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How Flu Really Spreads and How to Help Prevent it with Proper Indoor Air Quality

According to Time Magazine, this flu season in particular, has been one of the worst the United States has seen in over a decade.  Even getting a flu shot is no guarantee you won’t end up with the flu that everyone seems to be getting this year, and it definitely doesn’t protect against the common cold.

Dr. Andrew Weil notes, “People who have the flu can pass it around just by breathing – no coughing or sneezing required.  This news comes from a [University of Maryland] study showing that droplets of infectious virus breathed into the air by people with flu stay suspended for minutes, even hours.”

Weil advises patients to ‘wash your hands frequently, avoid contact with people who have the flu, keep your hands away from your face and eyes, and if you’re sick, stay at home, drink adequate amounts of fluids and get plenty of rest.’

In addition, new non-pharmaceutical ways of preventing the flu are on the horizon, beginning with proper indoor air quality.

Equipping an air handler or HVAC system with an AtmosAir Bipolar Ionization system can help reduce certain biological organisms such as spores, bacteria and even the tiniest viruses.

Cleaner air and better indoor air quality represent a major step in transforming facilities into high performance buildings that tie to the organizational mission of a hospital or business. High performance buildings take a whole building approach to performance while creating spaces that are reliable, safe, healthy, comfortable and efficient.

AtmosAir Bi Polar Ionization systems, as demonstrated in our numerous healthcare projects, provide a unique hybrid of air purification: particle filtration, VOC filtration, and airborne virus filtration.

Visit AtmosAir at AHR 2018 – Exhibit 5764

AtmosAir Solutions will be participating in this week’s AHR Expo, the world’s largest HVACR marketplace, taking place January 22 – 24.  This year’s exhibition will be held at McCormick Place (map) in Chicago, Illinois.

Come visit us at exhibit 5764, where CEO, Steve Levine, and other representatives from the team will be showcasing new products and software that have been developed over the past year.

Levine noted, “We’re excited to be back again this year at AHR!  Since last year’s exhibition, we have capitalized on many of the relationships gained through AHR and we’re excited to showcase what AtmosAir accomplished in 2017. We are really excited to display AtmosSmart for the first time, the only intelligent bi polar ionization technology on the market.”

The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), is the world’s largest HVACR conference. It initially began 86 years ago as a heating and ventilation show and has since grown into the major HVACR event of the year, held in major cities across the U.S.  This year’s Chicago show will highlight over 2,000 of the top HVACR technology manufacturers and innovative new suppliers.  The show is expected to attract over 65,000 industry professionals from every state in America and 165 countries worldwide.  Held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference, the AHR Expo is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI.

The following times are when AtmosAir will be exhibiting:

  • Monday, January 22, 10am – 6pm
  • Tuesday, January 23, 10am – 6pm
  • Wednesday, January 24, 10am – 4pm

Please come visit us at the AHR Expo in Chicago, exhibit 5764!  We hope to see you there!

DIY Health Risks – Including your air at home?

NO ONE WANTS TO LIVE IN A HOME polluted with harmful chemicals, right?

If you’re planning to take on a home remodel or “fixer-upper” type of project, we ask if you have ever paused to think about the chemicals and contaminants you are already exposed to and breathing in inside your home?

The Healthy Living Home Guide has made it easier to choose products that won’t contribute to indoor air pollution. The online guide was prepared by the Environmental Working Group, an advocacy organization that focuses on chemicals in consumer products.

The guide looks at health risks in every room of the house and gives suggestions on what to do about them. In the bathroom, for example, caulks and adhesives can emit high concentrations of VOCs, or volatile organic compounds. Drywall in your new bedroom can damage unprotected lungs or trap moisture and mold. And houses without the proper ventilation systems can circulate such gases as radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can damage DNA and cause cancer.

Air quality is the guide’s main concern — and because people spend most of their time indoors, it makes sense to home in on the air they breathe. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside homes and other buildings can be more polluted than outside air in large cities.

At AtmosAir, we strive to protect your homes and families from harmful chemicals, allergens and contaminants.  Utilizing innovative Bi-Polar Ionization technologies, AtmosAir makes it possible for consumers to refresh their indoors with healthy air.  The system features sustainable AtmosAir BPI tubes that distribute negative and positive ions that travel into our breathing space to break down allergens, bacteria and cancer-causing gaseous elements.  Once these harmful particles and VOCs are removed from our breathing range, one’s breathing environment is essentially left pollution free!

For more information about how to install AtmosAir into your home, please reach out to us here.

Visit AtmosAir at AHR 2017

AtmosAir Solutions will participate in the AHR Expo January 30th through February 1st at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Come visit us at exhibit C4119, where CEO Steve Levine and other representatives from the company will be showcasing new products, software, and ideas for cleaner indoor air.

The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), is the world’s largest HVACR conference. It started 85 years ago as a heating and ventilation show and has since grown into the major HVACR event of the year, held in major cities across the U.S. The 2017 show will be in Las Vegas and will put the spotlight on 2,000 of the top HVACR technology manufacturers and innovative new suppliers.

With more than 60,000 industry professionals attending from every state in America and 150 countries worldwide, AHR provides a unique forum designed expressly for the HVACR community. It allows professionals to get together to share new products, explore new technologies and exchange ideas. The AHR Expo is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI, and is held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference.

Come visit us at AHR Expo in Las Vegas, exhibit C4119…we hope to see you there!