Twenty Five Years And Counting!

Pure Air Systems is 25 years old this month. In 1985 the company was originally called Halcyon but later changed its name to Pure Air Systems to better reflect the products that it manufactured. In today’s business world being around for 25 years is quite an achievement and we are proud of the fact that individuals and corporations still view our products as some of the best and most reliable air filtration systems on the market.

In 1985 indoor air pollution was just coming into its own. There were individuals who suffered from being exposed to various airborne chemicals and particulate in homes and buildings. Most often these people were considered a little left of center and few people in the medical field actually recognized these issues as real physical problems. The term that was coined at the time to describe the people who suffered was ” environmentally ill” or EI.

Today we know that many of the building materials used in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s contained chemicals that would off gas and create some significant indoor air quality issues. In addition the total lack of fresh air ventilation combined with minimal filtration in the air handling units created high CO2 levels as well as high concentrations of respirable sized particulate. Now those people who were considered environmentally ill actually suffered from chemical sensitivities developed by long term exposure to these airborne contaminants.

Pure Air Systems was the first US air filtration manufacturer to offer true, certified HEPA filters for the residential market. In 1985 only firms that manufactured electronic devices the government, laboratories and some hospitals used HEPA filters. Today, HEPA filters are used in hundreds of applications in every corner of the world….. and Pure Air Systems has its systems in most of those applications and a majority of overseas countries.

In addition to the HEPA filters used in our systems, we also incorporate true, industrial grade carbon media for adsorption of odors and gases. Carbon is standard in all the Pure Air Systems fan powered air filtration systems as are the dual layer polyester prefilter medias. These filters capture all the larger particles so that only the small, less than 10 micron sized particles get to the HEPA filter providing a longer life for the HEPA itself.

Pure Air Systems was also the first air filtration company to use the new GE ECM digitally controlled, variable speed, dual voltage motors. These motors were incorporated into our devices in 1999 and 2000. Today these motors are used in almost every HVAC air handling system and air and water moving devices in the market today. These motors allowed our overseas customers that use 220 volt 50 Hz electrical current to use our systems. Today, over 35% of our new business comes from the overseas markets.

Pure Air Systems offers a wide range of HEPA based and Carbon based fan powered air filtration devices. They also offer a line of air filters and carbon media filters for the residential and light industrial markets. For more information on our product line please go to our website at:

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You Can Run But You Can’t Hide

The advent of the cell phone with both photo and video capability has made it almost impossible to hide anything from anybody. Now with the introduction of the new iPhone4 with one of the two cameras on the front of the phone you can now play “Dick Tracy” for real. Imagine, walking along talking and having a video discussion with your family, friends and co-workers from anywhere at anytime. Nothing will be left to the imagination. Nothing.

For all the complaining about people trying to maintain some privacy it seems we are all now truly living in a “glass world” so to speak. No matter where you go…..there they are!

For asthma and allergy sufferers and individuals who react to certain chemicals in the air, it is the same issue. No matter where they go…there they are!

For chemically sensitive individuals the issues are more complicated. Driving in a car, riding in a subway, taking a bus, flying in an airplane; all these transportation methods can be detrimental to the chemically sensitive individual. All of the man made materials that are used in the production of plastic components, seats, carpeting, wall coverings and carpets can produce chemicals that create significant health problems for these individuals. Other than trying to minimize the amount of time they spend in these confined chemical soups, these individuals have few options.

It is the same issue for people who suffer from airborne allergens, pollen, ragweed, etc. Most modes of transportation have little or no air filtration devices in their heating/cooling systems.  When confined in a small space with outside air being introduced into moving vehicles the allergy sufferer is now being bombarded with a high concentration of airborne particulate not only from the outside fresh air but from the clothing of the other passengers in the vehicle.

As the title states, “You can run but you can’t hide” from the world we live in. However, you do have the ability to control the amount of chemicals and particulate you breathe in your own home. Pure Air Systems has been making HEPA and Carbon based whole-house air filtration systems since 1985 and offers a complete line of commercial grade systems to meet your every need.

For more information on the line of HEPA and Carbon systems as well as media filters please go to our website at:

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