Some HVAC and indoor air quality manufacturers interchange “Air Scrubber” and “negative air machine”, because each removes impure air. To reap the biggest benefits of each based on your home, it’s important to differentiate the two.


Using only 18 watts of electricity, the Air Scrubber by Aerus extends the life of an HVAC system. Here's why you need this all-in-one device for your home:

  • It prevents you from getting sick. According to its product brochure, the Air Scrubber by Aerus is "the highest standard product to protect your family." This is great for allergy sufferers and those who can’t afford to get sick from door knobs, countertops, and floors.

    It uses ActivePure Technology™ to destroy up to 99 percent of all surface contaminants from school, daycare, and the office. The technology fights staph, strep, hepatitis A, swine flu (H1N1), E. Coli, MRSA, and more.

    Allergens and pathogens like dust, mold, and pollen also cause a lack of sleep; sneezing; and itchy, watery eyes. ActivePure Technology™ creates “enviro-scrubbing molecules of oxygen and hydrogen, which purify the air and reduce irritating particles that” worsen seasonal allergy symptoms.

  • It helps you breathe easier. The Air Scrubber by Aerus “scrubs, purifies, and cleans the air by reducing approximately 90 percent of airborne contaminants,” according to the University of Cincinnati.

    This photocatalytic device also prevents odors from cigarette smoke, wet dogs, paint fumes, and burnt food
    . It uses proprietary lightwaves and a specialized catalytic process to “reduce dust, pet dander, and odors in your home.”

  • It's certified. The Air Scrubber by Aerus has Certified Space Technology™. It's “guaranteed to have originated from technologies that came from space exploration.” This device was developed "with National Aeronautics and Space Administration to create a safe atmosphere for astronauts on the International Space Station.”

    This product is
    California Air Resources Board certified. It also complies with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations.

    It even has Mom Approval™ based on a 99-percent satisfaction rate from thousands of installed units in 2013.


According to the Society of Cleaning & Restoration Technicians, “Negative air machines [were] used in the asbestos abatement industry" since 1980.

These machines provide maximum airflow per dollar cost and withstand constant on-the-job use. Negative air machines are best suited for large, long-duration abatement commercial projects.

The machine works as “air flows horizontally through the cabinet, which is...constructed from...uncoated galvanized sheet metal, aluminum, or plastic. Lower priced components, such as particle board-frame HEPA filters; forward-inclined, 'squirrel cage' blowers; and basic control panels with few ‘bells and whistles’...[keep] costs down.”

Even if commercial contractors use the smallest models, negative air machines are too heavy. They take up too much space to be practical on job sites.

While the Air Scrubber by Aerus is residential, other portable generic air scrubbers are available for small commercial projects. Metal-frame HEPA filters offer mold abatement, fire damage, water restoration, sewer backups, or bioremediation.

When choosing an Air Scrubber for your home or small job site, consider quality, performance, and features when comparing brands. For more information on how you can install the Air Scrubber by Aerus in your home, feel free to click on the button below:

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