PureAware™ Smart Air Purification Service

PureAware vs. Other Filters

See how PureAware stacks up against HEPA filters, UV purifiers, and ionizers

Here’s how PureAware™ air filters stack up against other types of air purification technology.

Ultraviolet

Ionizers

HEPA

Does it eliminate viruses, bacteria, and mold?

Yes! PureAware filters have been independently tested to remove up to 99.97% of airborne viruses and other airborne contaminants.

Ultraviolet

Yes. UVGI and UV-PCO have been tested to destroy certain viruses and bacteria with varied effectiveness.

Ionizers

Sometimes. Some ionizers can destroy certain microbes. Others produce negative ions that attach to airborne particles but don’t actually destroy them.

HEPA

No. HEPA filters only catch particulate matter; they don’t destroy microbes. Viruses and bacteria can live for long periods of time on filter surfaces.

Does it filter the air?
Yes! PureAware filters remove 99.99% of PM2.5 and 99.97% of PM0.3 particulate matter.

Ultraviolet

No. UV light only deactivates airborne microbes. It does not remove particulate matter from the air.

Ionizers

Yes. Air ionizers can effectively remove particulate matter from the air when sized appropriately.

HEPA

Yes. US-certified HEPA filters remove 99.97% of PM0.3 particulate matter. Some European standards only require 80% removal though, so check the label!
Is it safe for humans?

Yes! PureAware filters are designed to work in occupied spaces. They do not produce any negative byproducts or harmful matter.

Ultraviolet

Sometimes. Certain bands of UV light are safe. Most UV systems, however, can be harmful to humans during exposures strong enough to destroy microbes.

Ionizers

Sometimes. Air ionizers are generally safe, though almost all produce ozone, which is highly toxic to humans in sufficient concentrations.

HEPA

Yes. HEPA filters are considered safe for humans. Care should be taken when changing filters, as they may host active viruses or bacteria.

Is it remotely monitored?

Yes! PureAware comes with professional remote monitoring, so you get automatic replacement filter deliveries and peace of mind.

Ultraviolet

??? We don’t know of any UV air purifiers that include remote monitoring.

Ionizers

??? We don’t know of any negative ion air purifiers that include remote monitoring.

HEPA

??? We don’t know of any HEPA air filters that include remote monitoring.

When compared to ultraviolet air purifiers, negative air ionizers, and HEPA filters, PureAware™ is the only remotely monitored air purification service that is safe for humans, removes up to 99.99% of airborne germs, and filters up to 99.97% of PM0.3 particulate matter.

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For further reading, we invite you to consult these technical resources on the effectiveness of various air purification and filtration technologies: