How can I tell
whether I need a Lifebreath Air Cleaner?
If anyone in the family has allergies, they'll experience relief when
you install a Lifebreath Air Cleaner. If you have a baby, or pre-schooler,
childhood ailments will be less of a problem. If you work in an
environment where the air isn't as good as it should be you'll
appreciate coming home to clean air. If there are older people in your
home they'll breathe more easily. Tobacco smoke won't hang around.
Cleaning will be easier, particularly if you have pets.
Will it work in any kind of home?
The Lifebreath Air Cleaner is normally installed in the air distribution
system. If your home uses radiant heat a simple air distribution system
can be designed and installed; or the Lifebreath Air Cleaner can be used
as a stand-alone unit in part of the house, installed in a closet or in
the ceiling to service a single room or suite.
Will it affect the performance of my air distribution system?
The Lifebreath Air Cleaner is self-powered, and is normally installed in
a by-pass configuration. That's to say about 10% of the air passing
through the furnace or air conditioner is drawn off, cleaned, and
returned to the air stream. It will have no effect on the efficiency of
How can a by-pass system clean all the air in the house?
In an average 2500 square foot home all the air in the house passes
through the furnace 4.5 times every hour. With the Lifebreath Air
Cleaner in a by-pass configuration, drawing off 10% of the air
continuously, 45% of the air in the house will be cleaned every hour.
After adjustment for normal infiltration of air into the home, we find
that in this example all the air in the home passes through the
Lifebreath Air Cleaner 9.2 times in every 24 hours.
Does it have to run continuously to keep the air clean?
You'll get maximum benefit from your Lifebreath Air Cleaner if it runs
continuously all the time the house is occupied. A timer can be used to
save energy if the house is left empty for extended periods.
Will I still need the filters in my furnace?
It's best to leave them in position, for two reasons. One is that they
help keep heating (or cooling) elements free from dust and dirt; the
other is that by intercepting large particles they reduce the load on
the Lifebreath unit, helping it do what it does best -- trap the very
small particles that pass through the furnace filter.