Why do I need an air naturalizer?
Clean air is important for everyone's health. Air quality can be significantly more important to certain people, such as babies, seniors, and those with respiratory issues. Americans spend approximately 90% of their lives indoors, which can be the dirtiest air we breathe. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that, on average, indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air.
What causes indoor air problems?
There are many sources of indoor air pollution within any home, including pets, dust, bacteria and odor-causing particles. The list can also include pollution from tobacco use, exhaust, central heating and cooling systems and even humidification devices. Outdoor pollution can even creep in and affect the quality of air inside the home. Inadequate ventilation can increase the pollutant levels by not bringing in enough outdoor air and not carrying enough pollutants out of the home or business. For more information, please visit the EPAs website: www.epa.gov
How much will my electric bill increase?
We doubt that you will even notice a difference on your electric bill from the CritterZone. The Air Naturalizer consumes only 3 watts of energy on the highest setting. To compare, a typical lamp consumes about 60 watts. So even with the CritterZone Systems running continuously, improving your air quality will not create a significant difference on your electrical bill.
How do I change the filter?
You don't! There are NO FILTERS to change, buy or upkeep. CritterZone Air Naturalization technology is designed to go out and get pollutants, rather than just filter the air that happens to pass through it. The only upkeep required is a quick cleaning every few months, or as necessary, depending on the level of pollutants in your air. Cleaning the Air Naturalizer is a simple as swiping between the vents with a cotton swab to remove the debris that can collect as it works.
Where should I put my CritterZone?
Optimal location depends on your essential air quality goals. For allergy sufferers, the ideal location would be in your bedroom considering most people spend 1/3 of their life in there. If your allergies are caused by your pets, you may want to keep the purifier where your animals spend most of their time to help control their dander. Odor control is as simple as keeping the CritterZone near the source of the odor: litter pans, kennels, kitchens, bathrooms, garages and garbages... the list goes on.
Ideally, give your CritterZone room to breathe. Air circulation helps the Air Naturalization process and its effectiveness, so oscillating and ceiling fans are fantastic. Humidifers can be helpful, too (See TIPS & TRICKS) Wall units are designed to be plugged into the wall, not power strips or surge protectors.
Will the CritterZone clean the air for my whole house?
While an individual CritterZone Air Naturalizer is quite effective and can restore the air for up to 800 square feet, indoor air quality should be examined on a room-by-room basis. Air flow and circulation can be limited by walls, doors, tall furniture and other barriers, which can limit the effectiveness and the path of the natural energy produced by the CritterZone. Whole Home Systems are designed to fit your personal air quality concerns with the size and structure of your home or office. Please call 612.235.4911 or fill out our CONTACT US form for your FREE AIR QUALITY CONSULTATION today.
What else can I do to improve my air quality?
Removing the pollutant at its source is always ideal. CritterZone can help prevent mold growth, but for existing mold issues a dehumidifer might be necessary. Ventilate as much as possible when performing activities that cause high levels of pollutants such as cleaning, painting, sanding, etc., and don't forget how portable your CritterZone is: Keep it near you during these activities, in addition to its normal placement where it can run 24/7.