Pressurizing Your Home With PAS HEPA Filtration Systems

The majority of most homeowners are not aware that if their HVAC system is not properly balanced, when the heating/cooling fan system comes on the house may be pulling in outside air into their environment. This is referred to as the house being negative. Since your home is not really air tight, anytime the HVAC fan comes on the system will pull air through the returns and push the cooled or heated air our the supply ducts and registers and if there is more return than supply outside air will come in and make up that difference. 

This is a significant challenge as the air being pulled in from the outside will contain fine airborne particulate and some gaseous pollutants especially if you are near a road or high traffic area. This airborne dust is usually not captured in any of the air filters that are part of your HVAC system so this particulate matter will usually settle out on your floors, furniture and counter tops.

In 1985 Pure Air Systems was created and it was one of the first companies to offer true fan powered, certified HEPA air filtration systems for the residential market. The first model, 600HS was designed to attach to the return air side of the ducted heating/cooling system and filter a portion of the air in the house constantly when the fan was running. In most cases it can filter all the air in the house 24 to 48 times per day. 

One of the other advantages of this system was the inclusion of both a ring panel prefilter and true carbon media filter so removal of fine sub-micron particulate and gaseous pollutants was also accomplished. In addition, it is possible to introduce a small amount of outside air into the 600HS, or whichever PAS unit you are using, and this will fill filter any of the air coming into the house and help to maintain a more balance house pressure while still cleaning all the air in the house. And because this small amount of outside air is being introduced prior to the HVAC unit. all of it will be both filtered and heated or cooled.

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

 

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How To Identify True HEPA Filters

The term HEPA means High Performance Particulate Absolute or Air. This type of filter is used in many applications where the reduction and/or removal of fine, sub-micron airborne particles is required at a much higher efficiency than standard media filters like the ones used in air handling systems or HVAC systems. In order to qualify as a true, certified HEPA filter it must pass be able to have a rating equivalent to a MERV 17 or higher. This means the filter can capture 99.97% of all particles 0.3 microns or larger. Compare this to a MERV 5 or 6 filter which has an efficiency of less than 20% on particles larger than 10 microns in size.

A true HEPA filter is normally a pleated media filter with large pleats with separators or a mini-pleat with glue type separators and is enclosed in a metal housing.and is sealed with an industrial sealant. The metal housing has a gasket on one end of the housing which is normally placed on knife edge seal to eliminate any air bypassing the HEPA filter. The HEPA paper or filter media is fairly fragile and it also enclosed in a housing to protect the HEPA. 

Because HEPA filter paper is very dense, the ability to pull air through the HEPA requires a larger motor/blower assembly as the pressure drop or resistance as measured in inches of water is much higher than the resistance through a standard throw-away furnace filter.Usually HEPA filters are mated with a blower/motor that is designed for this type of media, or they are enclosed is a housing like the ones Pure Air Systems makes that are stand-alone units with their own blower/motor and prefilters.

Pure Air Systems, located in Indianapolis, Indiana is one of a few companies in the U.S. that makes a high performance, certified HEPA, fan powered air filtration system that can be use in the residential, commercial, institutional, industrial and medical markets. These systems are designed to either be attached to any HVAC system in a partial by-pass configuration or as stand-alone units. They range in air flow from 50 CFM to 2,000 CFM.

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

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Airborne Bacteria Removal and Reduction

For those individuals who live along the South West coast of Florida, this year has been especially challenging with the long last issues caused by Red Tide. This algae bloom is a common occurrence during the summer months and often begins out in the Gulf of Mexico. This year the Algae bloom has been larger and extends from Naples up to Tampa Bay. In addition, the blooms are toxic and kill sea life and produce an airborne bacteria that is harmful and potentially fatal to humans.

In 1985, Pure Air Systems was founded to bring true HEPA based air filtration systems to the residential market. These fan powered, metal housed units, are capable of providing surgery suite environments in all types of buildings and for all types of airborne contaminant applications. These true, commercial grade, scanned HEPA filters can remove up to 99.99% of all particles 0.3 microns and larger.

In the case of the Florida Red Tide issue, there are many days when the number of dead fish on the shore which produce a significant odor and also a release of toxic bacteria into the air which is blown onto shore and into the populated areas when the prevailing winds are out of the West. By applying the HEPA based technology used in the Pure Air Systems air filtration units, businesses and home owners along this stretch of shore line could effectively and safely remove a very high percentage of this airborne particulate and protect the health of those that live and work in this area.

