Home Health Care In A Box

The cost of health care continues to rise with much of the higher costs in prescription medicines and hospital treatments. We continue to see more “preventative” ideas for improving your health as you age. It is no surprise that your life style has significant impact on your short-term and long-term health. Excessive drinking, high fat food contents, smoking, lack of exercise and stress are all contributors to affecting your health.

However, one of the other areas that we continue to sweep aside but has a very significant impact on our lives is…the air we breathe.  We ingest thousands of sub-micron airborne particles every day and they come from a wide variety of areas. Grasses, pollen, ragweed, un-burned hydrocarbons, heavy metals, inorganic compounds, soot, dirt and finely ground animal particles.

Pure Air Systems has been around since 1985 making HEPA based air filtration systems for the residential, commercial, medical, institutional and industrial markets. These systems remove a very high percentage of harmful airborne particulate in any environment. Over the past 32 years we have been able to show that there is a direct correlation between living in a filtered environment and the reduction of respiratory dysfunctions, allergies and certain skin irritation issues.

Ingestion of harmful airborne particulate is also dependent upon where you live in the U.S.  The Midwest has a more stagnant air problem with a lot of particulate coming from fossil fuel (coal fired ) power plants and the industrial complex.  The coastal areas tend to get more fresh air as the ocean breezes bring in clean air from the oceans. This is especially true in State like Florida and California.

Use of air filtration in your home and office can help reduce medical costs as they help reduce the potential for health problems directly tied to the air you breathe.

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

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When It Comes To Filters..Change Is A Good Thing

Change for the sake of change often is not a good thing….unless the change is really needed. For the most part, people resist change even if they know taking a step in a different direction may actually be good for them. Studies have shown that changing someone’s belief in any subject matter is extremely difficult, even if you can show them actual proof their beliefs are not correct.

Getting people to accept that “process interrupt” is difficult. Getting someone to change their habits is usually most effective when the change affects their health. One of the areas associated with healthy living is the use of or the addition of air filters or air filtration systems for those individuals who suffer from severe allergies or other airborne particle induced respiratory dysfunctions.

Pure Air Systems has been making HEPA and Carbon based air filtration systems since 1985. They also offer a complete line of dual-layer polyester ring panel filters that can be used individually from the HEPA systems. For most home owners with allergies, the ability to maintain a high level of clean air is very important. They know that airborne dust and allergens ( including pollen, ragweed, grasses, mold, etc.) are not always just outside the home environment. Much of this material is brought into the living spaces and is distributed through out the house via the heating/cooling system.

Removing the smaller airborne particles from the air in your home is most often done by placing a filter in the main return air duct at the junction of the heating/cooling air handler section. This is the most common location for filters. It is important to remember that filtration only occurs when the air handler fan is running so it is better to have the fan switch in the on position on the thermostat all the time so filtration takes place even when heating or cooling of the environment is not required.

Selecting the correct air filter is important. There are many styles and types but you want one that has the greatest efficiency for removing small, micron sized particles without creating too much static pressure resistance for the air handler. Pure Air Systems offers a wide range of sizes of their ring panel filters. These filters have a wire frame which is wrapped with the polyester media allowing for a very tight seal in the return air duct filter slot. This means no particulate bypass of the filter and total capture of all the airborne contaminants.

Most importantly, the filter will need to be changed on a regular basis. Whether you use the PAS filters or another brand, changing the filters at least once every three months or more often is necessary. The filters are constantly loading up with dirt and dust and as they load up the pressure drop across the filter increases and this can actually reduce the air flow through the air handler. Then there is less air being pulled through the entire system and cooling and heating efficiency is dramatically reduced. As is the ability to capture the airborne particles.

Make a rule that every quarter you change the air filter in your HVAC system. Both you and your air handler will breathe better for it.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA, Carbon and Air Filters from PAS please go to our website at: www.pureairsystems.com. Or follow us on Twitter: @pureairsystems. Of course you can also call us on our toll free number. 800-869-8025.

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Maid In Amerika

If you go to the comments section of any article published on-line that discusses the plight of the American manufacturing machine you find people complaining bitterly about the fact that nothing is made here anymore. In truth, the vast majority of major products are made here in the US. However, almost all of the consumer electronics and most of the general duty appliances are made outside the U.S., and therein lies the problem.

