Headed Back to (Home) School With Intellipure®

Due to parents’ concern about “safe school environments”, homeschooling has become the fastest growing form of education in the U.S.

By Gemma O’Kane

Hesitant on entering education facilities long-term.

Not all families have the same mindset going into September. The thought of going back to full classrooms, planning transportation to and from school, and the threat of airborne germs have left many parents hesitant about sending their children back to the classroom.

The transition from traditional education to online schooling has changed the entire format of childhood education. Workbooks were replaced with iPads, as were many other physical learning activities.

With over 3.7 million children being homeschooled in the United States, this form of education has become the fastest growing due to parent concerns about “safe school environments”.

A safe school environment has as much to do with the quality of indoor air within the building as it does with the outside security. While many education facilities invested in air purification solutions over summer break, some parents are still reluctant on sending their children back to school.

The transition from classroom to home.

According to PBS, in the 18 states that shared data throughout the 2020-2021 school year, the number of homeschooling students increased by 63%. Prior to the pandemic, only about 3% of students were being homeschooled.

Children were not the only ones going through a transition – as many of their parents were as well. “Remote” work was an unfamiliar term until the COVID-19 pandemic sent millions of Americans to work from home. In many cases, the entire family was home together trying to decipher schedules for this new way of life.

In the midst of all this chaos, there was still the constant fear of the highly contagious virus spreading to homes. COVID has been a catalyst to drive awareness about IAQ, but there are many other issues regarding the cleanliness of the air.

Along with the virus, other damage-causing household pollutants, such as cleaning supplies, mold, and allergens spiked interest in parents. Even air conditioning units have the ability to spread contaminants like wildfire throughout your home.

Not-so-fun facts from Natural Resources Defence Council.

  • 84,000 – The number of industrial chemicals used in household items.
  • 200 – The number of those chemicals that have been tested by the FDA.
  • 5 – The number regulated by the FDA.
  • 1976 – The year the last time federal chemical safety law was updated.

Air purification relieving the worry.

The augment in research on air purification solutions resulted in millions of homes becoming better equipped to fight against harmful airborne contaminants. The award-winning Intellipure® Compact unit has been protecting families from getting sick and reducing the spread of airborne particles prior to the pandemic.

The Compact removes harmful contaminants, such as mold, dust, pet dander, chemicals, bacteria, and viruses from the air using patented DFS technology. This revolutionary technology reduces bioburden and inhibits microorganism growth passing into the system through microbiostasis conditions.

The Compact is designed for a home office, bedroom, living room, or any space under 500 sq. feet. The simple, stylish design compliments any living space décor. The smallest in size of our product lineup, and very easy to set up and maintain. Designed to run 24/7, leaving your home or office with a clean and fresh-smelling environment.

While working remotely or homeschooling, make sure you have a quiet place to focus. Turn the whisper-quiet Compact on low, and enjoy peace of mind with purified air.

Specifications of the Intellipure® Compact
Blower Speed Energy Usage (Watts) Air Flow  (cfm) Sound Level  (dB)
Low 9 22 34
Medium 15 49 45
High 25 79 53
Turbo 61 150 63

*View more specs here.

Air purifiers should be placed in every home, whether the reasoning is to reduce airborne viruses from school, or to remove mold spores. Outdoor threats such as wildfire smoke can also harm the IAQ, possibly triggering asthma attacks.

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