Do you (or someone in your household) suffer from seasonal allergies or breathing ailments? Does your home suffer from mold spores, pet dander, musty rooms, or unexplained odors like dirty socks? Or are you looking to protect your family from airborne illnesses, including COVID-19? If so, you've come to the right place.
Did you know that there is an HVAC system accessory called the Reme Halo air purifier that can be installed in your existing HVAC system and creates clean air to keep your home and your loved ones safe?
In the heating and air conditioning world, you can find many products that work together with your current HVAC setup. But this particular product takes things a step further. It doesn't just work alongside your system – it goes the extra mile to clean the air in your home.
It does this by using airborne hydrogen peroxide that's turned into vapor; then, this vapor spreads all over your home via your central air conditioning system. Using a whole home air purifier like the Reme Halo ensures the air you breathe is as clean as possible.
Many of us would like the air within our homes to be as clean as fresh outdoor air, but I have a question for you: How important is the quality of the air you breathe in your home? Only you can answer that question for yourself, but this article will provide information to assist in your answer.
The Reme Halo is a whole-home air purification system developed by RGF Environmental Group, LLC. The Reme Halo is compatible with various HVAC systems because it is an in-duct purification system that uses the natural process of your home's existing ductwork.
There are two types of RGF air purifiers: The Reme Halo, which uses UV light, and the Reme Halo LED, which uses LED light to eliminate impurities. The Reme Halo LED has the same benefits as the Reme Halo; it just uses patented Reme LED Technology; however, for this article, we will focus more on the RGF air purifier: the Reme Halo.
That said, it's important to remember that the Reme Halo and Halo LED have the same underlying technology to clean the air within your home/air conditioned space. Nevertheless, when it comes down to it, most homeowners decide based on overall cost.
Let's circle back to the bread and butter of this article: the Reme Halo. The purpose of this invention is to enhance the air quality inside your home. It achieves this by purifying the air in a way that imitates how nature naturally cleans the air.
The RGF Reme Halo can treat individual houses or even entire buildings, specifically targeting air pollutants present within air-conditioned spaces. These pollutants encompass a range of undesirable elements like microorganisms, gases, viruses, and other small particles.
By reducing these indoor air pollutants, you're able to accomplish several things, such as:
- Reduce allergy triggers
- Remove airborne and surface bacteria
- Eliminate unwanted odors, such as those from cooking, mold, and pets
- Remove particulates from sneezes that may settle in the home
In all, the Reme Halo is one of the best solutions for improving your home's indoor air quality by using a whole-home air purification approach.
Saying that this product produces clean air is one thing, but knowing exactly how and what indoor air pollutants the Reme Halo can protect you and your family from is another. Nevertheless, the general consensus is that it brings homeowners peace of mind.
The system's bi-polar ionization reduces, and charged plasma eliminates airborne particulates such as dust, dander, pollen, and mold spores. Not to mention, its zinc ions also kill 99% of bacteria, mold, and viruses on surfaces. These include the following:
- Bird flu
Another amazing feature of the Reme Halo is that it can kill sneeze germs within three feet. Imagine the flu traveling through your family and how hard it can be to clean surfaces and avoid contact with sneeze particulates. While no air purification system can completely safeguard against these threats, a solution like this for your home will give you a better chance of avoiding sickness.
On top of nipping airborne particles in the bud, the Reme Halo is:
- Easily installed into your existing air duct system, so it takes up no living space.
- RGFs Reme Halo requires no tools to replace the system's cell, which allows this process to be completed with an intuitive quick-release feature.
- It has little to no sound so that it won't disrupt your home activities. In fact, the Reme Halo has a decibel level of 55, which is comparable to a normal conversation.
The short answer is that the Reme Halo uses an advanced oxidation plasma process that vaporizes hydrogen peroxide into the air stream traveling through your indoor space via your ductwork.
These molecules kill the bacterium and viruses by attaching to the particulates found in the air and on surfaces. Then the inert particles are then more easily trapped in your HVAC filtration system. In this way, air purification leverages your existing HVAC air filtration process to provide even more benefits.
