Advanced HVAC-based air cleaning for the workplace
The IQAir Perfect 16
Installation only takes about 3-6 hours with 10 times cleaner air within one hour – guaranteed! First, an IQAir authorized installer checks the HVAC system for compatibility and size to determine which Perfect 16 model(s) are needed. Buildings over 2,500 square feet usually have more than one HVAC system and will need more than one Perfect 16. Then, the proper equipment is ordered and another appointment is scheduled for installation.
Traps ultrafine particles
Ultrafine particles smaller than 0.1 microns make up about 90% of airborne particles, originating from vehicle exhaust, factory emissions, and cooking. They have been linked to heart attacks, strokes, asthma, and even cancer. HyperHEPA filtration in the Perfect 16 filters ultrafine particles down to 0.003 microns – the smallest particles that exist.
See why particle size matters...
Ordinary HEPA filters can only filter 0.3 micron particles and larger.
technology filters the
smallest airborne particles
of all airborne
Viruses: 0.005 – 0.3 microns
Like bacteria, viruses are organisms that spread airborne diseases as mild as the common cold and as serious as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) through coughs, sneezes and improperly maintained ventilation systems.
Tobacco Smoke: 0.01 – 1 micron
Sidestream smoke has higher concentrations of cancer-causing agents (carcinogens) than mainstream smoke. And, it has smaller particles than mainstream smoke, which make their way into the lungs and the body's cells more easily.
Soot: 0.01 – 0.3 microns
Long-term exposure to urban air pollution containing soot increases the risk of coronary heart disease, according to a major study published in New England Journal of Medicine in 2007.
of all airborne
Pet Dander: 0.1 – 25 microns
Pet dander is the old skin and fur that pets shed. Animal dander is very small and can become attached to your clothingeven if you do not own a pet. Dander can be found everywhere: floors, carpets, walls, furniture, bedding, even the ceilings. Pet dander is a known asthma and allergy trigger.
Dust Mites Allergens: 0.2 – 25 microns
House dust mites are considered to be the most common cause of asthma and allergic symptoms worldwide. Dust mites themselves do not cause an allergic reaction, however, their dung-pellets are an irritant to sensitive people and can cause breathing difficulties. They thrive in warm, humid, dark conditions such as mattresses, carpets, sheets, pillows, and upholstery.
Bacteria: 0.5 – 10 microns
People spread bacteria through the air when they cough and sneeze, transmitting respiratory diseases and triggering symptoms in asthma sufferers. Bacteria can also grow inside poorly maintained ventilation systems, which spread it into the circulating air.
Household Dust: 1 – 100 micron
Dust may worsen hay fever. Circulating outdoor air through a house by keeping doors and windows open, or at least slightly ajar, may reduce the risk of hay fever-causing dust. In colder climates, occupants seal even the smallest air gaps, and eliminate outside fresh air circulating inside the house. So it is essential to manage dust and airflow.
of all airborne
Mold Spores: 8 – 80 microns
Mold and fungus are commonly found in most homes and may be found in the air ducts of your heating/cooling system. They tend to float throughout the house, and form new colonies where they land. Fungus spores have been known to increase the chances of developing asthma.
Pollen: 10 – 100 microns
One of the most common allergens is pollen. It affects the nose, eyes, and mouth making it difficult to breathe. Most pollen that produces allergic reactions is from trees, grasses, and weeds.
We promise, certify, and deliver a 95% reduction of airborne particles down to 0.3 microns and 85% reduction in airborne particles down to 0.003 microns, including dust, pollen, mold spores, bacteria, and viruses, and PM2.5. Your system's performance is documented in your own Perfect 16 Clean Air Guarantee that your installer signs and dates.
How it works
- Air from the indoor environment is drawn into the HVAC system return grills.
- Air passes through four pleated micro-fiber filtration panels arranged in a "double-V" configuration with over 170 square feet of filter media.
- Filtered air passes through the heating and cooling system and is delivered via supply ductwork and diffusers located throughout the building.
SEMKO report for MERV 16 rating
The Perfect 16 is the only HVAC air filtration system rated a perfect MERV 16, the highest rating possible. Intertek/ETL SEMKO subjected the Perfect 16 to rigorous testing based on the toughest industry standards and certified it as MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) 16.
This independent test report proves that the IQAir Perfect 16 cleans the air with a minimum efficiency of 95% for particles 0.3 microns and larger, and more than 85% of all ultrafine particles down to 0.003 microns, the smallest particles that exist.
Since the Perfect 16 does not contain electrical components or moving parts of any kind, it’s absolutely silent.
And because it is installed in an HVAC closet or other location as part of your building's HVAC system, it does not intrude upon working or public spaces.
History of IQAir
50+ years of innovation. See IQAir’s path from humble beginnings to the world leader of technology.