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Large Scale Air Purification is Finally Here

Introducing the biggest thing in indoor air purification. Literally. Are you faced with the challenge of purifying large-scale or multi-room spaces where a fleet of air purifiers isn't feasible? Your solution has arrived. AirBox introduces high-volume air purifiers designed to tackle entire buildings and expansive areas like arenas and gymnasiums with ease. Regardless of the industry, service, or activities taking place, indoor air quality has become a paramount concern for occupied spaces. The increasing awareness of indoor air quality's profound effect on health has sparked a revolution in clean air initiatives. Purifying large, high occupancy spaces like schools, manufacturing facilities, arenas, multi-family dwellings, medical facilities, gymnasiums, retail buildings, and beyond has been a continuous challenge for engineers, building facilities managers, and owners – until now.  Introducing High-Volume Air Purification AirBox is introducing a trilogy of revolutionary solutions customizable for any high-volume air purification needs. The Vortex, for comprehensive building purification, the Stratus, for expansive venues like arenas and gymnasiums, and the Vortex 2000, for interstitial and suspended multi-room systems, are exceptionally efficient air purifiers crafted to comply with current and forthcoming indoor air quality standards. Rigorously validated through third-party testing, these High-Volume Purifiers (HVPs) deliver unprecedented Clean Airflow rates, with the Stratus reaching up to 4,850 CFM and the Vortex achieving up to 9,200 CFM (equivalent to 550,000 CFH). Notably, the good news doesn’t stop there… The Key Benefits Optimized ControlsMost buildings aren’t always occupied at maximum capacity, so why run air purification systems that way? The AirBox HVPs are equipped with Smart Fleet Management, a remotely controlled dashboard that allows you to connect, manage, adjust, schedule, and monitor all Airbox air purifiers in a facility, allowing you to conserve energy and money. This software connects to the integrated differential pressure, VOC, and CO2 sensors on board to read real-time indoor air quality and track filter life and efficiency.  Constant ComplianceAirBox proactively engineered their HVPs to align with existing and future ventilation requirements in mind. Both the Vortex and the Stratus can be used for ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2022 Indoor Air Quality Procedure (IAQP) for energy reduction or possible reduction of outdoor air through the use of recirculated and purified air, while maintaining all design compounds within the building under their design limits. The AirBox HVPs also comply with the new ASHRAE Standard 241-2023 Infection Risk Management Mode for heightened airborne disease transmission risk, relying on compliant air filtration systems for enhanced air output. These high-volume air purifiers even comply with the upcoming Guideline 44P for minimizing the effects of wildfire smoke.  Reliable EfficiencyEvery AirBox high-volume air purifier undergoes meticulous assembly, featuring a direct-drive variable-speed, high-efficiency fan motor with a single intake plenum to enhance system reliability and efficiency. Constructed with durable aircraft-grade aluminum sheet metal skin, these units ensure leak-free operation, weather resistance, and corrosion protection. With slide-out filter racks featuring cam-lock style compression seals, maintenance becomes seamless, ensuring optimal performance and longevity. Cost EffectiveAir purifiers are an investment in the health and well-being of a building and its occupants. AirBox high-volume units provide a cost-effective, energy-efficient alternative to a fleet of portable air cleaners to make achieving cleaner air easier and worthwhile. Adaptable InstallationBoth units allow for optimized installation and operation with multiple integration applications and mounting configurations. Think of HVPs as central air purification, connect them to your current systems whether through ducting, rooftop integration, plenum rooms, and other compatible setups. These applications are supported by comprehensive Integration Configuration Guidelines as well as Indoor Air Quality Procedure Calculations and post install Verification Testing. Absolute FiltrationAirBox HVPs deliver comprehensive control over particulate and gaseous contaminants through a 3- to 4-stage filtration process. Each unit employs Certified HEPA filtration, boasting a 99.99% effectiveness in eliminating airborne particles and aerosols down to the most penetrating particle size (MPPS) of 0.3 microns, allowing for volumetric flow to be created toward heightened measure standards compliance. Additionally, depending on your specific environment, they can be paired with an Advanced Molecular Adsorbent Carbon filter to efficiently reduce contaminants in the make-up air where hazardous chemical contaminants, VOCs, ozone, and other gaseous pollutants are prevalent in your facility. Upgrade Your Building with Centralized Air Purification Engineers can expect to work closely with AirBox to ensure these units are implemented to achieve maximum efficiency for their building or large single-space. Orders are underway with the first-to-market units being scheduled for installation this summer. Building and facility managers or owners are encouraged to contact AirBox early to ensure installation scheduling before the end of the year. The importance of maintaining healthy indoor air quality has never been greater ...

AirBox Gives the Gift of Clean Air

For kids with complex medical needs, one need isn’t complex at all: clean air. At AirBox, we are a leading provider of innovative indoor air quality solutions and are thrilled to announce our partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston. As part of our latest initiative aimed at improving the health and well-being of those who need it most, we’ve outfitted the entire facility with industry-leading air purifiers. In April, our AirBox team and our AirBox NASCAR Xfinity Series Driver, Hailie Deegan, delivered the air purifiers and spent time with the current and former families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Charleston. Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a safe sanctuary and abundant resources and programs for families with children receiving medical treatment away from home. Since its inception in 1974, RMHC has grown into a global network with over 380 Houses and Family Rooms in 64 countries and regions, serving millions of families each year. RMHC provides a comfortable and supportive environment where families can stay together and focus on their child's health. AirBox recognized Ronald McDonald House Charities as the ideal partner due to their unwavering commitment to families' well-being. RMHC's compassionate mission and health-driven mindset resonate deeply with our values. The organization's dedication to providing a comforting home away from home for families facing medical challenges aligns perfectly with AirBox's desire to support those in need. RMHC's understanding of the importance of clean air and a healthy environment further solidified the partnership, as our innovative air purification systems provide extensive health benefits to families staying at RMHC facilities. ‘Children that have complex medical conditions commonly have compromised immune systems, so clean air is extremely important to this very vulnerable population,’ said [RMHC of Charleston CEO Kathy ‘KP’ Papadimitriou], ‘I can’t thank AirBox enough for providing these air purifiers.’ Clean indoor air has major health benefits for everyone, especially children who suffer from complex medical needs and their family members trying to stay healthy so they can continue to visit their child during in-patient stays. Our donation responds to the growing concern over indoor air quality and its impact on those already at risk due to illness. At AirBox, we recognize the importance of providing these children and their families with a clean and healthy environment, which can significantly improve their quality of life and overall health. 'We are thrilled to be able to contribute to the well-being of these brave children and their families,' said [AirBox COO Meredith Teague], 'The key link between a child’s health and the indoor air quality around them has always been prevalent to AirBox as most of us have children of our own. Our air purifiers are just a small contribution compared to what the Ronald McDonald House Charities team does for these families in their time of need. We are happy to partner with such an inspiring organization.’ Extensive research underscores the health advantages of clean air, demonstrating its ability to alleviate respiratory symptoms, asthma attacks, and various health concerns. AirBox's provision of air purifiers to RMHC of Charleston utilizes advanced Certified HEPA filtration technology that effectively removes airborne particles and aerosols, bacteria, dust, allergens, and more, creating a safer and healthier indoor environment for those who need it most. Who is AirBox? Founded in 2017, we at AirBox are dedicated to delivering impeccable air quality for enhanced health and safety everywhere. Offering a comprehensive indoor air quality solution, we conduct indoor air diagnostics through our ASHRAE Standard 62.1 compliant Indoor Air Quality Assessment, offer recommendations to improve the air quality, and offer commercial-grade solutions to fit any industry’s needs. Our commercial air purifiers, featuring Certified HEPA filtration and proudly made in the USA, facilitate adherence to the latest industry standards. We are a trusted resource and long-term partner for indoor air quality. What’s Next? To highlight the partnership, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston will be featured on our sponsored #15 NASCAR Xfinity Series Ford Mustang driven by Hailie Deegan during the Darlington race on May 11th, 2024. Hailie teamed up with our AirBox team to deliver the fleet of air purifiers, as she shares the same core belief that every sick child deserves the best chance they can get at winning their race to health. Our team is pledging to donate indoor air quality resources and solutions to at least one Ronald McDonald House per year. We are committed to positively impacting the lives of those in need, and this donation is a testament to that commitment. By providing these air purifiers to Ronald McDonald Houses across the U.S., AirBox hopes to make a meaningful difference in the overall health and well-being of the families that stay with them. You Can Help Too! The Ronald McDonald House Charities provides numerous ways to get involved. From hosting a fundraiser and volunteering at your local chapter to fulfilling a wishlist, RMHC paves the way for anyone and everyone to aid the life of a sick child. Visit https://rmhc.org/get-involved for more information ...

AirBox, Inc. continues to lead the market in clean air solutions by adding air audit and assessment services to their offerings.

AirBox, the leading brand and USA-based manufacturer in commercial indoor air quality (IAQ), is excited to announce their new indoor air quality services, designed to help facilities become compliant with existing and future ventilation requirements. As the effects of polluted air become more recognizable to the general public, Americans demand cleaner air, not just at home but also in commercial spaces. Furthermore, ASHRAE Standard 241 has introduced basic requirements, such as the use of specific filtration and air cleaning methods (including HEPA filters) and creating a plan for times when there is an increased risk of infection. This means that not only is clean air desired by people occupying indoor spaces, but indoor air is now also required to be measured and regulated to ensure the health and safety of indoor spaces. Effective immediately, AirBox's Analytical Group is offering indoor air quality audit and assessment services to commercial clients. Following ASHRAE and LEED standards, AirBox will identify VOC's and particulate matter using calibrated instrumentation and lab analysis to help building owners make educated decisions for IAQ improvements, audit their existing IAQ practices, and mitigate liability for IAQ complaints. “Understanding the components of the air that we breathe indoors is critical for keeping people safer and healthier. Indoor air quality assessments provide building owners with a first-hand account of the building conditions occupants are exposed to on an everyday basis. My team uses IAQ assessment data that is measured through mass spectroscopy, optical microscopy, and a range of continuous monitoring measurement procedures, such as laser photometer, non-dispersive infrared (NDIR), gas sensitive semiconductor (GSS), and galvanic cell technology. In turn, we make recommendations to control these contaminants which will have a huge impact for the given space.” – Cara Cywinski, LEED Certified Environmental Scientist In addition to improving their clean air solutions through these new services, AirBox has updated all certifications for their products to meet the recent ASHRAE Standard 241 requirements. AirBox will also proudly adhere to the same strict manufacturing regulations and standard compliances when developing new products – such as the new line of revolutionary air cleaners unlike any other ever to be designed or manufactured that AirBox looks to launch in the coming months. AirBox is proud to be the only air cleaning device manufacturer to offer this type of turnkey solution making them the all-in-one clean air experts, from testing and reporting to creating an optimized clean air plan and providing the products that are certified to do the job. By partnering with AirBox, employers and building owners can rest assured they are in compliance with newly appointed standards and regulations, thereby keeping their buildings safe and healthy for everyone inside. “Diagnostics and solutions should always go hand in hand when controlling indoor air quality. It clearly identifies the problems and validates the solutions. This crucial step has been overlooked when planning for an effective indoor air quality strategy. First and foremost, AirBox is a partner. We’re revolutionizing the indoor air quality space by providing help at every stage of IAQ improvement. Our end goal is to partner with building owners to provide a safer working, learning, and living environment for occupants while providing peace of mind that they are meeting the most current ventilation standards and mitigating their liability.”– Adam Smith, AirBox President About AirBox AirBox is an industry leader in contamination control and pathogen mitigation for commercial facilities and occupied spaces. AirBox products are manufactured in an EPA-registered facility in North Carolina, UL Listed, ASHRAE Standard 241-Compliant, and utilize Certified HEPA technology that evolved from filtration technology common to ultra-clean manufacturing and research environments typical to pharmaceutical, semiconductor, and biotechnology industries. For additional information, visit www.airboxamerica.com ...

Funding Clean Air: Navigating ESSER and EPA Opportunities for Schools

Introduction In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, educational institutions have faced unprecedented challenges, particularly in ensuring the health and safety of students and staff. The importance of maintaining high indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools has emerged as a critical concern, given its significant impact on reducing the transmission of viruses and enhancing the overall learning environment.  To address this, the U.S. government has stepped forward with pivotal financial support through ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) funding. These initiatives represent a concerted effort to bolster schools' capabilities in managing IAQ and safeguarding the well-being of their communities. ESSER and EPA funding are more than just financial aids; they are lifelines that empower schools to undertake comprehensive improvements in IAQ systems, implement cutting-edge health protocols, and adopt innovative educational technologies. With these funds, schools can navigate the complex landscape of post-pandemic recovery and ensure that their environments are conducive to learning and growth. These funds underscore a growing recognition of the vital role that environmental factors play in educational outcomes. Improved IAQ is linked to better student performance, lower absenteeism, and enhanced cognitive functions — key indicators of a thriving learning community. As schools strive to adapt to the new normal, ESSER and EPA funding provide essential resources for creating healthier, more sustainable environments where students and teachers can excel. Decoding ESSER: Empowering Schools in the Wake of COVID-19  The ESSER fund has been a cornerstone in the United States' response to the educational disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Introduced as part of the CARES Act in March 2020, ESSER funding was designed to help schools navigate the unprecedented challenges brought on by the pandemic. With subsequent allocations under the CRRSA Act and the American Rescue Plan, the funding has evolved to address both immediate needs and longer-term educational challenges.  This financial aid supports a broad range of activities, from enhancing remote learning capabilities to making necessary adjustments for in-person instruction, including significant improvements in IAQ and upgrading facilities to meet health guidelines.  This progression underscores the federal government's commitment to supporting educational institutions as they adapt to changing public health conditions and strive to provide uninterrupted learning. ESSER Funding Allocation and Use The allocation of ESSER funds is flexible, allowing schools to determine the most effective uses based on their unique circumstances. This includes addressing learning loss, preparing schools for reopening, testing, repairing, and upgrading projects to improve air quality in school buildings.  The broad scope of permissible uses ensures that schools can invest in a wide array of initiatives to benefit students and staff, from mental health services to technology enhancements for online learning. However, as schools plan their recovery strategies, it's crucial to be mindful of the deadlines for utilizing ESSER funds. Timely planning and execution of improvement projects are essential to maximize the impact of this funding. By adhering to these timelines, schools can ensure that they leverage ESSER funds effectively to address both immediate and long-term educational challenges, setting the stage for a resilient and inclusive recovery from the pandemic's effects. Unlocking the Potential: EPA Funding for School Air Quality In an effort to complement existing initiatives like ESSER funding, the EPA has introduced a new funding opportunity as a direct response to the urgent need for improved ventilation and air purification in educational facilities across the country and is specifically aimed at enhancing IAQ in schools.   Schools can benefit from eligible projects such as improving indoor air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, alongside capacity building, training and education initiatives, as well as research and demonstration projects. By offering financial assistance for such projects, the EPA aims to address the long-standing issue of indoor air pollution in schools. The EPA's funding initiative is designed to support schools in their efforts to identify, monitor, and mitigate air quality issues, thereby promoting the well-being of students and staff alike.  How Schools Can Access EPA Funding The EPA will award four to six grants of $5 million to $8 million to support five years of school IAQ and energy efficiency activities. The deadline to apply is March 19, 2024 and the grants are expected to be awarded by fall 2024. Accessing the EPA's IAQ funding requires schools to navigate a series of application processes and compliance guidelines. Schools are encouraged to conduct comprehensive IAQ assessments to identify specific needs and prioritize projects that will have the most significant impact.  Collaboration with local health departments and adherence to EPA guidelines are crucial steps in developing a strong funding application. Additionally, schools must demonstrate a commitment to maintaining improved IAQ standards over the long term, ensuring that the benefits of funded projects are sustained well into the future. This funding opportunity represents a pivotal moment for schools to enhance their indoor air quality, a critical component of creating safer and more inviting educational spaces.  By taking advantage of both ESSER and EPA funding, schools can implement comprehensive solutions that address immediate health concerns while laying the groundwork for ongoing environmental wellness. Strategic Planning for IAQ Success: Utilizing ESSER and EPA Grants In the quest to create safer, healthier learning environments, schools have a unique opportunity to tap into significant financial resources through ESSER and EPA funding. These funds, earmarked specifically for educational and environmental health initiatives, offer schools the means to undertake necessary improvements in IAQ. However, maximizing these opportunities requires strategic planning, precise identification of needs, and an understanding of how to effectively combine resources from both programs. Identifying Needs and Planning for IAQ Improvements The first step in leveraging these funds effectively is to conduct a thorough assessment of the school's current IAQ status. This involves: Identifying potential sources of air pollution, Evaluating the efficiency of existing ventilation systems, and  Determining the need for air purification solutions.  Schools should prioritize projects based on urgency, impact on student and staff health, and alignment with funding guidelines.  Creating a comprehensive IAQ improvement plan with clear objectives and measurable outcomes is essential for successful funding applications and project implementation. Best Practices for Utilizing ESSER and EPA Funds To maximize the impact of ESSER and EPA funding, schools should consider a multifaceted approach to IAQ improvements. This includes: Upgrading HVAC systems to enhance ventilation Installing high-efficiency air filters Implementing regular maintenance schedules to ensure long-term effectiveness.  Additionally, investing in portable air cleaners, like AirBox, for high-density areas and adopting indoor air quality management plans can further safeguard against pollutants and pathogens. Collaboration with stakeholders, including staff, parents, and local health authorities, is crucial in prioritizing projects and ensuring community support. Schools should also explore opportunities for matching funds or in-kind contributions to extend the reach of federal dollars.  By adhering to best practices in project planning and execution, schools can create healthier learning environments that benefit students and staff well beyond the immediate future. This not only addresses the immediate challenges posed by the pandemic but also establishes a foundation for ongoing environmental health and wellness in schools. Navigating the Maze: Solutions for School IAQ Funding Challenges Securing and effectively utilizing ESSER and EPA funding presents a unique set of challenges for schools aiming to IAQ. From navigating complex application processes to ensuring compliance with specific use requirements, the path to obtaining and maximizing these funds can seem daunting.  However, with a clear understanding of common obstacles and strategic solutions, schools can overcome these hurdles and realize the full potential of their funding opportunities. Navigating Funding Hurdles One of the primary challenges schools face is the intricate application and reporting requirements associated with ESSER and EPA funds. The paperwork can be overwhelming, and the need for detailed planning and budgeting may deter some schools from applying. To navigate these hurdles, schools should seek guidance from state education agencies, utilize available templates and resources for application writing, and consider partnering with consultants who specialize in federal education funding. Establishing a dedicated team to manage the funding process can also streamline applications and ensure compliance with all requirements. Another challenge is the timing and allocation of funds. Schools must carefully plan their projects to align with funding deadlines and ensure that spending is both strategic and timely. This involves prioritizing projects that meet urgent needs while also considering the long-term sustainability of IAQ improvements. Regular communication with funding agencies to stay informed about deadlines and flexibility in fund usage can help schools manage their projects more effectively. Ensuring Long-Term Healthy IAQ For schools to ensure long-term healthy IAQ, ongoing maintenance and monitoring are essential. This requires developing a sustainable plan that includes regular evaluations of IAQ, continued education and training for staff, and engagement with the school community about the importance of air quality. Securing additional funding sources for maintenance or leveraging community partnerships can provide the necessary support for these ongoing efforts. Despite the challenges, the opportunities presented by ESSER and EPA funding for IAQ improvements are significant. With strategic planning, collaboration, and a focus on long-term success, schools can transform these challenges into stepping stones toward healthier and more resilient educational environments. Closing Thoughts: The Path Forward with ESSER and EPA Funding As we wrap up our exploration of ESSER and EPA funding opportunities for improving indoor air quality in schools, it's clear that these resources represent a pivotal investment in the health and well-being of students and staff.  The strategic use of ESSER and EPA funding can catalyze transformative changes in how schools approach indoor air quality, setting new standards for safe, healthy learning spaces.  By addressing current challenges with foresight and innovation, schools can ensure that the benefits of these investments are felt for years to come, enhancing educational outcomes and supporting community well-being. As schools navigate this path, the lessons learned and successes achieved will undoubtedly serve as a blueprint for future initiatives aimed at ensuring all students have access to a healthy learning environment. If you’re ready to learn more about utilizing ESSER and EPA funding  for improving indoor air quality in your school district ...