If you use a cell phone, computer of any style or type, tablet or other digital communication device, more than likely it is manufactured overseas. Yes, many of these companies, like Apple, are based right here in the U.S, but they have their devices made some place else. Small appliances also fit into the same category. Yet, it is interesting to note, consumers may complain about the perceived lack of American made products, but they will purchase the imported brands even if there is a similar product that is actually made right here. The main reason…price. Over time people have rationalized that one companies product is the same as another companies product and therefore price is the deciding factor.

Pure Air Systems has been manufacturing commercial grade, certified HEPA and Carbon based air filtration systems since 1985. These units were and still are made right here in the USA. In 1989 PAS began putting “Made in the USA” stickers on each unit. It was our way of telling people this product was fabricated from all US made components. The intent was to assure the public that we were not importing the products from overseas.

Over the years a number of  U.S. based companies offered alternate air filtration technology based systems that in some case competed with our smaller units. The majority of these systems were fabricated overseas and they were usually of a lesser quality but also considerably less expensive than our systems. And even though PAS has repeatedly shown to meet or exceed the performance requirements of our customers, many individuals and some companies continue to purchase the imported products.

Today, Pure Air Systems continues to manufacture all of its systems here in the U.S. Some of the electrical components and a few mechanical components are fabricated overseas as these required parts are no longer made in the U.S. However, our products are still some of the most powerful, effective and sophisticated HEPA air filtration systems made today. Customers from around the world now use our filtration systems and our reputation for quality and performance is seldom challenged.

There is no doubt, that companies around the world have access to the same technologies and components and the need to continue improving our products has never been greater. However, we will never sacrifice quality and performance for price. We know what is required to provide our customers with the best available air filtration technology and they rely on us to maintain that premise.

For more information on our complete line of HEPA and Carbon based air filtration products please go to our website at: www.pureairsystems.com or follow us on Twitter @pureairsystems or go to our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/pureairsystems.

 

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Full Metal Jacket

The other day I watched  Stanley Kubrick’s iconic war movie “Full Metal Jacket” on HBO. I had seen this film before but there was a scene that took place in a helicopter that I somehow forgot. The main character, who was a journalist, was hitching a ride in the copter to the front lines. He was sitting next to a soldier manning a 50 caliber machine gun who was firing the gun at Vietnamese running through their rice paddies.

The journalist asked the gunner how many people he thought he had killed? The gunner said,”About 150.” The journalist asked, “Any women or children?” The gunner replied, “Around 50.” The journalist has a shocked look on his face and says, questioningly, “You shoot women and children?” The gunner replies calmly, “Yes.” The journalist is appalled. He looks at the gunner and says, “How can you shoot women and children?” The gunner thinks for a second and says, “It’s easy…I just don’t lead them as much.”

We can justify things we do depending upon what is happening at the moment. Somehow even though we know its not the right thing to do or could even impair our health, we tell ourselves we will correct the problem before it becomes critical. Most often we don’t. This is especially true when it comes to health issues related to lifestyle.

One of the most challenging issues we deal with today is the amount and types of airborne contaminants we inhale every minute and their overall affects on our current and future health. We all know cigarette smoke is harmful both in direct smoking and second hand smoke. We also know working in and around dusty, dirty, commercial and industrial environments is both dangerous and can have an immediate affect on lung capacity and other significant side effects.

Pure Air Systems has been manufacturing HEPA and Carbon based, fan powered, commercial grade air filtration systems since 1985. These systems have proven to be some of the most effective air filtration products for removing and reducing the levels of harmful airborne particles smaller than 0.3 microns. This includes much of the particulate generated by cigarettes and other airborne contaminants.

The HEPA and Carbon based PAS systems can be attached to existing HVAC systems and air handlers as well as being used in a stand-alone configuration. The systems range in size from 300 CFM to 2000 CFM. These systems all use digitally controlled ECM motors so air flow adjustment to CFM levels of less than 50 CFM are possible with all the units. This means the systems can be used in any residential application as well as those commercial, medical and industrial markets where finite control of air flow is critical.

With the continuous bombardment of airborne chemicals, gases, particulate and plant and animal matter, our lungs are being challenged every day.  While it is possible to isolate yourself as much as possible from known, harmful airborne contaminants, the ability to condition your living and working environment with one of our HEPA based air filtration systems is just as important.

For more information on how we can assist you in breathing better and improving your living and working environment please go to our website at: www.pureairsystems.com. You need to take the lead in this issue.

