

 

 

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Politics Is A Noun

With all the action now taking place on TV showing every candidate from both parties vying for the Presidency, one would think that all the rhetoric about what each candidate will do for the US when elected we would have one of the most progressive governments in the world. Unfortunately there is more fluff than reality in the promises made during these primaries. And we should know this as we have heard this song before since the early 70’s; same stuff different day.

The ability to make false promises and still have someone follow you is somewhat exclusive to politics. While small businesses have often done this to their customers it is not something we often see in larger companies and publicly held companies. And the reason is simple. Customers loyalty today is spelled with a small L. If you promise one thing and deliver another in very short order your company will suffer the exodus of customers as they seek to find a more truthful company path. In politics one can easily shift blame to the past office holder or the lack of agreement by the Congress or Senate and in most cases we buy into that excuse.

Pure Air Systems started promising a new way to clean the air in your home, office, factory or medical facility in 1985. Their goal was to provide true, commercial grade HEPA filtration systems using fan powered units capable of moving up to 2000 CFM. Their first attempt to move this commercial use technology into the home market was the introduction of their model 600H unit. Creating a HEPA system that could be used in a partial by-pass configuration designed to fit onto almost any forced air, ducted heating/cooling system was quickly accepted by the heating/cooling industry and customers alike and the continued success of this concept propelled PAS into developing five more systems.

Today, 31 years later, Pure Air Systems is still fulfilling its promises to the customers both old and new to provide the best HEPA and Carbon based, fan powered, commercial grade air filtration systems in the world.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA systems please go to our website at: https://www.pureairsystems.com  or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

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Enter Sandman

I am not a huge fan of the band Metallica, but I do happen to like their song, Enter Sandman. It is different than most of their Very heavy metal music and actually tells a story and your  can understand the lyrics. There are other bands whom I don’t follow very much but they, like Metallica, have one or two great songs that get lots of air time on the radio and are on my iPod.

Like my selective choice for music, when I am purchasing certain items I usually go to a certain brick and motor store or shop online where I will purchase that item. The stores may hundreds of other items but I only purchase those select, one or two, items every time.

Many companies that are in the manufacturing business may offer a number of items both standard and custom for customers. However, they often have 80% of their  business derived from 20% of their product line and while they often consider paring down their product line they find customers like the ability to option shop.

Pure Air Systems opened their doors in 1985. They introduced the first high performance, fan powered, certified HEPA air filtration systems for residential, commercial, institutional, medical and industrial application for removal of airborne allergens, pathogens, particulates and odors. Initially PAS only offered one system, the 600H unit. It became a very popular product in the U. S. market and led to the development of 6 more HEPA based systems.

These other units were more powerful and had larger CFM volume capacities and all eventually were fitted with the new ECM variable speed drive 120/240 50/60 Hz digital speed control motors. While the larger systems pushed PAS into the commercial market faster the model 600HS ( now with ECM motor ) was and still is the primary unit sold by Pure Air Systems.

For more information on the complete product line offered by PAS please go to our website at: https://www.pureairsystems.com or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

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Filters For Freedom

The filters we are describing here, like our military, will help to ensure your  freedom from unwanted and hard to see enemies. Except in this case we are talking about sub-micron airborne particles. These enemies  are well known by people  who suffer from allergies caused by airborne particles inside or out doors.

With something as aggressive as airborne allergens it would seem that we should be able to actually see them in the air so we could  evade their presence in some fashion. But that is not so. While some of these airborne particles are large enough to see when then collect on the surface of your table or clothing, they are too small ( less than 20 microns in size ) to see when they are floating around your head.

Standard general duty media filters, like the ones you use  in your furnace, are good for removing large particles, those that usually fall to the ground or are easily trapped by your mucus membranes then expelled out again, are not the ones that are harmful. It is those particles that are 10 microns or less that are more easily trapped in our lungs and  create the irritations  that become the allergic reaction that you makes you miserable for weeks and months at a time.

Pure Air Systems began to market their HEPA based air filtration systems in 1985 and today is one of the major suppliers of true, commercial grade, HEPA based, fan powered, high performance, air filtration systems on the market today. Their systems are designed to be used as either stand-alone or in partial by-pass with existing ducted  HVAC systems. These units are powerful built to perform for years with minimal maintenance and only simple filter replacements are needed on scheduled frequencies.

HEPA filters will remove 99.99% of all particles 0.3 microns or larger and approach almost that same efficiency for particles as small as .012 microns. These systems, when properly installed in a home or commercial building, will significantly reduce the amount of respirable sized harmful airborne particles where a real reduction in allergies and respiratory problems is demonstrated.

For more information on our complete line of HEPA and Carbon based filtration systems please go to our website  at; https://www.pureairsystems.com  or call us on our toll-free number at 800-869-8025.

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