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Index
Introduction
3
Applications
4
Airfree and Mould
7
Technical Characteristics
8
Airfree Description
9
Installing and Connecting
10
Safety Instructions
12
How does Airfree work?
13
Airfree’s Independent and Efficiency Tests
14
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
15
Warranty
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1
Congratulations for having purchased your Airfree.
Airfree air purifiers are manufactured under license of US Patent 5,874,050, and
many other patents pending worldwide. Airfree was designed with most advanced
American and German technologies, to drastically destroy indoor airborne microorganisms and reduce ozone.
Different from other air purifier manufacturers, Airfree does not spend much time
in describing fancy technologies with difficult words and theories. Airfree offers
independent efficiency tests instead.
For every Airfree claim there is one independent test to prove it!
Please carefully read this manual to achieve the best air purifying results.
Enjoy your Airfree.
Thank you,
AIRFREE PRODUCTS
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The Invisible
Enemies
Most people spend most of their time indoors, at home or in the office.
The EPA – Environmental Protection Agency, claims the quality of air indoors can
be 100 times worse than outdoors.
Some factors contribute to indoor contamination:
High concentration of people in rooms increase fungus, bacteria and virus
development, and cross contamination;
New building insulation techniques reduce outside air interchanges and consequently air conditioning running cost, but in turn drastically increase mould, and
bacteria colonies
Deficient air conditioning duct cleaning
Concentration of organic material such as books, carpeting, curtains, and
sofas.
Good air quality indoors is a must for those affected by respiratory diseases and
allergies.
Contaminated indoor air (fungus, airborne allergens, pollens, ozone) can trigger
Asthma, bronchitis, rhinitis, and sinusitis
Fungal infections in immune depressed patients
Eye, throat and nose irritation
Headaches, lethargy, irritability
Cough and difficulty in concentration
Relation between microorganisms and related diseases.
Inocolums(*) X Virulency (**)
Human Resistance
(*) Quantity of microorganisms (**) Microorganism aggressiveness
The higher “Inocolums” and “Virulency” and or the lower “Human resistance”
results in greater contamination risk to people. The main contamination causes
are several types of fungus, some of them already resistant to the most powerful
chemicals and poisons, bacteria, viruses, and the fine dust from dust mite faeces
and skeletons that contain powerful allergens and hazardous fungus, and the seasonal pollens.
Airfree can safely and silently destroy those allergens
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Applications
Healthy rooms with pure clean air:
The efficient and noiseless Airfree technology safely destroys and reduces mould spores, bacteria, viruses and other airborne organic microorganisms.
Respiratory allergies and Asthma
Airfree drastically reduces airborne organic allergens and ozone, providing cleaner and safer environment for allergic people. Airfree destroys
mould spores, bacteria, viruses, dust mite allergens, pet dander and reduces ozone, all kept to minimum levels.
Children and Newborns
Studies demonstrate that a reduction in the dust mite allergen exposure
to young children will lessen the development of asthma.
Mould and Mildew:
Airborne Mould spores that float throughout the house potentially cause
allergic reactions. Those spores also start new mould colonies and expand existing ones. Airfree destroys airborne mould and mildew spores,
helping to prevent new contaminations.
Odors:
Airfree can reduce some odors like “mildew smell” and other organic
odors.
Kitchens and Pantries
The reduction of airborne fungi and spores in areas protected by Airfree
helps to prevent mildew on food.
Video, films, slides, sound and optical equipment
The reduction of airborne spores in rooms protected by Airfree provides
the best environment to store cameras, videos, pictures, slides, negatives and any device potentially affected by fungi. Quietly and safely Airfree protects your belongings and memories.
Yatches, Cruisers
Airfree safely eliminates fungi spores, mould, mildew, dust mites, bacteria, and strange odors. Many of which contribute to many common problems to boat owners.
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Applications
Offices, Public Buildings,
Populated rooms, corridors, and elevators offer a constant contamination
risk to employees and guests. This situation is aggravated by the flow
of hazardous fungi, other microbes entering through the A/C, and the
ozone generated by computers and photocopiers. The spread of airborne
transmittable diseases can accelerate in this environment. Airfree is a
powerful weapon in the reduction of airborne contamination by viruses,
bacteria, fungi, ozone, and a myriad of allergens.