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Your Health – Your Choice

From the TV to the newspapers, magazines, online media, Facebook, etc. etc., you are constantly besieged with warnings and comments about how to best take care of your body to ensure a long healthy life. We all know the dangers of cigarette smoke, lack of exercise and eating all the wrong  foods, but we never think much about the air we breathe.

In many parts of the US when the weather conditions are right, you might have an “ozone” alert and are warned to stay inside or minimize your outside activities and reduce your driving if at all possible. In the summer months these “nozone” periods may last a few days to weeks at a time. The levels of both ozone and suspended particles can be extremely high on these days and breathing in large amounts of these pollutants can even affect  healthy people.  While staying indoors can help….it is not the total solution.

You have heard the comments about indoor pollution being worse than outdoor pollution a hundred times from air filtration manufacturers and home builders alike. In essence, this is true. The tighter home and building construction designed to help conserve energy use for heating and cooling has also created a tighter living and working environment. It has also reduced the amount of fresh air circulating in the house or building.

For over 25 years Pure Air Systems has been making HEPA and Carbon based, fan powered, commercial grade air filtration systems that can really help you improve your indoor environment. The HS series of PAS filtration systems are designed so they can either be attached to the return air side of any HVAC system or used as stand-alone units. In either installation configuration the HEPA systems can not only filter all the air in your home 48 times a day but also introduce outside, filtered fresh air. This dual-style capability is unique to the PAS line of air filtration products.

HEPA filters are the only true way to consistently remove the small, sub-micron particles that can be harmful when ingested into your lungs. Over time even small concentrations of harmful airborne particles can create significant health issues. The longer we live in our increasingly polluted environment the more doctors and scientists are convinced environmental factors are major contributors to a wide range of chronic diseases.

Young children are especially susceptible to lung damage at early ages as their lungs are not fully developed until after 10 years of age. Maintaining a relatively clean environment for children and also older adults with reduced lung capacity is critical. With medical costs sky rocketing , preventative health practices are essential today for minimizing unnecessary medical expenses.

Pure Air Systems has systems installed in thousands of homes, offices, commercial operations, medical facilities and major pharmaceutical operations across the US and around the world. For more information on our complete product line please go to our website at: www.pureairsystems.com or like us on Facebook at; www.facebook.com/pureairsystems.

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Rising Health Care Costs Require Change In Thinking

No matter how you look at it the cost of health care is going up almost on a daily basis. Hospitals are seeing an ever increasing amount of their medical billings being both challenged by health insurance companies and reduced reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid. Being sick or injured can be very expensive even with health insurance. Which is why you have to think much differently about taking care of yourself.

More people today are looking at alternative medicines and medical procedures to deal with their health issues. And, people are beginning to realize the “life style” has an enormous impact on their health. Smoking, lack of exercise, weight problems, eating the wrong foods and even genetics play into this issue. Going to the doctor for any minor ache or pain is now expensive and even the doctors are beginning to minimize the amount and type of medication they are willing to prescribe. More often than not, they will tell their patients to try exercise and a sensible diet first before expecting any treatment.

While we like to think that are work, play and living environments are safe, the fact is that we are all at the mercy of airborne pollutants both natural and man-made no matter where we are. And over time, our bodies become challenged by the continuous inhalation of harmful airborne particulate and ingestion of preservatives and chemicals from the food we eat. Eventually the immune system breaks down and then we have significant health issues.

While we all understand that we can control the types of food we eat, liquids we drink and the amount and type of exercise we need we don’t have as much control over the air we breathe. While this is true for your place of business or outside activities you do have control of the air you breathe in your home.

Pure Air Systems has been making HEPA and Carbon based fan powered, commercial grade air filtration systems for the residential, commercial, institutional and industrial markets since 1985. These systems use True, commercial grade 99.99% at 0.3 micron HEPA filters for removal of  harmful airborne particulates. These filters are designed to clean the air in the  entire home or office up to 48 times per day and can also provide small amounts of fresh, filtered outside air into you living environment.The HEPA systems offered by PAS, also incorporate a commercial grade carbon media for removal of odors and gases.

With the cost of health care becoming a major challenge for many people, the cost of living a healthy lifestyle including the incorporation of the Pure Air Systems HEPA unit is worth its weight in gold today. It is time to take control of your health. Pure Air Systems can help you do that.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA, Carbon and air filtration products available from Pure Air Systems, go to our web site at: www.pureairsystems.com

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