Electronic Air Cleaners: How do they work?

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Electronic Air Cleaners (EAC) are highly effective appliances in removing contaminants like allergens, pollen, dust, dust mites, viruses, VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) and odours, just to name a few. A simple, basic type of filtration is used to make them so competent in cleaning indoor air.  It uses electrostatic precipitators to do the job.  How…

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The air quality alerts continue as wildfires continue to burn. We have all been inundated with the media attention on the wildfires that are impacting many parts of the world.  Even if you don’t live in an area where wildfires occur, you will still feel the negative effects on your air quality.  The reason for…

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Air Purification in Nursing Homes is a step in the right direction

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Air purification in nursing homes is a step in the right direction for everyone involved.  Air quality in this type of setting is becoming a more frequent topic of discussion by families of residents and government alike.  And rightfully so! There are so many reasons why more attention must be given regarding the indoor air…

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Protect the air in your home this Holiday Season.

Christmas tree allergies PUR

Are your ready for the Holidays? Have you thought about how to protect the air in your home this holiday season? As the holidays are quickly approaching, there are always so many things to do to prepare: shopping, baking, decorating our homes, wrapping of gifts and visiting with friends and family. Many of our holiday…

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dangerous mold

Mold is naturally part of the environment and belongs to the kingdom of fungi.  According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), “outdoor mold breaks down dead, organic matter such as fallen leaves, dead trees, etcetera, however, indoor molds should be avoided”.  Health Canada too, considers indoor mold growth to be a significant health hazard.  They…

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Is Air Purification in a Baby’s Room necessary?

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As parents, we all want the best for our babies and to protect them.  We excitedly prepare the baby’s room well before their arrival by applying a fresh coat of paint, new carpeting to keep the room cozy and warm, purchase new furniture and of course, add all our personal touches to make it just…

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fitness studies air quality PUR

The purpose of frequenting a gym or fitness studio is to improve your mental and physical well-being; a place to better your overall health. Although owners of these businesses put their best foot forward to clean, disinfect, even sanitize equipment and change rooms, have you ever asked what they are doing to keep the air…

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Filter Maintenance for your Air Purifier

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Air purifiers are beneficial for many reasons. Asthma, allergies and chemical sensitivities, just to name a few.  These units greatly improve the quality of air  inside your home or work by removing, eliminating, trapping and even killing odors, dirt, smoke, bacteria, and germs. In order to keep them running efficiently and for their intended purpose,…

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Preparing for Fall Allergies

PUR fall allergies

With cooler weather comes the changing of the foliage, and the weeds and other plants that release pollen into the air.  Don’t forget about the mold that will grow under those fallen leaves.  These are just a few of the allergy triggers that resurface in the fall.  We often think of the springtime as the…

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Clean Air and Back to School

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It’s that most wonderful time of the year, AGAIN!  Getting our kids prepared to return to school is always an emotional time for parents and children alike.  However, this year will be particularly more so.  We all recognize the importance of in-class learning and the wonderful impact it has on children’s development and breathing clean…

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Should Workplace Air Quality Be A Concern?

Air quality concerns in the workplace PUR

A recent poll by Leger and Association for Canadian Studies show that 82% of Canadians who have worked from home during the pandemic have found the experience to be very or somewhat positive. While only 20% of Canadian workers want to return to office full time.  After more than one year of remote work brought…

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