Why Contractors are Key to Improving Indoor Air Quality

Our mission aligns with the vital needs of contractors, equipping you with advanced tools and technologies for IAQ improvement. At AirBox, we understand the challenges and nuances of ensuring clean air in various commercial environments. From schools to offices, our commitment is to provide clean, safe air for everyone.  Here, we delve into ways in which AirBox empowers contractors. Moreover, we strive to show you our effective solutions that lead to successful partnerships.  Join us as we explore the pivotal role of contractors in achieving optimal indoor air quality and how AirBox's expertise and support make a significant difference. The Critical Role of Contractors in Enhancing Indoor Air Quality Contractors in the indoor air quality (IAQ) field are integral to implementing healthier environments. With AirBox's innovative solutions, you can find a partnership that elevates your ability to tackle IAQ challenges effectively. This collaboration is about more than just equipping spaces with advanced systems; it's about enhancing the contractors' role in transforming indoor air quality. In this partnership, we provide contractors with the latest in IAQ technology. With your on-the-ground expertise, you are pivotal in bringing these solutions to life. You ensure that indoor spaces are compliant with health standards and conducive to well-being. AirBox Solutions: Empowering Contractors in IAQ Enhancement AirBox is dedicated to empowering contractors in indoor air quality (IAQ) enhancement. We provide a suite of advanced products and technologies specifically designed to support the complex needs of IAQ management. Our solutions offer contractors a robust platform for: Diagnosing the quality of air Improving air quality  Monitoring air quality Maintaining optimal air quality in diverse environments Our technical support extends beyond conventional offerings. AirBox will equip you with intelligent IAQ monitoring systems that deliver real-time data and insights. Our Smart Fleet Management system empowers you to make informed decisions and implement precise solutions tailored to each client's unique requirements. Our state-of-the-art filtration systems and air quality management tools facilitate easy adoption and efficient operation. They are engineered to integrate seamlessly with existing HVAC infrastructures.  Additionally, our commitment to innovation means contractors have access to the latest advancements in IAQ technology. This includes smart sensors that detect various air quality factors and advanced filtration technologies that address specific air quality concerns. By partnering with AirBox, you are equipped with superior technology. Furthermore, you will have the knowledge and support needed to navigate the evolving landscape of IAQ solutions. This partnership ensures you can confidently offer your clients the most effective and up-to-date IAQ enhancements. Case Study: Successful Indoor Air Quality Improvements with AirBox The case of Oceanside High School illustrates a significant aspect for contractors: the practical application of advanced IAQ solutions in real-world settings. This school recently faced a challenge common in public spaces: mitigating the spread of COVID-19. This situation required a solution that was effective and also easily implementable by contractors in a busy educational environment. AirBox provided the solution with its Peak Series-S units. We chose this option because of its high-efficiency filtration capabilities while being concealable in a small classroom. Contractors installed these units in the gym's weight room, locker rooms, and other key locations. AirBox systems can easily be integrated into existing spaces. This is an essential factor for contractors working in varied and often challenging environments. The outcome was a safer environment for students and significantly reduced risk of virus transmission. This successful implementation can show you how to leverage AirBox's technology to address pressing IAQ challenges. It demonstrates the practicality and effectiveness of our solutions in real-life scenarios. Moreover, it reinforces the contractor's role in enhancing public health through improved IAQ. Building a Strong Partnership: How AirBox Collaborates with Contractors At AirBox, our collaboration with contractors centers on providing you with comprehensive technical support and advanced air purification systems. We cater to a diverse range of commercial spaces and ensure contractors have everything they need for successful integration. Our detailed submittals, along with Installation, Operation, & Maintenance Manuals (IO&M), provide essential information and guidelines. These resources are crucial for contractors, architects, and engineers who need detailed data on our air cleaners. Our commitment to ASHRAE Standard 241 compliance is integral to our partnership with contractors. We assist in creating building readiness plans and offer compliance packages for ASHRAE Standard 241. These packages include: A cover letter with AirBox certification Product specification sheets,  Safety and bioaerosol test reports,  Maintenance requirements and  Detailed Safe Air Plans  Our roots in cleanroom technology, originating from the semiconductor manufacturing industry, have given us deep insights into micro-contamination and filtration. We apply this expertise to our commercial air purification solutions and share it with you. This enables you to use our state-of-the-art, certified HEPA air cleaners in your projects effectively. Joining Forces for Healthier Indoor Environments As we conclude, it's clear that the collaboration between AirBox and contractors is pivotal in advancing indoor air quality (IAQ). This partnership is essential in creating healthier, safer indoor environments across various commercial spaces. From detailed submittals to compliance with ASHRAE Standard 241, AirBox equips contractors with the necessary tools and knowledge to effectively enhance IAQ. Real-world case studies, like the implementation at Oceanside High School, exemplify the tangible impact of this collaboration.  AirBox's expertise combined with the practical know-how of contractors, forms a formidable team in the fight for better air quality. This synergy is about improving IAQ and promoting overall health and well-being in indoor spaces.  As we move forward, the importance of maintaining high indoor air quality standards cannot be overstated. Contractors seeking to enhance their IAQ solutions and deliver superior air quality can find their partner in AirBox. Together, we can achieve the shared goal of cleaner, healthier air for all. Contact us to learn more about how AirBox can support your IAQ projects and explore partnership opportunities. Let's join forces to create healthier indoor environments ...

The Health Benefits of Air Cleaners for Indoor Environments

At AirBox, we don't just create air cleaners; we innovate solutions for healthier living. Our mission is to transform indoor environments – from bustling schools to dynamic offices – into havens of clean air. There is a growing concern about air quality and its impact on our health. This is why it's time to focus on what really matters: breathing cleaner, healthier air. AirBox air cleaners use advanced technology and high-efficiency HEPA filters. That way, they capture the unseen – tiny particles and contaminants that affect our health every day. We're talking about more than just removing dust or pollen. This is a comprehensive approach to purifying your breathing space. This post will guide you through the wonders of AirBox air cleaners, their transformative impact, and how you can choose the right one for your needs. Embrace the health benefits of air cleaners and embark on a journey to elevate your indoor air quality. With AirBox, a breath of fresh air is just the beginning. Air Cleaners: Much More Than Meets the Eye When we think of air cleaners, it's easy to picture just an injection molded plastic box with flimsy filters sitting in a bedroom corner. But with new studies coming out almost daily, there are more reasons to invest in air cleaners. AirBox air cleaners are game-changers in creating healthier indoor spaces. They do more than just trap dust and pollen. These devices are like silent guardians, working tirelessly to improve the air we breathe. Imagine a room where the air is not just clean but purified. That's what AirBox offers. Our air cleaners use HEPA filters, known for trapping 99.99% of particles as small as 0.3 microns. It's not just about removing the visible dust or pet dander. We're talking about capturing the tiny particles you can't see. These are the culprits behind allergies, asthma attacks, and even long-term respiratory issues. But the magic doesn't stop there. AirBox air cleaners also tackle molecular contaminants. They use a proprietary blend of advanced carbon media to absorb harmful chemicals and odors. This means cleaner air but also peace of mind. You are not just removing allergens but creating an environment supporting health and wellbeing. In schools, offices, or homes, these air cleaners are vital. They ensure that the air circulating around us is not a vehicle for health hazards. How Clean Air Transforms Your Health Clean air is not just a comfort; it's a health necessity. Here's how AirBox air cleaners make a real difference. Your body notices when the air in your space is free from pollutants. You breathe easier, sleep better, and even think more clearly. Allergies can be a thing of the past. AirBox air cleaners trap pollen, dust mites, and pet dander – the usual suspects of sneezing and sniffling indoors. This means fewer allergy symptoms and more comfortable days. Asthma sufferers, take note. Cleaner air means fewer triggers. With fewer irritants in the air, asthma attacks can decrease significantly. It's not just about managing symptoms. It's about creating an environment where these problems are less likely to occur. But it's more than respiratory health. Clean air impacts overall well-being. Studies show that cleaner air can lead to better cognitive function and reduced stress levels. When your brain gets pure, oxygen-rich air, it works at its best. Unlock the Health Wonders of Air Cleaners in Professional Spaces AirBox brings a revolution to professional environments like schools and workplaces. Here's how our air cleaners unlock health wonders in these critical spaces. In schools, where young minds grow, clean air is paramount. AirBox air cleaners significantly reduce airborne contaminants, from chalk dust to flu viruses. This means fewer sick days for both students and teachers. A classroom with purified air is a place where concentration improves and learning thrives. AirBox air cleaners are making a notable difference in schools, where clean air is crucial. Now, picture a typical office. It's not just a workspace; it's a breathing space for ideas and innovation. AirBox air cleaners play a vital role here. They tackle pollutants that can cause headaches, fatigue, and even long-term health issues. Clean air leads to increased productivity and a more energized workforce. Then, there's the aspect of safety in manufacturing environments. AirBox's advanced air cleaning technology can handle even the most challenging pollutants, like chemical fumes and fine particulates. This isn't just about meeting health and safety standards; it's about exceeding them. Furthermore, it is about ensuring a workplace that's not just compliant but truly healthy. Choose Your Air Cleaner Based on Your Needs Selecting the right air cleaner is crucial for a healthier indoor environment. This is more than just about buying a new product based on cost or a warranty, it is about finding a solution that caters to your needs, will be effective in the environment it’s placed in, and will keep you in compliance with recent ventilation standards. Let's break down the key considerations. First up, pay attention to what certifications or industry standards the air cleaner claims to be in compliance with. By January 1, 2025, all air cleaners used in commercial spaces must be compliant with the testing requirements as stated in Appendix A of the ASHRAE Standard 241: Control of Infectious Aerosols. You may want to reconsider your purchase if the device you’re looking at is not compliant with this Standard. Next up, size matters. A smaller, bedroom style unit might be perfect for a private office. However, larger spaces like classrooms and conference rooms demand more powerful models and commercial-grade filters. AirBox offers a range of sizes to ensure effective coverage in any space. Then, consider the specific challenges of your environment. Are you dealing with high foot traffic with increased bioaerosols, or perhaps an industrial or manufacturing area prone to specific chemicals, pollutants or allergens? Schools, for instance, require air cleaners that can handle everything from chalk dust to mold and flu viruses. AirBox's advanced models are designed with varying filtration methods to meet these diverse demands. Also, let's talk about efficiency. AirBox air cleaners are equipped with energy efficient fan motors and HEPA filters that can last for many years. Our Smart Fleet Management software allows the users to create unique operation schedules for their air cleaners while also monitoring the filter life. This software adds to the efficiency of the overall air cleaning program making it one of the most energy and cost efficient solutions on the market.  This is important for creating a long-term air quality program that creates a safe, breathable environment free from health hazards. Lastly, don't overlook the ease of use. At AirBox, we understand that an air cleaner should seamlessly integrate into your space without causing disruption. Our models are: User-friendly Easy to maintain Quiet when operating  Enhancing your daily activities Choosing an AirBox air cleaner means opting for a healthier, more productive environment. One that is tailored to your unique needs and challenges. Embracing Air Cleaners for Healthier Living Choosing AirBox air cleaners is a big step towards a healthier life. Throughout this post, we've explored many benefits of air cleaners in indoor environments. Let's recap the key takeaways. First, remember that air cleaners do a lot more than just filter dust. They're powerful tools for health. With HEPA filters, AirBox machines capture tiny, harmful particles. This means cleaner air, fewer allergies, and better breathing for everyone. In schools, these air cleaners are real game-changers. They cut down on germs and allergens, leading to less sickness and more focus in class. It's not just about being healthy; it's about making the best environment for learning. In offices, clean air means more energy and better work. AirBox helps keep the air fresh, which can lead to fewer headaches and more productive days. Picking the right AirBox is key. Whether you need a small one for a cozy office or a big one for a busy gymnasium, we've got you covered. Each model is made to fit different spaces and needs. Lastly, investing in AirBox air cleaners is investing in a healthier lifestyle. Our cleaners transform our spaces into healthier, more enjoyable places to work and spend time in.  Elevate Your Indoor Air Quality Today Ready to elevate your indoor air quality? Learn more about how AirBox can transform your professional environment. As your partner in creating healthy indoor spaces, we're committed to offering full, consultative solutions tailored to your specific needs.  Simply contact us for more information, and let's start this journey towards cleaner, healthier air together.  With AirBox, better air quality isn't just a dream – it's a reality within reach ...

The One Thing Facilities Managers Need For Maintaining Indoor Air Quality

In the midst of this, one critical aspect often demands special attention – maintaining superior indoor air quality. It's a vital yet complex puzzle piece in the broader picture of facility management. This is where AirBox cleaners sail into the picture. At AirBox, we understand the multifaceted challenges faced by facility managers. Our mission is to ease this journey by providing innovative solutions tailored to your unique needs.  Our flagship offering, the Smart Fleet Management System, is more than just a product – it's a pathway to streamlined and efficient facility management. Here, you can discover how AirBox can turn everyday hurdles into opportunities for enhanced performance.What Challenges Do Facility Managers Face?  Facility managers juggle a complex mix of responsibilities daily. Ensuring a safe, productive environment tops their list. They must balance tight budgets while meeting ever-evolving building codes and environmental standards. It's a high-pressure role, with challenges coming from all directions. One major concern is indoor air quality. It's not just about comfort; it's a health issue. Poor air quality can lead to health problems for occupants, from minor irritations to serious respiratory conditions. Keeping up with the latest standards in air filtration and quality is a constant challenge. The maintenance of systems and equipment is also a key concern. Facility managers need to ensure everything functions seamlessly, often across large spaces or multiple locations. This includes regular checks, repairs, and replacements – a task that becomes daunting without the right tools and technology. The pandemic added another layer of complexity. Now, facility managers must also consider strategies to minimize the spread of airborne diseases. This new responsibility means staying informed about the latest developments in air purification technology and health guidelines. Moreover, facility managers often work with limited resources. They have to make tough choices about where to allocate funds, sometimes at the expense of essential upgrades or maintenance. This balancing act requires both strategic thinking and a deep understanding of the facility's needs. Move Towards the Smart Management That's where smart management systems come in, offering a helping hand to streamline your workflow. These systems aren't just a step toward modernization but a leap toward simplifying your daily grind. Think of smart management as your personal assistant, giving you the ability to monitor and control different aspects of your facility with just a few taps on your device. This means you can keep an eye on things from anywhere, making multitasking a breeze. It's like being in multiple places at once, ensuring everything runs smoothly. The real beauty of these systems is their knack for making your job more manageable. They reduce the need for those endless rounds of manual checks, freeing up your schedule. This extra time allows you to focus on more strategic tasks, like improving facility operations or planning for future upgrades. And let's not forget the energy-saving perks – these systems are not just about ease of use but about being cost-effective and eco-friendly. Smart management tools adapt to you. They are designed to evolve, keeping up with new trends and regulations in facility management. This means you are always equipped to handle whatever the day throws at you, staying efficient and ahead of the curve.Introducing Smart Fleet Management System At AirBox, we understand the daily hurdles faced by facility managers. That's why we've developed the Smart Fleet Management System, a cutting-edge solution designed to revolutionize your approach to facility management. So, what exactly is the Smart Fleet Management System? It's an innovative, centralized platform that allows you to manage and monitor a network of air cleaners across your facility. Think of it as your control center. Here, you can oversee the air quality in every corner of your building with ease and precision. But it's not just about monitoring. This system empowers you to take action, you can: adjust settings schedule operations  troubleshoot issues from a single dashboard Whether you're in your office or on the go, managing the indoor air quality of your facility becomes a task you can handle with just a few clicks. For facility managers, this means a significant reduction in workload and an increase in efficiency. Gone are the days of manual checks and guesswork. The Smart Fleet Management System provides you with real-time data and alerts. It allows you to stay proactive and prevent small issues from becoming major problems. Moreover, this system is designed with ease of use in mind. Its intuitive interface makes it simple to get the hang of, so you can start optimizing your facility's air quality right away. Take the guesswork out of maintaining clean air quality The Smart Fleet Management System from AirBox takes the guesswork out of maintaining optimal indoor air quality. It's all about giving facility managers like you the power to schedule, monitor, and adapt with unprecedented precision. Scheduling Made Simple: With our system, you can schedule the operation of your HEPA air purifiers across your facility to match the rhythm of your daily activities. Whether it's ramping up purification during peak occupancy hours or scaling back when areas are unoccupied, you have complete control. This not only ensures efficient air purification but also helps in cutting down unnecessary energy usage. Real-time Monitoring: The heart of our system lies in its real-time monitoring capability. You get instant updates on the performance of each air cleaner, including filter status and overall air quality metrics. This level of detail means you can make informed decisions quickly, ensuring a consistently healthy environment for occupants. Adapting with Ease: Flexibility is key in facility management, and our system excels in this area. Whether it's a change in building occupancy, an unexpected event, or new health guidelines, you can adapt the settings of your air cleaners in real time. This adaptability ensures that your facility is not just reacting to changes but proactively managing them. Austin's School Story: A Testament to Efficiency There are many spaces we serve with our air cleaners. A real-life example of how AirBox's Smart Fleet Management System makes a difference is in a school in Austin, Texas. They faced the challenge of maintaining optimal indoor air quality across its campus. With concerns about student health and the desire for an efficient solution, they turned to AirBox. Like many educational facilities, the Austin school needed to ensure a safe learning environment for its students, especially in light of increased health awareness due to the pandemic. They required a system that could manage air quality effectively without demanding constant manual oversight. By implementing our Smart Fleet Management System, the school could automate and streamline the operation of its air cleaners. The system allows for precise scheduling and monitoring. This means it is tailored to the unique needs of each classroom and common area. The benefits were immediate and significant. The school reported that the filters in their air cleaners lasted nearly two years, thanks to the efficient scheduling and monitoring provided by our system. This not only meant improved air quality but also substantial savings on maintenance and replacement costs. Additionally, the school could ensure a consistently healthy and comfortable environment for students and staff, which is paramount in an educational setting. Assurance of Air Quality and Asset Security The journey to streamlined facility management is about two key aspects: ensuring top-notch air quality and securing your assets. At AirBox, we understand these priorities deeply. Our Smart Fleet Management System is more than just a tool—it's a commitment to enhancing the health and efficiency of your environment. With our system, peace of mind comes as a standard. You gain the assurance of consistent high indoor air quality, which is crucial for the well-being of everyone in your facility. Whether it's a school, office, or any public space, clean air isn't just a luxury; it's a necessity. Our system ensures that this necessity is met effortlessly and effectively. Beyond air quality, our system also helps protect your investment in air-purifying equipment. With real-time monitoring and alerts, you're always in the know about the status and performance of your assets. This proactive approach not only extends the life of your equipment but also ensures that your investment is always working hard for you. At AirBox, we are not just providers but partners in your quest for a healthier, more efficient facility. So, if you're looking to elevate your facility management experience, talk to our experts about what would suit your needs the best. They are here to guide you through every step, ensuring that you have all the support you need. Together, we can make your facility a model of efficiency and health ...

