Did you know that indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outside air in the United States? If you spend 90% of your time indoors like the average American, you probably need to take air purification more seriously.
In addition to high-quality HVAC equipment, IKEA may be offering another solution to make the air your family breathes healthier in the near future. The retail giant is developing a curtain (called GUNRID) that breaks down indoor air pollutants.
How Does It Work?
GUNRID is a state-of-the-art textile coated with a mineral-based photocatalyst that reduces air pollution when activated by light, both natural and artificial. As a window treatment, it can be placed in every room without consuming much space, which is both clever and convenient.
When Will It Be Available?
This technology is currently in the testing phase, and has been proven to be work safely and effectively through lab tests. Next, GUNRID will be tested in actual home settings to prove its efficacy. If things go according to plan, it will be rolled out in 2020.
As of this writing, the feasibility of this innovative textile when it comes to producing other products remains unclear. Also, IKEA has yet to mention if GUNRID can come in colors other than white.
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GUNRID may act like a plant in terms of rendering air pollutants harmless, but it’s not a replacement for air-purifying HVAC equipment. It is hoped that the curtains which are made from it will be able to deal with the pollution air cleaners leave behind.
At McMaster Heating and Air Conditioning, we offer an impressive selection of Carrier® products that work together to make your indoor air as fresh and clean as possible. Call us at (949) 441-5611 to discuss your air purification needs.