IS IT BETTER TO GET A UNIT FOR EACh FLOOR IN A MULTI-FLOOR HOME?

Multiple portable units cover your home more adequately than a single unit no matter how many floors the home has. If your home is equipped with central air and heat, the alternative would be to install an induct unit in your central heat and air to cover the entire home. ES4-Life offers discounts for those of that have multiple air handlers within your home or office.

SHOULD I PLACE A UNIT IN MY BASEMENT OR WILL MY UNIT UPSTAIRS COVER MY BASEMENT TOO?

Your basement needs it’s own unit unless you are using an induct unit and your basement is heated and cooled by the HVAC system.

WHY IS YOUR TECHNOLOGY BETTER THAN OTHER AIR PURIFIERS ON THE MARKET?

What makes our purifiers better than the competition is that they:
• Utilize a proprietary NASA developed PCO technology.
• Do not require recurring maintenance like changing filters.
• Consume low energy.
• Are designed with high-grade aluminum housings.
• Are designed with protective quartz shields that encapsulate the UV bulb.
• Sanitize all surfaces within your home or office in addition to the air.
• Are made in the USA

WHY DO THE MOBILE UNITS USE A FILTER WHEN YOUR INDUCT UNITS DO NOT REQUIRE THEM. HOW OFTEN DO YOU NEED TO REPLACE OR WASH THE FILTER?

The filters on the mobile units are designed to keep the interior componentry free from airborne dust and particulate that will be drawn into the units as result of the on-board fan system. The induct units require no filter because they are installed within the central heating and air system that is designed with its on filter that will protect the unit.

IS THE MERCURY IN THE UV LAMP EMITTED INTO THE AIR?

No, the lamps contain very little mercury that remains inside the lamp. The systems are designed with a quarts shroud that encapsulates the UV light in the event of breakage thus preventing any contamination being released into the airstream.

HOW MUCH MERCURY IS IN THE UV LAMP?

Less than 5 mg per lamp.

WILL MY UNIT WORK PROPERLY WITH MY WINDOWS OPEN?

The unit will work with a window open. In fact if you open a window on the opposite side of the house from the unit it will help pull the ions through the house. If all windows are open however the unit will work less effectively. This is due to the fact that the ions are being pulled outside while other contaminants and particulate are being pulled inside your home.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO PURIFY THE AIR IN MY HOME OR OFFICE?

Indoor air pollution has been described by the EPA and Congress as America’s #1 environmental health issue. Air pollutants can cause allergies, sick building syndrome, bacterial infections, promote the spread of virus and bacteria, microbial and VOC’s.

WHAT ARE SOME STATISTICS ON INDOOR AIR QUALITY?

• People spend 75 the 90% of their time indoors.
• Exposure to airborne contamination is considerable.
• 50% of all major office buildings have contaminated heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems. If not properly maintained, they become the perfect environment for microbial and bacterial outbreaks.
• 40% of all major office buildings can expect occupants to suffer from symptoms related to indoor air quality.

WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF "SICK BUILDING SYNDROME (SBS)?"

SBS is used to describe situations in which building occupants suffer from acute health and comfort disorders. The complaints appear to be linked to the time spent in the building, but no specific illness or cause can be identified. Complaints may be localized in a particular room or zone or may be widespread throughout the entire building.

WHAT CAUSES SICK BUILDINGS?

Microbial Growth (Mold), bacteria, mildew, moisture, plumbing problems, tightly sealed buildings, off gases from carpets, copy machines, residential and office furnishings…

MY AIR CONDITIONING UNIT HAS AN AIR FILTER IN IT, WHY DO I NEED ANYTHING MORE?

Traditional air filters only trap medium-to-large particles and have no effect on gases vapors bacteria and viruses.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE SYMPTOMS OF SICK BUILDING SYNDROME (SBS)?

Sore throat, headaches, itchy watery sore eyes, fatigue, coughing, wheezing, itching, nausea and lethargy and lack of concentration.

WHY DO CITIES POST OZONE LEVELS WHEN TALKING ABOUT AIR POLLUTION?

Publishing the “ozone level” as a measure of air pollution creates a perception of ozone that is overwhelmingly negative. The fact is ozone itself is not smog. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun creates ozone by splitting off oxygen atoms from the nitrogen oxides emitted by auto exhausts. This is what gives us an ozone level. Many scientists argue this ozone is actually good as it oxidizes other pollutants. Others argue it is a direct indication of auto exhaust levels. Both are correct. Ozone in very strong concentrations can kill plants and irritate a person’s lungs, eyes and nose. The EPA sets ozone standards of .12 ppm and many metropolitan areas repeatedly exceed this standard. OSHA’s maximum work place standards are .1 ppm for an 8-hour day. The difference between “good” ozone and “bad” ozone depends strictly on where it is and how it is being used. If used properly in a specific closely controlled application, it is safe.

IS IT OK TO BREATHE OZONE?

We all breathe some ozone that is produced naturally. Levels below .04 ppm are acceptable according to Government regulations.