Spring is well on it’s way and I couldn’t be happier to see things warming up a bit! Spring IS my favorite time of year, but with all of those wonderful April showers, comes along moss and mold growth too! (Ickies!) Moss and mold triggers allergy symptoms for the nearly 50 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies. What’s worse is there’s nowhere to hide either! The fresh air outside is full of pollen and allergens, while the air inside is full of a myriad of indoor pollutions. What can we do?
About Indoor Air Pollution:
Indoor air pollution can pose a problem in many homes. From pollen, mold and dust to animal dander and tobacco smoke, these indoor pollutants can create asthmatic and allergic reactions. To help reduce allergens and improve air quality, an air purifier with the AHAM Verified® seal is recommended. Guardian Technologies tower air purifiers, including the new AC9400, all carry the AHAM (Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers) Room Air Cleaner Certification.
The new AC9400 has the highest Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) rating of all the Guardian Technologies air purifiers. The CADR is used by AHAM to measure a filter’s efficacy. The CADR indicates the volume of filtered air an air cleaner delivers, with separate scores for smoke, pollen and dust. The higher the CADR number for each pollutant, the faster the unit filters the air.
The AC9400 CADR numbers are 259 (smoke), 263 (dust) and 275 (pollen). It circulates room air 4.8 times per hour, and is recommended for large rooms up to 402 square feet. It also carries the Energy Star rating, so although it packs power in improving indoor air quality, it does so efficiently.
The AC9400 has a myriad of other features that make it unparalleled. Common household allergens such as dust mites, pollen, mold and pet dander are known to trigger an allergy or asthma attack. The 360° HEPA filter captures 99.7% of airborne particles .3 microns and larger, reducing the airborne allergens in the home. With the activated carbon layer of the filter, the AC9400 helps reduce common household odors including those from smoke, cooking and pets. The optional ionizer can enhance its ability to remove particles from the air. To keep the filter performance optimized, a filter indicator lights up on the display when it’s time to change the filter.
Because indoor air quality can change during the day depending on the room conditions, an air quality monitor set in auto mode detects the amount of particulate matter (2.5PM) in the air and adjusts the fan speed to keep air fresher throughout the day. The numeric value of particulate matter is displayed while the light on the front of the unit changes color providing a quick, visual status of the air quality in the room.
AC9400 users can choose from three speeds or select the turbo speed control for maximum airflow. No need to turn off the purifier at bed time. Light sleepers can let the purifier run through the night. When selected, the sleep mode feature will turn off the display lights, dim the power and switch to the ultra-quiet low speed.