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The Spectrum 800™ – One Clear and Fair Cost, Unlimited Purity
September 6, 2022

There are tons of new technologies that businesses invest in to optimize the productivity, output, and experience of their employees and clients.

From the latest software to regular training and, even, upgrading security systems, business and facility owners will, generally speaking, spend their money on the best product that they can afford.

But, what if employee and customer wellness was the current issue, and you, as the owner, were looking for a strategy to solve it?

Luckily, Air Sniper’s newest model, the Spectrum 800™ is the best solution – for both price and performance. Our portable supplemental air purification unit is the most powerful and cost-effective choice on the market today.

Through its state-of-the-art supplemental air purification capabilities and Air Sniper’s transparent, one-time cost, there are no surprises, installation or maintenance costs (lasting 10+ years before required maintenance) you will never have to choose.

In this post, we will show you how and why the portable Spectrum 800™’s benefits are as wellness centered as they are cost-effective.

Air Sniper’s Spectrum 800™ – Benefits as Impactful Outcomes

In the past, supplemental air sanitization and purification devices were created to be additions to existing HVAC systems and originally designed for large-scale, industrial environments.

Part in parcel with that, came the need to not only have an HVAC system that would support such an accessory, and come up with the funds to make the purchase, but to account for additional fees – transport, installation, operation training – and hiring an expert to optimize functionality, maintain, and/or repair your systems.

The efficacy of those non-portable devices was sound, but the costs were compounding and ongoing.

That’s where and how the Spectrum 800™ changes the game. It’s a stand-alone, mobile unit that operates completely apart from the HVAC system; converting versatility to anytime, anywhere protection and wellness within your indoor spaces.

Also, the Air Sniper transaction process leaves nothing to chance. There is a one-time cost for the Spectrum 800™ unit, the most cost-effective air sanitizer based on CFM cleaning and circulating rates and array of pathogen elimination.

These factors, including those discussed in the opener, mean a much lesser hit to a business’ budget. With no hidden fees, subsequent expenses, or the need for specialized maintenance, the Spectrum 800™ can be customized and controlled via a Bluetooth connected remote and supporting app.

More importantly, are the health and wellness improvements from reducing airborne pathogens in indoor air with our revolutionary, UVC driven unit.

There’s no debate. Having a physically and mentally well and happy owner, work force, and client base is an invaluable commodity. To be able to achieve that state for your business through the implementation of a single device, is also quite a thing to note.

And that’s exactly what the Spectrum 800™ can do for your, and any, business and all who occupy those indoor spaces. You can count on our technology. But evern better, you can count on our honesty.

Let’s expound on the effects of the incredible health and wellness benefits through real life outcomes.

By purchasing the Spectrum 800™ from Air Sniper, you are saying as much as the unit is doing. The unit’s supplementary UVC technology can safely and effectively reduce airborne pathogens, particulates, allergens, and virus strains – including COVID-19. Its Bluetooth remote controlling, mobility, and customization breeds confidence and creates a level, optimized playing field for all occupants.

Moreover, what you are saying to your people is that you care enough about their physical and mental health, the health and efficiency of the facility, and that you are willing to bring forth those improvements at any cost.

In turn, you and yours, thanks to the extra level of safety, protection, and care, will create an environment that they can’t wait to be in – day in and day out. Their happiness, due to removing the worry and stress surrounding poor indoor air quality, will be replaced by workers that are more productive, healthier, dedicated, and – let’s not forget – happier.

Coming full circle, our fair and upfront pricing model leads to a seamless and easy transaction which leads to the usage of a “no downtime”, supplemental air purification device that starts improving the air quality from moment one.

That leads to an optimized staff and customer base, which fosters the creation of the very best version of your product or service, because the producers are physically and mentally functioning at their very best.

Investing, Developing, and Government Initiatives

For business owners, investors, and developers there is another benefit layer that’s being reinforced by U.S. and world governments via initiatives and incentive programs.

In the investment world, ESG (environmental, social, and governance) is currently a prominent topic, which will likely be even more important in the future. In this case, it basically translates to healthy buildings and facilities being more valuable than regular ones.

Clean air is a direct indicator of a healthy building – and a key factor of ESG – and it’s rapidly becoming a key criteria for investors when evaluating potential opportunities.

For developers, whether you’re planning for a new development or are considering upgrading an existing structure, a clean air strategy with the Spectrum 800™ can help increase the value of your endeavor and attract more and better investors and business owners.

In March of 2022, the Biden administration announced the Clean Air in Buildings Challenge, an initiative created as part of the National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. This plan is meant to improve ventilation of indoor environments and reduce the spread of COVID-19 within buildings.

The Clean Air in Buildings Challenge initiative encourages all building owners and operators, schools, colleges, and universities, and organizations to adopt pivotal strategies to improve indoor air quality in their buildings and reduce the spread of COVID-19, as well as all other airborne viruses, pathogens and particulates.

One key initiative highlights providing schools and businesses with guidelines and resources to improve ventilation, filtration and, in turn, air quality. Along with the guidance provided, building operators and business owners can obtain funds through the American Rescue Plan and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to supplement the cost of such investments.

Even when the COVID-19 pandemic has ended, cleaner indoor air will continue to be more important than ever.

And that’s why Air Sniper is the company that it is, and why we created the Spectrum 800™. To allow all compassionate and forward thinking building and business owners to stay ahead of the curve and be some of the first to get on board with initiatives like the above discussed one.

The Spectrum 800™ creates safer environments at the most cost-effective price. Our science proven supplementary UVC technology delivers state-of-the-art peace of mind, and our transparent transactions leave you feeling confident and cared for.

With no installation costs, systems to integrate with, and no maintenance for at least 10 years, the cost to own an Air Sniper product is extremely low.

You can count on our technology. But, even better, you can count on our honesty. And, when you have others that count on you, and look to you for trust and protection, it’s a great feeling when a company provides the opportunity to perpetuate those feelings.

We Don’t Like Surprises. That Includes Cost.