Libraries and Museums:
The fungi spores that become mould or mildew are always present. When
the temperature and moisture in the environment are suitable for germination, the spore bursts and growth begins. This growth contaminates books,
clothing, documents, and works of art. Airfree destroys mould and mildew,
providing for a healthier environment for users and employees.
Schools, Kindergartens:
Airborne transmittable diseases are a great concern for students, parents,
teachers, and principals. Influenza, meningitis, and rubella, and other nasty
microbes flow freely in the air. The use of Airfree in classrooms demonstrates
a principal’s concern for their student’s and staff’s well being. It also reduces
a schools exposure to lawsuits, like with mould-affected diseases so common throughout the USA.
Hospitals, Clinics and Laboratories:
Airborne contamination is quite a concern for most hospitals. With Airfree
in use, the hospital environment becomes safer. Airfree is indispensable in
waiting rooms, infirmaries, and recovery rooms due to its efficiency in destroying airborne viruses bacteria, and fungi. Airfree also reduces ozone that
can affect patients with respiratory ailments. Laboratories no longer need to
stop all activities for chemical air purification gaining working hours.
Restaurants
Airfree offers continuous air sterilization. Silently, Airfree provides the additional protection that patrons expect. All viruses and bacteria that pass
through Airfree’s patented sterilising ceramic core are destroyed. Restaurants are recommended to submit their floor plans to insure proper coverage
inside their facilities.
Hotels and Retire Homes:
The use of Airfree in guest rooms shows concern on behalf of the hotel to its
guests well being. The use of Airfree can contribute to a higher occupancy
rate and provide for a good line of defense in case of lawsuits. Airfree has
independent tests proving its efficiency.
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Applications
Pollens
Pollens are no exception and like microorganims are totally destroyed
when passing through Airfree patented sterilising core. After being
incinerated the resulting harmless particles are released back to the
environment.
Ozone (O3)
Ozone is a very toxic gas that according to EPA can damage lung tissue,
cause chest pain, throat irritation and trigger asthma. The FDA, the US
Food and Drug Administration, recommends not to use any equipment
directly or indirectly generating ozone in Hospitals or where the patients
are present.
Airfree is proven to reduce ozone levels in 26%, every time air passes
through its ceramic core.
Viruses, Bacteria, Fungus and Germs
Airfree destroys all airborne microscopic threatening microorganisms
cited above including the smallest microbes like those of meningitis,
pneumonia and scarlet fever that can not be trapped in air filters or in
other equipment using different technologies. Scientists confirm that
virus, fungi and bacteria molecular structure (composed by proteins),
can not survive high temperatures as those seen inside Airfree patented
ceramic core.
Dust Mites
Many allergic reactions are caused by dust mites.
The fine dust generated from their skeletons and excements contain
hazardous fungus and allergens that when inhaled cause allergic
reactions. Those allergens and fungus are totally destroyed inside Airfree
ceramic core.
Fungus reduction by Airfree in the indoor environment also reduces dust
mite population as they need certain types of fungus to survive.
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Airfree and Mould
Guide for Airfree Installation in Mould contaminated rooms
1 - Install your Airfree unit in accordance with the user manual
2 - Allow your unit to run for at least one week to achieve significant
airborne mould spore reduction.
3 - Clean mould infected items and surfaces, since they are a continuous source of new spores.
It is important to stress that Airfree will not destroy or remove mould
from an infected item or surface. Those surfaces must be cleaned
manually.
Airfree will prevent spores released by existing mould colonies from
contaminating other areas, and will inhibit the growth of existing
colonies.
Airborne mould spores in a regular bedroom
Without Airfree
With Airfree
llustration images based on Airfree Independent Test results.
Results may vary depending on the room and environment conditions.
