At a time when people are being asked to social distance and maybe even self-isolate, an Eldridge company is doing its part to try and keep residents free from germs and other contaminants.
Precision Air began selling the Air Scrubber by Aeros six months ago, long before COVID-19 became a household word.
The device, which utilizes certified space technology that was partially developed by NASA, is an air purifying system that is supposed to destroy up to 99 percent of all airborne and surface contaminants in homes and businesses.
While it’s not yet proven to take care of COVID-19, it purifies air, removes VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and significantly reduces dust particles and odors.
It protects from allergy and asthma-triggering contaminants, and has proven to be effective against Staph, E.Coli, MRSA, Strep, Listeria, Avian-Bird Flu, Hepatitis, Swine Flu and Norovirus.
“We’ve sold similar technologies in the past, but came across this one about six months ago,” said Keith Sheldon, owner of Precision Air. “It has the certified space technology, which basically means it was produced in cooperation with NASA for the space station.
“We originally ended up putting them in our own homes, and here at the shop, and we were really pleased with what it did for smells. We were also impressed with what it claims to do, and everybody that has gotten one from us has loved it.”
At a time when COVID-19 is on everybody’s minds, Sheldon and his staff feel the Air Scrubber could be a valuable tool in helping keep people safe.
“The claims that they are stating and giving us are what made us choose this product,” said Sheldon, “and again, hands-on experience with it in my own home and business are what made me want to share it.
“It claims to take care of all the viruses and airborne and surface contaminants, so I think having another layer of protection for your home or business is a great idea.”
To be clear, Sheldon is not trying to get rich off of COVID-19. Previously, the units retailed for $1,000. Now, even though the devices are in high demand, Precision has dropped the price to $749.
“We are very cognizant of not wanting to appear that we’re trying to make money off of this pandemic,” he said. “We just want people to take advantage of this, for their health, and everybody in their family. I think it’s a good product to have in your home.
“Again, and this is just my personal opinion, but I think it can be another layer of protection in this fight against COVID-19.”
Precision Air has sold 30 in recent weeks, and just received another shipment of 36 on Thursday.
There are two different styles of Air Scrubber. The console unit can be simply plugged in and placed on a shelf or coffee table, but the downside is that they are on about a 30-day back order.
The duct-mounted system is attached to the ductwork in your furnace.
“We simply cut a hole in the duct work, and then have to wire it into the transformer that goes inside your furnace,” said Sheldon. “We can be in and out within an hour.
“We chose this product for what it can do, and we just want everybody else to be able to take advantage of it. My personal opinion is that it would help schools, offices and homes. It would help everybody.”