The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) has announced that the AccuClean™ whole home air cleaner from American Standard has earned asthma & allergy friendly® Certification. Sources report this is the first whole home air cleaner in the in-duct electrostatic air cleaner category to receive this recognition.
The asthma & allergy friendly Certification Program, an independent program administered in the United States by AAFA with their partner ASL, helps consumers identify products more suitable for people with asthma and allergies.
“Because the American Standard AccuClean whole home air cleaner adheres to our strict standards, we are pleased to certify it as asthma and allergy friendly,” said Dr. John McKeon, CEO of ASL. “This system has been proven appropriate for those who want to reduce allergens and improve air quality in their entire home.”
“With 60 million Americans and 70 percent of households affected by indoor allergens, it’s important that dealers can offer homeowners a solution like AccuClean that addresses homeowners’ asthma and allergy concerns and meets the strict standards required to receive the asthma & allergy friendly Certification mark,” said Jay Ayers, air quality portfolio leader for Ingersoll Rand.
“Most competitive filter ratings are expressed using tests that are done by measuring the effectiveness at the filter. Tests for asthma & allergy friendly Certification simulate real life environments that allergy sufferers experience,” said Ayers. “AccuClean had to meet specific criteria not only at the filter, but in the duct, and in a test room the size of a real room in the home.”
The American Standard AccuClean uses a patented technology called Intense Field Dialectics, to remove common allergens from the home, like pet dander, pollen, dust particulate, viruses, mold spores, tobacco smoke, dust mites and more.
Additional testing around efficiency recovery, accelerated loading, cleaning intervals, and life cycle cost were validated. These are important factors when consumers choose the best whole home filter for their needs.
To receive the certification, the American Standard AccuClean was independently tested and required to meet benchmark standards as prescribed by ASL and AAFA based on industry leading medical and scientific research in health issues and indoor air pollution.