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Technical
Characteristics
Model
Capacity
2,000 cu.ft (60m³)
Inside Temperature
392°F (200°C)
Electric
Consumption
46W
Voltage
230v or 120v
Noise
Totally Silent
Weight
Dimensions
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Enviro 60
4 lbs (1,8 Kg)
10 in height
8 in Ø
25 cm height
20 cm Ø
Airfree Description
1
1- Top Lid with Air outlets
2
2- Grooves
3
3- On/Off Led
4- Feet
5- Fuse
4
6- Bottom lid
5
7- Power Cord
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Installing and
Connecting
Plug power cord to the nearest outlet.
Make sure the surface is dry (never place Airfree in wet floor or
immerge in water) After 10 minutes the top lid should be warm.
Place Airfree on the floor. Do not install it under furniture or shelves,
behind curtains as it will reduce air flow and Airfree efficiency in
reducing microorganisms.
Place each Airfree in rooms up to 216 sq. ft. (24m²) .
For larger rooms use proportionally additional Airfree units. The use of
just one Airfree in rooms larger than recommended will considerable
reduce Airfree efficiency.
Airfree must be continuously on in the same room 24 hours/ day.
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Installing and
Connecting
Airfree can only be used in rooms with minimum air volume of 330 cu.
ft. (10 m3), free of obstacles.
Airfree can be installed in rooms equipped with door or central air
conditioning and heating systems. However it is recommended not to
place Airfree nearby them to avoid potential interference in Airfree air
flow.
Do not place Airfree in the corridor to try to reach the whole house. In this
case Airfree will only reduce air pollution in the corridor area.
Airfree works better in rooms with windows closed. Nevertheless opening up window in the morning for one hour or two to allow air interchange
with the outside will not affect Airfree efficiency. Airfree shall not be placed
near doors or under window to avoid sterilised air to exit the room.
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Safety
Instructions
Airfree can not be installed on wet surfaces or immerged in water like
any other electric appliance.
Please do not attempt to open Airfree or touch interior electric parts. Such
attempt may cause electric shock hazard. If any mal function occurs
please contact Airfree authorized repair centres or call the shop where
Airfree was purchased.
If there is a temporary loss of energy Airfree will take the same time to
recover the previous contamination level.
Do not place clothing, towels or any article on or around Airfree that can
stop or diminish the Airfree’s air flow mainly at the top sterilised air exhaust as it can cause over heating, irreparable damage to the device and
potential fire hazard.
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How does Airfree Work?
Purified Air
Cooling Chamber
Cold and clean air is delivered
to the ambiance without
significant change in room
temperature and humidity.
Sterilising Ceramic Core
Inside the ceramic core 99.99%
of all microorganims are
incinerated and eliminated from
the ambiance.
Air Inlets
Contaminated air enters
Airfree by air convection
Contaminated
Air
How Airfree works?
Contaminated air silently enters Airfree by air convection and is sterilised
inside Airfree patented ceramic core where all microorganisms are destroyed/
incinerated at high temperatures. Regardless of how hazardous a virus, fungus
or bacteria might be they can not resist the powerful heat inside the ceramic
core and are incinerated. The heat inside the ceramic core forces sterilised air
out to the heat exchanger causing air convection generating negative pressure
underneath the ceramic core so contaminated air is “sucked” in at Airfree bottom
air inlets in a continuous and silent thus efficient air flow.
The association of the ceramic core, special ceramic and air flow reduces at the
same time the toxic ozone.
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Airfree Independent and
Efficiency Tests
AIRFREE EFFICIENCY TESTS BY INDEPENDENT LABORATORIES,
INSTITUTES AND UNIVERSITIES IN FOLLOWING COUNTRIES.
