Aug 092013

What Makes a Home Green? An Air Purifier.

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We spend most of our lives indoors, where the EPA has determined, the air is 5 – 10 times more polluted than the air outside. This is because, as homes become more air tight, particles, smaller than a micron, consisting of mold spores, bacteria, germs and viruses, animal dander, human skin particles, fabric fibers, personal and cleaning product fumes,  sprays and aerosols, dust, tobacco smoke, and gasses such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde and   carbon dioxide, once released into a home, are trapped. As time goes by, they accumulate and cause what’s called “sick home syndrome”. However it’s not the home that gets sick, it’s the occupants.

This is one of the reasons why millions of people are affected by hay fever, countless respiratory illnesses and allergies, which are now the 5th leading cause of chronic disease for all of us and 3rd amongst kids.And the sad truth about this is that the 1 inch air condition filter that we buy from the hardware store, is almost completely unable to protect us.

The solution lies in an air purifier that uses advanced technology which is even more effective than a MERV 15 filter which achieves 85-95% efficiency for particles, a fraction of a micron in size.

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Image credit to Air Knight

An air purifier that uses photohydroionisaton technology and a germicidal UV light, like the Air Knight, sanitizes indoor air, so that in our homes, we can fill our lungs with pure air that doesn’t make us sick.

How does it work? To keep something that is very technical and complicated simple, the Air Knight is mounted in the air conditioner return, where it generates safe, low levels of ozone, no greater than found in forest air, or after a thunderstorm. The ozone is distributed all over the home via the ducting system, where it attacks and abates gases and odors while eliminating almost all micro-organisms.

To see this advance technology in action, please take a minute to watch this video.

Good indoor air quality is one of the most important features of a green home living, which is why an Air Knight Air Purifier is a standard, or one of the optional clean air making features in all of our green homes for sale.

See all of our indoor air quality articles.

Thank you for visiting. Please check out the rest of our BLOG and contact us for more information. We look forward to making Green Home living, your reality.

Marius Smook – Lic. Real Estate Eco-Broker, LEED AP (Homes), Cert. Energy Rater.



 August 9, 2013

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