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Air Purification Demand Increases As Colder Weather Approaches

NASA-Designed Air Purifier Technology Helps Businesses & Residents Breather Easier

Urusla Leonowicz

Montreal Gazette

10.29.2020

Last month our Beyond Guardian air purifier was featured in the Montreal Gazette! All over North America ActivePure® Technology has contributed to the safety and protection of communities and their business. With colder weather approaching its now more than ever important to ensure the air we breathe inside is free of contaminants such as; viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew, and VOCs. Explore the article below to learn how ActivePure® Technology has helped businesses overcome the challenges of the pandemic as they head indoors.

Written By Ursula Leonowicz, Created by Content Works, Postmedia’s commercial content division

With harsh winters and humid summers, Canadians spend approximately 90% of their time indoors, according to statistics.  

“A lot of people don’t realize this, but the air inside your home or office could be up to 500% more polluted than it is outdoors depending on where you live, if your residence or office building is new or old and if you smoke or not, among many other factors,” said Roberto Brunetti, the owner of multiple Aerus franchises (Aqualite’s air purifier manufacturer).

Orthodontist Dr. Giovanni Scalia, with a Beyond Guardian Air. PHOTO BY SUPPLIED

“And the air is worse when all the windows and doors are closed during the colder months, because you have less circulation.”

With fall fast approaching and the global pandemic continuing to be a major health concern, Brunetti has noticed a marked increase in the demand for the brand’s air purifiers that contain a unique, dual filtration system with both HEPA and ActivePure® Technology.

In a 300-person survey conducted by Aerus, 77% of people said they would prefer to visit a place with ActivePure® Technology than one without.

“Businesses with employees returning to the office have been concerned about the air quality, and there has been significant demand for air purifiers to be installed in private medical and dental offices, accounting firms, and private schools,” said Brunetti. “Many residential homes have also followed suit.”

ActivePure® Technology was originally developed by NASA. PHOTO BY SUPPLIED

A local, family-run business with its headquarters on Victoria Avenue in Westmount, Aerus has been in Brunetti’s family since 1982. Aerus was originally established under the well-known moniker Electrolux, which has been in existence since 1924.

Aerus has been honored at the Smithsonian and is one of few technology companies that has been inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame.

ActivePure® Technology was originally developed by NASA to solve the problem of built-up ethylene gas produced by plants in the enclosed environment of a spacecraft,” Brunetti explained.

“What the ActivePure® cell does is it takes the hydrogen and the oxygen that are in the air and passes through a UVC light that sits in a honeycomb matrix. Once the hydrogen and oxygen hit the matrix, it oxides the particles and creates hydroxyls. The fan then blows out the hydroxyls, which is what reduces RNA and DNA viruses, both airborne and surface.”

As for the HEPA filter, it works to eliminate all of the other indoor air pollutants, like smoke, dust, pet dander, mold, mildew, ragweed and pollen. “Our HEPA filter purifies down to 0.1 microns; a strand of human hair measures 50 microns,” Brunetti said.

There has been significant demand for ActivePure® equipped air purifiers to be installed in offices, schools and homes. PHOTO BY SUPPLIED

“You can actually feel the difference, the air is lighter and crisper. The only thing I can compare it to is when there’s a big thunderstorm and you go outside right afterwards and the air feels really fresh. It’s like that inside the house all day.”

As we head into winter Aqualite’s team will continue to support local businesses, schools, healthcare facilities and residents with customized air purifier solutions. Explore our “Market Solutions” page to read our expert air purifier recommendations and customer success stories. Visit aqualiteus.com/solutions to learn more!

Connect with Aqualite’s team of knowledgeable product specialists today at 1.833.268.3881 or email contact@aqualiteus.com

Learn more about our award-winning ActivePure® Technology at aqualiteus.com/activepure and discover the Beyond Guardian Air Purifier at aqualiteus.com/beyond

See Story At Montreal Gazaette