Brent Poole

Brent Poole

Home Improvements

We all breathe air, but do we really know how clean the air really is?

If the last 3 years have taught us anything it is that there are airborne enemies wherever we go that are so microscopic that once they have a hold on us, we end up feeling rather unwell. For some, it has been terminal, and others are still suffering.

What has happened over these last years, should if anything, have taught us to be ever vigilant and forever diligent with our personal hygiene.

The doctors, nurses, and staff at all medical facilities continue to fight these dreaded bacteria and viruses and have been under so much pressure, with constant overtime being required to handle the need. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), COVID-19, and Influenza are driving hospitals to the brink of collapse. It really is a very bad situation.

The government has said that having ‘high-efficiency particulate air filters’ or HEPA filters installed will help. Sure, they will to a certain degree. The scale used is what is known as the ‘Minimum Efficiency Reporting Values’ or ‘Merv rating.’ What is that you may well ask? A MERV rating tells you, on a scale of 1-16, how effectively your filter traps the small particles you don't want to circulate throughout your home or office. The higher the MERV rating, the higher the number of particles the filter traps. A MERV 16 filter will also catch smaller particles than a MERV 8 however a MERV 16 filter is 5 inches thick and to use one may require an expensive retrofit to your HVAC system. Also, the thicker the filter is the slower your airflow will be putting greater strain on your furnace fan system. Sounds great, but there is a difference here though. Particles are larger than microscopic bacteria?

The indoor places we find ourselves in, our homes, places of work, schools everywhere we venture no matter where, all have these ingredients simply floating around waiting for a new host, or many hosts come to think of it. Airborne bacteria and viruses are not what we want in these indoor spaces.

Something that you may not be aware of is that indoor air quality in your home and or office can be five times more polluted than the outdoor air, primarily because indoor air is not properly sanitized. There are added contaminants that are simply not filtered out of the air or removed from surfaces, but instead, continue to accumulate over time. This happens because bacteria, viruses, mold spores, and other toxins are too small to be stopped by traditional air filters, and some can even pass through a HEPA filter.

What should we do? It is commonly known that no matter what added product we incorporate into our home, we are doing something to help! From a stand-alone small air filter/purifier to a large air purifier incorporated in our ductwork. It all boils down to the dollar we invest and the size of space required to purify.

If like me, you have suffered from Covid-19 and want desperately to help protect your family and friends should they be over, then now would be the time to research what is best for you and your environment.

You can research by way of Google or Amazon and find a product that best suits your needs, from a small plug-in unit that covers 800 square feet to a larger unit that will cover 2500 plus square feet.  Our homes are, after all, our castles and we want to protect all those who live or visit us there. Since the inception of the pandemic, there have been many start-ups entering the air purification sector. My advice would be to consider those who have been in business for 10 years or more as their technology will have been tested over time and will have developed to be much more effective in helping cure our indoor air woes.

I have researched this extensively and found that the HALO-LED™ is the best product for me. The beauty of it is that this one device in general will provide coverage for the entire home, with no need for a standalone in every room. This high-tech piece of equipment must be installed by a qualified HVAC installer. It comes with a 7-year warranty and has completed so many tests that it astounded me. Leveraging bi-polar ionization the HALO-LED™ provides the added benefit of reducing airborne allergens, dust, and particulate. By combining REME-LED™ UV technology along with RGF's proven PHI-CELL® technologies, the HALO-LED™ provides revolutionary indoor air purification.

If you are interested in my research, why not call me 800- 265 0027?