Air Purifiers for New Houses

air purifiers for new houses

Why You Need an Air Purifier

If you have just moved into a new home, chances are that you are being exposed to hazardous off-gassing from a wide range of sources including construction materials, flooring, kitchen cabinets, countertops, paint, new furniture and carpeting. In fact, that coveted “new house smell” is actually the off-gassing of formaldehyde, a chemical that is toxic in high concentrations and carcinogenic at lower doses. Even at levels that are safe from a cancer standpoint, formaldehyde is an allergy trigger and respiratory system irritant that can result in serious health issues.

Plywood, particleboard, panelling and other pressed-wood products all use adhesives that release formaldehyde into the air. Formaldehyde is also found in furniture, carpeting, curtains, wallpaper and many other common household products. Carpets and fabrics can off-gas for up to 3 years, while building materials can off-gas for as long as 5 years.

Health Canada Fact: Every home in Canada is contaminated with low levels of formaldehyde

In addition, paints, varnishes and sealants can emit other harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air that can impact your indoor air quality and your health. Vinyl flooring, window frames and shower curtains can leach phthalates (which have been linked to male infertility and asthma in children), and organotins (which can suppress the immune system). While not harmful at low concentrations, these and other substances can accumulate for years inside your air-tight home, leading to serious health problems from chronic exposure.

CMHC Fact: Houses today are so energy efficient that toxic chemical off-gassing has nowhere to go, resulting in a build-up inside the home


Modern Alchemy Air Purifiers Recommends...

AllerAir AirMedic Pro 5 Plus Vocarb Air Purifier for new houses

AllerAir AirMedic Pro 5 Plus Vocarb Air Purifier
Enhanced Protection from Formaldehyde and Other Harmful VOCs

The activated carbon found in the AllerAir AirMedic Pro Plus 5 Vocarb is specially formulated to adsorb Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), complex and dangerous chemicals produced by off-gassing from building materials, fresh paint, varnishes and new furniture and carpeting. This air purifier is the perfect choice for people who have just moved into a newly-built home, or for those planning a home renovation project.

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Austin Air HealthMate Plus Air Purifier for VOCs

Austin Air HealthMate Plus Air Purifier
Enhanced Chemical Filtration of VOCs

The “SuperBlend” activated carbon in the Austin Air HealthMate Plus is impregnated with potassium iodide to more effectively remove chemically-reactive gases. This makes it the ideal air purifier for new home owners seeking protection from formaldehyde, ammonia and other harmful gases and chemicals produced by paints, solvents and household cleaning products. This unit also handles off-gassing from furniture, carpets and new home construction materials.

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Modern Alchemy Air Purifiers offers expert advice, outstanding products, great prices and unparalleled customer service. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the air purifiers that we sell so you can buy with confidence. Contact us today!

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