Reduction of
Microorganisms
Laboratory
Local
Fungus
Insect R&D Limited
june, 2005
SGS Natec Institute*
Hamburgo/Germany
september to november, 2000
Bacteria Dust Mite alergens
DerP-1
70,6% to 97,95%
Laboratory
Laboratory Office
99%
99%
Laboratory
93%
78%
Clinical Laboratory
80%
73%
Cold Chamber
86%
Torre do Tombo
Portuguese National
Archive
93%
94%
INETI*
Lisbon/Portugal
may 7 to june 18, 1999
RTP Video Archive
74%
70%
INETI*
Lisbon/Portugal
april 3 to may 5, 1998
Bank Branch
77%
Univ. Nova of Lisbon
june 5, 1998
Laboratory
90%
62%
Campana Laboratory/
São Paulo/Brazil
april 14 to april 29, 1999
Chemical Laboratory
99%
83%
INETI*
Lisbon/Portugal
november 12 to december 10, 2004
Closed Environments
98%
87%
Hotel Rooms
92%
82%
Technical Micronics Control
Huntesville/USA
april 28 to may 14, 1998
Univ. Complutense de Madrid
Madrid/Spain
october 21, 1997
AINIA
Valença Spain
june 9 to august 22, 2003
INETI*
Lisbon/Portugal
january 13 to february 18, 1999
INETI*
Lisbon/Portugal
march 19 to april 30, 2001
Above and other tests can be seen at our web site www.airfree.com
* Certified by ISO 17025
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FAQ - Frequently
Asked Questions
1. How does Airfree work?
Airfree incinerates microorganisms at its heated capillaries. Contaminated air is
dragged into Airfree’s ceramic core by air convection and microorganisms are
destroyed at high temperatures regardless of how resistant and dangerous they
might be.
2. Are there any side effects?
No. Airfree’s new technology uses heat to purify the air. No side effects, no
emissions, NO IONS, nor new particles are generated. Airfree should be used in
all homes and offices quietly, constantly and efficiently purifying the air.
3. What is Airfree’s air cleaning capacity?
Airfree Enviro 60 was designed for rooms up to 216 sq. ft. (24m²) . For larger
rooms more than one Airfree must be used.
4. Can I install Airfree in my walking closet ?
Yes, as long as it has at least 400cu.ft (11m³)*. Airfree should not be placed under
shelves or its efficiency will be reduced.
* as reference 400cu.ft (11m³) is approximately 7’x7’
5. Can I use Airfree in air conditioned rooms?
Yes.
6. How do I know if Airfree is no longer working?
Check the top lid and if warm Airfree is working.
7. Can I place Airfree at the corridor to reach the whole house?
No. Airfree will just reduce air pollution in the corridor’s area.
8. Can I place Airfree in a closed room?
Yes. Please remember such a room must have at least 400cu.ft (11m3)*.
* as a reference 400cu.ft is approximately 7’x7’
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FAQ - Frequently
Asked Questions
9. Is it necessary to keep doors and windows closed?
No
10. Does Airfree eliminate bacteria and viruses?
Yes. Unlike the air filters in the market Airfree is more efficient with the smallest
microorganisms as they are easily carried by Airfree’s airflow into its heated ceramic core.
11. Can I change Airfree from one room to another?
No. Airfree must always be plugged in the same room 24 hours a day. Airfree’s
patented technology works gradually and cannot have its cycle interrupted.
Moving it from one room to another will interrupt the cycle.
12. Should I turn off Airfree when I leave house?
No. Airfree must always be on.
13. What happens if Airfree is disconnected or there was a black out?
Airfree will take approximately the same time to recover the previous reduced
contamination level.
14. Does CADR measure the effectiveness of the Airfree?
Not at all. CADR is not designed to test the Airfree technology.
The AHAM seal (usually found on the back of an air cleaner’s box) lists three Clean
Air Delivery Rate (CADR) numbers: one for tobacco smoke, one for pollen and one
for dust. The CADR indicates volume of filtered air delivered by an air cleaner. The
higher the tobacco smoke, pollen and dust numbers, the faster the unit filters the
air.
The main reason why CADR is not designed for Airfree is because Aifree does not
filter but destroys microorganisms instead, CADR only applies to volume of filtered
air delivered by an air cleaner as stated above.
CADR does not measure microorganism reduction like mould and bacteria only
detectable by a microbiology lab.
Airfree destroys (not trap or attract to other surface) any microorganism regardless
of how small they might be. 99,99% of all organic particles are fully destroyed
when passing through the Airfree U.S. patented ceramic core.