Three reasons why indoor air might be your invisible enemy

Take a moment and breathe in. That simple act we take for granted is a complex dance with the invisible yet vital world around us. The air we breathe, especially indoors, is full of unseen elements that can profoundly impact our health. To bring this hidden world into focus, we ventured into a conversation with the COO of AirBox, Meredith Teague, and Michail Moore - VP of Marketing. They share with us why indoor air might be your invisible enemy. They're not just experts; they're revolutionaries in a fight for cleaner, healthier air. AirBox is more than a purifier; it's a key to healthier living. In this article, we dive deep into the often-ignored aspects of air quality. Discover how AirBox purifiers are changing the game in our fight for health. It's not just about purifying air; it's about transforming lives.Here are the three things we're going to unpack in this article:  Unseen Pollutants Are Everywhere  Germs and Viruses Lurk in the Air  Household Threats Can Be Silent Threats  Unseen Pollutants Are Everywhere The air we breathe is a mix of unseen elements, not all friendly to our health. Your workplace might look clean, but the air could contain invisible pollutants. Meredith stresses this point:" There's so much to indoor air. It's not just where you live. It's where you work. Do you work where there are chemicals being processed? Do you work where you're finishing wood products? Finishing anything that produces fine particulates is one of the most dangerous things for our lungs. You can't see it, but it's there. It's like the invisible enemy that all of us really need to be aware of."This statement highlights a crucial issue: airborne contaminants aren't limited to industrial settings. They're present in offices, homes, schools - virtually any indoor environment. From the fine particles released in manufacturing processes to the subtle chemical emissions from office equipment. These pollutants are omnipresent yet often ignored. They can pose serious health risks, especially prolonged and uninterrupted exposure. Our daily environments could be undermining our health without us even realizing it. It's a silent battle against invisible foes, with our lungs on the frontline. Recognizing and addressing these hidden dangers is not just a precaution; it's a necessity for maintaining our well-being. Germs and Viruses Lurk in the Air Germs and viruses are ever-present in our daily environments, especially in offices, schools, and public areas. They are invisible threats, always lurking around us. Every time someone coughs or sneezes, thousands of germs take flight. They can linger in the air, unseen and dangerous. These germs find a perfect breeding ground in confined spaces like classrooms and offices. A simple conversation can release numerous particles into the air. These particles can travel far, reaching others who breathe the same air. It's not just about rare diseases; common colds and flu are regular threats in these settings. Think about a typical school day. Kids are in close proximity, sharing more than just ideas. They share germs, often without realizing it. In offices, the situation is similar. Air conditioning systems can circulate these germs, spreading them far and wide. The recent pandemic has brought this issue into the limelight. It has shown us how quickly illnesses can spread in shared spaces. But this isn't a new problem. It's an ongoing battle against invisible enemies that have always been there. It's not enough to just clean surfaces or wash hands. We need to think about the air we breathe. We must take steps to purify the air in our shared spaces. This approach is vital to make our environments safer and healthier. Investing in an air purifier is a crucial step towards ensuring the well-being of everyone in these shared spaces. Household Threats Can Be Silent Threats Mold and humidity in indoor environments are often overlooked, yet they pose significant health risks. As Meredith points out: "household chemicals you use to wipe down your counter at night, you're just aerosolizing that into your house, and you're breathing it in directly as you're cleaning."  This scenario just shows how easily harmful particles can become part of our indoor air. Mold thrives in humid conditions, often unnoticed until it's a significant problem. The risk is even higher in older buildings or those with poor ventilation. Humidity levels can lead to mold growth in hidden places like ventilation systems. This mold is not just unsightly; it's a health hazard, releasing spores into the air. The danger isn't limited to homes. Schools, offices, and other buildings are equally at risk. A damp classroom or a humid office can become a breeding ground for mold. And it's not just the mold itself; the chemicals we use for cleaning also contribute to poor air quality. This silent threat requires proactive measures. Regular monitoring of humidity levels and proper ventilation are essential. Identifying and addressing these issues early can prevent them from escalating into serious health concerns. We can protect ourselves from the unseen dangers of mold and humidity in our indoor spaces by staying vigilant. Why is Pure Air Essential for Total Well-being?  Pure air is a cornerstone of total well-being, linking directly to the unseen threats discussed earlier. The air quality in our environments significantly impacts our health, often in ways we don't immediately recognize. The unseen pollutants, germs, viruses, mold, and humidity are not just abstract concerns. They have real, tangible effects on our health and daily lives. Breathing clean air is as vital as consuming clean water or nutritious food. Our lungs, constantly at work, are vulnerable to the invisible dangers of polluted air. Poor air quality can lead to respiratory issues, exacerbate allergies, and weaken our immune systems. In schools, it affects children's learning and attendance. In offices, it impacts productivity and employee health. The connection between air quality and well-being is undeniable. When we breathe in polluted air, we face many potential health problems. On the other hand, pure air can enhance cognitive function, improve sleep quality, and increase overall life satisfaction. Prioritizing air purity is not just about avoiding negatives but enhancing positives. It's about creating environments where we can thrive, not just survive. As we spend significant time indoors, ensuring the air we breathe is clean and healthy becomes a non-negotiable aspect of caring for our well-being. This approach to air quality is an investment in our health, comfort, and future. AirBox's Pivotal Role in Purifying Ambience AirBox plays a crucial role in transforming indoor environments through advanced air purification. It addresses the diverse array of airborne dangers – from unseen pollutants and microbes to the subtler threats of mold and humidity. Meredith and Michail's insights reveal AirBox's effectiveness. It uses certified HEPA filters, rigorously tested to trap and eliminate a wide range of airborne particles. Unlike standard filters, these are designed to capture the most minuscule contaminants, including those invisible threats that lurk in our everyday spaces. This technology is not just about filtering out dust; it's about creating a genuinely clean and safe breathing environment. Moreover, AirBox isn't limited to a one-size-fits-all approach. It caters to various indoor settings, be it a busy office, a bustling classroom, or a cozy living room. Its capability to adapt to different spaces makes it a versatile ally in our fight against poor air quality. The product's emphasis on HEPA filtration aligns perfectly with our need for pure air. It's not merely about removing odors or visible dirt but extracting those microscopic dangers that compromise our health.  By integrating AirBox into our indoor spaces, we take a proactive step towards safeguarding our total well-being. That way, we can ensure that the air we breathe is as clean and healthy as possible. Prioritizing Our Air, Prioritizing Our Health Each breath we take indoors, whether in the hum of an office, the buzz of a classroom, or the comfort of our homes, should be as clean and pure as nature intended. AirBox understands that indoor air might be your invisible enemy. It also offers a solution for healthy living spaces. The journey through the various aspects of indoor air quality - from the omnipresence of unseen pollutants to the silent threats of mold and humidity - underscores the necessity of vigilant action. AirBox's advanced purification technology, with its certified HEPA filters, offers more than just clean air; it provides peace of mind. It assures us that the invisible enemies lurking in our air are being combated effectively. Deciding to integrate systems like AirBox into our indoor environments, we're taking a proactive stance on health and well-being. Visit our website and learn more about our products and how they can benefit you. By prioritizing air quality, we're taking a significant step towards a healthier, more vibrant life. This isn't just about technology or filtration; it's about a holistic approach to well-being, where clean air plays a pivotal role. As we continue to navigate our lives indoors, let us remember that the air we breathe is as vital to our health as the water and food we eat.  Prioritizing air quality is, ultimately, prioritizing our health.  ...

The five benefits of buying AirBox Air Purifiers

Our goal at AirBox is not only to meet the highest air purification standards but to exceed them. Because we take care of your health and your spaces, our systems are in agreement with ASHRAE guidelines. Whether you’re outfitting an office space or your living room, our experts will find the right fit. They are ready to design a solution that brings industrial-level filtration to your doorstep without draining your resources. In this article, we’re diving into the different ways AirBox can make life indoors better for you. From bolstering brainpower to soothing sleep, we’ll share how this technology does more than filter—it enhances. And with AirBox, it’s not about hoping for fresh air—it’s about knowing it’s there, every moment, in every breath. Clean Air Enhances Cognitive Function We already know that there is a link between air quality and our respiratory system, but how often do we consider its impact on our cognitive abilities?  Oxygen is vital for our brain function. The brain uses about 20% of the body’s oxygen supply, even though it only makes up 2% of its mass. When the air is clean, our lungs can effectively absorb oxygen and transport it to the brain. However, when we spend time in polluted environments, our brains might struggle to get all the oxygen we need. This, in return, can lead to brain fog, loss of concentration, and other reduced cognitive abilities.  Our schools, offices, gyms, and homes, unfortunately, are not the exception of polluted environments. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are gases emitted from certain things we have and use in our everyday spaces. These include paints, cleaning products, aerosol sprays, and even nail polish removers. With prolonged exposure to these gases, we can suffer symptoms such as light dizziness, headaches, and memory issues.   Another invisible enemy to clean air is fine particulate matter or PM2.5, extremely tiny solid particles and liquid droplets suspended in the air. They come from motor vehicles, power plants, burning wood in fireplaces, or even burning candles inside our living room.   With AirBox, you can be sure that the air in your home, workplace, or student classroom is clean and safe for you. It will help improve cognitive functions of the brain and help with better focus, memory retention, and mental clarity. On top of all that, it will keep you healthy.Say Goodbye to Allergy-Like Symptoms Have you ever wondered why some days you just can’t shake that headache? Or why, despite being indoors, does your throat feel scratchy?  Allergies are sneaky. However, sometimes, what we think are common allergy symptoms might be our body’s reaction to indoor pollutants. Scratchy throats, dry eyes, or persistent headaches—ring a bell? All of the fine particulates and VOCs we already mentioned can lead to these nagging symptoms. And they can lead you to look for a solution to the wrong problems.  We understand your struggle, as some of us at AirBox have also gone through this. This is why we wanted not only to help ourselves but people around us. Our AirBox air purifying systems are designed specifically to capture and eliminate over 99.99% of harmful airborne particles and pathogens.  Capturing and reducing the number of indoor pollutants, VOCs, and dust helps alleviate some allergy-like symptoms but also asthma symptoms.  Alleviate Asthma Symptoms Living with asthma means each day can bring unforeseen difficulties. Simple pleasures, like a morning jog or a dust-up during spring cleaning, carry the weight of potential triggers. The consistent presence of asthma turns even the comfort of your home into a place of caution. This is where our AirBox Air Cleaner steps in with a practical approach. With its HEPA filtration system, it effectively captures the fine particles that often worsen asthma symptoms. Pollen, dust, pet dander—these common culprits are filtered out, making the air in your surroundings cleaner and more conducive to your respiratory health. Having an AirBox means having a personal barrier against airborne triggers. Its quiet operation masks a powerful air purification process, offering a daily, tangible difference in managing asthma symptoms. It won’t replace medical treatments, but it can serve as a reliable layer of defense, helping to reduce the occurrence and severity of asthma episodes. By integrating an AirBox into your space, you’re taking a proactive step in creating an environment where asthma triggers are kept at bay. It’s a straightforward measure that can significantly shift the quality of your indoor air, your ability to navigate daily life, and the quality of your sleep.  Quality Sleep Starts with Quality Air The most vital part of our life is sleep. Having clean air can only make our nightly rest better.  After a long day, the best thing we can give ourselves, alongside a nice dinner and a relaxing movie, is a deep and restful sleep.  AirBox’s HEPA filters continue their silent work at night, removing the same pollutants that we battle during the day. Clean air doesn’t just support cognitive function and alleviate allergy-like symptoms; it’s also crucial to uninterrupted, deep sleep. Customers frequently report a stark reduction in sleep disturbances—a testament to the AirBox’s efficacy. Think of it as preparing the perfect sleep environment. Just as you might dim the lights and ensure a comfortable temperature, purifying the air is another vital step. The presence of particulates and VOCs is as disruptive to our sleeping hours as to our waking ones. Their absence, therefore, can be felt in the tranquility of our slumber. Regular users of AirBox cleaners describe it as a necessary ritual for rest. They speak of the absence of sneezing, the lack of a stuffy nose, and a more profound calm during the night. The result is waking up refreshed, clear-headed, and more prepared for the day—a direct benefit from the cleaner air provided by AirBox. A Cleaner Space with Less Effort Let’s face it: keeping indoor spaces clean can feel like a never-ending battle. Dust settles as soon as you wipe it away, and allergens seem to find their way in no matter how much you scrub and sweep. Schools are a place of constant foot traffic, and offices are full of equipment that needs to be cleaned appropriately. But what if you could reduce that workload while enhancing your indoor space’s cleanliness? With AirBox, the air itself helps in your cleaning efforts. Imagine fewer dust particles gathering on your surfaces, less pet hair floating around, and a general feeling of cleanliness that permeates every corner. It’s the kind of peace of mind that comes from knowing the air you breathe is working in your favor. This is how AirBox redefines the concept of a clean space: by elevating the standard of what clean means and providing a tangible, everyday benefit that you can feel with every breath.  Transform Your Indoor Space for a Better Life Implementing AirBox Purifying Systems leads to a healthier, more vibrant indoor lifestyle. And it’s not just about cleaner air, but also the ripple effects that this can create in our daily lives ...

Is Your State Cracking Down on Indoor Air Quality?

In late 2022, the White House contacted ASHRAE to help prepare for the upcoming expiration of Title 42 (in May 2023) and the end of the COVID public health emergency. The government tasked ASHRAE with the job of creating guidance on how to operate buildings in a way to help prevent the spread of airborne infectious illnesses. Since then, the new standard has been created and state governments are following suit. Indoor air quality is a comprehensive matter, consisting of several different variables. The type of building involved, most common pollutants in the area, size and typical occupancy, existing ventilation, and so much more, all play a part in creating the best indoor air quality for your environment. Every state is targeting different combinations of these constituents and you should know how it applies to you. California: School Facilities: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems The 2019 report by the University of California, Davis, Western Cooling Efficiency Center and the Indoor Environment Group of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that over one-half of new HVAC systems in schools had significant problems within three years of installation and that the vast majority of classrooms in California continue to fail to meet minimum ventilation rates. Some classrooms were found to have carbon dioxide concentrations above 2,000 ppm for substantial periods of the day. A March 2021 study found that proper ventilation in classrooms could reduce COVID-19 infection risk by over 80 percent compared to classrooms without ventilation. In California, the legislature declares this policy to ensure school facilities are designed and operated to provide a healthy environment for its occupants, including adequate ventilation and indoor air quality. The requirements include suggestions from the ASHRAE standard. Illinois: School Code-Ventilation Studies conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) that compare risks of environmental threats to public health consistently rank indoor air pollution among the top five risks. Illinois is acting on this information, putting focus in elevating school facilities. With guidance from ASHRAE, Illinois is requiring all school districts to ensure that all active classrooms are equipped with a portable air cleaner that meets specified requirements, as well as 5 additional to be used in school health offices, libraries, cafeterias, and other similar spaces. Each school district is also required to undertake a ventilation verification assessment of all mechanical ventilation systems in the school district performed by a certified assessor or a mechanical engineer. Massachusetts: An Act to Improve Indoor Air Quality Massachusetts has constructed the policy that public health be protected and promoted through the regulation of indoor air quality within all public buildings. Per ASHRAE standards, building owners must keep and publish thorough records of indoor air quality levels and tests, as well as, conduct a plan for remedies and proposed preventive measures. The Massachusetts Department of Education has also taken great strides in IAQ amelioration by offering Improving Ventilation and Air Quality in Public School Buildings Grant. They are targeting the populations who are historically disadvantaged given that they experience higher rates of poor health for a range of conditions, including airborne disease transmission and chronic breathing impairments such as asthma. The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to more such disparities. Wisconsin: Indoor Air Quality Inspection and Evaluation Program for Public Schools This legislation requires the Department of Health Services to perform random air quality inspections of a public school building used by pupils and shall respond to complaints received about the quality of air in a public school building used by pupils. With guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an issue brief was also released in May 2021 by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). This provides several strategies for mitigating airborne transmission of COVID-19 in early care and education facilities. Luckily, You Have Help AirBox is the industry leader in comprehensive solutions for indoor air quality control and quality assurance. By harnessing advanced air purification technologies, AirBox systems effectively capture and neutralize over 99.9% of airborne contaminants, including infectious aerosols that pose significant health risks. AirBox is also the only manufacturer offering a complete consultative process from an initial air quality assessment by our environmental scientists to application specific air cleaning solutions by our engineering team. We also provide building management system integration that includes air quality monitoring to make sure that you are always getting the clean air you deserve. Stay up to Date on Advancements AirBox tracks policy developments nationwide related to indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools, homes, and other buildings. Contact our experts to find out more about your state requirements ...

Proud to empower clean air of all kinds

AirBox is proud to partner with Hailie Deegan, one of NASCAR’s rising phenom as she elevates her career to the NASCAR Xfinity series in 2024 and beyond. In addition to the natural synergy between Hailie and our majority woman-owned corporation, Hailie has demonstrated her commitment to her own personal health and wellbeing making her a perfect partner for AirBox. AirBox knows what it takes to lead the way to clean air and we look forward to empowering the #15 AirBox Ford Mustang to do the same this season.About AM RacingAM Racing is a multi-tiered, multi-faceted Motorsports program headquartered in Statesville, N.C. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance. The family-owned team will compete in the ARCA Menards Series, the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and various Dirt Modified events in its eight year of competition. The team has named Hailie Deegan, Christian Rose and Austin Wayne Self as their primary drivers for the 2024 Xfinity, ARCA Menards Series and Dirt Modified seasons respectively ...

What Is a HEPA Filter?

If you’re looking for air filtration or treatment solutions, it won’t take long to come across the acronym HEPA. In both home and commercial applications, this term shows up just about everywhere—in marketing materials, on product packaging, and more. But what does HEPA mean? Are HEPA filters different in some way from non-HEPA filters? And are all HEPA filters created equal? Most important of all: how does HEPA filtration connect to providing clean air at your school or business? Below we’ll answer these crucial questions. By the end of this blog post, you’ll understand why and where you need EPA-certified HEPA filters, plus why we’re so committed to the technology here at AirBox. What Is a HEPA Filter? A HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter is a mechanical air filter made from randomly arranged fibers. HEPA filters use a pleated design to capture particulates (dust, smoke, and pollen, including mold and bacteria), removing them from the air within a treated space. The EPA defines HEPA filters not by what they look like or what they are made of but by how effective they are at removing particles from the air. To qualify as a HEPA filter, an air filter must be able to remove 99.97% of airborne particulate matter at 0.3 microns. The diameter specification of 0.3 microns corresponds to the worst case; the most penetrating particle size (MPPS). Offshore Manufacturing vs. American-Made HEPA Filters Despite what we’ve just said about what HEPA filters are, not every filter with the term “HEPA” on the packaging lives up to that definition. The EPA has established standards for what a filtration device must be able to accomplish before it can be HEPA certified. Every American-made HEPA filter has to meet these standards to be called a HEPA filter. The problem is that not every HEPA filter is made in America. Some of the HEPA filters manufactured elsewhere aren’t HEPA filters at all by the EPA’s standards. They’re simply air filtration products branded or labeled as HEPA— with no testing or backing to verify what they actually do. The discussion of offshore-manufactured vs. American-made HEPA filters comes down to this: higher-quality materials result in a more effective filter. Higher quality may come with a slight increase in cost. But we believe this cost is worth it: American-made HEPA filters support American jobs, and EPA certification means you can trust US-manufactured certified HEPA filters to do what they’re supposed to do. Can you save a few bucks going with foreign-made, non-certified filters? Yes. But it’s not worth the downgrade to less filtration and protection. Why HEPA Filters? So what makes HEPA filters better than other types of air filters? Plenty. First, we hate to say it since it’s the industry we’re in, but here’s the truth: no one regulates or certifies generic (non-HEPA) air purifiers. That means most air purifiers aren’t regulated or certified. You don’t know what they’re doing (or not doing)—you just have to take the manufacturer’s word for it. Sometimes all these devices are doing is masking odor, not actually removing contaminants from the air. Not only that, certain types of air purifiers (electronic and UV purifiers) are not well studied and may do more harm than good. Certified HEPA filters, on the other hand, use well-studied, scientifically proven technology. You can know with confidence what they will and won’t filter and how effective they are at doing that filtering. Thanks to their unique construction, HEPA filters are impressively efficient, removing greater than 99.97% of airborne particulates at 0.3 microns (and even greater percentages of particles both smaller and larger than that). To qualify as Certified HEPA, a filter must be independently tested to meet IEST standards. Other “HEPA like” or “HEPA type” filters are not subject to this testing and may or may not offer the same levels of protection. Understanding the MERV Rating Scale Ready to see why HEPA filters are even more effective? Let’s talk about MERV. The MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) Rating Scale is based on testing methods from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning (ASHRAE). MERV ratings measure how effective a filter is at trapping particles of various sizes larger than 0.3 microns. Essentially, the higher the MERV rating, the better a filter will do at capturing these larger particulates. If you see a MERV rating of 1 through 4, that filter is stopping less than 20% of particles between 3 and 10 microns. (That’s…not great.) Jump all the way to the high end of the scale: MERV 16 traps at least 95% of particulates between 0.3 and 10 microns. (That’s considerably better.) But even at the top end of the MERV scale, we’re nowhere near HEPA levels of filtration. Remember, HEPA is measured at a very small particle size, 0.3 microns. Even at this size, HEPA filters trap greater than 99.97% of particulates. The takeaway? If you see MERV, realize you’re getting something substantially less effective than Certified HEPA. Choose True HEPA from AirBox: Ultimate Quality Every Time Proper maintenance and timely replacement are both key to optimal air quality: HEPA filters have a useful life after which they begin to degrade in performance. AirBox offers serious clean air solutions for organizations and businesses that want to purify their indoor air and improve indoor air quality (IAQ), including portable HEPA filters, in-duct units, and powerful large units for industrial spaces. At the heart of our technology are powerful three-stage Certified HEPA air filters: Our Pre-Filter captures large dust, smoke, and pollen particles, taking some pressure off the HEPA layer and extending its life. Our True HEPA Layer filters out smaller dust, pollen, and smoke particles. Interested in learning more about HEPA filters and getting clean air in your space? Learn More by starting your Safe Air Plan today! -> Safe Air Plan Request or Call Now (855) 927-1386 ...

