By my second year in this building, I was receiving de-sensitizing shots twice a week for dust, mites, mold and mildew. I had numerous ear and respiratory infections. My husband and children began to encourage me to find another job. Being stubborn, and loving this school, I decided to give it one more year. I purchased two HEPA air-cleaners at the local hardware store, and completely eliminated chalk usage in the room. It did help...but certainly wasn't a cure-all.
Last year, a Purifan air filtering system was installed in my classroom. WOW! I felt the difference almost immediately. The room smelled better. The room stayed cleaner. Not one child in my class needed to use an inhaler during school hours the entire year. Absences from respiratory illness were minimal. I was not sick all year!
I am in a new part of the building this year, and really thought the air quality would not be a factor. But here it is the first part of October, and I am on my second round of antibiotics. One week ago a Purifan air filtering system was installed in my new classroom, and I know it will make all the difference in the world! I am looking forward to another happy and healthy year! Thanks Purifan!
Pre-K Teacher - Blessed Sacrament, Wichita, KS
I have one little boy with chronic respiratory problems. At the beginning of the year, he was missing a lot of school. I myself was having horrendous problems with allergies. I'd spend around $200 on antibiotics just for the infections. Heaven knows what my allergy medicine used to cost my insurance company! You could see the dust in the air and on all the surfaces. It was awful. On the desktops, computers, bookcases - you could feel that kind of grimy, gritty dirt. Even when the weather was nice, I'd still have to keep my door closed and run the air conditioning because of my allergies. After the school installed a Purifan Clean Air System, the dust in the air? The grim on the desktops? We don't have that anymore. The boy with bronchitis? He hasn't missed a day since the Purifans were installed. Not one day.
I was supposed to be taking a prescription allergy tablet everyday, but after about the first week with the Purifans, I quit taking my medication. I called my doctor, and he said, "Well by all means, if you don't need it, don't take it." Since Purifans have been installed in my room, Iíve taken one pill. My sinus infections are a thing of the past. My husband is really thrilled. My insurance company is probably thrilled, too! The results were positive, the district just ordered 54 more Purifans, with plans to add the systems to every classroom in the district.
David Brewer Elementary School, Leavenworth, Kansas
Our building was built in 1943, You would not believe how much dust was in that classroom! A lot of my students suffer from allergies, and so do I. On days with high pollen counts, everything would be covered in no time. And many of us, including me, were miserable. I cleaned every surface in the classroom during Spring Break, and that week they installed the Purifan Clean Air System in my classroom. Once the systems were up, we kept them running 24/7. We'd been back from break about a week when it occurred to me: Hey, there's no dust on this television! I looked around, and there was no dust anywhere. Previously, dust had accumulated virtually everywhere within just a day or two. There was a difference that not only could you feel, but you could see.
After the Purifans were installed a parent was visiting my classroom, and asked me about the unique-looking fans. I explained how they worked and the mother said, "So thatís what happened! Daniel was having a difficult time with his asthma this year, but in just the last month, he hasnít had to take his albuterol a single time." I also had a female student who had continually complained of headaches and not feeling well. Since Purifans came along, her complaints have gone away.
Fourth Grade - Howard Wilson Elementary, Leavenworth, Kansas
Our absentee rate hovered near 10 percent. Under the No Child Left Behind mandate, we are required to maintain attendance at 90 percent or above. Anything we can do to help keep our children healthy and in class is a plus for everyone. We installed on Purifan Clean Air System in one classroom. The difference is more than a visible lack of surface dust. Students are breathing much easier now. And some have actually gone off of medication. We are so excited with the results we installed 54 Purifans throughout our entire school.
Jan Cox, Principal
Howard Wilson Elementary, Leavenworth, Kansas
This year a Purifan was installed in my classroom as a test room to evaluate its effectiveness. We have been extremely pleased for several reasons. The system is very quiet and provides a learning environment that is conducive to student achievement. Our room has stayed much cleaner with less dust. It is cooler in the hot months and warmer in the cold months. We maintain an average temperature of 73 degrees. We are puppy raisers for the C.A.R.E.S. program and have a dog in the classroom so the Purifan is great for eliminating smells and pet hair.
My students have said:
- It is not distracting.
- I have not been sick once this year.
- It is really quiet.
- My allergies are not so bad.
- I hardly ever sneeze.
- My coughing is really better this year.
- My Asthma is not affected in the classroom.
- My Asthma now feels better at school than in my home.
Our heating and air-conditioning system brings in and uses outside air which can be rather humid at times. The Purifan helps to eliminate the humid conditions and make our air clean and fresh. The quality of our air is wonderful; the Purifan does an excellent job! I would highly recommend the Purifan for all classrooms.
Cathy Crowell, 4th Grade Teacher
Collegiate School, Wichita, KS
"Just a note to tell you how much we use and appreciate the Purifan that you installed in our facility. It is very important to us that we offer our children an environment that is as free of particles and dust, as we can manage. We have tried several other methods to achieve this, but nothing we have tried, so far, matches the performance of your remarkable fan.
Our staff asked me to tell you that they particularly like the quietness of the system. It is very important in a learning environment like ours, that we keep background noises to a minimum.
I would certainly recommend this filtration system to other schools and home systems in the area"
Montessori Children's House, Phoenix, AZ