For over 45 years, IQAir has remained at the cutting edge of indoor air purification. Started by two German brothers in the early 60's, IQAir today is an international, Swiss-based industry leader in the field of hygiene air purification. When clean, healthy indoor air is of the essence, IQAir is able to provide air purification solutions that are highly effective and yet affordable.
IQAir's innovative strength stems from conducting its own research and development and manufacturing. By today's standards, this rare approach has led to products that continually set new standards in performance, style and quality.
WHY SELECT AN IQAIR® AIR PURIFIER?
The IQAir Difference
Unlike other air purifiers, IQAir’s HyperHEPA filters are proven to stop the smallest, most harmful particles in the air, all the way down to 0.003 microns – the smallest particles that exist. That includes viruses, pet dander, dust mites, air pollution and even cigarette smoke. IQAir’s revolutionary HyperHEPA technology filters particles 100 times smaller than what other air purifiers' claim.
100% Healthy Technology
IQAir air purifiers use only healthy technologies – no ozone, no ions, no UV, no chemicals. The result is pure, healthy air without the unhealthy byproducts that other air cleaners generate.
No leakage means all the air is filtered
IQAir systems are manufactured in Switzerland to exacting standards. Also, IQAir's advanced design eliminates air leakage so all the air moving through the system is cleaned. IQAir is the first and only air purifier to achieve a breakthrough zero (“0”) reading using a particle counter to measure filtered air. That’s why doctors and hospitals trust IQAir for medical environments.
LIVING WITH ALLERGIES AND ASTHMA
Allergies and asthma are leading causes of absenteeism at work and school and can significantly impact quality of life. Poor diagnosis and under treatment can result in increasing severity and frequent “attacks”. About 80% of asthma is triggered by allergens – so asthma is largely an allergic disease. Asthma is estimated to affect 300 million people around the world. In Canada, more than 15% of children ages four to eleven have been diagnosed with asthma, and overall the disease affects 2.6 million Canadians.
Possible triggers of your allergies and asthma:
- Pet dander
- Mold from melting snow
- Dust mites
- Cigarette smoke
- Viral infections
INDOOR AIR QUALITY (IAQ) EDUCATION
Think your home is less polluted than a city street? Think again. Pollution inside your home is typically two to five times, even 100 times worse than the air outdoors.
What are some of the sources of indoor air pollution in your home?
- Dust and allergens such as pollen, pet dander, mold, Etc.
- Bacteria and viruses
- Formaldehyde - In homes, the most significant sources of formaldehyde are likely to be pressed wood products, but it is also a by-product of combustion and certain other natural processes
- VOC’s (Volatile organic compounds) are emitted as gases from a wide array of in your home. Examples include paint, cleaning supplies, building materials, carpet and furnishings. Concentrations of many VOCs are up to ten times higher indoors than outdoors
- Combustion particles from automobiles, heaters, stoves and fireplaces
- Environmental tobacco smoke
If you would like a FREE Air Quality Test for your home or office click here or visit a Trail Appliances store near you.
YOUR LUNGS 101
Your lungs are living air purifiers. They are built to filter out the smallest of gas particles and your life actually depends on your lungs' capacity to efficiently extract the tiniest of gaseous molecules of oxygen from air. This is done about 15-25 times per minute without us even thinking about it. In fact, 9,000 litres of air meets with 10,000 litres of blood in the lungs every day.
1. The average person inhales and exhales more than 30,000 times a day and the surface area of the adult lungs is roughly the size of a tennis court. Through the air you breathe at home, at work or even outside, your lungs filter more than just oxygen. Thousands of tiny particles, often invisible to the human eye float around in the air. Since breathing is involuntary, you take in roughly two tablespoons of airborne particles a day.
2. By not taking steps to purify your indoor air, your lungs are forced to serve as your only air purifier.