Cleaner Air: An Unexpected Boost to Athletic Performance and Recovery

In athletics, nothing matters more than performance. Athletes, coaches, and athletic directors go to sometimes extreme lengths in pursuit of even the smallest performance gains, and organizations spare practically no expense on medical and therapy solutions to speed recovery. But there’s one element most athletic departments overlook in these quests: indoor air quality. The indoor air your athletes breathe every time they work out, practice, or perform in your athletic facilities could be holding them back. Today we want to show you the hidden dangers of unsafe air, including the specific ways poor indoor air quality (IAQ) could be harming your athletes’ performance or hindering their recovery. It’s our goal to help you help your student athletes—and the athletic programs they’re a part of. Here’s the case for why IAQ matters for your student athletes, plus why now is the right time to act and how AirBox can mitigate your IAQ issues. (Hint: You can improve athletic performance and recovery with cleaner air!) Understanding the Threats to Cleaner Air Within any indoor space, a range of pollutants and particulates may collect in the air, especially in spaces with poor or no ventilation. Here’s a quick rundown: Particulate matter: A blanket category including dander, dust, mold particles, and anything else that can remain suspended in the air Carbon monoxide: A potentially deadly gas, usually a byproduct of fuel-burning sources Excessive CO2: While CO2 isn’t a pollutant, it can become concentrated in poorly ventilated spaces and is a sign of low air exchange Volatile organic compounds (VOCs): A range of gaseous organic pollutants such as benzene, formaldehyde, and methylene chloride; commonly used in fragrances and cleaning products Why does this matter? Because these pollutants can build up in indoor air (usually two to five times as high as outdoor air, per EPA studies) and can lead to a variety of problems. And high-performing athletes experience a clear negative impact on performance. Why IAQ Matters for Athletes There’s been plenty of research into the effects polluted air can have on athletes and other active individuals, and the results may surprise you. Lowered cardiovascular performance First, poor IAQ lowers cardiovascular performance, dampening overall physical performance and recovery. One study published in the International Journal of Preventive Medicine found that high levels of air pollution caused “a significant reduction in the performance at submaximal levels of physical exertion.” The study found a “significant decrease in mean VO2 max [how much oxygen the body can supply during exertion], red blood cell count, hemoglobin, hematocrit, and mean corpuscular volume” among the study participants who endured polluted air compared to those who didn’t. Another study looked at performance within outdoor air pollution in heavily polluted areas in China, finding that pollution conditions like those of the 2014 Beijing Marathon added five minutes to the top-ten finishers’ times compared to healthy air quality, bumping up to 12 minutes for the average marathon runner (still a relatively fit profile). That’s a significant performance drop — and when we consider that IAQ tends to be exponentially worse than outdoors, the implications on performance in poor IAQ are significant. Our Airbox scientists take these studies seriously and they are continually improving our product lines to produce the safest air by means of the most powerful technology. Impaired cognitive performance High-level cardiovascular performance isn’t the only way poor IAQ threatens student athletes. It also harms cognitive performance. The EPA points to poor IAQ as a partial or primary cause for all sorts of cognitive performance-inhibiting symptoms, including: Headache Nausea Fatigue Chemical sensitivities A Harvard study gives us verifiable numerical proof, too. It found that response times and throughput both slowed by 1 to 1.5 percent each time PM2.5 (particulate matter 2.5 microns or smaller) increased by 10 micrograms per cubic meter. CO2 concentrations had an even more drastic effect: every increase by 500ppm saw around 1.5 percent slower response times and around 2.2 percent lower throughput. Cognitive effects like these are harmful to student-athletes, both in their athletic pursuits (learning a new play or scheme or even reacting during play) and in their academic ones. VO2 and Oxygen are Key to Recovery As Well Recovery is another key element to progress and performance in athletics, and this, too, depends heavily on oxygen intake. Muscle fibers tear during physical activity, and oxygen is a primary means of recovery for the body. It’s not hard to connect the dots here: make it harder for athletes to take in oxygen, and you slow their ability to recover from workouts, games, and so forth. But of course, the converse is true, too: you can improve athletic performance and recovery with cleaner air! Now Is the Time to Act on Athletic IAQ We’ve made a pretty clear case that indoor air quality has a significant effect on athletic performance and recovery. Now is the time to act; this is an ideal moment for athletic directors and other decision-makers to push for action on IAQ in athletic facilities. The COVID-19 pandemic saw many colleges and universities install mitigation technologies including air purifiers throughout classrooms and common spaces. The posture was one of crisis response, a reactive rather than proactive moment. The continuation of academic programs was a mission-critical goal, and so athletic facilities like gyms, locker rooms, and meeting rooms didn’t always get the same level of attention as the core academic areas. Now, as COVID evolves into weaker strains and continues transitioning to endemic status, the focus on crisis-level mitigation efforts is slowly subsiding, even as the enhanced awareness of the importance of IAQ remains fresh in people’s minds. That makes right now the perfect time to address air quality in university athletic facilities. The need is easy to understand and explain, and remaining emergency funds such as HEERF I and II, or the more recent HEERF III in the American Rescue Plan may still be available in your state. AirBox: Your Proven Solution for Athletic Facility Air Purifiers If you know you can improve athletic performance and recovery with cleaner air, why wouldn’t you invest in improving your school’s IAQ? We’ve shown you why taking action on IAQ is essential and why now is the time to do it. Now let’s talk about how. AirBox offers a full lineup of powerful commercial air purifiers, including some that are perfect for larger athletic spaces like gyms and others suited to small-to-midsized spaces like locker rooms. AirBox takes a science-backed approach to cleaning the air, one that matches the best practices and recommendations of the CDC, EPA, and more. We use commercial HEPA filter technology that is proven to remove >99.97% of airborne particulates, including those that affect athletic performance. AirBox products are already being used in educational facilities (including in athletics) across the country, and we’re ready to serve you, too. Ready to help your student athletes perform better and recover faster? Get started today with a Safe Air Plan ...

Combat Long-Term Health Issues from Poor Air Quality

Imagine walking into a business establishment, be it a school, a government office, or a courtroom, and immediately feeling a sense of freshness and purity in the air. You take a deep breath and feel confident, knowing you are breathing in safe air because it’s cleaned by AirBox, a professional indoor air quality service. Now, imagine the opposite - walking into a place where the air feels stale, dusty, and polluted. You may start to experience discomfort, irritation, or even respiratory issues. How is the first scenario possible, and why should you avoid the second? These questions will be answered and more. We will cover: How poor indoor air quality affects health Who is affected by poor indoor air quality How to combat poor indoor air quality (with AirBox) Let's dive in! How poor indoor air quality affects health In today's fast-paced world, where Americans spend 90% of their time indoors at service and work spaces, ensuring good indoor air quality has become increasingly crucial. Poor indoor air quality can have significant long-term health effects. As a business owner or manager, the quality of indoor air in your commercial space matters not only for the health and well-being of your customers and employees but also for your establishment's overall experience and productivity. There are several new regulations that set a clean air standard for commercial businesses. But what specific aspects of your health (physical and mental) are affected by poor indoor air? This becomes clear when you understand what is in the air and what it can do. Particulate matter This broad category includes various tiny particles like dander, dust, mold particles, and wood fire particles that can remain suspended in the air for up to 20 days. These particles can trigger allergies, irritate the respiratory system, and worsen existing respiratory conditions. Carbon monoxide We know this as a potentially deadly gas that is usually produced as a byproduct of fuel-burning sources such as gas stoves or furnaces. In poorly ventilated spaces, carbon monoxide can accumulate to dangerous levels, posing a severe health risk to all in the vicinity. Carbon dioxide Excessive carbon dioxide (CO2) is not a pollutant itself, but it can indicate poor air exchange and ventilation in a space. High levels of CO2 can cause discomfort, drowsiness, and reduced cognitive function, affecting  productivity and the well-being of occupants. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) Another culprit of indoor air pollution are volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are gaseous organic pollutants emitted from common sources such as cleaning products, paints, and fragrances. VOCs like benzene, formaldehyde, and methylene chloride have adverse health effects, including respiratory irritation, headaches, and long-term health risks like heart disease and cancer. Looking for how to avoid or eliminate these harmful elements in the air? Check out our solutions here. Now that we’ve discussed how poor air quality can affect health let's look at who (or what businesses) should seek solutions to mitigate these effects. Note: If you don’t see your industry or service type on this, you may still need air quality improvement at your business. Who is affected by poor indoor air quality (who needs indoor air cleaning services) Indoor air quality is a concern for commercial businesses with indoor spaces where customers and employees spend significant time. WebMD states, “Dust mites, pollen, and mold are common and invisible allergy triggers in the workplace. These allergens can get trapped in tightly insulated and poorly ventilated office buildings. For some jobs, there can also be environmental triggers such as fumes that cause dizziness and make it hard to breathe.” For instance, schools and universities are prime examples of businesses benefiting from indoor air quality services. Check out our recommended education solutions! Poor indoor air quality in educational institutions can lead to increased absenteeism among students and staff and reduced academic performance. By investing in indoor air quality services, such as indoor air quality monitors and testing, schools and universities can create a healthier environment for students and staff, improving attendance and academic outcomes. Cannabis dispensaries are another type of commercial business that can benefit from indoor air quality services. These establishments often need more ventilation due to the nature of their operations, which can lead to poor indoor air quality. Ensuring that the air inside cannabis dispensaries is free from harmful pollutants, such as mold spores, is essential to protect the health of both customers and employees. By investing in indoor air quality services, cannabis dispensaries can provide their customers with a safe and pleasant environment, leading to a better overall experience. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency stated that breathing in inhalants like smoke can harm patrons' health: "Over time, breathing fine particles in the air increases the chances of developing chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, cardiovascular disease, or lung cancer." Other commercial businesses, such as local government offices, courtrooms, and public facilities, can also benefit from indoor air quality services. These spaces may have high occupancy rates and limited ventilation, contributing to poor indoor air quality. By prioritizing indoor air quality through services such as indoor air quality monitors and testing, these businesses can create a healthier and more productive environment for their employees and visitors alike. Take a look at our commercial and government solutions! Finally, healthcare spaces, such as hospitals, clinics, and medical offices, are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of poor indoor air quality. These facilities are unique in that they not only cater to a diverse range of patients with varying health conditions but also have a steady stream of high-risk and contagious visitors. As a result, maintaining clean and healthy indoor air is paramount to ensure the well-being of patients, healthcare workers, and visitors alike. Check out our healthcare solutions! Now that we know the risk and who's at stake, let's delve into some practical steps that businesses can take to improve indoor air quality and create a positive indoor environment. How to combat poor indoor air quality To effectively combat poor indoor air quality, there are two key areas that businesses can focus on: indoor air quality services, indoor air quality monitors We've hinted at these earlier, but investing in these areas is key to air quality improvement. Indoor air quality services Indoor air quality services are a game-changer in creating a clean air environment within commercial spaces. Leveraging cutting-edge technology and expertise, these services are designed to circulate and filter the indoor air you breathe, disrupting, displacing, and removing harmful airborne particulates from the breathing zone. At AirBox, we've become experts in cleanroom technology to get ahead of most indoor air quality services. With our expertise and proven scientific research, we’ve cracked the code on how to efficiently and reliably clean air in commercial and educational spaces. Our air purifiers utilize certified HEPA air filtration which is highly effective in mitigating the spread of airborne pathogens, regardless of their composition. Indoor air quality monitors Indoor air quality monitors are advanced devices that actively measure and track air quality in indoor spaces. These monitors utilize sensors to detect various airborne pollutants such as particles, VOCs (volatile organic compounds), and CO2 (carbon dioxide) levels. They provide real-time data on indoor air quality, allowing for proactive monitoring and removal of these pollutants. Knowing which solution to choose can be challenging. We believe in making it simple. AirBox can recommend the best indoor air quality monitor for the space to maximize the value of your air purifier installation. To pair with reliable indoor air quality services and a top-knotch indoor air quality monitor, consider investing in technology that maximizes the value of your air purifier solutions. Enter Smart Fleet Management. This industry-leading technology distinguishes us from other commercial air purifier providers, reaffirming our commitment to innovation and excellence. Powered by PureAware, our Smart Fleet Management interface is a cutting-edge cloud-based platform that gives you unparalleled control over your fleet of AirBox air purifiers. From anywhere, at any time, you can easily configure, manage, adjust, and monitor your units with just a few clicks. With PureAware, you can program individual units or groups of units to suit the unique needs of your space, making temporary adjustments as needed. You'll also receive real-time updates on air quality, thanks to the array of sensors on each unit, providing you with crucial insights into the health of your indoor environment. It's another way we strive to make your experience with AirBox as seamless, convenient, and effective as possible. Learn more about this solution here! Ready to combat poor indoor air quality at your business? Prioritizing indoor air quality is crucial for safeguarding our long-term health and well-being. With the increasing awareness of the impact of poor indoor air quality on our health, it's essential to take proactive measures to combat this issue. Don't compromise on the air you breathe. Take action today and discover the benefits of AirBox's indoor air quality services. Whether you're a business owner, facility manager, or school administrator, our team of experts can help you create a customized Safe Air Plan and implement state-of-the-art air purification technology in your space. Contact us now by phone or email to get started and experience the difference between clean, healthy indoor air with AirBox ...

Smart Fleet Management for AirBox Air Purifiers

Providing safe, breathable air in your school, business, or office space is a vital way to improve indoor air quality and provide peace of mind to all who pass through your doors. Your best approach for doing so? A fleet of AirBox air purifiers that follow a Safe Air Plan (yes, we may be a bit biased—but we can’t help that it’s true!). Today we’re highlighting a lesser-known feature that provides the highest value to any AirBox installation: Smart Fleet Management with PureAware. This cutting-edge exclusive feature gives you complete, granular control over all the AirBox air purifiers in your organization, saving you time and money, giving you remote control and monitoring capabilities, and lessening environmental impact. Read on to learn how this powerful feature enhances the AirBox Safe Air experience. Introducing Smart Fleet Management At AirBox, we’re passionate about delivering next-level experiences to our customers. That’s why we’re excited to highlight Smart Fleet Management, a powerful, exclusive software tool that maximizes the value of your AirBox installation. This industry-leading technology is not available from any other commercial air purifier provider. Once again AirBox is leading the way. We use PureAware as our Smart Fleet Management interface. It’s a cloud-based software platform that allows AirBox owners to configure, manage, adjust, and monitor their fleet of AirBox air purifiers from nearly anywhere. PureAware allows you to program individual units or groups of units in your system to fit the needs of the moment. You can also make temporary adjustments. You’ll receive real-time updates on air quality (as measured by an array of sensors on each unit), plus alerts when it’s time to reorder or replace filters. The PureAware Smart Fleet Management portal is available on desktop and there is a mobile app that is used for local Bluetooth-enabled control of one unit at a time. The Key Benefits Smart Fleet Management is more than a catchphrase. This technology delivers real results that make a difference for you and everyone who walks through your doors. Maximize ROI by Saving Time, Energy, and Money When you use Smart Fleet Management to manage your AirBox units, you save in all the ways that matter, maximizing your return on investment. First, you’ll save time every day because your maintenance manager no longer needs to check units manually throughout your facility. The smart dashboard shows at a glance which units are operating optimally, and it will indicate if a unit needs inspection, a filter change or maintenance. You’ll also save on energy. Most buildings aren’t occupied at maximum capacity 24/7, so why run your air purification systems that way? By scheduling CFM output to match the appropriate air exchange based on expected occupancy, 24 hours vs. about 10 hours, you could save around $40 per unit per year (or more if you live in a state with higher electricity costs). Ultimately these both add up to monetary savings: fewer maintenance hours and less electricity (not to mention longer unit life, which we’ll cover in a moment) all add up to more money returned to your operating budget. Extends the Life of Units and Filters AirBox air purifiers and filters are built to last and made in the USA to exacting standards, but every piece of machinery has a maximum usable life. By scheduling your AirBox air purifiers to run at levels appropriate to scheduled building occupancy (rather than at maximum output even when the building is empty), you’ll extend the life of your air purifiers and filters alike. Supports the Health of All Who Enter Industrial air purifiers are an investment in the health and well-being of all who enter your building and facilities. You don’t want to have lingering questions about the effectiveness of your system, either— that’s the main problem with other systems that take an approach of “drop it in the room and hope for the best.” AirBox air purifiers each have an onboard CO2 sensor, which measures the CO2 concentration in the room. CO2 concentration correlates to the volume of respiratory aerosols in a given space. High CO2 levels also means higher levels of potentially infected respiratory aerosols, increasing the risk for airborne infection with room occupants. High CO2 levels can also indicate that the population in a room is too high or that the room’s ventilation system isn’t working properly, making the environment unhealthy for occupants. Measuring CO2 levels should be especially important to educational facilities due to the negative cognitive impacts high CO2 can have to the human body. In summary: high CO2 means more air exchanges needed and a higher CFM rate of air purification. Combine these embedded CO2 sensors with Smart Fleet Management, and you’ll receive instant alerts when CO2 levels rise higher than they should. These notifications allow your maintenance team to make adjustments remotely (such as increasing CFM throughput to account for higher occupancy) and to know right away if a unit is underperforming. By knowing exactly how well your system is performing in every single protected space, you’ll better support the health of all who enter. How PureAware Smart Fleet Management Works Want a little more information about how our Smart Fleet Management technology works? We’re so glad you asked! Here’s a typical progression of how our customers use their Smart Fleet Management capabilities. Schedule your fleet Take control of your AirBox units and customize when and at what levels your units operate. Set them on their own schedules in groups or zones, or control them individually or all at once. Control from anywhere with remote monitoring Thanks to web and mobile apps from PureAware, you can monitor and control every unit remotely or locally. Conference room or cafeteria in use at an unexpected time? Just a few taps on your phone or tablet, and your AirBox Peak is back up to full capacity. Receive alerts via CO2 sensors Once you have your system configured to your liking, you can let it run on autopilot. It will follow the schedule you set and respond to occasional overrides, should you need them. And thanks to CO2 sensor alerts, you’ll be alerted the moment CO2 concentrations rise too high in a space. Usually all you’ll need to do is dial up the CFM throughput, but these alerts can also warn you about potential (though rare) problems or failures with a unit. Receive filter replacement notifications  Finally, our Smart Fleet Management tech can alert you when filters in your system are nearing end of life, prompting you to reorder before it’s a crisis. AirBox and Smart Fleet Management Keep You Breathing Easy By combining best-in-class hardware throughout the lineup with an industry-first Smart Fleet Management system, AirBox keeps you breathing easy — literally, and when dealing with the ongoing operation and maintenance of your commercial air purifiers. To learn more about the benefits of Smart Fleet Management (or to start your Safe Air Plan if you’re not yet an AirBox client), contact us today ...

Air Purifiers for Locker Rooms

Something stinks, and it’s time we talked about it. Across the nation, college campuses large and small, from the SEC or the Big 10 to the small liberal arts colleges, have one thing in common. Their sports facilities—their locker rooms in particular—stink. We’re not talking about the quality of their facilities or their athletic achievements. No, we mean this literally: just about no matter where you look (or sniff), locker rooms smell bad. You may not always notice the stench, because college athletics departments (and related facilities and teams) go to great lengths to deal with the smell. Those efforts may mitigate the worst of the offensive scents, but the underlying causes are always there, lurking. A Massive Cover-Up The most common “solution” to locker room odors is simply to cover them up with sprays, air fresheners, or cleaning products. But these are not real solutions at all: they simply mask odors in the air; they do little to nothing to treat the causes of the stink. In other words, it’s a massive cover-up. These products aren’t really cleaning the air; they’re just masking the problem. And while covering up offensive smells is better than nothing, it doesn’t do anything to address the root cause of athletic odors: poor indoor air quality (IAQ). In some cases, harsh fragrances and cleaners can even add to the IAQ problem for sensitive athletes. The Smell Isn’t the Worst Part Even worse, the smell isn’t the biggest problem. The sources of those smells are more complicated than just sweaty uniforms and players. Locker room environments are frequently moist, warm, and poorly ventilated. In other words, they’re what the Cleveland Clinic and many others call the perfect breeding ground for bacteria (including staphylococcus), viruses, and fungi (including athlete’s foot and ringworm). These health concerns are more than just mild annoyances, too. Staph infections are spread by surface contact with open wounds (including the small nicks, scrapes, and cuts common to many sports). While infections are usually mild, some can become life-threatening and even end an athlete’s career. Brandon Noble, a nine-year NFL veteran, had his career cut short by a MRSA infection (a drug-resistant staph infection). And he’s not the first Cleaning Products Only Go So Far Given the threat of surface-to-surface transmission, sanitizing surfaces in locker rooms should be a top-of-mind concern. Cleaning products are an essential tool for keeping locker room facilities sanitary, but they only go so far. These efforts address only the contaminants that live and spread via surface contact and don’t do anything to deal with airborne particulates, including airborne viruses, mold, and fungus. They may even make IAQ worse by adding particulates to the air, such as with aerosol cleaning sprays. A Better Solution: Air Purifiers for College Campus Locker Rooms Surface sanitation efforts address surface transmission, but not airborne contaminants. Colleges and universities need a different, better, science-backed solution to address the latter: commercial air purifiers for college campus locker rooms. Rather than hiding odors with scents and “odor neutralizers,” the best commercial air purifiers capture airborne particulates and cleanse them from the air inside the locker room. Why are commercial HEPA air purifiers the necessary solution for your locker rooms and athletic facilities? Consider these three reasons. Air Purifiers Address the Causes of Odor First, air purifiers do more than mask locker room odors: they draw out odor-causing elements from the air, eliminating the root cause of the odor. They address the odors themselves by actually cleaning the air and removing the impurities, contaminants, and microbes that can make players sick. HEPA air purifiers (like those from AirBox) have been proven to remove greater than 99.97% of airborne contaminants from the filtered air. Not only that, but AirBox air purifiers also include a separate Odor Shield Filter in most units. These filters act as the first line of defense, trapping larger odor-causing particles and lessening the load that the HEPA filter has to carry. Air Purifiers for College Campuses Improve IAQ in Locker Rooms and Other Spaces Indoor air quality matters perhaps even more than that funky locker-room smell. This is where air purifiers shine: because they reduce and nearly eliminate particulates and contaminants from indoor air, commercial air purifiers make an outsized impact on IAQ. Improving IAQ can improve the health, well-being, and even performance of players and staff by reducing asthma and allergy responses and removing airborne viruses (such as COVID-19) from the air. The US Department of Education (among numerous other agencies) recommends HEPA air filters as a complement to outdoor air exchange because it effects virtually the same CO2 reduction as natural air exchange. Administrators and athletic directors cannot afford to ignore the absolute necessity of air purifiers for college campus athletic facilities. Air Purifiers Provide Peace of Mind Lastly, air purifiers provide vital peace of mind. Ductless units (like several AirBox solutions) sit in a space, visible to all who enter the locker room. Implementing air purifiers in your locker rooms is one visible or tangible way to tell players, parents, and staff alike that you’re serious about protecting health and performance. Start Your Safe Air Plan Today Implementing air purifiers in your locker rooms (or across your broader college campus) is a smart play for all these reasons and more. But getting truly reliable coverage requires more than a haphazard distribution of air purifiers. It takes a customized, engineered plan that accounts for the size of your facilities, occupancy levels, and more. AirBox’s Safe Air Plan is the solution: every AirBox installation starts with a custom Safe Air Plan to ensure you’re getting the coverage you need for reliable, science-backed safe air. Our team will analyze your facilities and build out a coverage plan for you. Ready to get started? Start your Safe Air Plan today ...

