As many as 40,000 deaths each year are being caused by exposure to air pollution, and rising nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ) and particular matter (PM10 and PM2.5) from traffic fumes are the major culprit, according to ventilation manufacturer Nuaire.
Nuaire has designed a new range of carbon filters to help protect home owners from rising air pollution levels in traffic-congested towns and cities. The IAQ-BOX “takes air purification to the next level,” offering the highest levels of filtration and the lowest resistance of any system on the market, Nuaire explains.
Third party testing by the BRE verifies that IAQ-BOX removes 99.5% of NO 2 from the air, making it the most effective system available, the company claims. IAQ-BOX also removes chemicals produced through industrial processes and burning fossil fuels, as well filtering out strong odours, it adds.
Nuaire says that its carbon filter range has optional PM10 and PM2.5 pre-filters that ensure harmful particulate matter is removed from the intake air, with the G4 filters inside Nuaire’s MVHR system acting as a third barrier to airborne particles. This pre-filtering technology not only safeguards the health of the home owner, but prevents build-up of harmful materials inside the MVHR system so it operates more effectively for longer, the company states.
The carbon “media” is held in one block rather than a row of individual filters, which makes removal and replacement quicker and easier. Nuaire says it can guarantee a four-year lifespan for its filters, so maintenance is minimal.
With marked improvements in current levels of resistance and unique features, Nuaire says it aims to make this "life- saving" technology easier to specify. IAQ box is available in two sizes for greater flexibility, it adds.
IAQ-BOX Double is an “industry first”, Nuaire claims. With a greater surface area to remove "even more" NO 2 , its double-width size reduces overall air resistance to the lowest levels of any carbon filter on the market, it says. “With resistance dramatically lowered, the fan can run at a lower speed which makes it quieter.”
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