March 25th, 2022
How important is the air you breathe in your home? I’d wager it’s pretty important to you. In this video we’ll go over the iWave Air Purifier and see how it can help improve the quality of air you breathe in your home, and also compare it to some other products that can improve your home health.
Hi, my name is Brad with Fire & Ice. Have you ever walked outside after a thunderstorm and smelled the air? And did you notice that the dust is gone, the air has a fresh smell. Everything outdoors feels clean. And it’s largely due to lightning and how ionization works. And that same process has been created in the iWave air purifier. In this video we’ll go over what it is, its features, its cost, and see who will benefit most from this HVAC accessory.
What is the iWave Air Purifier?
The iWave air purifier is a self-cleaning, no-maintenance needlepoint bipolar ionization generator and is designed to specifically purify the air in residential HVAC systems. It does this by being installed inside your furnace or air handler’s blower compartment. And doesn’t require any bulbs or replacement parts. As air blows over it, the particles in the air are ionized. This causes them to clump together and easier to be caught in your home’s filtration system. This allows for a reduction in overall airborne particles floating in the air such as dust, dander, odors, static electricity, and more. Ionization also neutralizes certain viruses and bacteria as well.
Ionization is a naturally occurring phenomenon that occurs during a thunderstorm, in waterfalls, and ocean waves. And it’s UL-867 ozone standard certified which means it produces no harmful levels of ozone.
Its patented, self-cleaning design includes a programmable cleaning cycle that can clean the emitter brushes every one, three, five, or ten days. For added peace of mind it comes with a three year warranty with proof of purchase and proof of installation by a licensed HVAC or electrical contractor.
When it comes to residential applications, there are three iWave models. The iWave-R is a self cleaning device with no replacement parts and requires no maintenance. An alternative is the iWave-V which requires periodic cleaning but doesn’t have any replacement parts. The iWave-M is designed for mini-split and ductless application.
Who is the iWave Air Purifier a Good Fit For?
Now you might be wondering, is the iWave right for me and my home? The iWave is ideal for homeowners with allergy sufferers or those who struggle with asthma. Additionally, individuals who are immunocompromised could benefit greatly as well. A whole-house air purifier like the iWave paired with a good filter can go a long way in keeping the air you breathe inside your home as healthy as possible. Additionally the iWave can help with lowering the amount of dust in the home, and can neutralize viruses and other germs floating in the air. And if you’re someone that struggles to keep up with regular maintenance the iWave is worry free since it requires zero maintenance.
However, the iWave isn’t for everyone. In order to work, the iWave is intended for homes with conventional HVAC systems. Meaning, if your home lacks ductwork or doesn’t use a traditional furnace or air handler the iWave won’t be able to be installed in your home. If your home has a ductless system, however, the iWave-M could be installed on that unit. However, it won’t have the same whole-home purifying effect.
What Other Home Air Quality Products Exist?
The iWave isn’t the only air purifier on the market, nor is it the right fit for some homes. We often recommend that homeowners focus on purchasing high-quality media filters for their furnace, and that they replace them frequently. This often solves many home air quality problems.
UV lights can also be installed in ductwork, which can kill airborne organic material, including many viruses and bacteria. However, they don’t feature ionization, which can clean your air in additional ways.
Competitor products also exist for the iWave, like the Reme Halo air purifier. This ducted product works similarly, using both ionization and UV or LED light to neutralize harmful particles.
Lastly, sometimes a home air duct cleaning is required to remove the dust and debris that an air purifier isn’t equipped to handle. At Fire & Ice, we’ve installed all of these products, and we also offer whole home duct cleaning services.
How much does the iWave Air Purifier cost?
To have the iWave air purifier installed in your home’s HVAC system expect to pay between $900 and $1200.
What are the next steps?
If you are interested in the iWave Air Purifier and would like more information, schedule a free-estimate with one of our sales professionals. We’d love to meet with you and go over your options to find the best solution for your comfort and budget. Thank you for watching and we look forward to making your day better.