Poor Air Quality Hurts Student Performance

“Learning doesn’t happen by osmosis.” We all remember teachers who tried persuading us to study by saying something to this effect. While historical dates and science terms probably won’t get into our brains by unconscious absorption, there are some things that will: pathogens, allergens, and other impurities that linger in the air we breathe. In school settings, these contaminants have real effects on student health, performance, and learning. Read on to learn about these dangers, and how AirBox offers high-quality air purifiers for schools that can mitigate the threats of poor indoor air quality. How Safe Is Your School? School safety is a vitally important topic. Administrators, teachers, and parents often work together to create policies and procedures that ensure the highest degree of safety for our students from internal and external threats. But have you considered the safety of the air your students breathe? Most people don’t think about it because they can’t see it (or at least they didn’t before the pandemic). Indoor air is typically far more dangerous than outdoor air. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that the indoor air we breathe contains two to five times more pollutants than outdoor air—things like allergens, odors, chemicals, dust, and dander as well as disease-spreading pathogens. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tiny airborne particles lingering in the air can contain bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens that spread diseases like COVID-19. Furthermore, ASHRAE (The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers) has created a new standard that establishes minimum requirements to reduce the risk of disease transmission in new, old, and existing buildings. Complying with this standard would assist in creating the healthiest and safest environment for you students and faculty. If you are concerned about your school’s indoor air quality (IAQ), there are effective solutions available, like Indoor Air Quality Assessments and air purifiers for schools from AirBox, a leader in clean air solutions. The Invisible Effects of Poor IAQ on Students Poor indoor air quality can have deceptive and insidious effects on our health and the health of our students. The lingering symptoms we blame on allergies or “just a head cold” may be perpetuated and even exacerbated by poor IAQ. The EPA lists coughing, eye irritation, headaches, and allergic reactions among the many problematic symptoms of poor IAQ. The American Lung Association points to asthma as one of the leading causes of school absenteeism. Pollutants in the air such as dust and mold can trigger asthmatic symptoms. It’s hard for students to focus on learning when they’re battling headaches, fatigue, congestion, coughing, sneezing, dizziness, and skin or facial irritations. On the other hand, students breathing clean, safe air will experience fewer performance-inhibiting symptoms. Safer air leads to fewer sick days, higher test scores, and increased cognitive brain function. And let’s not forget about the well-being of teachers, staff, and visitors. You want your teachers and staff performing at their best for the sake of your students. You want to protect the halls of learning for your students and staff because you believe the best education happens in person. You want to keep your doors open and give peace of mind to parents and visitors. If you’re ready to be proactive about your school’s air quality, the team at AirBox can help you develop an air quality plan, showing you exactly what dangers are in your air with IAQ Assessments, and how to implement AirBox air purifiers for schools so that you gain clean, safe air throughout your facilities. Request a meeting to discuss your options. Getting Clean Air: It’s Science Speaking of facilities: How can you make sure everyone inside your facilities is breathing the cleanest, safest air possible? Thankfully, there is a solution that is more than 99.99% effective at cleaning the air in your school facilities: certified HEPA filter air purifiers for schools from AirBox. A HEPA filter air purifier circulates the air in a space and forces it through a stringent filtration process, trapping airborne particulates and contaminants and recirculating the cleaned air. HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air, and according to the EPA, filters that are certified HEPA must remove 99.97% of very tiny particulates (down to just 0.3 microns) from the air. AirBox clears this standard significantly. HEPA filters use a series of layered mesh fibers designed to trap particulates carried by the air that passes through them. These trapped particulates include bacteria, viruses, mold, chemicals, pet dander, pollen, and dust—all the stuff you don’t want students and staff breathing in at school. Your School + AirBox Air Purifiers for Schools = Brilliant School spaces face unique and complicated challenges: old buildings, limited HVAC access, windows that can’t open. But no matter what kind of space you’re dealing with, AirBox has effective, scientifically-proven solutions that are simple to implement anywhere and at any size or scale. AirBox makes high-quality commercial-grade HEPA filter air purifiers that can match or exceed the needs of any indoor space. Our certified HEPA filters are more than 99.99% effective in removing particulates the size of 0.3 microns and even more effective in capturing smaller particles. That’s even better than the EPA requirements for HEPA certification! Our HEPA filters were sourced by our founder and lead engineer Tim Self, a leader in cleanroom technology with more than 30 years of experience. Pair this best-in-class HEPA filter with our sturdy, American-made air purifiers for schools, and you get an easy-to-implement, scientifically sound solution for your school’s safe air needs. AirBox air purifiers for schools are designed in tandem with our filters to maximize airflow while maintaining incredibly effective filtration—so you can breathe easier knowing that your school will have the cleanest air possible. AirBox air purifier enclosures are attractive but simple. They’re designed to blend into your space, not draw attention to themselves. And we have large and small units to care for the airflow needs of any indoor space. If you’re looking for an in-duct HEPA filter air purifier, we offer the AirBox Summit Series. Our other purifiers are ductless, freestanding units that you place in whichever room needs air purification—making AirBox perfect for school spaces where ductwork is impractical or impossible. Let’s Meet After School We promise, it’s not detention. We just don’t want to leave you to figure all this out on your own. Our team works with you to find out what containments are in your building, making sure you have the right unit(s) for optimum air displacement in your school’s spaces. Our air purifiers mitigate the risk of all airborne disease transmission, allowing kids to breathe in clean air to create the long-term healthy life they deserve. Reach out to AirBox to learn more about the benefits of HEPA filter air purifiers for schools and to find out how our products can help your school. Want a second opinion? Click here to see what Johns Hopkins has to say about ionization in schools! ...

Allergies Affecting Your Team? The Best Air Purifiers for Allergies

Most of us tend to associate allergies with our furry friends at home or with common springtime culprits like ragweed or pollen. Allergies in the workplace aren’t the first thing to come to mind (unless your office is dog-friendly—we don’t judge!).But workplace allergies are real, and they could be affecting your team more than you realize.According to a current medical research and opinion study affiliated with the Physicians’ Comparability Allowance, poor air quality can cause office work performance to decrease between 6 and 9 percent.Another current medical research and opinion study from the International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy and the Technical University of Denmark found that polluted indoor air can exacerbate allergies and asthma, and impede productivity.  Thankfully, the technology to solve indoor allergies in commercial spaces already exists—certified HEPA filtration.Below, we’ll look at the options for best air purifiers for allergies at the commerical and industrial levels. But first, what exactly is the connection between indoor air quality and allergies?Why Indoor Air Quality Matters for AllergiesPeople with allergies react to a variety of pollutants and other tiny particles like dust, pollen, other plant residue, pet dander, mold, and even industrial chemicals. These reactions can range from persistent nuisances (like a constantly runny nose or watery eyes) to severe allergic responses and respiratory problems.Indoor air quality is a measure of the level of particulate matter in the air (regardless of source, and thus including all common airborne allergens). By improving indoor air quality, you can alleviate allergy symptoms for the allergy sufferers on your team— and improve air quality for everyone else at the same time.1. AirBox Air Purifiers: The Best Air Purifiers for AllergiesAirBox produces the best air purifiers for allergies in the workplace, hands down. Everything we make is commercial grade or better, because workplaces demand a superior solution than something you pick up at the local discount hardware store.  Now we may be a little biased placing ourselves at the top of this list— but we’ve got the evidence to back up this claim (more on this at the end of the list).Every AirBox air purifier, including our Peak, Mesa, Apex, and Summit Series, uses a multi-filter approach that includes a commercial-grade Certified HEPA filter as the star of the show. These filters are greater than 99.99% effective in removing particulates down to the size of 0.1 microns—capturing even the tiniest of allergens and removing them from the air circulating through your facility. That’s even greater effectiveness than the standard for HEPA certification!Add to that some of the finest American-made craftsmanship and design in the industry, and the result is clear: AirBox offers the best commercial air purifiers—including those for allergies.How to purchase: AirBox doesn’t just sell air purifiers; we provide comprehensive safe air solutions that start with a custom-engineered Safe Air Plan. Our team will map out exactly which AirBox air purifiers you need to blanket your business or facility with safe, clean air. Ready for cleaner, safer air that helps allergy sufferers breathe easier? Start your Safe Air Plan today.2. Levoit Core 400S Smart Air PurifierIf you need coverage throughout a larger room (up to 1,000 square feet) and omnidirectional air purification is important to you, the Levoit Core 400S Smart Air Purifier is worth a look. It offers 360-degree air purification, which is a bit less practical than it sounds: sure, coverage in every direction is ideal, but there just aren’t many real-world scenarios where placing an air purifier dead-center in a room makes sense.On the plus side, you’re getting an H13 True HEPA filter in a surprisingly portable (and whisper-quiet) design. Common allergens don’t stand a chance—as long as they’re within range.3. IQAir HealthPro Plus Air PurifierThe IQAir HealthPro Plus is another small to mid-sized unit that is highly rated for homes and offices and has been deployed in certain medical settings. It is appropriate for rooms up to 1,125 square feet, giving it a little more range than the Levoit model. It features a three-stage filtration system starting with a pre-filter for dust, dander, and mold—the common allergy triggers. Next is a cell filter for capturing gasses and odors, and last is the HyperHEPA filter that takes care of the smallest particles.Its 320-degree performance means the HealthPro Plus can be positioned near a wall and distribute purified air throughout the room.4. Enviroklenz UV-CLast up is another healthcare-focused model, the Enviroklenz UV-C. This semi-portable unit has four caster wheels so users can move it from room to room as needed. This model uses an earth mineral pre-filter, a medical-grade HEPA filter, and a UV-C light covering that should kill anything living that makes it through.At just 250 CFU covering 1,000 square feet, the Enviroklenz works for smaller spaces but doesn’t offer the widespread protection that most industrial spaces require.Why Is AirBox Number One?How can we be so confident that AirBox is the best commercial air purifier for allergies (and for just about any other application)?Because AirBox is made differently. We’ve integrated cleanroom technology into our line of commercial air purifiers, and we build them from high-strength aircraft-grade aluminum and stainless steel.Our air purifiers also process air at a higher volume (measured in cubic feet per minute, or CFM) than much of what’s on the market—allowing you to cover far larger spaces than most of the competition.The truth is, there aren’t very many widely available commercial-grade air purifiers that focus on allergies. Most of what’s out there is geared toward homeowners dealing with pet allergies. The good news is that just about any device that can handle pet allergies effectively can also handle environmental allergens. The bad news is that very few air purifiers work on a true commercial scale. The best in this class may be powerful enough to handle a small office or waiting room, but that’s about it. AirBox is the exception to this trend; its commercial air purifiers are true industrial-grade solutions that can be deployed at scale throughout facilities of any size.Organizations can also manage their entire fleet from a single interface thanks to PureAware’s Smart Fleet Management. AirBox air purifiers can be programmed to run at optimal levels based on scheduled occupancy and won’t accidentally get left on overnight, saving you money on electricity bills and preventing excess wear and tear.Start Your Safe Air Plan TodayAre you ready to move forward with AirBox air purifiers, the best air purifiers for allergies? Reach out to the AirBox team to learn more about commercial air purifiers that best handle allergens, or start your Safe Air Plan today! ...

Safe Indoor Air: Why You Need a HEPA Filter Air Purifier

We often take the indoors for granted as safe spaces. When it's dark, we instinctively head indoors to feel safe at home. We run into a store to escape the rain. We watch to make sure our kids get inside the school building before driving away. But if the last few years have taught us anything, it’s that when it comes to the quality of the air we breathe, this logic gets flipped on its head: indoor air is often less safe than outdoor. Welcome to the Great Indoors In our modern, temperature-controlled world, our indoor air feels safe enough: air conditioners cool the air and control humidity in a way that feels processed, clean, and safe. But scientific data paints a different picture. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that the indoor air we breathe contains two to five times more pollutants than outdoor air—things like allergens, odors, chemicals, dust, and dander, as well as disease-spreading pathogens. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tiny airborne particles lingering in the air can contain bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens that spread diseases, including COVID-19. Air Quality Affects Us More than We Realize That lingering cough and those itchy eyes you attribute to allergies; that persistent headache you assume is mere tiredness: Symptoms like these (and worse) may be maintained and even exacerbated by poor indoor air quality (IAQ), according to the EPA. And in certain settings and populations, such as hospitals and schools, poor indoor air quality can affect vulnerable populations even more. Whether at home, work, or school, safer air leads to fewer sick days, higher performance, and increased cognitive brain function. And anyone can take action to dramatically improve their IAQ. The Simple Secret to Clean Air: HEPA Filtration Improving indoor air quality is vitally important anywhere people gather: restaurants, schools, warehouses, arenas, and more. But doing it right seems complicated (not to mention expensive). Doesn't it need to involve your HVAC system? Don’t you need access to ducts (and a construction budget to match)? And what if you have an older facility with poor ventilation, or a very large space like a lobby, cafeteria, gym, or arena? No matter what kind of space you’re dealing with, there is an effective, scientifically-proven solution that's simple to implement anywhere and at any size or scale: the HEPA filter air purifier. What the HEPA? So what is HEPA filtration? HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air, and according to the EPA, filters that are certified HEPA must remove 99.97% of very tiny particulates (down to just 0.3 microns) from the air. HEPA filters use a series of layered mesh fibers designed to trap particulates carried by the air that passes through them. These trapped particulates include bacteria, viruses, mold, chemicals, pet dander, pollen, and dust—all the stuff you don't want to breathe in every time you go inside! Activating HEPA Filtration: Enter the HEPA Filter Air Purifier A HEPA filter air purifier circulates the air in a space and forces it through a HEPA filter, trapping airborne particulates and contaminants and recirculating the cleaned air. Just about any indoor space will benefit from using a HEPA filter air purifier: homes, hotel and business lobbies, hospital waiting and exam rooms, restaurants, schools, locker rooms, offices, and even huge spaces like warehouses, gyms, and arenas. The makeup of the air in an indoor space is constantly changing, especially with higher foot traffic. It's important to match your space with the appropriate HEPA filter air purifier that will displace the amount of air needed to ensure proper air exchange within the space. A Perfect Match: Your Space + AirBox Air Purifiers AirBox makes high-quality commercial-grade HEPA filter air purifiers that can match or exceed the needs of any indoor space. Our certified HEPA filters are greater than 99.99% effective in removing particulates the size of 0.3 microns and even more effective in capturing smaller particles. That’s even better filtration than the requirements to be HEPA-certified! Why are our HEPA filters so good? Because we certify each HEPA filter to ensure it meets the same standards required for cleanrooms in the semiconductor, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries. They are certified by our expert team, including our founder and lead engineer, Tim Self, a leader in cleanroom technology with more than 30 years of experience. Pair this best-in-class HEPA filter with our sturdy, American-made air purifiers, and you get the simple scientific solution to your safe air needs. AirBox air purifiers are designed from the ground up together with our filters to maximize airflow while maintaining incredibly effective filtration— so you can breathe easier knowing that you have the cleanest possible air. AirBox air purifier enclosures are attractive but simple. They’re designed to blend into your space, not draw attention to themselves. And we have large and small units to care for the airflow needs of any indoor space. These enclosures are also antimicrobial, making the air purifier itself bacteria-resistant. If you’re looking for an in-duct HEPA filter air purifier, we offer the AirBox Summit Series. Our other purifiers are ductless freestanding units that you place in whichever room needs air purification—making AirBox perfect for spaces where ductwork is impractical or impossible. And we don't leave you to figure all this out on your own. Our team works with you to create a Safe Air Plan, making sure you have the right unit(s) for optimum air displacement in your space. Let's Get Together Don't leave your air quality to chance. Give your family members, clients, customers, and employees the peace of mind that comes from breathing clean air. And give yourself and those around you the best chance for good health and clear-headed functioning by making sure you’re breathing the cleanest air possible. Reach out to AirBox to learn more about the benefits of HEPA filter air purifiers and to find out how our products can help your home or business, or start your Safe Air Plan today ...

Keeping Schools Safe from COVID

More than ever before, schools are looking for ways to make sure the air that students, teachers, and staff are breathing is safe.The threat of Covid-19 remains at the forefront of many minds. And other airborne particulates that can make kids and teachers sick also show up in most school environments (like the flu, mold, and even the common cold).In fact, school buildings are often worse off than other spaces: OSHA points to the age and poor condition of many school buildings, which leads to higher levels of unpleasant stuff floating in the air.Parents, teachers, and administrators are looking for solutions. Masks and perpetual virtual school aren’t a long-term solution that anybody wants to live through.What if there was a way schools could keep students, teachers, and staff safe from airborne pathogens and other contaminants — without altering students’ routines or harming student learning?Good news! There is: safe air solutions from AirBox Air Purifiers.Schools Need Proven Solutions to Keep Air Free from Covid— and Other Airborne DangersSchools don’t need solutions that merely claim to clean the air, or that only clean indoor air a little bit. Schools need proven solutions with data that shows how effective they are at removing airborne pathogens (including viruses like Covid) from real-world spaces.Why? Simple: there’s a world of difference between a solution that makes bold claims about cleaning indoor air and one that’s been scientifically proven to do so.As schools deliberated on what a return to the classroom would look like after early pandemic lockdowns, several companies jumped at the chance to quickly and cheaply develop products that might help to ease fears and increase safety. Some companies simply started targeting commercial spaces with their residential products.Unfortunately, nearly all of these products are untested, and some don’t do anything measurable at all!That isn’t what schools need. They need data-backed, quality solutions that actually solve their problem. They need solutions that actually clean the air.The Answer: Safe Air Solutions from AirBoxAirBox offers the best solution to the problem of air safety in classrooms and schools (and any other public or commercial space). The company delivers safe air solutions to schools and other organizations in the form of state-of-the-art commercial-grade HEPA air purifiers.Solutions like AirBox matter because air quality affects real people in your (or your child’s) school. People like teachers with underlying health concerns, immunocompromised students, and those with vulnerable loved ones at home.Students and teachers want to be at school. But they don’t want to put themselves or the people they love at risk. AirBox helps mitigate that risk.There’s plenty of evidence showing that powerful HEPA filtration is effective against Covid and other threats. In fact, experts at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health point to HEPA filtration as one of the most effective strategies (along with opening windows to allow outside air in).And while AirBox’s air purifiers are proven to filter airborne viruses like Covid from indoor air, we launched our first product well before the pandemic began. We aren’t chasing a trend; we’ve been solving indoor air challenges for years.AirBox is one of the only companies offering solutions that have that has undergone any type of independent third-party testing, and it’s the only company whose products have been independently verified to remove greater than 99.99% of airborne particulates from the breathing zone. These particulates include mold, pollen, dander, bacteria, and viruses–including Covid and all its variants.Every School Starts with a Safe Air PlanOne of the big problems with treating indoor air using off-the-shelf products is that air is complicated and always moving. That’s also why so many other products out there don’t provide testing or certification of their devices: it’s impossible to make promises when you can’t control the variables.AirBox takes a different approach. Every school that works with AirBox starts with a Safe Air Plan, an engineered plan that provides an analysis of each unique space, along with recommendations for which AirBox air purifiers should be installed, where to install them, and other environmental changes that need to be made.We’ve helped numerous schools and districts provide safer air for their students and staff. Read more about how we helped one district in South Carolina achieve its safe air goals.By starting every school with a Safe Air Plan, AirBox can stand behind the data and science that show its products are effective at creating a safe air breathing zone when properly placed.Cleanroom to the Classroom: The Science Behind AirBoxAirBox’s founder and lead engineer, Tim Self, spent decades as the founder and chairman of AM Technical Solutions, a global leader in cleanroom technology. With 30 years of experience designing, constructing, and certifying world-class cleanrooms across the globe, Self saw the need for better quality commercial air purifiers that could be deployed in minutes and provide lasting results.In founding AirBox, Self brought cleanroom tech to the classroom, leveraging his deep technical and scientific background into a new category of commercial air purifier.AirBox air purifiers are made in the USA from quality components, built to the highest standards. Every unit has a lifetime warranty on all materials and craftsmanship plus a 5-year warranty of the fan motor and electrical components.Keep Your School Safe: Start Your Safe Air Plan NowAirBox is a market-leading solution backed by data and independent lab testing shown to effectively filter more than 99.99% of airborne particulates, including viruses like Covid. It’s the smart choice for any school wanting to provide safer, cleaner air to students and staff alike.Are you ready to protect your school or classroom and provide safe air to everyone who uses it?Learn how to get a Safe Air Plan for your school today ...

