FAQ

Why is Air Scrubber Plus® different?

Most indoor air purification and filter systems use passive technology to circulate the air in the home through a filtration system. However, this system fails to clean surfaces that carry millions of germs, like doorknobs, toilets, kitchen counters and pet areas. Air Scrubber Plus® cleans and disinfects the air and surfaces of your home, reducing up to 99.9% of surface micro-organisms and 90% of airborne micro-organisms. The most highly respected labs in the country have tested and validated the effectiveness of the Air Scrubber Plus® filtration system.

 

Does Air Scrubber Plus® eliminate odors?

Working through your heating and air conditioning units, Air Scrubber Plus® uses specialized germicidal UV light waves along with a proprietary catalytic process to reduce dust, pet dander and odors in your home. You will be able to reduce common smells such as pet odor, cigarette smoke, paint fumes, mold smells and the occasional burnt food odor.

 

Can Air Scrubber Plus® help reduce allergy symptoms?

Air Scrubber Plus® has been clinically proven to reduce dust, mold, pollen or many of the other pollutants that can cause irritation and allergies symptoms.

 

How does Air Scrubber Plus® protect my expensive HVAC system?

A new heating and air conditioning system can easily cost as much as a new car! Air Scrubber Plus® extends the life of your existing HVAC system by preventing tiny particles of dirt, dust and other debris from entering through the filter, damaging the coils and blower of your system, eventually causing it to fail. A protected HVAC system can last 15 years or more at peak efficiency, saving you money on your utility bill every month and reducing the need for expensive service calls. A dirty, unprotected system may need to be replaced in as little as five years.

 

What is ActivePure™ Technology?

ActivePure™ Technology is based on a variation of the technology originally developed for use in the International Space Station and is recognized as the exclusive Certified Space Technology by the Space Foundation in its category. The Certified Space Technology logo is licensed to activTek by the Space Foundation for use on Air Scrubber Plus purification products. The Space Foundation recognizes products whose origins come directly from technology or resources derived from the space program.

 

Is there scientific proof that ActivePure™ technology works?

Not only do we have over 1500 pages of testing, we also have the highest level of testing available. These two tests cost almost 1 million dollars to complete and took almost 3 years to get the results back. They are university tests that are not only lab tests – they then survive the rigor of the “peer review” process. That means that the scientific community must agree with the test results before they are independently published.

 

Is ozone used in this technology?

One version of Air Scrubber Plus® uses extremely small amounts of ozone to reduce odors quickly. This amount is comparable to that found outdoors in nature. Our models with ozone are safe when installed and used properly. These units provide control of many odors and contaminants while maintaining levels well below the US EPA and California EPA exposure limits. However, please realize that an ozone free version is available as well.

 

How is Air Scrubber Plus® different from a filter or a UV light?

A filter or a UV light functions as a trap. It is only effective with what comes to it. The ActivePure™ scrubbers produced by the Air Scrubber Plus® act offensively – going out to get the irritating or unhealthy contaminants that we don’t want in our home. This technology copies what nature does outside. Notice there are no filters outside in nature.

 

Does Air Scrubber Plus® use a lot of electricity?

The Air Scrubber Plus® uses only 19 watts of electricity, that’s less than one third of a standard 60-watt light bulb, and complies with all federal EPA regulations.

 

How much square footage can Air Scrubber Plus® cover?

A standard unit covers up to 2000 square feet when operating and will be working with maximum efficiency within 4 days of installation.