The HEPA based air filtration systems offered by Pure Air Systems consist of small portables with volumes up to 350 CFM to large commercial units with volumes up to 2,000 CFM. PAS also utilizes variable speed drive motors so they can control the air volumes for 1 to 100% in 1% increments to provide the correct amount of air flow for the application. PAS units are used in the residential, commercial, institutional, medical and industrial markets.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based air 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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Climate Change Particulate Effect

Climate change is more than warming of the earth or oceans at an unprecedented rate, it is the change in atmospheric conditions that alter the environment in every way. In places where the usual amount of rain has been dramatically reduced, the levels of airborne dust particles is increasing. Walking on or driving on packed soil creates tiny sub-micron particles to be released into the air at a faster rate as there is less moisture to keep the soil intact upon impact.

These airborne particulate consist of both organic and inorganic materials some of which can be harmful when inhaled in small quantities over a long period of time. While our lungs can usually handle particles that are 10 microns or larger, the smaller particles tend to get trapped in the lung linings and mucus membranes and are slow to be released.

In 1985 Pure Air Systems was formed to produce and sell HEPA based air filtration systems for the residential market. In the past 30 years, PAS has grown from one system to seven and now provides true, commercial grade, HEPA systems to the commercial, institutional, industrial, medical and residential markets and sells its’ systems all over the world.

While homes and buildings have developed a much better process to keep them close to air tight, the higher levels of sub-micron particulate are still present in the buildings. More importantly, these particulate are at very high concentrations when the air is stagnant or on hot, dry days. The PAS HEPA systems have proven themselves to be  extremely effective at removing 99.99% of all particles 0.3 microns or larger and close to 99% of smaller particles.

Extreme weather produces extreme environmental conditions and it is important to understand the relationship especially if you live out west in the dryer climates.

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

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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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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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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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Niche Markets Better

Working with entrepreneurs is interesting as many of their new ideas and concepts often fall into the ” variation on the same theme” category.  Meaning their idea is only slightly different than other in-place products or the concept is one that has limited potential. More often than not the product ideas are ones that can be fabricated from various types of plastics or composite materials, lending them to be made using injection molding or thermo-set molding.

Product concepts that are more complex and require a mixture of metal, plastic, electronics and motors are more likely to be successful as most of these types of products are made off-shore. Sad but true. The Asian countries can design, prototype, develop and insert products faster than most U. S. based companies.

Pure Air Systems has been making high performance, HEPA based, fan powered air filtration systems since 1985 and today is one of only a handful of companies around the world that produce high capacity HEPA units for both the commercial and residential markets.

These systems are all metal and use the latest state-of-the-art ECM variable speed, digitally controlled motors, commercial grade, scanned HEPA filters, carbon media and dual-layer ring panel filters. They come in various sizes and styles and range in air flow capacity from 50 CFM to 2,000 CFM. These units can be used either attached to existing HVAC units or as stand-alone systems.

The high cost of components make the PAS units more expensive to make but they are more powerful and have a much higher particle reduction efficiency that all of their competitors combined. While you can still purchase a portable HEPA unit for under $400.00 the base price of the small HPS Pure Air Systems portable starts at over $1,000.00.

In addition, there is more profit in this type of product than the small, injection molded me-to types of products. Yes, the cost of entry is higher with the PAS model, but there is also an annuity value to the products as all three filters have to be replaced regularly and customers can only purchase the filters through PAS.

For more information on the 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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Looking Down The Rabbit Hole

When Alice followed the Rabbit down the hole she never expected to enter a world of fantasy and terror. One would not think twice about following a rabbit as these creatures are afraid of humans and are not dangerous in the least. So her instincts were correct, at least in her initial phase of thought.

Often we find ourselves doing the same thing when we follow or pay attention to something that is benign but turns out to be a very bad decision. This is true with individuals and companies we follow trusting them and their products or services to give us what we expect and are willing to follow through when we have an issue or challenge with them or their operations.

When prospective customers searching for a better performing air filtration system, they were often lead to the boys at Pure Air Systems. PAS has been a very successful air filtration manufacturer that uses only high end, commercial grade HEPA based filters for its mult-filter, fan powered systems. So when customers made their first purchase of a PAS unit they expected to get the performance and reliability that was the hallmark of these units. Unlike Alice’s experience with the rabbit hole Pure Air Systems customers found the sought after pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

For over 30 years PAS has been providing the best performing, highest quality HEPA based air filtration systems in North America. With thousands sold all over the world, Pure Air Systems has been setting the standards for fan powered, mult-filter units. Many of their systems that were sold in the 80′ are still in operation today. Even Alice would be happy to follow the PAS rabbit.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based filters please go to our website at: https://www.pureairsystems.com  or call us on out 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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