For Good Indoor Air Quality – Green Is More Than A Color

You can’t go anywhere or read any newspaper, magazine, billboard or internet material without the term “Green” being used. And we are not talking about the mixing of blue and yellow to get the color green….we are talking about the save the planet, save the environment, save you life (through healthy practices) green.

Whether you agree or not, green is in……WAY in. The concept of using green as a way to sell products is now being used by almost every product manufacturer in the US and overseas. There is no doubt that the use of non bio-degradable chemicals and materials has become a very large problem. Companies that produce household cleaning products, for instance, have changed the formulas to ensure that all the chemicals used in the product are non-toxic, safe and biodegradable. Even the containers have been changed to be ‘landfill safe.”

For those individuals who suffer from various allergies, asthma, chemical sensitivities and respiratory dysfunctions, going green can significantly improve your indoor air quality.

For those individuals who have certain chemical sensitivities there are products for washing floors, clothes, counter tops, bathrooms and yourself that no longer have any chemical smell and are not artificially scented. Cooking utensils, small appliances, chairs, tables, etc,  are now made of materials that don’t use petroleum as a base chemical. Bedding, pillows, curtains, covered furniture, carpeting and clothing is now made with natural fibers and are  hypo-allergetic.

For those individuals who like plants in the house but also suffer from allergies due to pollen, ragweed and certain mold spores, there are new artificial plants ( greenery) that look real, feel real and are attractive. Real plants need to be potted in dirt or special soils and require plant food. Also, they require water. While it may not seem to be a problem, there are numerous natural mold spores that live and thrive in the soil and can be an issue with certain allergy sufferers.

There are also new ways to heat, cool and reduce humidity in your home while saving energy and providing for a more comfortable, healthy environment. There are now “smart” heating/cooling systems that can more accurately and more efficiently heat and cool your home and maintain a more comfortable moisture level no matter where you live.

Some of the newer light bulbs and lighting systems are designed to provide for a softer, more indirect form of lighting to minimize the glare, eye strain and headaches caused by too much of the wrong type of light. These light bulbs and systems use up to 50% less energy than the standard lights and are fast becoming standards in many countries around the world.

Going green has been the basic mantra for Pure Air Systems since its inception in 1985. Pure Air Systems was green when green was only a color. PAS manufacturers a line of HEPA and Carbon based air filtration systems that use all metal housings, commercial grade metal framed HEPA filters, non-toxic carbon media and the ECM motors that use magnets rather than windings to both use less electricity and produce less ozone.

For more information on the complete line of air filtration products offered by PAS please go to our website at:

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Healthy, Environmental Room Design

When discussing quality of life issues the issue of good health is always one of the primary discussion points. Most of us are aware of the health challenges when we don’t eat the proper foods or too much food and we always are striving to exercise more to keep our bodies and hearts in better shape. Yet when it comes to the environments in which we live and breathe and spend most of our waking hours we often don’t think about them as a quality of life issue.

The quality of indoor air, whether it pertains to your home, office or place of work, is fast becoming a major quality of life issue. And the condition of the work or living environment has a huge impact on your health.

Because most of us spend a good portion of our lives breathing the air in some type of indoor environment it is essential that the air we breathe indoors is as clean and contaminant free as possible. In addition, the rate of fresh air exchange ndoors is necessary to minimize CO2 build-up.

To minimize the entry of airborne particles in the indoor environment it is necessary to first look at the types of furniture and electrical devices that are used in the specific indoor environment.

Less expensive wood laminates tend to off-gas and can create some respiratory issues. The collection of paper, books and paper products produce tiny particles every time they are opened or leafed through. The use of laser printers, copiers and fax machines all produce some  type of ozone when running.

Carpeting can act as a breeding ground for dust mites and other allergens whereas hard wood floors or tile create fewer of those issues. The use of indirect lighting can also provide for less glare and eye strain when looking at computer screens for extended periods of time.

One of the major challenges with maintaining a healthy indoor environment is the heating/cooling and air exchange issue. Maintaining a comfortable air temperature and humidity level in the environment is essential to proper indoor air quality. Most importantly is the ability to have at least 2 to 4 air changes per hour in a occupied environment.

Even with a minimum number of occupants in any room or office environment, the combination of airborne contaminants being produced from all the furniture and equipment plus the CO2 being produced from the individuals themselves, the level of indoor air quality and its affect on the human body can be significant.

Pure Air Systems offers a complete line of HEPA and Carbon based air filtration systems designed to be used in conjunction with the central heating/cooling systems or as stand alone units for individual areas. These units will remove the harmful airborne particulate as well as reduce the level of gases and odors and offer the ability to introduce fresh, filtered outside air to reduce the level of CO2 in a room and provide for a significant number of fresh air changes.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based air filtration systems please go to our website at:

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