What does Silent Night Remove from the Air we Breathe?
Bacteria .3 to 30 microns
The good news about bacteria is that of the millions of species that live around us, only 90 or so have been identified as harmful to humans. For the most part, bacteria are essential to our existence! Even so, we don’t want to breathe in any of those bad ones!
House dust invisible to 1,000 microns
There is an unending supply in every home. We slough off skin all day every day. As the main constituent of house dust, skin flakes cluster together and settle into bundles we call dust bunnies. We see the larger motes of “skin dust” in sunbeams.
Mold spores. 1 to 25 microns
We can’t see them but billions are present. A very good—frequently changed—filter can capture up to 90% of mold spores and HEPAs on their noisiest settings can stop 99%. But when mold-producing conditions are present, new spores are created faster than anyone can clean them.
Pollen (Tree, weed, crop, and flower) 6 micron and up
All effects of plant reproduction, pollen ranges from tiny grains of dust up to yellow pine pollen that will cover every car in your city. Pollen creates a seasonal soup of allergens that human nasal passages do not cope with easily. In southern climes, various plants pollinate year around.
Human hair, Dust mites, Bed Bugs. 40 to 400 microns thick
Animal whiskers can be much bigger. A fine blond hair is one of the smallest things humans can easily see. Hairs fall out every day and add to the miscellaneous detritus that lands on our floors as ‘dust’.
Viruses .005 to .3 microns
For the most part, we can only see viruses with electron microscopy. Silent Night uses ion attraction to move air through the system and to capture even fine particulate in our Double ZEPA filter
Lets put all of that into perspective
The eye of a needle is about 1,200 microns
It might be hard to thread, but a person with good vision can easily see the eye of a needle. Occasionally we see a 1,000-micron flake of ash in the air, but particles this large usually settle to the floor. Even a human skin flake will occasionally be this large.