COVID-19 has completely changed our day-to-day lives. (Understatement of the year, right?) In addition to finally figuring out how to unmute ourselves on Zoom and perfecting our banana bread recipes, we’ve been cleaning. A lot.
There’s nothing like a global pandemic to get people thinking about the quality of air we’re breathing.
According to the EPA, however, the levels of indoor air pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor levels, and in some cases these levels can exceed 100 times that of outdoor levels of the same pollutants. In other words, sometimes the air inside can be more harmful than the air outside.
Multiple products on the market claim to help your air quality, but the more popular ones have serious drawbacks. No matter what you’ve heard, no HVAC filter can remove every speck of pet dander and pollen. And while individual air purifiers for every room in your house might do a better job than filters, they’re expensive and bulky. So, how about a more effective, more efficient solution? Enter the REME HALO.
The REME HALO is a whole-home air purification system that attaches to your existing HVAC unit. Using Reflective Electro Magnetic Energy (REME) technology, it produces hydrogen peroxide plasma—which cleans the air and virtually eliminates the pollutants in your home. So fancy.
It might sound futuristic—and it certainly is in a lot of respects. But it’s actually based on an age-old process that occurs in nature. The REME HALO replicates the outdoors’ natural process of purifying the air.
Let’s get science-y, shall we? When electricity combines with hydrogen and oxygen molecules in our air, the negative charge of the electricity activates those molecules. This activation “cleans” the atmosphere. That’s why wide-open spaces smell so good, clean, and natural without any air freshener!
Have you ever been in an indoor space where the longer you stayed, the worse you felt? You always left congested, sneezy, or just some indescribable feeling of yucky? That’s sick building syndrome. And the REME HALO can help get rid of it!
Places like hospitals and food processing plants all use some version of this technology to make their spaces safer and cleaner for staff and consumers. But is it right for your home? Let’s do a comparison.
Comparing a traditional air purification system to the REME HALO is a little like comparing your 8th grade gym teacher to LeBron James. No disrespect of course, but there really is no comparison.
No air purification solution is 100% effective. And while many hospitals use REME HALO systems, we can’t guarantee protection against illnesses (including COVID-19). Also, like any home upgrades, the initial cost of purchasing and installing the unit is nothing to sneeze at. Ahem.
The REME HALO also produces a small amount of ozone and releases it into your home and the surrounding atmosphere (as do all ionized air purifying systems). The amount of ozone is deemed safe by U.S. health officials, but it’s something to consider!
We can help you decide if a REME HALO air purification system is right for you—and, if it is, we’re happy to manage the details, from installation through maintenance. Or, if you have questions about other Indoor Air Quality systems, let us know! Paschal is always on the cutting-edge of the latest solutions for home health and comfort. Give us a call today!