West Coast Wildfires and Pandemic Lead to an Increase in Demand for Air Purifiers
Indoor air quality has been one of the many concerns that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the spotlight in 2020. Americans turned to portable air systems to increase airflow exchange and attempt to filter out airborne aerosolized contaminants, causing an uncommon scarcity in the portable air purification market. The massive wildfires ravaging the West Coast, only contribute to this already existing deficit, and residents find it hard to combat smoke-related health issues inside their own homes and businesses.
According to the American Lung Association, smoke and ash coming from wildfires can be extremely harmful to the lungs, especially for the elderly, children, and those with existing respiratory problems. The small size of particles, the amount of carbon monoxide (CO) and the amount of nitrogen oxide contained in smoke are all contributing factors to these ailments.
A common solution to protect the air in homes affected by wildfires is the addition of HEPA air purifiers that can filter these small particles, and eliminate gasses and odors associated with the smoke. However, the COVID-19 pandemic caused a depletion in air purifiers all over the country, as many states have imposed air quality regulations in businesses and schools. The CDC recommends the use of portable air cleaners running continuously in one or more rooms to protect yourself from wildfire smoke during the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, many residents and businesses are unable to acquire one due to the recent shortfall.
According to Google Trends, the search for air purifiers is at the highest it has been in the last five years. A recent report has shown that the industry will continue to rise until 2027 due to the increase in urban cities’ pollution and the prevalence of airborne diseases. EnviroKlenz®, a Florida-based company, has expanded its operations to support the demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With decades of experience in providing indoor air quality solutions, EnviroKlenz® is actively assisting customers and businesses affected by wildfires to provide them with advanced indoor environment results made readily available.
The EnviroKlenz® Air System Plus is made in the USA and is composed of a 3-stage filtration system, including an air cartridge, a HEPA filter, and UV-C lights. The EnviroKlenz® air cartridge contains a patented earth mineral technology that captures and neutralizes odors and VOCs without releasing any byproducts back into the environment. Meanwhile, the medical-grade HEPA filter captures 99.99% of particles as small as 0.3-microns and the UV-C lights (outside of the ozone-producing range) shine directly onto its collection side, maximizing exposure time and germicidal destruction.
Testing shows that the EnviroKlenz® Air System Plus provided a 99.9% reduction of a virus, a 99.9% reduction of E.coli, and a 99.9% Reduction of Staphylococcus Epidermidis in an environmental test chamber. The virus tested, phi-X174, is ¼ of the size of the SARS-CoV-2 virus – learn more here: https://enviroklenzairpurifiers.com/testing/.