Understanding the size of airborne contaminants

Posted: August 19, 2015  |  By Elaine Lohse dust-micron-contaminants-air-quality

Everyone has seen the hazy glow of dust floating in sunlight. While those specks of dust may seem miniscule, the human eye can only see particles about 40 microns or larger. Imagine, then, the size of the countless contaminants that we inhale every day, many of which are smaller than one micron.

What is sick building syndrome?

Posted: August 12, 2015  |  By Elaine Lohse sick-building-syndrome-home-stethoscope-house

Imagine going to work every day and feeling fatigued, nauseated, dizzy and uncomfortable. You can barely keep your eyes open. You try to cough quietly and shake the itch from the back of your throat. For many, these symptoms become part of the daily routine when they’re working or living in facilities with sick building syndrome.

What is a HEPA air filter, anyway?

Posted: August 5, 2015  |  By Elaine Lohse hepa filter air purifier

To facility managers, HEPA is a common phrase, but to the rest of the world it’s just a buzzword. The hype surrounding high-efficiency particulate arrestance (HEPA) filters is real, but how do these filters actually function? We have all the facts about air filtration for facility managers and indoor air quality enthusiasts alike.

Hinsdale Middle School gives AeraMax Professional an A+

Posted: July 29, 2015  |  By Elaine Lohse hinsdale middle school aeramax professional installation

School facility managers can take pride in knowing they maintain clean and safe buildings for hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of students. Yet, since each school has a different design, there’s no universal solution for ensuring an entire facility has healthy and clean indoor air quality. Luckily, there is a solution for dramatically improving air quality  [Read More]

5 Long-term Health Risks Associated with Poor Indoor Air Quality

Posted: July 22, 2015  |  By Elaine Lohse COPD-respiratory-health-IAQ-air-purifiers-lungs

Air purifiers have gone from novelty to necessity as the global state of air quality becomes a more pressing issue. In the U.S. alone, more than 131 million people live in bad air, according to the National Resources Defense Council.