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FAQ - Frequently
Asked Questions
15. How does Airfree destroy dust mites?
Mould reduction in the atmosphere causes a reduction in the mould dependant dust
mite population.
Airfree also destroys the harmful toxins and fungus freed by dust mite feces that
trigger respiratory allergies.
16. How does Airfree eliminate fungi?
As mentioned before, Airfree eliminates airborne microorganisms included fungi
and spores. By eliminating spores new colonies are unlikely to develop, representing less airborne spores.
17. How does Airfree destroy viruses?
Those microscopic microorganisms are easily eliminated inside Airfree’s ceramic
core capillaries. The temperature inside of Aifree’s capillaries is much higher than
required to incinerate them. Airfree is your greatest ally in respiratory disease prevention.
18. Does Airfree reduce tobacco smell?
Yes, Airfree reduces any kind of organic smell in the ambience including tobacco.
19. Does Airfree release any gas or chemical product?
No. Airfree’s sterilization process is natural. Please check our website for conclusive
tests regarding particles and O3.
20. Does Airfree heat up a room?
No. Airfree does not increase room temperature. To have an idea 2 Airfrees plugged
in the same room will contribute as much heat as the presence of one adult in that
same room.
21. Does Airfree provoke any change in room’s the relative humidity?
No.
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FAQ - Frequently
Asked Questions
22. Does Airfree need filter replacement?
No. Airfree’s technology uses just heat.
23. Does Airfree consume a lot of energy?
No. Airfree’s consumption is just 46 Watts equivalent to a small light bulb.
24. Can Airfree heated top lid burn children?
No. The top lid’s temperature is around 142°F (61ºC), which is not enough to burn
a child’s hand.
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Warranty
Warranty Certificate - 2 years
Model:
Serial Number
Client Name:
Address:
City:
Zip Code:
Phone Number. (
)
Purchase Date
/
/
Store Name:
Invoice Number:
In order to obtain full warranty terms and conditions as stated above
please fill in and return Warranty Certificate to
Authorized Airfree distributor.
You may also register your warranty at support session at
www.airfree.com
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Warranty
This product is warranted by AIRFREE PRODUCTS, to the original purchaser to
be free from defects in material and workmanship under proper use for a period of
two years from date of purchase. During this period, and upon proof of purchase
and date of purchase, this product will be repaired or replaced with same or similar
model without charges for parts or labor (except for a €10 charge for insurance and
handling) at distributor address. To be eligible for the warranty, please complete
your warranty card at the time of purchase and mail it to the distributor. To obtain
warranty service, please send the product sales receipt or proof of
Purchase, and a check or money order for €10 payable to the distributor . This
warranty does not apply to a product that has been misused, abused, or altered
without limiting the afore-mentioned, bending or dropping the unit, defects in the
electrical installation or fluctuating power levels are presumed to be defects resulting from misuse or abuse.
AIRFREE PRODUCTS and its affiliates or wholesalers do not make any specific
claim as to medicinal uses of this product nor does the manufacturer warrant that
the equipment prevents some kind of diseases.
NEITHER THIS WARRANTY NOR ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR MERCHANTABILITY, SHALL EXTEND
BEYOND THE WARRANTY PERIOD. NO RESPONSIBILITY IS ASSUMED FOR
ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT
LIMITATION DAMAGES, SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATION ON
HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS; SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW
THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY
TO YOU.
AIRFREE PRODUCTS HEREBY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESSED
WARRANTIES NOT OTHERWISE SET FORTH HEREIN AND ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OR MERCHANTABILITY OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES FOR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES
WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION OF THE FACE HEREOF. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights; you may have other rights, which vary from
state to state.
* AIRFREE PRODUCTS, Apartado 14306, LISBON 1064 - 828 PORTUGAL
- Tel.:351 - 213 156 222
- Fax: 351 - 213 516 228
- Web: www.airfree.com
- Mail: info@airfree.com
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AIRFREE PRODUCTS
Tel.: 351 - 213 156 222
Web: www.airfree.com
Mail: info@airfree.com
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