Phase 2 of Safe Air Plan at Brentwood Christian School

AirBox Executes Phase 2 of Safe Air Plan at Brentwood Christian School Brentwood Christian School, a private K-12 Christian school, based in Austin, Texas, announced the completion of its Phase 2 implementation of AirBox’s certified HEPA air purification technology to further reduce the transmission of Covid-19 and other airborne pathogens on its campus. Statesville, NC and Austin, TX: Brentwood Christian School (BCS) has announced the completion of planned safe air upgrades provided and deployed by North Carolina-based AirBox. This second phase of the school’s safe air rollout comes on the heels of an earlier round of implementation of AirBox devices, which was completed in September 2021. In Phase 1 of the rollout, AirBox installed one Peak unit in each BCS classroom. It installed higher-capacity AirBox units in larger gathering spaces (athletic facilities, cafeterias, the theater, and the chapel). This essential installation met current minimum ventilation standards by utilizing the best HEPA filtration technology to produce fresh recirculated air. AirBox’s HEPA air purifiers exceed the HEPA certification standards of 99.97% efficiency at removing dust, mold, pollen, bacteria, and viruses (including Covid-19 and its variants). While Phase 1 was a significant step toward improving indoor air quality throughout the campus, BCS leadership wasn’t content to stop there. BCS leveraged a second round of funding through the EANS program managed by the state of Texas to expand its Safe Air Plan and further ensure all students, teachers, staff, and visitors maintain access to safe breathing air while on the BCS campus. Phase 2 included the addition of AirBox Mesa units to the administrative offices to address air quality for the staff and additional Apex units in the chapel to ensure that the chapel could remain a Safe Air Zone even during peak occupancy. Meredith Teague, president of AirBox, commented on the milestone: “Brentwood Christian is a great example of a forward-thinking school making smart use of state and federal funds available to combat the spread of Covid-19 and make schools safer for in-person learning. By leveraging two rounds of EANS funding, Brentwood was able to execute our complete Safe Air Plan, increasing air quality throughout all spaces on the campus.” Across both phases, the BCS team worked with AirBox’s engineering team, which developed and then maximized the school’s Safe Air Plan through computer simulations. These computer models optimized the impact on in-room air to determine the ideal placement of each AirBox unit. In many classrooms, Phase 2 included the addition of a second AirBox Peak or Mesa unit to bolster both maximum CFMs and engineer airflow into the breathing zone. President of Brentwood Christian, Jay Burcham, shares the staff’s excitement in completing the school’s AirBox rollout: “From the beginning of this project, we knew we needed to do two things: protect students, faculty, staff, and parents from airborne disease transmission and provide peace of mind in the process. AirBox was instrumental in helping us achieve these objectives, improving building ventilation and air quality with no disruption to the school calendar.” Burcham also mentioned the value of an air purification technology that could be deployed with little to no disruption to facilities: “We were thrilled that AirBox’s certified HEPA air purifiers could be deployed in just a few days, without the need for invasive renovation or duct access. Because of this, we were able to complete Phase 2 of our rollout during Christmas break, with no disruption whatsoever to student learning!” BCS also plans to leverage AirBox’s Smart Fleet Management, a technology from PureAware. This innovative solution allows campuses and businesses to remotely manage their fleet of AirBox devices, actively monitoring CO2 levels to maintain safe conditions. Smart Fleet Management also enables staff to schedule AirBox units to perform at airflow levels appropriate to planned occupancy loads. With a drastic increase in directional airflow and HEPA filtration, BCS students, faculty, staff, and visitors can now enjoy cleaner air and greater peace of mind, potentially influencing the long-term health of all who use the facilities improving cognitive learning and brain functionality. The research and testing behind AirBox’s products, along with conformance to ASHRAE, EPA, and FDA standards, and wireless operational performance and respiratory aerosol monitoring, set AirBox air purifiers apart from any other air purifier available. Those implementing an AirBox Safe Air Plan can be confident that they are trusting the health and safety of their students, teachers, staff, and employees to a safe air solutions company that’s in a class all its own. Watch Jeff Morris, CFO of Brentwood, describe Brentwood Christian's clean air plan: ### About AirBox AirBox Air Purifiers is America’s top provider of commercial-grade safe air solutions. With a range of commercial air purifier options designed by the leader in cleanroom technology, the company is an industry leader in pathogen mitigation for schools, commercial facilities, and indoor public spaces. AirBox products are manufactured in an EPA registered facility in North Carolina, are FDA compliant and utilize Certified HEPA technology that evolved from filtration technology common to ultra-clean manufacturing and research environments typical to pharmaceutical, semiconductor, and biotechnology industries. For additional information, visit https://www.airboxairpurifier.com/. AirBox Contact: Info@airboxairpurifier.com About PureAware PureAware is a division of WellAware, a company empowering organizations to be efficient, safe, and sustainable by streaming mission-critical data to their employees and partners, so they can remotely monitor, control, and automate physical assets. The company delivers solutions as managed services under a comprehensive subscription plan to allow clients to access, visualize, and interpret data from their physical assets to make better decisions. For additional information, visit www.pureaware.us or https://www.airboxairpurifier.com/commercial/smart-fleet-management/. About Brentwood Christian School Brentwood Christian School is a nationally recognized accredited leader in education. BCS is the multi-year defending academic state champion in TAPPS and PSIA, a passionate front runner in fine arts, and a fiery competitor in athletics. But BCS is much more to our students and families: BCS is a community. Students receive an excellent Christ-centered, college preparatory education, and they will also receive an incredibly well-rounded extra and co-curricular experience. For more information, visit https://www.brentwoodchristian.org/ ...

Increasing Productivity Through Indoor Air Quality

It likely comes as no surprise to hear that Americans spend the majority of their time indoors, but have you ever taken the time to consider the impact that being indoors so often has on you? Indoor environmental quality (IEQ) is extremely important to one’s health and it encompasses air quality, lighting, thermal conditions, acoustics, ergonomics/architecture and their ultimate effects on occupants. Shockingly, the Center of Disease Control (CDC) reported that an estimated $225.8 billion in the annual cost of productivity loss is due to absenteeism, which can be largely the result of poor IEQ. Jerry Scanlan of the Washington Business Journal states, “The purpose of IEQ is to improve the quality of life, protect human health, and the comfort of occupants.” In Scanlan’s article he poses a few questions related to IEQ: Thermal comfort — how cold am I? Lighting — is the lighting right for my task? Acoustics — is noise disrupting my task? Indoor Air Quality — what’s in the air I am breathing? These questions relate directly to comfort and productivity whether this be consciously or subconsciously. Often, discomfort can go unnoticed unless it is glaringly evident such as a smoky room or a flickering light. With no obvious queues however, it can be difficult for employees to make connections between their environment and work ethic. One way to combat unnoticed poor conditions to the indoor environment is to ensure the indoor air quality is up to par, which can be accomplished by outfitting your indoor spaces with HEPA certified air purifiers such as AirBox. AirBox’s goal is to educate the American population on the importance of indoor air quality, the effect it can have on their health, and how they can ensure that they are using products that will safely and effectively clean the air they breathe. Once people understand how cleaner air can improve their overall health and safety AirBox provides them with the products that can help them accomplish this. With a line of air purifiers that are the most effective and efficient way to provide a lifetime of clean, fresh, breathing air, AirBox is the highest-quality product of its kind available today. To learn more about AirBox and the high-quality products offered check out: https://www.airboxairpurifier.com/airbox-best-air-purifier/.  ...

Avoiding Allergies in the Workplace

Sitting at your desk with a stuffy nose and allergies? This is unfortunately not uncommon despite how uncomfortable it can be at times; workplace allergies occur rather frequently, especially around allergy seasons. According to WebMD, “Dust mites, pollen, and mold are common and invisible allergy triggers in the workplace. These allergens can get trapped in tightly insulated and poorly ventilated office buildings. For some jobs, there can also be environmental triggers such as fumes that cause dizziness and make it hard to breathe.” WebMD further lists some of the most common allergens such as: Aerosols Chemical fumes Cigarette smoke Cockroaches Cold air Dust Fresh paint Humid air Mold and mildew Perfume and scented products Pet dander Pollen Tobacco smoke and wood smoke Weather fronts Wind Luckily, AirBox serves to combat some of the aforementioned issues related to allergens in the workplace. AirBox air purifiers utilizes HEPA filters which are scientifically proven to remove 99.99% airborne pathogens, including day-to-day irritants including bacteria, viruses, mold, chemicals, pet dander, VOC’s, pollen, and dust. In just 20 minutes, AirBox’s Dynamic Room Purge Technology can  purify an 800 cubic foot room and protect those inside from harmful airborne pollutants. By removing the aforementioned allergen triggers from the air altogether, this ensures that the air is clean and breathable. For more information regarding AirBox’s Room Purge Technology, please visit www.airboxairpurifier.com/technology/ ...

Link Between Clean Air and Lower Dementia Risk

At AirBox our goal is to educate the American population on the importance of indoor air quality. We know that indoor air quality can have a massive impact on your health, and using products that will safely and effectively clean the air you breathe is of the utmost importance. What are some of these impacts on health you may ask? A recent study has found that high quality air can actually lower your risk for dementia. Claire Sexton, the Alzheimer's Association director of scientific programs and outreach, states: "We've known for some time that air pollution is bad for our brains and overall health...but what's exciting is we're now seeing data showing that improving air quality may actually reduce the risk of dementia." According to ScienceDaily, Reduction of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and traffic-related pollutants (NO2) per 10% of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) current standard over 10 years was associated with 14% and 26% reductions in dementia risk, and slower cognitive decline, in older U.S. women. These benefits occurred in women regardless of their age, level of education, the geographic region where they lived and whether they had cardiovascular disease. Reduction of PM2.5 concentration over 10 years was associated with a reduced risk of all-cause dementia in French individuals by 15% and of Alzheimer's disease by 17% for every microgram of gaseous pollutant per cubic meter of air (µg/m3) decrease in PM2.5. Long-term exposure to air pollutants was associated with higher beta amyloid levels in the blood in a large U.S. cohort, showing a possible biological connection between air quality and physical brain changes that define Alzheimer's disease. Discoveries such as these support the case for the need for better air quality, and once people begin to understand how cleaner air really can improve their overall health and safety, AirBox will be here to provide them with the products they need to get started. If you are interested in learning more about AirBox and how our products keep the air clean using the highest quality materials, design and technology please visit our website: https://www.airboxairpurifier.com/ ...

Best in Class Air Purifiers for Schools

Brentwood Christian School (BCS), a private K-12 Christian school based in Austin, Texas, announced its selection of AirBox’s certified HEPA air purification technology to reduce the transmission of Covid-19 and other airborne pathogens on its campus. Austin, TX, (September 8, 2021) -- AirBox provides an easily deployable solution that utilizes high volume, directional airflow, which displaces and dilutes pathogens from the breathing zone, and then removes them altogether through an Antimicrobial certified HEPA filter. BCS selected a customized AirBox Safe Air Plan after a deliberate evaluation of alternative mitigation strategies as it offered the most effective and comprehensive solution. Brentwood’s decision comes in stark contrast to the precedent set by some larger school districts, many of whose debates have focused on the feasibility of in-person learning and some of which have mandated masking despite Governor Abbot’s ban on such action by public schools. While masks effectively reduce the projection of respiratory aerosol, they do little to filter or reduce the quantity of respiratory aerosol inhaled or exhaled as the majority of respiratory aerosol is respired around the edges of the mask and not filtered through the mask. In summary, face masks do little to reduce the load of respiratory aerosol in breathing air, pointing to the importance of other mitigation plans. Jay Burcham, President of BCS commented, “Brentwood School has implemented a Safe Air Plan in partnership with AirBox by which all BCS classrooms are equipped with top quality air purifiers. The lab tested removal efficiency of >99.999% of SARS-CoV-2 sized pathogens surpassed all alternative considerations, and we received highly customized specifications designed from a vendor walk-through performed with us in-person. Their incredible results outperformed any other product we reviewed, offering peace of mind that our dollars will actually result in real protection. “ Austin ISD, the largest district in central Texas, in contrast, has allocated spending elsewhere opting for air purification units at approximately 10% of the Airbox per-unit cost.  These devices lack certification and third-party testing to ensure reliability, and operate at one-third of the flow rates (in CFM) of AirBox units. AirBox’s engineers and production staff teams in North Carolina have been ramping up their design and manufacturing efforts to fulfill Safe Air Plans during the back-to-school peaks in August and September. Brentwood is one of many that are recognizing the importance of safe air planning and the dangers associated with “checking a box” by purchasing air purifiers that are cheaply made or meant for residential spaces. Almost any air purifier available for purchase on large e-commerce sites lacks certifications, makes general, misleading, or false claims, promotes misapplied technology, is manufactured in China, or uses Chinese “true HEPA” filters. These air purifiers are not equipped for classroom, locker room, or cafeteria settings and offer a false sense of protection. It can be argued that schools and other facilities choosing these air purifiers are placing a greater value on budget savings than on the health and safety of their students, teachers, staff, and employees. Understanding that the primary means of transmission of Covid and other pathogens is through infected respiratory droplets was foundational to Brentwood’s decision of where to invest its mitigation resources. The solution that any school or facility considers should be dynamic and disruptive to the breathing zone, practical for the classroom environment, proven, easily implemented, and cost-effective. AirBox provides all of this in convenient, easy to deploy certified HEPA air purifiers. Residential Air Purifiers like that of AISD’s implementation are ineffective in “Populated Space” applications, especially with respect to airborne pathogen mitigation. They are designed and built for small, low populated spaces such as residential bedrooms to remove allergen and pet dander. Pathogen mitigation in populated space requires dynamic air movement and absolute aerosol particle removal. Likewise, with the rising popularity of Ionization, Ion densities in populated space are too low to have even the slightest effect on pathogens infecting respiratory aerosols and droplets, deeming this technology obsolete and ineffective for populated schools. Another deciding factor for President Burcham and others from BCS was the ability to create and remotely control each purifier’s operation to fit individual or group classroom schedules. This technology also enables the school’s facility management team to monitor the operational performance of every deployed purifier from a single location. The internal monitors will alert to unsafe breathing air conditions, notify when filters need to be replaced, and improve energy efficiency. AirBox partnered with PureAware, the world’s only portable air purifier fleet management solution, to become the only air purifier that can offer this capability. Part of this unique technology utilizes CO2 sensors to continually monitor and report respiratory aerosol density and alert the facilities management team of unsafe conditions typically created by too many students in a given space or by a failure in the ventilation system. Continuous performance monitoring is essential to provide additional assurance of safe air in every classroom, office, and nurse’s area throughout the school year. The research and testing behind AirBox’s products, along with conformance to ASHRAE, EPA and FDA standards, and wireless operational performance and respiratory aerosol monitoring, set AirBox air purifiers apart from any other air purifier available. Additionally, AirBox’s parent company, AM Technical Solutions, has designed and installed over 6M sq. ft. of cleanrooms and has done $20B+ in global capital projects with work in over 24 countries. Those implementing an AirBox Safe Air Plan can be confident that they are trusting the health and safety of their students, teachers, staff, and employees to the air purifiers that are “Best in Class." AirBox Air Purifiers is an industry leader in pathogen mitigation for commercial facilities and spaces. AirBox products are manufactured in an EPA registered facility in North Carolina, are FDA compliant, and utilize Certified HEPA technology that evolved from filtration technology common to ultra-clean manufacturing and research environments typical to pharmaceutical, semiconductor, and biotechnology industries. For additional information, visit www.airboxairpurifier.com ...

AirBox Provides Clean Air to SASDA 2021 Conference

Last month, members of the Southern Associations of State Departments of Agriculture (SASDA) gathered for the first time in over a year due to the pandemic, in Little Rock, Arkansas. During the conference, SASDA members, including the Commissioners of Agriculture of several southern states and other government executives, discussed association updates and attended meetings focused on a range of topics, policies, and programs important to agriculture in the United States. AirBox participated in the four-day conference as a gold sponsor. We also created safe breathing spaces by filtering the air of any pollutants and bio-contaminants that might be present through the placement of several Peak and Apex units throughout meeting rooms and large conference spaces. SASDAs mission to empower the global future of food, fiber, and forestry was celebrated throughout the conference with the peace of mind that attendees and event staff were breathing purified air via AirBox. AirBox provides clean, fresh air in any indoor space through our designs by Cleanroom Industry Experts. We take pride in creating Safe Air Plans for businesses, schools, and government agencies. We provide long-term solutions to address the threat of future pathogenic outbreaks, thereby creating pathogen-free workplaces, to minimize disruptions in attendance. For more information on AirBox please visit: https://www.airboxairpurifier.com/ ...

Millennials Demand Air Quality Transparency

After a global pandemic took the world by storm in 2020, the country is slowly returning to a state of normalcy. Travel has picked up, bars and restaurants have reopened, and some businesses are even looking to re-enter shared office spaces. A recent survey has shown that the general public, most specifically millennials, have begun to place a larger importance on health, wellness, and safety, specifically showing concern for indoor air quality, which correlates directly to economic growth. A new survey suggests that millennials' concerns about indoor air quality are vital to drive employee engagement, leasing activity, and hotel bookings for the foreseeable future. Ensuring that indoor air quality is sufficient and clean will be a large driver to economic growth upon returning indoors in a post-COVID world. In fact, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory estimated that improving indoor air quality in offices could add as much as an annual $20 billion to the U.S. economy. With the potential to add as much as $20 billion dollars annually to the U.S. economy, it is important that millennials feel safe in their environments. Having transparent information readily available about indoor air quality is reported to make millennials feel safer upon returning to office spaces (82%) as well as hotels (78%). Further, real-time indoor air quality reporting is significantly preferred by millennials (68%) when compared to annual certifications (27%) or one-time health and wellness audits (5%). With the desire for real-time indoor air quality reporting, AirBox is pleased to provide live monitoring of room air quality data-CO2 levels, temperature, and humidity levels with our new Smart Fleet Management Technology. AirBox air purifiers are the most effective, efficient, and style-forward way to provide a lifetime of clean, fresh, breathing air. Our partnership with PureAware allows commercial customers to control, program, and schedule their entire fleet of air purifiers to improve energy efficiency, optimize longevity of the filters, reduce maintenance hours and monitor that the purifiers are on and working properly. With all of these benefits, it is rest assured that millennials will have the peace of mind they seek in regards to their indoor air quality with Airbox. For more information regarding AirBox’s Smart Fleet Management Technology, please visit https://www.airboxairpurifier.com/commercial/smart-fleet-management/ ...

Wildfire Season is Here

At AirBox, our goal is to teach about the importance of indoor air quality. Often overlooked, air quality can have tremendous impacts on one’s health, and AirBox ensures that the air is clean and positively affects how one breathes. So what is the most prominent threat to indoor air quality? According to ACHR News, wildfires pose the biggest threat to the quality of the air being inhaled. With 2 million+ properties in the United States being labeled at a high and/or extreme risk of wildfires, the potential for air contamination is very possible as wildfire season starts with the beginning of Summer and hot weather. AirBox filters out much of these harmful contaminants within the air to ensure a clean and safe environment. “When outdoor air particle concentrations increase, indoor air concentrations of particles also increase, particularly in homes because they usually have low efficiency particle filtration systems or no particle filtration,” states Berkeley Lab’s Indoor Air Quality Scientific Findings Resource Bank, “Because people in the U.S. and many other developed countries are indoors approximately 90% of the time, and may be indoors even more when outdoor air is affected by wildfires, increases in exposures to particles from wildfires attributable to climate change will occur primarily indoors.” With risk of exposure being primarily indoors, AirBox offers an advanced air filtration system to combat these adverse effects, capturing 99.99% of common pathogens found in your everyday environment. Safety standards are another factor to keep in mind when purchasing an air purifier and luckily, the AirBox Peak model is recognized as being CARB certified and does not emit ozone while the other AirBox models’ CARB certifications are pending. This CARB certification ensures that AirBox meets safety standards in areas where wildfires are most prominent, such as in the state of California. For more information about AirBox and its line of commercial-grade, HEPA air purifiers please visit www.airboxairpurifier.com ...

AirBox and NASCAR Team Up for the Win

Here at AirBox, our priorities are pure & simple! We are dedicated to educating the public on the effects that air quality has on their overall health and providing them with a solution that will not only improve the quality of the air they breathe but also, their overall health. We talk a lot about indoor air quality in relation to our homes, our offices, schools, restaurants, and medical offices, etc., but does air quality have a place in sports? In a recent interview with WCNC Charlotte, our very own Michail Moore, Co-Owner and VP of Marketing talks about how AirBox has taken the world of sports by storm; outfitting locker rooms, athletic departments, and weight rooms for collegiate and professional sports teams across the country helping to create cleaner, safer environments for their athletes, coaches, staff, and fans. “I think a lot of the main focus is on surface cleaning and a lot of people don't realize that even though you've cleaned the surface those particles still get into the air and then once you clean the surface they can land back on the surface and reinfect it." - Michail Moore Our involvement in the sports realm spanned even further when we began employing a number of NASCAR series employees who were laid off at the start of the pandemic. AirBox’s founders have always had a vested interest in sports, particularly NASCAR, and we are excited to be able to bring these NASCAR mechanics and engineers on to the team to work in our new Statesville manufacturing facility. AirBox’s zeal for educating our community about the importance of air quality is what sets us apart. And it is our Room Purge Technology that will continue to keep us all safe by keeping the air we breathe every day clean pure & simple ...

