Did you know that most air purifiers on the market today aren’t actually air purifiers? They’re just dust collectors. That's because HEPA filters alone can't remove all the pollutants in today's indoor environments.
At AllerAir we believe that dust collection is not enough to truly clean your air. That’s why chemical and odor filters are standard on AllerAir models. In fact, AllerAir units offer deeper activated carbon filters than any other brand.
Activated carbon works like a sponge to soak up airborne chemicals, gases and odors. The capacity of that “sponge” depends on its depth and size. The more activated carbon used in an air purifier, the more chemicals, gases and odors it can adsorb.
An AllerAir general purpose air purifier cleans indoor air in several steps. Contaminated air is drawn into the air purifier and through the filers:
• A pre-filter removes larger particles
• The Super HEPA or HEPA traps up to 99.99% of fine airborne particles like dust and allergens
• The deep-bed activated carbon filter adsorbs airborne chemicals, gases and odors
Used on the world’s most hazardous airborne pollutants, activated carbon is one of the safest and most effective filtration methods in use today.
Activated carbon actually attracts pollutants and traps them in millions of tiny pores and fissures. The surface area in activated carbon is so extensive, that if you could spread out all of the microscopic openings found in only one teaspoon of activated carbon, it would cover an entire football field. This unique quality allows carbon remove very large amounts of chemicals, gases and odors.
Filters with only a small amount of carbon or carbon dust sprayed onto mesh won't have as many openings for pollutants to be trapped and can quickly be saturated. This results in most frequent filter changes and ineffective filtration.
AllerAir filter last on average 2 to 5 years, depending on the pollution level.
Today, our air pollution problem is far more complicated than the simple issue of dust and allergens. Chemical pollutants that can be readily found in any home or office are triggering respiratory illness, allergic reactions and serious long-term illnesses and disease.
That's why at AllerAir, our mission is to remove not only allergens and particles, but the chemicals, gases and odors that most other air cleaners leave behind for you to breathe. We've built our units with the deepest, most adsorbent carbon wall available to remove the most extensive range of indoor air pollutants. Our technology is used by heavy industry and the military because it works. Like no other company, we are dedicated to clean air.
High efficiency particulate air filters or HEPA filters have essentially not changed in 50 years. While effective at trapping particles, they remain a fragile mass of fibers with a glue-like bonding agent, caged in metal to protect it from damage.
We knew there had to something better. So AllerAir pioneered the use of SuperHEPA. Our exclusive particle filter captures up to 99.99% of airborne particles and contains no bonding agents. It’s safe and easy to handle, can’t be damaged in transport and is safe for people sensitive to chemicals and odors.
Used widely in heavy industry, Super HEPA is standard in our residential air cleaners, but if you prefer, traditional HEPA is still available upon request.
DISCLAIMER: The information contained herein is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure a condition. Please consult a physician.
Our standard “EXEC” carbon blend has a very large internal surface area and works exceptionally well for a wide range of air pollutants.
The “Vocarb” carbon blend is our most recommended and best-selling specialty carbon blend. Vocarb stands for Volatile organic compounds or VOCs and this include a variety of chemicals that can cause a range of health problems including shortness of breath, headaches, fatigue, nausea, dizziness and eye, nose, lung and throat irritation. Some VOC's are suspected to cause cancer in humans and have been shown to cause cancer in animals. The long-term health effects caused by VOC's would depend on the concentration and length of exposure.
Some chemicals adhere better to different types of carbon materials and carbon blends. Over the years we’ve sourced and developed over 40 carbon blends. If you have an odor or chemical you need to remove, we have a blend to target it