We believe in transparency across the board. That means clean air, healthier communities, and honest prices.

Air Sniper provides peace of mind for organizations who require clean air environments that meet both wellness and cost-centered certainty. As a result, the Spectrum 800™ is the most cost-effective sanitized air solution available, with zero additional costs for a minimum of 10 years.

The Spectrum 800™: Portable Cleaner Air At Your Fingertips
September 1, 2022

Air Sniper, the leader in UVC driven, supplemental air sanitization systems has a brand new, portable version joining their powerful, customizable product line.

Just like our other models, the Portable Spectrum 800™’s supplemental air sanitization and purification capabilities are nearly perfect at reducing a wide array of airborne pathogens.

Using our tested and proven UVC technology, this small, yet efficient, device provides the most cost-effective, state-of-the-art indoor air protection, per cubic foot of space sanitized every hour.

Plus, the fact that there are no additional installation or calibration costs, our supplementary UVC technology functions at peak performance for a minimum of 10 years.

The Spectrum 800™, Air Sniper’s durable, mobile supplemental air sanitization unit can be “installed” by being plugged into any outlet, moved from room to room with ease – where and when it’s needed most – and controlled by a user-friendly app via Bluetooth connectivity.

The portable Spectrum 800™ brings industrial power and efficiency to all indoor environments, creating wellness through improving air quality. The education, healthcare, and indoor cultivation industries are the sectors we know will benefit most from this revolutionary product.

In those, and all indoor spaces, Air Sniper provides portable peace of mind, most of all.

Indoor Air Quality – Past and Present

Most folks know about the impact outdoor air pollution can have on their health. However, indoor pollution, according to EPA studies, can be two to five times more concentrated, which poses significant and detrimental health risks.

The average person spends approximately 90% of their time indoors, making indoor air pollutants a distinct concern. Besides air recycling and exchanging, and maintaining acceptable temperature and humidity levels indoors, air sanitization and purification completes the necessary trifecta for optimized indoor air quality.

Over the recent years, the EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) has consistently ranked indoor air pollution among the top five environmental risks to public health. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government and businesses of all types and sizes have made improving their indoor air quality an even higher priority.

Air Sniper creates healthier, cleaner, and safer indoor environments at the most cost-effective price. Our supplementary UVC technology delivers state-of-the-art peace of mind, and our transparent transactions leave you feeling confident and cared for.

We offer you a clear and fair path to optimized indoor air quality. The Spectrum 800™ grants unlimited air purity at a reasonable cost, provided by the most cost-effective and wellness-centered unit on the market today, so you can pass on the confidence, trust, and health to your employees and customers alike.

When it comes to your health and safety, we take a straightforward approach. That’s why the Spectrum 800™ uses revolutionary supplementary UVC technology to have the best sanitizing and clearing rate in Cubic feet per minute (CFM).

CFM refers to the amount of air being circulated and refreshed every hour based on the size of the indoor space. Air Sniper has added adjustable fan settings to ensure the air exchange is in that “sweet spot.” Too much or too little air exchange can cause similar, negative effects.

Just like other Air Sniper models, the Spectrum 800™ has customizable settings to appropriately improve indoor air quality based on each space’s needs.

Air Sniper can help calculate your needs for total space or room by room, prior to delivery, so there will be no “down time” thanks to there being no HVAC installation required – just plug and play.

With all of these features: room to room mobility, multiple fan speed settings, and Bluetooth control from practically anywhere, the Spectrum 800™ gives you the power to bring health and wellness to you and yours, manage its effectiveness, and instill confidence and trust.

The Spectrum 800™ Can Optimize the Air Quality of Any Indoor Space

As the indoor air quality decreases with each person entering the space, which is apart from the pathogens, bacteria, and particulate matter, industries that house the largest amount of people for the longest amount of time in a day are most in need of improved indoor air quality.

As mentioned above, the three primary industries where we feel the Spectrum 800™ is a necessary component to reach that goal are Healthcare, Indoor Cultivation, and Education.

Let’s dive deeper into these business sectors to find out how instrumental improving indoor air quality is in said arenas.


A study from 2019 revealed that, before the pandemic, air pollution caused over 60,000 deaths in the U.S., caused by chronic respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease and other ailments linked to air pollution. A staggering 95% of those deaths were age 50 or older.

As we age, our bodies become less able to withstand the effects of air pollution and airborne pathogens/particulates. Due to this progressive lack of compensation, the physical and mental health of seniors in healthcare settings can be significantly impacted; more so than most.

That, coupled with the fact that some sources of indoor air pollution come from normal, everyday living – cooking, cleaning, personal care product use, and chemical off-gassing from toxic materials in household items – speaks to the sanitization and purification of indoor air as being a necessity.

Not only out of respect and caring for our senior citizens but, to ensure that families are able to make as many memories as possible. By breathing in healthy, pure air, that possibility can easily become a reality.


As a whole, children and young adults can be more susceptible to environmental exposures from poor indoor air quality, due to their developing bodies and minds. Children breathe more air, eat more food and drink more liquid in proportion to their body weight than adults.

Since they spend the majority of their weekdays in school, having great air quality isa major concern. Proper maintenance of indoor air is much more than a “quality” issue; it encompasses safety and stewardship of your investment in students, staff, and facilities.

Nearly 1 in 10 children of school-age has asthma, allergies, or chemical sensitivities, which are the leading cause of absenteeism due to chronic illness. There is substantial evidence that indoor exposure to a slew of allergens, pathogens, and particulates plays a role in triggering symptoms.

And, if students and faculty don’t have any chronic illnesses, poor air quality can still have negative physical and cognitive impacts. The Spectrum 800™ from Air Sniper allows everyone the ability to breathe better and smarter; imparting a proper education to each and every classroom.

Indoor Cultivation

Air quality is one of the most overlooked aspects of indoor growing facilities. Exactly like outdoor environments, the indoor environment plays a big role in how plants and occupants function.

For plants, pathogenic moulds, powdery mildew, and fungi easily infect and spread throughout an indoor grow room via air transmission. Most of these types of pathogens are invisible to the naked eye and, once microbe contact has been made, the elimination process is a difficult one.

Cross-contamination is a huge risk to the health and growth of the plants themselves, as well as the financial stability and growth of the business as an entity. It can occur as early as pre-harvest all the way through to harvest and the finished product, destroying yields and, in turn, profits.

In these spaces, and all indoor business environments, the Spectrum 800™ can work wonders on many levels. An indoor space that contains optimized air is a safe, secure, healthy, productive, and coveted environment. It’s seen as a place where they can’t wait to be, and one they are proud to be a part of, because they feel cared for, protected, and that they are an integral member.

If you, your people, and whatever you’re growing are breathing pure, clean air, wellness, trust, and success will flourish.

In senior living facilities and geriatric areas of hospitals, the Spectrum 800™’s capabilities will result in improved quality of life and life expectancy. Which means more, higher quality time with your loved ones.

In schools, students and staff will have less absences and improved cognition and outlook thanks to the indoor air being sanitized with our science proven supplementary UVC technology. We can create a safe and clean environment for the next generation.

And, in indoor cultivation, the air purity – 99.9% pure – gained from Air Sniper’s portable and durable unit, stimulates quicker genetic development and decreases cross-contamination, leading to stronger, healthier plants and heftier yields.

The Spectrum 800™: What You’re Really Installing is Confidence

We want what you want: the best air safety for you and yours. The Spectrum 800™ from Air Sniper is the best device to help you reach those goals; quickly and affordably.

Air Sniper provides peace of mind for organizations who require clean air environments that meet both wellness and cost-centered certainty. As a result, the Spectrum 800™ is the most cost-effective sanitized air solution available, with zero additional costs for a minimum of 10 years.

Air Sniper Spectrum 800

Air Sniper Presents: The Revolutionary Portable Spectrum 800™
August 31, 2022

Air Sniper is proud to introduce our newest innovation: The Portable Spectrum 800™.

This small, yet powerful, stand-alone unit boasts all of the capabilities and benefits provided by the original Air Sniper system – now in a portable device.

Air Sniper creates healthier, cleaner and safer environments at the most cost-effective price. Our supplementary UVC technology delivers state-of-the-art peace of mind, and our transparent transactions leave you feeling confident and cared for.

No matter the size, scale, or type of business, we’ll show you how and why the Spectrum 800™ is the best supplementary air sanitization product on the market today.

When it comes to your health and safety, we take a straightforward approach. Because when people breathe cleaner, they feel better.

Science proven sanitization and a fair cost without hidden fees; complete confidence and peace of mind.

How it Works

We know the science can be confusing. Let us show you how it works.

The impact of our products, including our newest – The Spectrum 800™ – are based on the unwavering brand pillars that drive every action we take. These are: wellness through tested and proven UVC technology, transparent, low cost ownership with “no surprises”, and confidence you’ve made the right choice for your people.

Revolutionary supplementary UVC technology

Under strict laboratory testing conditions, our supplementary UVC technology consistently and effectively reduces airborne pathogens. Unlike most other air sanitization units, the Spectrum 800™ breaks the mould on many fronts.

Instead of merely capturing and housing airborne pathogens in a filter, like so many competing systems, our supplementary UVC technology reduces viruses, bacteria, moulds, and many other noxious agents outright.

The unit is streamlined, strong, and silent when in use. There are no upfront installation costs, no maintenance or replacement fees for at least 10 years, and the Spectrum 800™ has the fastest air sanitization per cubic foot which means your people are safer, faster.
You can count on our technology. But even better, you can count on our honesty. And honestly, we know lives can be changed by improving air quality.

Transparent Purchase, Usage, and Maintenance

We provide industrial performance, in a portable device, to businesses and building owners of all types and sizes. The Spectrum 800™ is one clear and fair cost and delivers unlimited air purity.   

The Spectrum 800™ doesn’t need to be integrated into your existing HVAC system, eliminating the costly upfront investment in installation fees.

Our supplementary UVC technology is like no other air sanitization solution because it is plug-and-play, right out of the box, with no additional installation or operating costs. Simply locate any normal outlet, in any room, plug the Spectrum 800™ in, turn it on and you’re done.  

There’s no disruption of work spaces or work flows thanks to the portable, mobile, stand-alone air sanitization unit. Plus, thanks to the durable construction, revolutionary technology, and guaranteed, 10+ years of operation without maintenance, it will be the single best purchase you’ve ever made for your business. 

Our unit’s portability uses versatility to create confidence in your business and peace of mind for those working within. The Spectrum 800™ can be easily moved into rooms or areas that need sanitized air the most, i.e. industrial sections, basement level spaces, classrooms, indoor cultivation environments, etc.

Furthermore, the Spectrum 800™ sports Bluetooth connectivity and a supporting app, which also firsts in the air sanitization sector. All controlling and monitoring can be done remotely by you, the owner, or other designated employees. 

This ensures consistent, across-the-board physical, mental, and emotional wellness, fosters trust and confidence in our product and, in turn, your company, and reduces liability and risk to the livelihood of you and yours.

We don’t like surprises. That includes costs

Look at it this way: How much would you pay to be the steward of health, safety, and trust for your workforce and clients? 

Thanks to the clear and reasonable price of the Spectrum 800™, it’s an expense every business can easily afford. 

Companies in the education, indoor cultivation, and senior health and housing sectors are ones we feel can benefit the most from clean, pure, indoor air.

Respect and care for our seniors – health and wellness for growers and their products – purity and protection for students, teachers, and staff. 

That’s what we all want and what is most important. And it’s exactly what the Spectrum 800™ provides for those environments, especially, and all other indoor spaces. 

Our technology has been third-party tested and proven. 

Our “always on”, stand-alone unit is versatile and the most efficient. 

Our pricing and transaction process is fair and transparent. 

And there are no extra costs for installation.

Air Sniper is your clean air solution expert. Therefore, what you’re truly installing is confidence. 

Confidence in each healthy breath will allow for more time with loved ones; creating more memories. 

That each pure inhalation will create better wellness and more success.

And, confidence that breathing smart and safely will improve the physical and mental health of teachers and students, equally.   

We want the same thing as you: the best air safety for you and your people. We’re glad our technology guarantees safe and healthy indoor air quality, and we’re proud to put your worries to rest.

Better science means better health for you and those counting on you.

We believe in transparency. That means clean air and honest prices. 

Air Sniper provides peace of mind for organizations who require clean air environments that meet both wellness and cost-centered certainty. As a result, the Spectrum 800™ is the most cost-effective sanitized air solution available, with zero additional costs for a minimum of 10 years. 

UVGI Air Sanitization

When was UGVI First Used for Air Purification?
August 30, 2021

While there have been many different ways of using supplemental air purification in the past, none of them have combined all of the great features that are present in the Air Sniper line of products, like proximity, dwell time, intensity and CFM. Still, rather than looking at what the current industry looks like, we will instead go back and see where the industry first came into existence.

The Early Years of UVGI

The decade is the 1930s. In spite of the economic problems faced at the time, scientific advancement was still, well, advancing. In 1930, for example, an article was published detailing the first analytical bactericidal action spectrum. This marked a turning point for UVGI as it showed peak effectiveness at 265 nanometers, which was almost achievable by the low-pressure Hg lamps of the time. 

But, it wasn’t until five years later that the ability to effectively inactivate airborne microorganisms would be demonstrated. This was done by a couple of researchers named William Firth Wells and Gordon Maskew Fair. They used the mercury lamps mentioned earlier and performed a test not that different from the ones performed by Air Sniper and Alpine Innovative Research.

This is basically the “proof of concept” for UVGI. Still, just because the technology was proven doesn’t mean that it was automatically adopted across all industries and applications, especially where air purification is concerned. No, widespread adoption has been rather slow for UVC products. Although the technology has only gained popularity, it still seems a far cry from the recognition it deserves for going to work in 1936.

The Turning Point for UVGI

That’s right; just one year after the technology was first proven effective, Duke University Hospital deployed it for use in their operating rooms. Initially, the equipment was deployed only to sanitize the surfaces of the room, which led to a significant reduction in the number of postoperative wound infections, and the eventual adoption by other operating rooms and hospitals across the US. 

For the next five years or so, UVGI technology would be increasingly deployed in different applications. For instance, “light shrouds” were established outside of infant wards. Air purification with UVC technology also began at this time but in a different application. UVC-producing lamps were placed near the top of the room above where people would interact. Then, with proper air circulation, the room’s air could be sanitized to the benefit of occupants within. 

Where UVGI Is Today

Still, the technology has only continued to improve in the last 80 years or so, leading to the amazing products available from Air Sniper. Contact us today to learn more!

Complete Air Sanitization Solution

How Does Air Sniper Provide a Supplementary Air Sanitization Solution?
August 25, 2021

When you want a supplementary air sanitization product, there is nowhere better to turn to than Air Sniper. Armed with amazing designs, quality components and impressive UVC technology, this company’s products are truly something else. But, what is it about their large range of in-line and stand-alone products that makes them this way?

What Makes Air Sniper a Supplementary Air Sanitization Solution

CFM & Dwell Time

Two of the main factors in supplementary air sanitization equipment are CFM and dwell time. The first factor, CFM, measures the capacity of your fan to move air through the system. The second factor, dwell time, measures how long a given microorganism spends in the system. These factors are complementary to one another, meaning that they must be perfectly balanced to allow the supplementary  air sanitization product enough time to destroy harmful bacteria but not so much that they are inefficient at treating an entire space and maintaining a consistent airflow. With Air Sniper, this functionality comes as standard practice.

Intensity & Proximity

A similar relationship to that of CFM and dwell time are the other two important facts of supplementary air sanitizing equipment, namely intensity and proximity. The intensity of the system refers to the UVC bulb’s output of UVC light. The more intense, the greater the germicidal properties of the system. Proximity, on the other hand, is the distance between each UVC bulb. Bulbs must be placed close enough together that they do not allow microorganisms to pass by without being subjected to ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI). 

These factors must also be balanced against one another. If your supplementary air sanitization equipment has high intensity, but not enough bulbs, it will be ineffective. Similarly, if the system has many bulbs but weak intensity, it will not function adequately. Therefore, the right amount of bulbs at an appropriate intensity must be designed from the outset.

Quality Components

Using high-quality equipment ensures an optimal experience for users, and the supplementary air sanitizing industry is no exception. Superb construction, simple yet effective design, durable and long-lasting internal components, and UVC-producing bulbs that don’t produce ozone are just a few examples of how Air Sniper has taken this idea to heart. 

Dedicated Customer Service

The people at Air Sniper are passionate about helping businesses keep their employees and customers safe with effective supplementary air sanitization solutions. This shows through in their dedicated customer service, which helps people understand their options and choose the right equipment for their large or small business. 

Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality

The Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality
August 20, 2021

The air we breathe is absolutely essential to our survival, but it seems so easy to overlook at the same time. Perhaps we ignore it because we can’t see it swirling around us, or observe the different concentrations of substances from one pocket to the next. Whatever the reason, simply paying the air we breathe no attention will not reduce its potential for negative side effects.

Indeed, many negative side effects are possible with poor air quality. Below, we look at how concentrations of mould, pet dander, dust mites, allergens and other substances may be responsible for a range of health concerns. These can affect our lungs and hearts primarily, but our whole body may suffer from particular risks. Learn more down below.

The Possible Risks Associated with Poor Air Quality

Breathing & Lung Conditions

Remember when smoke alarms used to be just smoke alarms? Now, of course, they are packaged together with carbon monoxide detectors as well. The installation and readiness of these devices is a mandate in all human dwellings, but obviously, they aren’t there only to prevent fires. They also sound when dangerous gases are present to alert us.

Our lungs are highly sensitive to what we breathe, as evidenced by our desire for emergency warnings. Still, we do not yet have warning systems for all the dangerous indoor air contaminant concentrations possible. This means allergies, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are still prevalent illnesses and health concerns, especially for the at-risk youth and aged populations.

Heart Conditions

Your heart can also be affected by dangerous indoor air quality. Many heart-related health concerns have been linked to air quality in some way, including:

  • Arrhythmia
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Angina 
  • Hypertension 

Particulate Conditions

Thus far, we have discussed how common airborne contaminants may affect our health. However, many uncommon substances are even more dangerous in concentrated amounts, including asbestos and free silica. These substances affect the body over a long period of time and can lead to asbestosis and silicosis, which are often difficult to treat. 

Radon-Related Cancer

Radon is a substance that leaks up out of the earth. It can become trapped in our homes from leakages in our basement or foundation and is a known carcinogen. Testing for this substance is often done during the sale of a house by a qualified home inspector, but individual testing kits are available. 

Learn how Air Sniper can help ensure your building is as clean and safe as possible with effective supplementary air sanitizing solutions. Contact them today for more information. 

Maintaining Air Sniper Units

Maintenance Required on Air Sniper Units
August 16, 2021

Air Sniper is a company that has clearly put a lot of thought into the supplementary air sanitization units they produce. They are well-designed, optimized for efficiency and effectiveness, and easy to maintain. Indeed, on the last count, there are only two items that require regular care and attention. 

These are, of course, the particulate filter and the UVC bulbs. Cleaning and replacing these leads to a longer lifespan and higher effectiveness of the units overall. Below, we look at each of these objects and how to properly maintain them. Let’s get started. 

Maintenance Required on Air Sniper Units

Filter Cleaning

The particulate filter placed at the inlet of your supplementary air sanitization unit is an important step in the cleansing process. It captures any large bacteria and airborne contamination in place, letting the smaller stuff through so that it can be supplementarily sanitized by powerful UVC radiation. However, like all particulate filters, this one will eventually need some regular maintenance.

Air Sniper has designed their product with you in mind, as you will not have to replace this filter. Instead, filters have to be rinsed with hot water and dried with compressed air.

Bulb Replacement

Over time, UVC-producing bulbs will lose some of their effectiveness. Replacing them on a schedule is a relatively simple procedure and the supplementary air sanitization units are designed for easy access. When you replace your UVC bulbs regularly, you help ensure that the very best results from your equipment are possible, consistent and expected.

Contact Air Sniper for Everything Else

Sometimes, you will have maintenance requests that are unexpected in the regular operation of your supplementary air sanitizing units. These include things like physical damage. In these situations, the best way to ensure your equipment has not been compromised is by contacting Air Sniper directly, as their qualified and knowledgeable professionals can assess the situation and give you effective, personalized advice.  

Make the Process Easier with the Air Sniper Dashboard

All parts of your supplementary air sanitization unit maintenance can be monitored and controlled through the Air Sniper Dashboard. This software allows you to monitor the time until your next filter cleaning or bulb replacement, track the dates and times when they were last maintained, and even order replacement bulbs. Plus, it offers loads of other great features as well, like setting automatic fan speed adjustments. Learn more about the Air Sniper Dashboard by contacting the team today.

The Air Sniper Dashboard

The Air Sniper Dashboard
August 1, 2021

The only thing better than powerful supplementary air sanitization is a powerful tool for tracking and controlling it. The Air Sniper provides the former, and its dashboard provides the latter. Together, the equipment and monitoring of this system are enough to give you access, control and ease of handling and managing your air quality. 

Today, you can learn about the dashboard view, what features are available and how you can access information about your fleet of devices from a desktop or on the go. Let’s get started.

The Air Sniper Dashboard & You

Dashboard View

When you first access the dashboard the dashboard view is what you’ll see. This includes a robust set of information, including the devices in your fleet, their current CFM and bulb replacement dates, and any active alerts that require your attention. Basically, it’s a quick glance at all your Air Sniper products and features without having to get bogged down in the details. Though, if you want to learn more, the list of incredible features below is sure to scintillate.

Dashboard Features

Depending on your needs, including the time of day and accessibility of a work area, you may not want your Air Sniper products working at full capacity. Instead, setting schedules to adjust the fan speed will help you cut costs and extend the life of your equipment. You can adjust all units or just the most important ones, depending on your unique situation.

You can also determine the maintenance needs of your Air Snipers with a robust set of dashboard features. This includes the particulate filter that comes with our products and the remaining bulb life. With built-in maintenance records, keeping track of replacements and cleanings is a breeze. You can even order replacements! Everything you need, all in one convenient location. 

Mobility & Accessibility

The large array of features and functions available on the Air Sniper Dashboard make it the ideal companion to powerful supplementary air sanitization equipment. But, with a mobile app and desktop functionality working together, a whole other level of upgraded functionality is unlocked. Remote monitoring and control of your units allow you to make adjustments on the fly with no delay. Everything that you can do on a desktop is available on your phone, giving you the freedom to choose how you interact. 

All told, the Air Sniper Dashboard is a great addition to a great product. For businesses both large and small, Air Sniper provides quality products built to last and assembled in Canada. They provide custom solutions and advice, so contact them today to see which product is right for you!

What Makes Air Sniper Different

What Makes Air Sniper Different
July 30, 2021

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything at all, it has taught us the importance of protecting our indoor spaces. Many of the actions that even just a year ago felt so alien, like social distancing and masking, have become integrated into our daily lives. For some, this integration is not likely to go anywhere once herd immunization is reached. 

Still, the larger societal effects are only one part of the changes that the pandemic has brought to the mainstream. Remote work and the rise of e-commerce are other compelling examples of changes that are unlikely to go anywhere post-pandemic. But, perhaps the most compelling change is the increased focus of the commercial and industrial sectors on UVC air sanitization. 

From businesses with showrooms and retail spaces to large-scale manufacturing facilities with hundreds of employees and beyond, there has been a steady surge of interest in alternative methods of air sanitization. And for good reason, of course. Technologies like UVC can help protect workers and customers for long periods of time with minimal maintenance and have proven effective against many airborne contaminants, like aspergillus niger and Sars-Cov-2

But, not all supplementary air sanitization equipment is made the same, or to the highest standard. Air Sniper products rely on a series of checks and balances to ensure the peak effectiveness of their equipment. These checks and balances come in the form of four variables, namely intensity, proximity, CFM and dwell time. We look at these complementary pairings in more detail below.


When discussing proximity in UVC technology, we are referring to the distance between UVC bulbs. Each bulb will produce an effective radius of germicidal radiation, so it is important to put them far enough away from one another that they do not needlessly overlap. But, it is equally important to ensure that no empty, unaffected space comes between the bulbs, as this could allow harmful contaminants to slip by without the DNA disruption that characterizes this technology. 

Balancing the proximity of the equipment is the intensity of the bulbs. Increasing the intensity can be done by choosing higher-quality bulbs and ensuring the correct overlap of the bulbs. Together, these elements ensure that all living microorganisms are affected by the UVC in a meaningful way. 

CFM/Dwell Time

CFM and dwell time are the opposite components of the time spent inside the air sanitization device. The higher the cubic feet per minute (CFM), the faster air moves through the unit. The longer the dwell time, the slower air moves through the unit. Keeping a fine balance of these elements helps ensure that microorganisms and harmful airborne contaminants are kept inside the device long enough to be treated by the UVC germicidal light. 

What are ASHRAE Position Documents

What Are ASHRAE Position Documents & Why Are They Important?
July 26, 2021

Among the many interesting facets of study and governance within the air purification industry, there are some organizations that are working to further the use and application of supplementary UVC air sanitization technology. This includes the legally named American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). 

ASHRAE advocates for the continuous research and development of technologies related to their scope, which includes supplementary UVC air sanitization and other air purification technologies. They perform this advocacy through several methods, including standardization, fundraising, research and much more. 

One aspect of the work ASHRAE does is the formulation and publishing of position documents. Today, we look at two of these position documents and their relation to supplementary UVC air sanitization. The first position document we will look at is titled Position Document on Filtration and Air Cleaning

This document lays out the official position of ASHRAE as it concerns air cleaning technologies and methods. It includes a description of the many air cleaning technologies commercially available, including supplementary UVC air sanitization. They offer great support for the technology with statements like “The effectiveness of a UV-C system to inactivate microorganisms in the air and/or on surfaces has been amply demonstrated…” and discuss the technology’s ability to produce positive health effects in the right application. 

One part of this position document offers the reader further information on where to read more about ASHRAE’s stance on supplementary UVC air sanitization. They discuss an upcoming standard, existing standards and the other subject of our article, a second position document. This one is titled Position Document Airborne Infectious Diseases.

Unlike the first documents laid out by ASHRAE, this document does not focus on the many available methods of air cleaning. Instead, it offers an overview of infectious disease transmission and practical methods of modelling the data. It then discusses the practical implications for buildings with a variety of parameters, before offering recommendations for future construction and planning operations. 

It is the recommendations section that holds particular interest for the purposes of supplementary UVC air sanitization. One of their chief recommendations states “Building designers, owners, and operators should give high priority to enhancing well designed, installed, commissioned, and maintained HVAC systems with supplemental filtration, UVGI, and, in some cases, to additional or more effective ventilation to the breathing zone.” They proceed to recommend updating existing HVAC systems with UVGI technology as well, indicating that the power of this technology is not to be overlooked.

UVC Technology Vs. Electrostatic Needlepoint

UVC Technology Vs. Electrostatic Needlepoint
July 20, 2021

UVC technology is quickly becoming a popular choice for businesses looking to improve their air quality. As supplemental air sanitization is an effective and powerful technology, this comes as little surprise. Still, it is not the only type of air purification system, as particulate filters and electrostatic needlepoint technology can attest to. 

Today, the air sanitization technology of UVC light is compared to electrostatic needlepoint. They are both effective technologies, but is one more effective than the other? Find out below. 

What is UVC Technology?

UVC technology harnesses the power of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI). This process deactivates the DNA and RNA proteins in living organisms, rendering very small microorganisms and bacteria completely inert. Most UVGI equipment produces UV light at a wavelength of 253.7 nanometers, which is ideal as it does not produce harmful ozone as a by-product.

What is Electrostatic Needlepoint Technology?

Electrostatic needlepoint technology also goes by the name bipolar ionization. The technology releases ions into the airstream, which are then dispersed into the air and naturally seek out other airborne particles. Once enough of these particles are bonded together, they become large enough to be captured and filtered out, eliminating whatever harmful bacteria they have bonded to.

What Are the Advantages of UVC Technology?

UVC technology has several benefits over electrostatic needlepoint. Perhaps the most compelling advantage is the technology’s ability to kill 99.9% of harmful contaminants (lab reports available on the test results page), as can be seen in the independent testing results completed with Air Sniper equipment. The technology is also approved by ASHRAE and is frequently used in ISO-8 certified cleanrooms, which require a high standard of air cleanliness, per the requirements of the ISO 14644-1:2015 standard.

What Are the Advantages of Electrostatic Needlepoint Technology? 

Compared to the infrequent replacement of bulbs typical of UVC technology, the first benefit for electrostatic needlepoint seems less than optimal, but many find the technology cost-effective compared to traditional options. This mainly has to do with the frequency of replacing the equipment’s filters compared to particulate filters of similar efficiency.

Which Technology Should You Choose?

Air Sniper produces fantastic supplemental air sanitization equipment that is long-lasting, durable and easy to use. The infrequent changing of the bulbs is easily managed through the accompanying Wi-Fi-enabled remote monitoring and control system. These reasons and the many advantages discussed above make UVGI the right recommendation for any business, from small retail establishments to large warehouses or manufacturing facilities. 

UVC Technology for Future Pandemics

How UVC Technology Can Protect Against Future Pandemics
July 15, 2021

Although UVC technology has been an approved air sanitization technique since the 1930s, there is still a fair amount of surprise and intrigue in this “new” technology. Certainly, no small part of this interest comes from the recent COVID-19 pandemic, which saw countries around the world have to acknowledge the power and danger present in the microorganic world. 

But, regardless of the origins or applications of UVC technology is the potential power it has to wield for future pandemics. That is to say that we may find UVC technology to be an even more important part of the equation than we thought. But, to understand why UVC technology may be helpful in the future, we must first understand why it is helpful in the present. 

The Factors That Make UVC Technology Effective

When discussing the effectiveness of UVC technology and its associated equipment, four key factors must be discussed. These are the intensity, proximity, dwell time and CFM factors that make air sanitization equipment so effective. They exist in complementary pairs, which we explain in further detail down below. 

The Complementary Pairing of CFM and Dwell Time

The dwell time of UVC air sanitization equipment refers to its ability to keep harmful microorganisms within the destructive zone of the device. By contrast, the cubic feet per minute (CFM) of the equipment is a measure of its ability to move volumes of air and disinfect a space. Together, these factors balance one another, ensuring that harmful airborne contaminants are held in the space long enough to be deactivated by the UVC light, but not so long that the equipment can’t effectively purify and sanitize a space. 

The Complementary Pairing of Intensity and Proximity

The intensity of UVC air sanitization technology refers to the amount of germicidal UVC light present in the equipment at a given time. Much like the pairing above, the proximity of this technology is an oppositional measurement. It measures the closeness of the UVC bulbs within the device. It is important to balance these factors against one another so that the intensity of a bulb isn’t wasted irradiating the same space as the bulb next to it and to prevent gaps in affected space within the equipment. 

How UVC Technology Can Be Leveraged in the Future

As is plain to see, the power of UVC technology is contained within its measurable factors. That doesn’t diminish it in any way, but it does offer clues to how the technology may be used to better effect in the future. By working within these constraints to better the technology, larger units may be made to affect larger spaces faster, or perhaps more efficient devices can be implemented instead. Whatever the future may hold, it is nice to know that companies like Air Sniper will be here to continue innovating and improving on helpful technologies like UVC supplementary air sanitization equipment.

Air Purification: Part of Your PPE

Air Purification: Part of Your PPE
July 5, 2021

Every workplace faces its own unique challenges when it comes to ensuring the safety of all workers present on site. There are numerous hazards to contend with, from physical hazards like processing equipment and airborne contamination to the mental hazards of fatigue, interpersonal relationships and more. Keeping track of and countering these many problems can be a full-time commitment for even the most dedicated supervisor and employers. 

But, acting on these hazards and preventing them from being a potential injury or lost time incident is a worthy endeavour all the same. So long as the company is willing to affect positive change and supports workers who are willing to accept, support and encourage safety systems, many of these obstacles are fixable, through the various actions available. 

These actions include the introduction of process controls that counteract the hazards presented in a workplace and can take the form of Engineered, Administrative or Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) controls. The definitions for these controls can be found below:

Engineered Controls

Engineered controls are often considered physical safety controls. An oft-quoted example is a humble handrail, which can be placed anywhere there is a potential falling hazard to remind and dissuade people about the danger present. Other examples include deadman switches, handguards, two-step latches and more.

Administrative Controls

Administrative controls are the mental protections that give workers confidence and knowledge to do their jobs safely. This may include policies and procedures about the proper operation of equipment, or safety bulletins about the risks of working while exhausted, among others.

PPE Controls

Personal protective equipment (PPE) controls refer to the safety considerations present on a person’s body. Hard hats, safety glasses, steel-toed boots, gloves, high visibility vests and respirators are all examples of PPE controls. These are often the last part of a safety program to be implemented but can be an important part of a comprehensive approach to safety in the workplace.

So, where does air purification fit into this picture? It is technically an engineered control as it would be placed onto either an existing HVAC system or installed as a standalone piece of equipment. Still, in many ways, it is also a unique form of PPE. Unlike handrails and blade guards which only protect workers when nearby a potential hazard, supplemental air sanitization equipment provides protection at all times of day and night, wherever workers are within their work area.

See how Air Sniper can help you protect your workplace today by contacting them and requesting a quote!

254 Nanometers and UVC

254 Nanometers and UVC
July 1, 2021

When it comes to the protection of indoor spaces from harmful airborne contaminants, there are few better options available than UVC light sanitization. This method of air sanitization is long-lasting, powerful and can boast proven results backed by years of research and development of the technology. As a result, the applications for UVC sanitization continue to grow with each passing day. From air sanitization devices to lab research and cleaning, there are more uses than ever.

Still, one of the aspects of this technology that is particularly fascinating is the relationship it has to the wavelength of light that the lamps emit. To explain further, each UV bulb emits a range of light waves, including those at a length of 254 nanometers (nm). This particular length is believed to be the appropriate length for germicidal irradiation by experts within the community. 


The Importance of 254 Nanometer Wavelengths

And for good reason, of course. This wavelength is the one most likely to be responsible for deactivating the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA) of harmful airborne contaminants, like staphylococcus epidermidis and influenza A. This process is the main reason behind the effectiveness of most commercial UVC sanitization equipment.

Additionally, this wavelength has been proven not to produce ozone, which is a harmful gas that can cause damage to the environment and our respiratory systems. Many of the original UVC bulbs suffered because they produced ozone during operation, making them less commercially viable than their non-ozone-producing counterparts.

Since the 254 nm wavelength is the most effective for the germicidal cleaning process, it is important to optimize UVC lamps to produce as much light of this length as possible. To do this, lamps and bulbs with proven effectiveness must be chosen to optimize the systems they inhabit, as is the case with some commercial air sanitization manufacturers. 


Choose Effective Air Sanitization Equipment  

It is important to choose supplemental air sanitization equipment with proven results. Part of this means choosing equipment that reliably produces UVC light at 254 nanometers. Another part of the equation is choosing equipment that is long-lasting, durable and of sturdy construction. 