AirBox Partners with Kevin Streelman

-- AirBox Air Purifier and Kevin Streelman announce multiyear partnership whereas, Streelman will serve as a Brand Ambassador and will wear the brand’s logo on his golf shirt -- Austin, TX, June 18, 2021 -- AirBox Air Purifier (AirBox) has reached a new multiyear partnership with professional golfer Kevin Streelman. The new relationship expands AirBox’s sports sponsorships beyond the NASCAR realm and into professional golf for the first time. As part of the partnership, Streelman will serve as a brand ambassador for AirBox and will wear the brand’s logo on the right chest of his golf shirt during all competitions. Streelman will also make appearances on behalf of AirBox to promote their industrial quality air filtration systems. “I am excited to join with AirBox and work together with their great team to promote their cutting-edge clean air solutions,” said Streelman.  “I look forward to supporting their mission to bring Americans and students back to work and school safely.” Streelman's and AirBox's ties first began in 2019 when Kevin and a member of the company’s board connected during a mission partnership supporting children in Africa. Their relationship has since grown and over the years of these sports and business professionals supporting each other, they began to realize the alignment of their core values and beliefs not only on a personal level but, also in the way they conducted their businesses. “We are proud to join Kevin's team of partners,” said Michail Moore, Vice President of Marketing, AirBox. "We have a passion for sports and enjoy watching Kevin play the game. We are thankful to be able to support his passion while also spreading awareness about the importance of indoor air quality and AirBox Air Purifiers.” AirBox was founded with hopes of improving the quality of life of the people in their community by providing a clean air solution that improves the health and safety of indoor breathing air by reducing the short and long-term risks of airborne pathogens. The company is driven by those who seek to be a light and give back to their community much like Streelman and his family have. Although much of their focus is on improving the quality of air within schools, AirBox also works with corporations, medical offices, government and first responder facilities, and professional and collegiate sports facilities, to create Safe Air Plans for the American workforce. About AirBox Industry leader in the mitigation of airborne pathogens in the commercial application. A women-owned business headquartered in Austin, TX, with a manufacturing facility in Statesville, NC, AirBox was founded in 2017 by Lead Engineer, Tim Self. The high-proficiency AirBox air purifier technology evolved from filtration technology common to ultra-clean manufacturing and research environments typical to pharmaceutical, semiconductor, and biotechnology industries (HEPA filtration). For additional information, visit www.airboxairpurifier.com. Follow AirBox on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. About Kevin Streelman Kevin grew up in Wheaton, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. Kevin played collegiately at Duke University, where he began to truly ignite his passion for golf. Upon graduation, Kevin traveled the country in his mom’s Nissan Altima - competing in various tours. In his first year on tour in 2008, he landed four top-10 finishes and a 35th place finish in the FedEx Cup. He has since played on the PGA TOUR every year of his professional career. Kevin is currently ranked 58th in the Official World Golf Rankings. # # # ...

The History of the HEPA Filter

During World War II, a small town outside of Knoxville, Tennessee was burdened with the responsibility of developing America's nuclear arsenal. This historic undertaking, commonly known as the Manhattan Project, often overshadows the development of another technology that was created to protect the workers of that small town – the HEPA filter. HEPA filters, or high-efficiency particulate air systems, were developed in the 1940s and used first by the Manhattan Project to protect the nearly 90,000 workers at Oak Ridge, from the unknown byproducts and potential airborne radioactive contaminants associated with the production of nuclear energy. Despite being created over 80 years ago, HEPA filter technology still plays a critical role in protecting Americans from harmful airborne contaminants today and is the only technology trusted by medical and research professionals to protect them from pathogen exposure. Recently, an alternative to HEPA filters - Ionizers, have been under fire for producing harmful side effects that outweigh their potential benefits. Ionizer technology relies on electrically charged gas ions to fasten onto particles such as dust or pollen and then connect back onto the collector plate. A study published on ScienceDirect found that Ionization can actually increase the presence of harmful gases that if exposed damage the eyes, nose, throat, and skin. The researchers who conducted the study also revealed this technology's insignificant ability to remove dust, smoke, and pollen particles. Companies selling these devices have been accused of marketing falsified efficiency claims and concealing these harmful side effects from clients including schools. AirBox air purifiers utilizes HEPA filters which are scientifically proven to remove 99.99% airborne pathogens, including day-to-day irritants including bacteria, viruses, mold, chemicals, pet dander, VOC’s, pollen, and dust. In just 20 minutes, AirBox’s Dynamic Room Purge Technology can purify a room and protect those inside from harmful airborne pollutants. For more information regarding AirBox’s Room Purge Technology, please visit www.airboxairpurifier.com/technology/ ...

Reduce Viruses in Music Classrooms

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Throughout the pandemic, scientists have emphasized the importance of good air circulation indoors as a way of slowing the spread of COVID-19. As kids head back to school it has been noted that this is especially true in music rooms where kids are singing and playing instruments in confined areas. A research study conducted by Professor Suo Yang of the University of Minnesota determined that in addition to ventilation, air purifiers play a critical role in diminishing the spread of COVID-19 particles in music rooms. Professor Yang concludes in his study that strategically placing an air purifier in front of a student singing or playing an instrument will efficiently decontaminate the room’s air. He also suggests that with the right air purifier, "it takes about 25 minutes. Then, you can have multiple sessions in one day and when the next session starts, it’s already pretty safe.” Professor Yang's solution has paved the way for music lessons to occur safely in schools. Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Downey, California is already implementing this solution in their 4th-grade music class with the help of AirBox air purifiers. By placing an AirBox near students while playing their instruments, they are successfully removing 99.99% of all airborne pathogens in just minutes. AirBox air purifiers are not only superbly effective but also easy to use. Operation is as simple as plugging in the unit and turning one knob to start filtering. Changing filters is also hassle-free and with our Clean Air for Life program we take out the guesswork by sending you new filters when it's time for a change! AirBox technology allows you to eradicate respiratory aerosols in your schools and music rooms and create a safer environment for your students to rock out! For more information about AirBox and its line of commercial-grade, HEPA air purifiers please visit www.airboxairpurifier.com.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row] ...

Don’t Sleep on Your Bedroom’s Air Quality

We all know the power of a good night’s sleep – but I bet you didn’t know that poor air quality can have a negative impact on your sleep. It is proven that when we sleep in a room with high quality air, we fall asleep quicker and perform better the following day. Author Mary Kate McGowan published an article in the ASHRAE Journal which deliberated on a study conducted by Dr. Pawl Wargocki of the Technical University of Denmark. Through this study, Wargocki revealed for the first time the critical role that air quality plays in getting a good night’s rest. Wargocki specified that the results of the study discovered that participants spent more time asleep when they were in a higher air quality environment than those in a poor air quality environment. He also disclosed that participants felt more well rested the morning after sleeping with clean air. So, now that we understand the importance of quality air when getting a good night’s sleep, you might be wondering how to go about improving your bedroom air quality. Achieving clean air means eliminating allergens, airborne microbes and common pathogens that can be found in your everyday environment. Continually sleeping in an environment with these particles can lead to fatigue and even have a negative long-term effect on your overall health. Our AirBox air purifiers are scientifically proven to remove 99.99% of all particles, our Antimicrobial Treated Filters inhibit the growth of captured airborne microbes that lead to poor sleep quality. Installing one of our air purifiers is the most effective and efficient way to improve the air quality in your bedroom and get a better night’s rest. For more information about AirBox and its line of commercial-grade, HEPA air purifiers please visit www.airboxairpurifier.com ...

1st Annual AirBox Distributor Summit

On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, AirBox Air Purifier hosted its first annual Distributor Summit in Statesville, North Carolina. Distribution teams from around the country that have been trained and certified to sell and distribute AirBox Air Purifier products gathered to tour the new manufacturing HQ and attend a series of meetings. During the tour attendees were led through different areas of the facility to view the entire process, from start to finish, of an AirBox Peak unit being built, tested, packaged, and shipped out. AirBox employees were able to interact with the distribution teams and explain each step of the manufacturing and packaging process, giving the distributors an inside look at what happens before the AirBox units arrive on their doorstep. Many of the distributors mentioned that meeting the employees and touring the facility gave them a whole new appreciation for AirBox products being “Made in America”. The distributors also gained insight on new products coming down the pipeline including the latest compact model being released into the market next month, the Mesa. AirBox employees and the founder of AirBox also walked the teams through the research and new product development process and opened the floor for discussion. "We’ve got some really innovative and exciting products being developed at our facility in Statesville. It was imperative that we have all of our Distribution partners take a tour of the facility and review the new products we will be releasing over the next few months. Their feedback and understanding was invaluable and is important to make the launch of these products successful,” Said Meredith Teague Co-Owner and President of AirBox. Following the tour of the AirBox manufacturing facility, AirBox Founder and Executives of AirBox invited distributors to attend a series of presentations from their core team as well as from each of the distributor teams. The presentations opened the door for more in depth collaboration between all parties. The group discussed customer feedback and ways that the products might be improved. A few additional topics covered included; how AirBox and distributors can better educate customers and the American population in general about how important indoor air quality truly is to our health, sharing the main requirements that customers should look for when considering any product that claims to remove pathogens from the air, and next steps and plans to roll out new products. “Even though we have been ramping up production to meet the demand for our product and we have sold thousands of Peak and Apex units already, I feel that this was the first true kick-off meeting between all of the different parties that are passionate about providing this solution to the American people. We all want to help make learning, working, and social environments safer for everyone and we also all believe that AirBox is the ultimate solution for doing this. This summit was invaluable to all parties and not one person departed without a new found sense of excitement for creating safer environments through AirBox,” said Michail Moore, Co-owner and VP of Marketing for AirBox. For more information about AirBox and its line of commercial-grade, HEPA air purifiers please visit www.airboxairpurifier.com. Please contact AirBox for more information about customizable Safe Air solutions for your business, school, clinic, or home, (855) 927-1386, info@airboxairpurifier.com ...

Introducing Mesa: A HEPA Air Purifier for Small Rooms

American-made portable plug-in clean air solution, utilizing Certified 99.99% HEPA, removes airborne particles; Buyer beware of air purifiers that misrepresent HEPA certification and effectiveness AirBox Air Purifier, which manufactures and markets premier commercial-grade portable plug-in air purifiers, will roll out a new compact model in March called Mesa. Built from the same materials and critical components as AirBox’s larger Peak Series-S unit (which was scientifically proven to remove 99.99% of airborne pathogens, including MS2 Bacteriophage, a SARS-CoV-2 (Causes COVID-19) Proxy Virus, Mesa’s smaller design makes it the perfect fit for smaller business, school, and home indoor spaces up to 750-square-feet. Made in America with the highest-quality design and durable components, the Mesa enclosure is made of HDPE infused with Micro-Shield making it practically indestructible and bacteria resistant. Mesa joins the AirBox Peak Series-S and larger Apex Series industrial products that have been adapted for schools, workplaces, hospitality spaces, and other institutional or commercial environments. “The Mesa is a true engineered solution which can give you peace of mind knowing that you’re getting the most effective clean air product available on the market,” said Meredith Teague, President of AirBox. “As we prepare to get our children, teachers, and staff back into classrooms, and with the American Rescue Plan pledging $130 billion to help schools to safely reopen, it’s key that procured air purifiers meet the required performance standards for optimal safety.” AirBox was founded in 2017 by inventor Tim Self, who has engineering experience in the disciplines of fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, and micro-contamination. The EPA registered AirBox utilizes certified HEPA technology that displaces, dilutes, and removes airborne particles including infectious agents, pollen, chemicals, mold, and dust from the breathing zone regardless of composition, filtering and capturing 99.99% of common pathogens found in the everyday environment. AirBox Air Purifiers provide the same level of air exchange used in cleanrooms, hospitals, and healthcare facilities around the country. “Unfortunately, there are a multitude of purifiers being sold in America that are not designed and built to any standard,” said Self. “In fact, their misleading claims put the public and especially the school kids and teachers at risk. Any purifier being used for safety purposes must be FDA Compliant, EPA Registered and have labeling identifying these two things. If it doesn’t have the labeling then it's not safe to use for pathogen mitigation.” Visit https://www.airboxairpurifier.com/mesa-series/ to order your Mesa series AirBox today! ...

Air Purifier Benefits during Winter

Winter is just around the corner! That means no more ragweed, no more pollen, and no more need for an air purifier - Right? Wrong. With dropping temperatures also comes the worst indoor air you’ll experience all year long. Here are four reasons why you need to be using an air purifier during the winter months. 1. Less Natural Ventilation As the weather drops we do everything we can to keep the chill out of our homes - windows are sealed, doors are kept shut, and we may even add some additional insulation to get the job done. While this will help keep you cozy all winter long, it also means your indoor air will become stagnant, and irritants will settle and build up because of the lack of circulation. 2. You’re Spending More Time Indoors It’s cold outside, so naturally you’ll be spending more time in your cozy (slightly more polluted now) home. On average we already spend 90% of our time indoors where the air can be 2 - 5x more polluted than the air outdoors. In the winter this percentage only increases, exposing you to even more pollutants than normal. 3. Your Pets Are Spending More Time Indoors It’s not just you that will be spending more time indoors this winter, your pets will be too. It won’t take long for pet-related contaminants (fur, dander) to start to build up. 4. Additional Sources of Indoor Allergens In addition to heat and ambiance, gas & wood fireplaces, even candles can throw off unwanted chemicals, dust, soot, and odors that negatively affect your indoor air quality. Keep your home warm, cozy, and 99.99% free of airborne irritants including bacteria, viruses, mold, chemicals, pet dander, VOC’s, pollen, and dust this winter with the HEPA certified AirBox Peak Series-S Air Purifier. For more information about or to inquire about AirBox Air Purifier’s products or services, visit www.airboxairpurifier.com or call (855) 927-1386 ...

How Can You Improve Your Indoor Air Quality?

In celebration of National Indoor Air Quality Month, we're challenging you to take a look at your homes, businesses, and anywhere else you're spending time indoors and consider how you can improve the quality of the air you breathe in these areas. What is Indoor Air Quality? Indoor Air Quality refers to the air quality within buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of the occupants in the building. Why is it important? The average American takes 21,600 breaths each day and spends about 90% of their time indoors. The quality of your indoor air can have a critical effect on your health. Common complaints related to poor indoor air quality include headaches, fatigue, nausea, and irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat. What can you do to improve it? 1. Keep it clean Regular surface cleaning can help cut down on the accumulation of common irritants such as pet dander and dust BUT remember to check your labels to ensure you are cleaning with products free of VOCs, fragrances, and flammable ingredients. 2. Change your filters It is important to change your air filters regularly (every 3 months) for them to work properly and continue to trap the dust and other airborne irritants in your indoor spaces instead of recirculating them. 3. Invest in an air purifier An air purifier can help remove smaller particles from the air that may be triggering your allergies or other symptoms. Using an air purifier in your indoor spaces will ensure that the air inside is as clean as possible. 4. Bring the outdoors in Did you know that the air outside is actually cleaner than the air inside? Opening your windows allows fresh air to move into indoor spaces and potential air contaminants to move out. A few house plants can also work with your air purifier to absorb some of the indoor pollutants like CO2. To learn more about Indoor Air Quality and how you can create Clean Air Zones in your home or business with Air Purifiers, Contact Us now or call (855) 927-1386 ...

Improving Indoor Air Quality at Home

This spring brought social distancing, work from home, sheltering in place, and an emphasis on indoor air quality. Americans spend an average of 90% of their days indoor and, since lockdowns were enforced nearly 7 months ago, that percentage has only increased. To help improve the quality of air we are breathing inside our homes, Redfin reached out to us and other home air experts to compile a list of tips that will help you keep your indoor air a little cleaner. Here it is; 1. Increase Airflow In addition to regularly replacing your HVAC filter, EnviroKlenz recommends adding portable air purifiers with HEPA filters to increase the air exchanges in your home. 2. Clean your ducts Cleaning your air ducts will improve your air quality and keep your system running efficiently. 3. Invest in a purifier Air purifiers can help dilute, displace, and remove airborne particles throughout your home. The AirBox system is a certified HEPA product with proven technology to help improve your indoor air quality and offer peace of mind. 4. Watch the humidity Dry air can also affect your Indoor Air Quality and make you sick and uncomfortable. 212 HVAC suggests keeping your home humidity between 40-50%. Read the full article on Redfin.com To learn more about Indoor Air Quality and how you can create Clean Air Zones in your home or business with Air Purifiers, Contact Us now or call (855) 927-1386 ...

ASHRAE: HEPA Filters Slow the Spread of COVID-19

All over the country schools and universities are re-opening their doors to teachers, staff, and students - and whether they like it or not, the coronavirus. As we continue to learn about the different ways SARS-CoV2 can be transmitted, indoor air quality has become a major topic of conversation. While the CDC recommends social distancing, wearing masks, and washing hands many experts agree that this is just the first of a multi-layer approach to keeping schools safe. It is the position of ASHRAE that “the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through the air is sufficiently likely” and suggests that “changes to building operations, including the operation of  heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems, can reduce airborne exposures.” Every facility will have its own unique set of challenges to overcome based on systems, and equipment but as a baseline, ASHRAE suggests;  Replacing filters with MERV 13 or higher wherever possible and Introducing portable HEPA filtration units if MERV filters cannot be installed. If your building or classroom is in need of a portable certified HEPA filtration unit, look no further than the AIRBOX Peak Series-S. Measuring in at just 13” x 13 ½ ” x 27 ¾ ” and under 45 lbs, the Peak Series-S is categorically the most effective and efficient Air Purifier on the market.  The Peak Series-S provides over 25,500 Cubic feet per hour of Antimicrobial, Chemical, and certified HEPA Filtration with the standard filter stack which includes;  An Activated Carbon/Odor Shield filter for removing Chemicals, VOC’s, bio effluents and other objectionable odors,  An Antimicrobial filter which meets all published hospital filter efficiency guidelines and is treated with an EPA registered antimicrobial agent that provides 24/7 product protection, and  A certified HEPA filter which is 99.97% effective in removing the most penetrating particle size of 0.3 micron. It is even more efficient at removing both smaller and larger particles from the air. All AirBox products are backed with a lifetime warranty on materials and craftsmanship as well as a 5 year warranty of the Fan & Motor Package inclusive of electrical circuitry.Want to learn more about how to keep your classroom safe? ASHRAE has developed a number of checklists to help schools and universities prepare for re-opening. Let AirBox’s team of experts design a Safe Air Plan that fits your school's IAQ needs. For more information about or to inquire about Airbox Air Purifier’s products or services, visit www.airboxairpurifier.com or call (855) 927-1386 ...

AirBox Exceeds Expectations at Summerville Ford

AirBox™ Air Purifier and Summerville Ford partner to create a “Safe Air Environment” for employees and patrons by adding Apex Air Purifiers equipped with Certified HEPA, antimicrobial, and carbon filters throughout the dealership. “The Airbox Air Purifier has more than exceeded my expectations. At my Ford dealership we made the decision to put in Apex Air Purifiers as another layer of protection against COVID-19,” said Tony Rodriguez, General Manager at Summerville Ford.  “I wanted to make sure I was doing everything I could to be as proactive as possible for my team as well as my customers. My team loves that they are breathing 99.9% clean air and my customers seem pleased that Summerville Ford went the extra mile in safety.” After releasing its “Safe Air Plan” last month, a program designed to help local businesses meet the new recommendations passed down from the CDC and OSHA to help mitigate the spread of disease, Airbox has received an uptick in the amount of requests for free consultations by local businesses as they begin to prepare for heavier foot traffic. “Now that everyone is starting to settle in and get back up to speed with the new regulations, we’ve seen a rise in the number of businesses owners wanting to provide added safety and reassurance to their employees and patrons by creating a cleaner and safer air environment,” said Tim Self, owner and president of AirBox™.  The new “Safe Air Plan” is intended to meet CDC and OSHA recommendations for building ventilation under sections entitled ‘Engineering Controls’. The result is the most cost-effective solution for increasing ventilation and recirculation. The resulting equivalent ventilation far exceeds the national standards. AirBox™ is offering free consultations for local businesses whereby the amount of airflow required in the breathing zones of the occupied space is calculated in accordance with building codes and ANSI/ASHRAE standards. Each AirBox™Air Purifier is equipped with Certified HEPA, antimicrobial, and carbon filters to displace, dilute, and remove airborne contaminants such as — viruses, mold, bacteria, pollen, chemicals, and dust from the Breathing Zone. To learn more about AirBox™ or to set up a free Safe Air Plan consultation at your business, visit www.airboxairpurifier.com or call (855) 927-1386 ...

AirBox Launches its “Safe Air Plan”

We at AirBox™ Air Purifiers are excited to announce and launch our new "Safe Air Plan". The program is designed to help local businesses meet the new expectations passed down from the CDC and OSHA to help mitigate the spread of disease as businesses begin to re-open their doors. “This is a plan that we started designing before COVID-19 shutdown most of the businesses in this area as a way for local shops to display to their customers the importance of air quality,” said Tim Self, owner and president of AirBox™.  The new “Safe Air Plan” is intended to meet CDC and OSHA expectations for building ventilation under sections entitled ‘Engineering Controls’. The result is the most cost-effective solution for increasing ventilation and recirculation. The resulting equivalent ventilation far exceeds the national standards. AirBox™ is offering free consultations for local businesses whereby the amount of airflow required in the breathing zones of the occupied space is calculated in accordance with building codes and ANSI/ASHRAE standards. Each AirBox™Air Purifier is equipped with Certified HEPA, antimicrobial, and carbon filters to displace, dilute, and remove airborne contaminants such as — viruses, mold, bacteria, pollen, chemicals, and dust from the Breathing Zone. Because repopulation of office and retail will be a challenge for businesses, we are providing our clients with Commercial Support packages that include: Leasing and finance options Window Cling with Clean Air Statement Marketing Package including digital and social media posts to help educate customers on our efforts to improve indoor air quality and provide a safer space for them to enjoy. To learn more about AirBox™ or to set up a free Safe Air Plan consultation at your business, visit www.airboxairpurifier.com or call (855) 927-1386 ...

