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Over the years,
we've tried all manner of methods to improve the air quality in our
animal rescue facility, where we provide lifelong care for
special-needs animals. We are fastidious about keeping the
facility as close to spotless as possible, but it does house a
couple dozen special-needs animals at any one time and, despite our
best efforts, often smells like it!
We use a
special air exchange unit on our HVAC system, which constantly is
exchanging inside air for outside air. We have a UV sanitizer
installed in our HVAC system to help kill airborne germs, mold, etc.
We clean and do laundry constantly. We have ceiling fans
everywhere. We have super-cleanable epoxy floors. We use
our own brand of clumping cat litter and scoop the couple dozen
boxes multiple times a day. We have special, extra-cleanable
paint on the walls. We use a lot of DooDoo Voodoo! But
even with all this, we battle air quality issues that frustrate us.
addition, given the nature of our special-needs population, it's
common for opportunistic infections to affect multiple animals at a
time, so we do all we can to keep the facility as clean and
germ-free as possible.
were approached about being a testing center for a new kind of air
quality improvement device, we jumped at the chance. To make a
long story short, we were quite impressed with the units and decided
to begin to offer them for sale to our DooDoo Voodoo customers.
As I said, we've
tried all sorts of air purification devices over the years. In
fact, we've spent thousands and thousands of dollars on them.
But none ever met our long-term expectations.
generated dangerous ozone levels that caused us to have lung
irritation. Some required constant maintenance. Some
required expensive filters. Some were simply not all that
effective at doing what they said they would do. We were
frustrated, having spent so much money on these various units.
Naturalizer is different. Totally different.
doesn't require tons of maintenance. There is NO FILTER to
clean or replace. It doesn't generate dangerous ozone levels.
Heck, the founder of the company even says that Underwriters
Laboratory said they're going to have to invent an entirely new
category for the Naturalizer, as it's unlike any other "air
purifier" they've tested.
the biggest practical advantage of the Naturalizer units is that
they don't require all the air in the room to be pulled through
them, unlike conventional filters. The super-charged Elements
that emanate from the Naturalizer start a cascading chain reaction
in the air, effectively multiplying themselves. The Element
that exits the front of your Naturalizer may not be the same
particle that controls a nasty contaminant's molecule in the far
corner of your room.
that indoor air currents and physical layouts often preclude uniform
airflow, the Naturalizer's cascading Element action is a HUGE
advantage. This is what allows the units to be so small.
Who Invented This Technology?
AirRestore technology was invented by Bill Converse, who was the
brain behind the leading air-purification technologies of the past.
The science behind the AirRestore unit is much smarter, though.
We owned a number of the former units (still do, actually; if you're
interested in purchasing them, contact me
here; we have a number of
them), but we are loving the AirRestore units.
What Are The Units Like?
Really small! They're just a few inches high and weigh only a
few ounces. They're available in two styles: one that
has a cord and plugs into a wall (or your car's cigarette lighter,
via the included car adapter) and one that plugs right into an
electrical socket without a cord (and comes with no car adapter).
How Does The Unit Work?
works the same way Mother Nature constantly cleanses the outside
air. Think about it. If Mother Nature wasn't constantly
killing germs in the air and on outdoor surfaces, we'd be overrun
replicates Mother Nature's own cleaning process of energizing
elements in the air through the power of the sun and wind. Energized
elements are produced by each AirRestore Air Naturalizer and are
dispensed evenly throughout the room. These elements actively
attach to and break down pollutants in the air by altering the
airborne pollutants, which helps restore the air to a much cleaner
This is the same process that is happening outdoors,
thanks to Mother Nature, the original air naturalizer! The sun and
wind continually clean and restore the air outdoors. The Naturalizer
is Mother Nature's little helper for indoors.
From a science
standpoint, Naturalizer technology is really one of a kind.
It's often mistaken for other traditional air purifiers or ionic
systems, but this technology truly is different.
The system works
by returning the natural cleaning properties found in outdoor air to
your indoor air. There are three steps that help this all
1. The unit
takes the ambient air around it and pulls it into the Plasma Chamber
inside. The air in the Plasma Chamber is re-energized and
regains its cleaning abilities, just like outdoor air. It is
full of re-energized Elements that are ready to go to work.
re-energized air is then dispensed to every corner of the room by
the system's Ionic Engine, thus putting the re-energized Elements to
work in your air, causing a series of OXIDATION and REDUCTION
reactions that essentially use all the re-energized Elements in the
air during the subsequent clean-up process.
Ionic Engine is also causing smaller particles, such as dust and
dander, to fall out of the air and out of your breathing space,
effectively reducing the level of pollutants in the air.
This may sound
like a scientific mouthful, but in short, the Naturalizer is simply
copying Mother Nature's own air naturalization process.
Inside The Unit
Here's a graphic that illustrates how the prongs in the Plasma
Naturalizer uses plasma ionic technology (which knocks microscopic
materials out of the air) and hydroxyls (which break down the
chemicals that make up pet odors and other smells). In doing
so, it recreates natural air balances, much like Mother Nature does
during a thunderstorm.
Hydroxyls may sound scary, so here's a summarization of some info
found on Wikipedia and other sites. It will put your mind at
ease and you'll understand why hydroxyls are your friend, not your
uses hydroxyl molecules to cleanse and decontaminate our outdoor
environment, but hydroxyls do not occur indoors. The
Naturalizer mimics Mother Nature by safely generating molecules that
naturally “seek and destroy” odor molecules, bacteria, viruses, VOCs
and other harmful chemicals. Hydroxyls actually neutralize odor
molecules and gasses by breaking down their chemical bonds.
Hydroxyls can even do this to some of the most difficult molecules,
such as hydrogen sulfide and ammonia.
Hydroxyls (HO•) are naturally occurring molecules. They are created
in our atmosphere when the sun’s ultraviolet rays react with water
vapor in the air. Hydroxyls are an important agent that scrub and
cleanse our planet’s environment. The Naturalizer mimics this
Naturalizer uses technology that is non-toxic and can safely be used
around humans and animals while scrubbing the air of biological and
Tell Me About Maintenance
There's hardly any...and it's super-easy to do
in just a few minutes. How often you need to clean the units
depends on how polluted your environment is, but generally it's a
once-a-month task that takes like no time.
You can read a PDF about how to maintain the units
But the summary is that inside the unit, which takes seconds to open
up, there are a couple of metal prongs. All you do is use a
bit of isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol or denatured alcohol and a cotton
swab (either the kind you use on your ears or those wooden-stemmed
medical ones that are longer and feature tighter-woven cotton tips).
You gently clean the metal prongs, let the alcohol evaporate and put
the units back together. Wipe out any dust in the unit's
louvers or inside. As I said, it takes virtually no time to
maintain these units.
see a YouTube maintenance video
here or by clicking the
Where Is The Best Place To Locate My
will effectively treat 800 square feet, so figure up how many you
need. They're super-efficient, but one Naturalizer generally
will not yield whole-house benefits. As such, it's best to
place Naturalizers in areas where they'll have the greatest impact,
as shown by this graphic: