You worry about making sure the water you drink and food you eat are pure and free of chemicals. But what about the 11,000 liters of air you breathe every day?
Every bedroom, office, public waiting area, daycare or classroom contains millions of decaying skin and hair cells, pollen, mold, insect feces and many more unhealthy particles and gasses. Breathing this air is like drinking water from the street gutters, or eating food from the trash. Have you thought about the damage these pollutants can do to your respiratory and immune systems? We have, and that’s why there’s Purifan.
Purifan is a patented 5-stage clean air system that clears the air of unwanted and irritating particles, using the same amount of electricity as a 60-watt lightbulb. The bladeless ceiling fan design quietly and efficiently circulates air throughout your entire room, so there are no stale, “dead” spots like with floor air purifiers. It’s simple to set up, and you can install it onto your existing ceiling fan base. Purifan was invented in 1998, and has been made in the USA ever since. It’s available in four designer colors, and we’ve sold more than 45,000 units to date.
Purifan is the lowest total cost air cleaning system that truly works in homes, businesses and school classrooms.
|Benefit or Feature||The Competition||The Purifan|
|Total Cost of Ownership Over Many Years||Much higher cost when you consider energy, cleaning and limited life of the product||The LOWEST total cost of ownership, and lowest cost per CFM of air filtered|
|Air Changes Per Hour (ACH)||Very low on most units about 1 to 4 ACH, very poor airflow||40 ACH in 20 x 20 x 8 ft room and covers entire room area|
|Volume of Filtered Air||100 to 300 CFM||2,200 CFM|
|Room Air Flow||Cleans only close to unit||Airflow pattern filters all the air in the room|
|Location in typical room in a home, classroom or office||In a corner or on a shelf, in the way on the floor||Middle of the room, overhead and out of the way|
|Cleaning and Maintenance required by typical home or business owner||Ionic models must be cleaned ever 10 to 14 days. Electrostatics cost $125/month||In a home, change filters once a year. Twice a year in a school or office area. Lowest cost.|
|Warranty||Typically 90 days or 1 year||Lifetime warranty|
|Noise Level||Fan models are very noisy||Purifans are very quiet|
|Energy Cost per CFM||Much higher energy costs, especially on Smokeeters||Uses on 1/2 amp on high, or 60 watts. Very low per CFM|
|Impact on HVAC costs||No impact because no airflow||Moves all the air in the room, lowering energy costs to heat and cool the room|
|Odor Reduction||Most models have little or no charcoal for odors||Purifans have 3 odor layers, each 2 square feet of activated charcoal. Best of class.|
Purifan is up to five times as effective as the competition at getting rid of pollen, mold, dust, pet dander, smoke and other pollutants. The measure of an air cleaner’s effectiveness is Air Changes per Hour. Most floor or shelf air filters give 3 - 8 air changes per hour, but only the Purifan provides up to 40 air changes per hour in a 20 x 20 foot room area. That’s is a filter rate of 2,200 cubic feet of air per minute!
Medical studies have shown there are health benefits for allergy and asthma sufferers who use an air purifier that produces at least 10 air changes per hour. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends 12 or more air changes per hour to reduce the spread of contagious illnesses through particle droplet transmission, including colds, flu, TB, whooping cough and others.
Many electronic and ionic air purifier models use high-voltage charges and collection plates, which add ions and ozone to the room air. Charged particles stick to walls, carpet and furniture, creating black stains. Ozone is considered harmful by the EPA and can create serious respiratory health problems, especially for children and the elderly. Purifan safely and effectively captures these particles in disposable paper media and captures odors in activated charcoal.
Although you won’t see any paddle blades, the Purifan still works like a standard ceiling fan, creating a comfortable airflow throughout the room. But instead of just stirring the dust and pollutants around, it circulates filtered, clean air. It can also support most light kits used in residential or commercial ceiling fan installations.
Activated charcoal in the filters eliminates odors in the entire room, creating a clean, fresh, odor-free environment that people really notice. In clubs, lounges, bars or homes where smoking is an issue, optional smoke filters add an additional layer of potassium permanganate and alumina to reduce smoke odors.
Most homeowners can install a Purifan in about 45 minutes, and all it takes is a screwdriver. Just remove the blades from your existing ceiling fan, then attach the mounting brackets and the Purifan itself, and you’ll be enjoying clean, filtered air.
All that’s needed to keep your Purifan operating efficiently is changing the filters. In a typical home, the filters will last about a year, or 6 months in a classroom or office building. In bars, clubs, or homes with heavy smoking, the filter should be replaced every 3-4 months.
Purifan is so quiet, you'll forget it’s even running! It uses a standard ceiling fan motor to spin at an amazingly silent 200 to 220 RPM. Purifan is the quietest air purifier that moves enough air to make a significant impact on the airborne pollutants in a 20 x 20 x 8 foot room. This makes it perfect for use in bedrooms, baby's room, TV watching areas, clubs, restaurants, offices, daycares and classrooms.
Many floor or shelf-model air cleaners use a small, high-speed fan motor to move the air, creating a sound like a vacuum cleaner. They create so much noise, it’s difficult to sleep, talk, watch TV or carry on a normal conversation. You could turn them to a lower, quieter speed, but that makes them ineffective at cleaning the air. This is why so many people have replaced noisy ineffective floor or shelf air purifiers with a Purifan.
A Purifan filters all the air in a room every 90 seconds, using the same amount of electricity as a 60-watt lightbulb. This equates to about 1/2 amp load, compared to the 8 or 10 amps required by some ceiling mounted electrostatic models used for smoke removal in bars and casinos. Some customers tell us they consider the energy cost of a Purifan to be zero, since they were already running their ceiling fan anyway. Converting the ceiling fan into a Purifan doesn't change the electrical load, so it uses the same amount of energy.
Purifans come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty, because they’re built to last a lifetime. Every time you replace the filter, your Purifan will perform like new, and ceiling fan motors are designed to run for 30 years or more.
Most floor, shelf and ionic air cleaners only offer a 90 day warranty, and the low-cost models frequently break or the plates get corroded easily so they stop working. Larger, high-quality floor models may last a few more years, but eventually the electronics or motor bearings wear out, requiring expensive repairs or a new unit. Commercial air purifiers used in smoking applications, sometimes called electrostatic smoke eaters, have a service life of only 24 to 36 months before they typically need to be replaced with new models.
The real cost of any air purifier includes electricity to operate, maintenance, and cleaning costs. It’s also important to consider the expected lifetime of the product. Purifan costs the same to operate as a traditional ceiling fan, and requires no maintenance besides changing the filter once a year for an average home. In addition, the Purifan moves air like a ceiling fan, saving you money on heating and cooling costs by eliminating hot and cold spots and making you feel more comfortable.