Thoughts On Radon Poisoning & Air Purifiers

January is National Radon Month. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. It’s produced when uranium, thorium, and radium break down in soil, rock, and water. It’s then released into the air. You can’t see, smell or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year. In fact, the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes, schools and other buildings for radon. Approximately 6 million homes in the United States have radon levels above 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L), which is the remediation level the EPA recommends. Miners in uranium, tin, silver, coal, and other types of underground mines may have increased radon exposure. Good ventilation can effectively reduce the incidence of lung cancer in miners. The risk of lung cancer from radon exposure is estimated between 10 to 20 times greater for persons who smoke cigarettes as compared with those who have never smoked. The added risk is unclear regarding medical exposure, which can exceed that from radon. Radon exposure is, after tobacco smoke, the leading environmental cause of lung cancer death (Copes 2007; EPA 2009a). Thus for nonsmokers, radon exposure is the leading cause of lung cancer death, period (EPA 2009b). Is An Air Purifier Helpful For Preventing Radon? First and foremost if you are dealing with high Radon levels in your home seek a professional's help in assessing the situation. Air Purifiers are great for mold, dust, allergies, bacteria and viruses, and odors, but many people do not know that they can also help with toxins, gases and chemicals such as radon. The most important type of air filter to reduce radon levels is an activated carbon filter. Carbon, which is often referred to as "charcoal," is a substance that has a long history of being used to remove chemical impurities. Activated carbon is carbon which has a slight electro-positive charge added to it, making it even more attractive to negatively charged chemicals and impurities. There are two principal mechanisms by which activated carbon removes contaminants: adsorption, and catalytic reduction (a process involving the attraction of negatively-charged contaminant ions to the positively-charged activated carbon). Benefits of Activated Carbon Filter Technology Excellent odor reduction Best technology for removing chemical contaminants Well regarded in scientific and medical communities for its effectiveness Cost effective to purchase, maintain, and operate ...

Myths About Air Purifiers Debunked

Many people, especially those with allergies, often wonder if it is worth the money or upkeep to have air purifiers in the home. The simple answer when asking "Do they work?" is a resounding "Yes," but that doesn't address why, or any of the more common myths. Here are some widespread myths associated with air purifiers and the truth of the matter. Myth 1: Air purifiers will prevent me from having to dust. Having an AIRBOX in your home may not eliminate the need to dust but it will significantly reduce the amount of dust, pet dander and pet hair in your home and the frequency at which you do dust. Myth 2: If my air purifier keeps out 0.3-micron size particles or larger, I’m good. While 0.3 microns is the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) standard, you should be concerned about smaller particles in your room/house, as well. Many air purification systems do not have the “stopping power” to prevent smaller particles from coming through (as small as .01 microns). For this reason, we have a final stage of air filtration associated with our AirBox technology to remove these smaller particles, rather than stay with filtering out the standard 0.3-micron size particles or larger that other air purification systems use. Myth 3: If I run my air purification system at a reduced speed, it will save on my electric bill and the life of the fan motor. Your AIRBOX is designed to run 24/7 year-round. AIRBOX™ uses the highest quality fan in the world specific to this application. It is expected that we will only realize a 10% failure rate at 116,674 hours. That’s 13.3 years. We do a power draw test on every single AIRBOX™ before it leaves our Studio and find that they consume less than 60 watts of power in the energy efficiency zone while producing over 15,000 cubic feet of Pure Air every single hour of operation.. 60 watts is less than 20 cents per day for most of us. Myth 4: AirBox doesn’t really keep me from getting sick – no air purification system can do that! The AirBox filters remove pathogens from the air of your home or office. Most viruses can be as small as 0.01 micron and when breathed/coughed into the air, can get larger. The simple science shows that AirBox keeps people from getting sick as a result of air contamination. Myth 5: All Products with HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Filter perform the same. AIRBOX uses only Certified HEPA filters. “HEPA” filters found in many consumer and commercial air filtration products are not actually HEPA filters. By Definition a HEPA filter must be certified to be a minimum of 99.95% Efficient. Many consumer room Air Purifiers use “HEPA Like”, “True HEPA” or other names to suggest they have HEPA filters when they do not. Additionally, the HEPA filters used by AIRBOX are the same filters used in advanced industrial cleanrooms to help to protect sensitive manufacturing processes, prevent microbiological contamination in research labs and eliminate infectious airborne contaminants in the healthcare sector. 100% of AIRBOX filters are tested and certified to ISO Standard 29463 and EN Standard 1822 ...

How Bad Is the Air in Your Car?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For years, researchers have worked diligently to find out about emissions and air pollution in the air around us, but just recently they are shifting their focus to the air inside your vehicle. They are finding now that the air inside one’s car can be up to 15 times worse than breathing pollutants in the open air just a few meters away. Most people only spend about 6% of their day inside their car, yet in that short time we can ingest up to half of our daily pollution exposure. Vehicle Pollutants Are Bad and Traffic Makes It Worse By sitting behind a car in traffic, especially diesel trucks, the exhaust flows into your air system and then recirculates throughout the car, even with the windows shut. Half of the pollutants you get in your car are from cars directly in front of you. And why is this? Because vehicles are not airtight, nor should they be. What Exactly Does Vehicle Exhaust Contain? While not ideal to think about, it is important to know exactly what you are breathing when you are sitting in traffic. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (O3), carbon monoxide (CO), sulphur dioxide (SO2), fine particles (PM2.5), and ultrafine particles (UFPs) can all be found within a vehicle’s exhaust. This recipe spells disaster, especially with those who have limited lung function and/or respiratory problems. Carbon monoxide (CO) can contribute to dizziness, fatigue, and confusion while nitrogen dioxide causes irritation to the lungs and can lower your body’s resistance to infections of the respiratory system. While none of these are good for you, it is important to know exactly what you are breathing. What Can I Do About It? Find a good air purifier for your vehicle. These do exist and are a great investment to keep pollutants out of the vehicle. Drive a safe distance from other vehicles in front of you – especially diesel trucks, which emit a lot of exhaust. Try to find a commute with the least amount of traffic and traffic lights. The more time you sit idling at a traffic stop, the worse it is. Prevent this by planning a better route. Do not invest in air fresheners or deodorizers. While many of these systems claim to purify the air, it’s not true. These products are full of harmful pollutants and further pollute your car – don’t sacrifice air quality for a fabricated smell and a false sense of security. Keep things clean! Keeping your car clear of dust, dirt, and debris will keep the air quality much better. Schedule regular cleanings or do it yourself with a car vacuum system. We suggest paying attention to your vents and the little nooks and crannies, which often store up the worst dust and particles. This may sound pretty bad, but it isn’t meant to scare people from driving their vehicles. We know you have places to go and cars are, for many, the only or most efficient way to get from Point A to Point B. Taking preventive measures can significantly decrease the amount of pollutants you inhale inside your car.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row] ...

Hailie Deegan on Indoor Air Quality for Athletes

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AirBox’s Environmental Health Expertise

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The Future of Air Purification

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The Origin Story of AirBox

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The Science Behind AirBox

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The One Thing Facilities Managers Need For Maintaining Indoor Air Quality

In the midst of this, one critical aspect often demands special attention – maintaining superior indoor air quality. It's a vital yet complex puzzle piece in the broader picture of facility management. This is where AirBox cleaners sail into the picture. At AirBox, we understand the multifaceted challenges faced by facility managers. Our mission is to ease this journey by providing innovative solutions tailored to your unique needs.  Our flagship offering, the Smart Fleet Management System, is more than just a product – it's a pathway to streamlined and efficient facility management. Here, you can discover how AirBox can turn everyday hurdles into opportunities for enhanced performance.What Challenges Do Facility Managers Face?  Facility managers juggle a complex mix of responsibilities daily. Ensuring a safe, productive environment tops their list. They must balance tight budgets while meeting ever-evolving building codes and environmental standards. It's a high-pressure role, with challenges coming from all directions. One major concern is indoor air quality. It's not just about comfort; it's a health issue. Poor air quality can lead to health problems for occupants, from minor irritations to serious respiratory conditions. Keeping up with the latest standards in air filtration and quality is a constant challenge. The maintenance of systems and equipment is also a key concern. Facility managers need to ensure everything functions seamlessly, often across large spaces or multiple locations. This includes regular checks, repairs, and replacements – a task that becomes daunting without the right tools and technology. The pandemic added another layer of complexity. Now, facility managers must also consider strategies to minimize the spread of airborne diseases. This new responsibility means staying informed about the latest developments in air purification technology and health guidelines. Moreover, facility managers often work with limited resources. They have to make tough choices about where to allocate funds, sometimes at the expense of essential upgrades or maintenance. This balancing act requires both strategic thinking and a deep understanding of the facility's needs. Move Towards the Smart Management That's where smart management systems come in, offering a helping hand to streamline your workflow. These systems aren't just a step toward modernization but a leap toward simplifying your daily grind. Think of smart management as your personal assistant, giving you the ability to monitor and control different aspects of your facility with just a few taps on your device. This means you can keep an eye on things from anywhere, making multitasking a breeze. It's like being in multiple places at once, ensuring everything runs smoothly. The real beauty of these systems is their knack for making your job more manageable. They reduce the need for those endless rounds of manual checks, freeing up your schedule. This extra time allows you to focus on more strategic tasks, like improving facility operations or planning for future upgrades. And let's not forget the energy-saving perks – these systems are not just about ease of use but about being cost-effective and eco-friendly. Smart management tools adapt to you. They are designed to evolve, keeping up with new trends and regulations in facility management. This means you are always equipped to handle whatever the day throws at you, staying efficient and ahead of the curve.Introducing Smart Fleet Management System At AirBox, we understand the daily hurdles faced by facility managers. That's why we've developed the Smart Fleet Management System, a cutting-edge solution designed to revolutionize your approach to facility management. So, what exactly is the Smart Fleet Management System? It's an innovative, centralized platform that allows you to manage and monitor a network of air cleaners across your facility. Think of it as your control center. Here, you can oversee the air quality in every corner of your building with ease and precision. But it's not just about monitoring. This system empowers you to take action, you can: adjust settings schedule operations  troubleshoot issues from a single dashboard Whether you're in your office or on the go, managing the indoor air quality of your facility becomes a task you can handle with just a few clicks. For facility managers, this means a significant reduction in workload and an increase in efficiency. Gone are the days of manual checks and guesswork. The Smart Fleet Management System provides you with real-time data and alerts. It allows you to stay proactive and prevent small issues from becoming major problems. Moreover, this system is designed with ease of use in mind. Its intuitive interface makes it simple to get the hang of, so you can start optimizing your facility's air quality right away. Take the guesswork out of maintaining clean air quality The Smart Fleet Management System from AirBox takes the guesswork out of maintaining optimal indoor air quality. It's all about giving facility managers like you the power to schedule, monitor, and adapt with unprecedented precision. Scheduling Made Simple: With our system, you can schedule the operation of your HEPA air purifiers across your facility to match the rhythm of your daily activities. Whether it's ramping up purification during peak occupancy hours or scaling back when areas are unoccupied, you have complete control. This not only ensures efficient air purification but also helps in cutting down unnecessary energy usage. Real-time Monitoring: The heart of our system lies in its real-time monitoring capability. You get instant updates on the performance of each air cleaner, including filter status and overall air quality metrics. This level of detail means you can make informed decisions quickly, ensuring a consistently healthy environment for occupants. Adapting with Ease: Flexibility is key in facility management, and our system excels in this area. Whether it's a change in building occupancy, an unexpected event, or new health guidelines, you can adapt the settings of your air cleaners in real time. This adaptability ensures that your facility is not just reacting to changes but proactively managing them. Austin's School Story: A Testament to Efficiency There are many spaces we serve with our air cleaners. A real-life example of how AirBox's Smart Fleet Management System makes a difference is in a school in Austin, Texas. They faced the challenge of maintaining optimal indoor air quality across its campus. With concerns about student health and the desire for an efficient solution, they turned to AirBox. Like many educational facilities, the Austin school needed to ensure a safe learning environment for its students, especially in light of increased health awareness due to the pandemic. They required a system that could manage air quality effectively without demanding constant manual oversight. By implementing our Smart Fleet Management System, the school could automate and streamline the operation of its air cleaners. The system allows for precise scheduling and monitoring. This means it is tailored to the unique needs of each classroom and common area. The benefits were immediate and significant. The school reported that the filters in their air cleaners lasted nearly two years, thanks to the efficient scheduling and monitoring provided by our system. This not only meant improved air quality but also substantial savings on maintenance and replacement costs. Additionally, the school could ensure a consistently healthy and comfortable environment for students and staff, which is paramount in an educational setting. Assurance of Air Quality and Asset Security The journey to streamlined facility management is about two key aspects: ensuring top-notch air quality and securing your assets. At AirBox, we understand these priorities deeply. Our Smart Fleet Management System is more than just a tool—it's a commitment to enhancing the health and efficiency of your environment. With our system, peace of mind comes as a standard. You gain the assurance of consistent high indoor air quality, which is crucial for the well-being of everyone in your facility. Whether it's a school, office, or any public space, clean air isn't just a luxury; it's a necessity. Our system ensures that this necessity is met effortlessly and effectively. Beyond air quality, our system also helps protect your investment in air-purifying equipment. With real-time monitoring and alerts, you're always in the know about the status and performance of your assets. This proactive approach not only extends the life of your equipment but also ensures that your investment is always working hard for you. At AirBox, we are not just providers but partners in your quest for a healthier, more efficient facility. So, if you're looking to elevate your facility management experience, talk to our experts about what would suit your needs the best. They are here to guide you through every step, ensuring that you have all the support you need. Together, we can make your facility a model of efficiency and health ...

Three reasons why indoor air might be your invisible enemy

Take a moment and breathe in. That simple act we take for granted is a complex dance with the invisible yet vital world around us. The air we breathe, especially indoors, is full of unseen elements that can profoundly impact our health. To bring this hidden world into focus, we ventured into a conversation with the COO of AirBox, Meredith Teague, and Michail Moore - VP of Marketing. They share with us why indoor air might be your invisible enemy. They're not just experts; they're revolutionaries in a fight for cleaner, healthier air. AirBox is more than a purifier; it's a key to healthier living. In this article, we dive deep into the often-ignored aspects of air quality. Discover how AirBox purifiers are changing the game in our fight for health. It's not just about purifying air; it's about transforming lives.Here are the three things we're going to unpack in this article:  Unseen Pollutants Are Everywhere  Germs and Viruses Lurk in the Air  Household Threats Can Be Silent Threats  Unseen Pollutants Are Everywhere The air we breathe is a mix of unseen elements, not all friendly to our health. Your workplace might look clean, but the air could contain invisible pollutants. Meredith stresses this point:" There's so much to indoor air. It's not just where you live. It's where you work. Do you work where there are chemicals being processed? Do you work where you're finishing wood products? Finishing anything that produces fine particulates is one of the most dangerous things for our lungs. You can't see it, but it's there. It's like the invisible enemy that all of us really need to be aware of."This statement highlights a crucial issue: airborne contaminants aren't limited to industrial settings. They're present in offices, homes, schools - virtually any indoor environment. From the fine particles released in manufacturing processes to the subtle chemical emissions from office equipment. These pollutants are omnipresent yet often ignored. They can pose serious health risks, especially prolonged and uninterrupted exposure. Our daily environments could be undermining our health without us even realizing it. It's a silent battle against invisible foes, with our lungs on the frontline. Recognizing and addressing these hidden dangers is not just a precaution; it's a necessity for maintaining our well-being. Germs and Viruses Lurk in the Air Germs and viruses are ever-present in our daily environments, especially in offices, schools, and public areas. They are invisible threats, always lurking around us. Every time someone coughs or sneezes, thousands of germs take flight. They can linger in the air, unseen and dangerous. These germs find a perfect breeding ground in confined spaces like classrooms and offices. A simple conversation can release numerous particles into the air. These particles can travel far, reaching others who breathe the same air. It's not just about rare diseases; common colds and flu are regular threats in these settings. Think about a typical school day. Kids are in close proximity, sharing more than just ideas. They share germs, often without realizing it. In offices, the situation is similar. Air conditioning systems can circulate these germs, spreading them far and wide. The recent pandemic has brought this issue into the limelight. It has shown us how quickly illnesses can spread in shared spaces. But this isn't a new problem. It's an ongoing battle against invisible enemies that have always been there. It's not enough to just clean surfaces or wash hands. We need to think about the air we breathe. We must take steps to purify the air in our shared spaces. This approach is vital to make our environments safer and healthier. Investing in an air purifier is a crucial step towards ensuring the well-being of everyone in these shared spaces. Household Threats Can Be Silent Threats Mold and humidity in indoor environments are often overlooked, yet they pose significant health risks. As Meredith points out: "household chemicals you use to wipe down your counter at night, you're just aerosolizing that into your house, and you're breathing it in directly as you're cleaning."  This scenario just shows how easily harmful particles can become part of our indoor air. Mold thrives in humid conditions, often unnoticed until it's a significant problem. The risk is even higher in older buildings or those with poor ventilation. Humidity levels can lead to mold growth in hidden places like ventilation systems. This mold is not just unsightly; it's a health hazard, releasing spores into the air. The danger isn't limited to homes. Schools, offices, and other buildings are equally at risk. A damp classroom or a humid office can become a breeding ground for mold. And it's not just the mold itself; the chemicals we use for cleaning also contribute to poor air quality. This silent threat requires proactive measures. Regular monitoring of humidity levels and proper ventilation are essential. Identifying and addressing these issues early can prevent them from escalating into serious health concerns. We can protect ourselves from the unseen dangers of mold and humidity in our indoor spaces by staying vigilant. Why is Pure Air Essential for Total Well-being?  Pure air is a cornerstone of total well-being, linking directly to the unseen threats discussed earlier. The air quality in our environments significantly impacts our health, often in ways we don't immediately recognize. The unseen pollutants, germs, viruses, mold, and humidity are not just abstract concerns. They have real, tangible effects on our health and daily lives. Breathing clean air is as vital as consuming clean water or nutritious food. Our lungs, constantly at work, are vulnerable to the invisible dangers of polluted air. Poor air quality can lead to respiratory issues, exacerbate allergies, and weaken our immune systems. In schools, it affects children's learning and attendance. In offices, it impacts productivity and employee health. The connection between air quality and well-being is undeniable. When we breathe in polluted air, we face many potential health problems. On the other hand, pure air can enhance cognitive function, improve sleep quality, and increase overall life satisfaction. Prioritizing air purity is not just about avoiding negatives but enhancing positives. It's about creating environments where we can thrive, not just survive. As we spend significant time indoors, ensuring the air we breathe is clean and healthy becomes a non-negotiable aspect of caring for our well-being. This approach to air quality is an investment in our health, comfort, and future. AirBox's Pivotal Role in Purifying Ambience AirBox plays a crucial role in transforming indoor environments through advanced air purification. It addresses the diverse array of airborne dangers – from unseen pollutants and microbes to the subtler threats of mold and humidity. Meredith and Michail's insights reveal AirBox's effectiveness. It uses certified HEPA filters, rigorously tested to trap and eliminate a wide range of airborne particles. Unlike standard filters, these are designed to capture the most minuscule contaminants, including those invisible threats that lurk in our everyday spaces. This technology is not just about filtering out dust; it's about creating a genuinely clean and safe breathing environment. Moreover, AirBox isn't limited to a one-size-fits-all approach. It caters to various indoor settings, be it a busy office, a bustling classroom, or a cozy living room. Its capability to adapt to different spaces makes it a versatile ally in our fight against poor air quality. The product's emphasis on HEPA filtration aligns perfectly with our need for pure air. It's not merely about removing odors or visible dirt but extracting those microscopic dangers that compromise our health.  By integrating AirBox into our indoor spaces, we take a proactive step towards safeguarding our total well-being. That way, we can ensure that the air we breathe is as clean and healthy as possible. Prioritizing Our Air, Prioritizing Our Health Each breath we take indoors, whether in the hum of an office, the buzz of a classroom, or the comfort of our homes, should be as clean and pure as nature intended. AirBox understands that indoor air might be your invisible enemy. It also offers a solution for healthy living spaces. The journey through the various aspects of indoor air quality - from the omnipresence of unseen pollutants to the silent threats of mold and humidity - underscores the necessity of vigilant action. AirBox's advanced purification technology, with its certified HEPA filters, offers more than just clean air; it provides peace of mind. It assures us that the invisible enemies lurking in our air are being combated effectively. Deciding to integrate systems like AirBox into our indoor environments, we're taking a proactive stance on health and well-being. Visit our website and learn more about our products and how they can benefit you. By prioritizing air quality, we're taking a significant step towards a healthier, more vibrant life. This isn't just about technology or filtration; it's about a holistic approach to well-being, where clean air plays a pivotal role. As we continue to navigate our lives indoors, let us remember that the air we breathe is as vital to our health as the water and food we eat.  Prioritizing air quality is, ultimately, prioritizing our health.  ...

The five benefits of buying AirBox Air Purifiers

Indoor spaces are full of invisible VOCs, such as gasses and chemicals. Eliminate these harmful elements that impact cognitive function and induce headaches and dry throats. Breathe easier and live healthier with AirBox! ...