The more technical explanation includes a breakdown of particulate types produced by the system, each of which interacts in different ways with the environment. The Reme Halo creates an oxidation plasma of ionized hydroperoxides, superoxide, and hydroxide ions. The oxidants created then destroy the harmful microbes by changing the molecular structure of the pollutant or by cell lysis.
These oxidizers are "friendly," which means that they revert to oxygen and hydrogen after the oxidation of the pollutant. On top of that, when you invest in this HVAC air cleaner is that no ozone or other harmful elements are ever created during the process.
Keep in mind that homes and buildings can be hotbeds of bacteria if they are not properly cleaned and ventilated. Natural ventilation and airflow can help, but this is generally not enough to remove particulates from every area of the house.
The confluence of technologies at work in a Reme Halo system offers complete protection inside your home on both surfaces and in the air you breathe.
RGF's environmental purification technology has been licensed by numerous Fortune 500 companies and is used in 33 countries.
The use of the technology has been included in the Norovirus/MRSA protection plans for many organizations, including hospitals, for whom air purity can often be a matter of life and death. It has also been used by hotel chains, public schools, cruise lines, and restaurants. In all, there are millions of RGF cells in use around the world.
While these numbers alone don't justify its usefulness, the technology has been extensively tested to ensure it works. According to the RGF website, among other results, the technology has been tested and found to kill 99% of H1N1 Swine Flu on surfaces and is approved by the Chinese government for protection against the SARS virus.
Yes. RGF released a press release detailing their testing on coronavirus. We also wrote a separate article about this specifically. Follow the link below to learn more.
When I first wrote this article, testing on COVID-19 hadn't taken place. But in subsequent months, the Reme Halo was shown to be 99.9% effective at neutralizing the coronavirus. This is great news not just for the length of the COVID-19 pandemic but as we continue to combat airborne viruses in the coming years.
In terms of overall quality, there's really no contest here. A whole-home air scrubber, like the Reme Halo, safeguards throughout your home, while a portable system can, at best, be used for specific instances of odors in a room of your home.
Any portable unit is going to be restricted to the specific room that it's in. While the system will provide some benefits, the true health and wellness benefits of investing in an air purification system come from covering an entire home and being able to remove particulates in any setting.
Portable air purifiers have their place, but they aren't a long-term solution for the assured purity of the air you breathe.
For years, I sold these to customers and understood the benefits, but I had never experienced them firsthand. Some of my family members suffer from allergies, so eventually, I purchased one to help alleviate this affliction. The results were immediate. Within 24 hours, I noticed a difference in the air and that my home didn’t hold odors like it used to.
Shortly after we purchased the Reme Halo, my 6-year-old burnt a bag of microwavable popcorn. Normally the smell from this would linger for days, but by the next morning, I couldn't detect it at all.
More importantly, I've noticed that colds and the flu virus don’t travel as easily through each of our family members when one person gets sick. Overall, it was a purchase that significantly improved the living state of me and my family. It may be the right decision for you and yours as well.
Just like any purchasing decision, the decision is yours to make. Your specific situation may differ in ways that make the Reme Halo an even better investment, or it may not be something you need. However, numerous homes and businesses can and will benefit greatly from the addition of this system.
Regardless of your decision, a good HVAC company will always offer indoor air quality products to provide solutions to treat your specific ailments. It's in every homeowner's interest to know their options and how they may benefit from them. This is particularly true for people with allergies, breathing issues, respiratory ailments, and homes that suffer from mold or odors. However, it can be for anyone looking to improve their health and the quality of the air they breathe.
If you live in Columbus or its immediate surroundings, contact us at Fire & Ice Heating & Air Conditioning if you would like a Reme Halo added to your indoor air quality package or if you have any questions about any other products we offer.
Whether you need an air conditioner, heat pump, furnace, or ductless systems repair, replacement, service, or maintenance on a water heater we have installed, you've come to the right place, and we're here to help.
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