Air Sniper products meet these criteria and have proven results, as evidenced by the independent laboratory testing their supplemental air sanitization equipment has undergone. To learn more about how these products can work for businesses of any size, contact their team of professionals today for a consultation or additional product information.  

UVC lightbulb

The Power of UVC in Other Applications
June 30, 2021

Although air sanitization is one area where UVC can be used, it is far from the only place. This technology is used in a wide range of applications across a variety of industries, including child care, office cleaning and many more. Seeing how UV light is put to use in different cleaning environments can help demonstrate its efficacy in unique and varied circumstances. Continue reading below for more information on the many interesting and different uses of this technology.

UVC Technology Outside of Air Sanitization

Sterilizing Baby Supplies

Some products are marketed towards parents looking for a powerful solution to cleaning and sanitizing their baby supplies: pacifiers, bottles, toys and anything small enough to fit in this UVC device. The most effective products must be optimized for intensity, like the Air Sniper Low Pro line.

Cleaning Office Equipment

Other options for UVC sterilization equipment include a line of handheld devices. The capabilities of such devices are likely very limited, but positive reviews for these products are not uncommon. Using the right number of lamps, or what is commonly referred to as proximity, can have a better sanitization effect overall. 

Sanitizing Spaces with Robots

Another example of a technology that is effective for cleaning surfaces is this robotic UVC lamp system. Spinning in a full circle allows this device to affect its immediate surroundings with powerful UVC sanitization, which could be very effective in cleaning surfaces on a nightly basis. Still, full-time operations would require a more discreet solution. 

Handrail Sanitizer

A popular escalator manufacturer, KONE, offers a UVC upgrade for their equipment. This device sits above the handrail, providing supplementary sanitization for users throughout the day. The bulb they use is rated for nearly 20,000 hours of continuous use, rivaling many of Air Sniper’s products

As you can see, many of these systems are effective in a niche part of the supplemental sanitization process. Some only affect surfaces while others are only usable when no one is around. Still, some of the options can only affect a small area, like the inside of a box. For an all-around solution that provides UVC supplemental air sanitization to all the spaces around you, turn to Air Sniper.

Air Sniper supplemental air sanitization products can connect with existing HVAC systems, and they are available as stand-alone equipment too. These powerful devices provide UVC supplemental sanitization to spaces of every size, and with a large selection of products, there are many options to choose from. Contact Air Sniper today and start breathing easier. 

Air Purification in Schools

The Importance of Air Purification in Schools
June 25, 2021

When it comes to Air Sniper solutions, the applications are endless. From high schools to universities and private to public schools, Air Sniper offers robust supplementary air sanitization solutions that are suitable for a diverse range of requirements. And those are just within the genre of “educational institutions!”

So, how can supplemental air sanitization equipment be deployed in these facilities? Here are some of the ways that Air Snipers can be used in educational institutions. 

Stand-Alone Units in Classrooms

Our stand-alone units are ideal for classrooms. On lower fan speeds, they are relatively unintrusive. Certain models are capable of 7500 cubic feet of powerful supplementary air sanitization coverage. They also do not produce ozone, which can be a concern with lower-quality bulbs. They are also remote-operated, making status checks and fan speed changes simple maneuvers. Additionally, the dashboard system will enable faculty to set a schedule allowing the unit to run at certain fan speeds during the day, allowing teachers to work with their students at lower, less noticeable fan speeds.

In-Line Units for Buildings

For larger-scale operations, our in-line units can adapt to new and existing HVAC systems with ease. These devices are Wi-Fi enabled, making it easy to track bulb replacement and maintenance schedules. Plus, the sleek and elegant design of the device doesn’t hurt the appeal by any means.

Hybrid Units for Large Spaces

Schools include larger spaces such as gymnasiums, cafeterias, foyers, or auditoriums. Such spaces contain a correspondingly large volume of air and human traffic, and therefore increase the risk of exposure to airborne contaminants. The hybrid unit combines the versatility and power of our stand-alone and in-line units to supplementarily sanitize the air from where it is mounted into the ceiling. It is also included in the Air Sniper dashboard system, allowing for remote control and maintenance.

The Complete Solution for Campuses

When you oversee multiple buildings in a single location, it may mean deploying several supplemental air sanitization systems. These could include both in-line and stand-alone equipment, as the size and demands of the facilities required. Air Sniper works with clients to fulfill orders for these systems based on their needs and the capabilities of their systems.

Why Air Sniper is the Right Choice for Educational Facilities

Air Sniper products are third-party tested with proven results against a variety of dangerous bacteria. This alone should be enough reason to choose their products, but it is far from the only factor that separates these supplemental air sanitization devices from the pack. 

They also optimize the reflectivity inside the devices for maximum UVC usage. Air Sniper products also optimize intensity and proximity, so that the equipment is as effective and efficient as possible. The result? Robust, long-lasting technology that is low-maintenance and maximum impact. 

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With so many potential uses, it’s easy to see why Air Sniper is becoming a popular choice for school boards of various sizes. And, the future is only looking better. Plus, with the ability to request a quote and get in-depth information from the company, it pays to open the conversation and see what’s possible. Contact Air Sniper today for a quote for your facility.

Air Sniper Helps Keep Dental Office Running

How Air Snipers Help Keep Your Dental Office Running
June 20, 2021

You can find Air Sniper units in a wide range of applications because the technology is robust and adaptable. From retail buildings, hospitals and doctors’ offices to manufacturing facilities, malls and dental clinics, there is always somewhere new to apply the principles of good design and robust supplemental air sanitization that define this company.

Today, we look at how supplemental air sanitization units can help keep your dental office running. The first step? Understanding the technology. Afterward, we look at how Air Sniper improves on the concepts of good design to craft a product that is truly one-of-a-kind. 

How UVC Technology Works

UVC technology traces its origins all the way back to the late 1930s and early 1940s. Of course, at that time the technology was just being discovered, and it would take more than thirty years to go through the typical stages of innovation and become a commercially viable product. Even then, obscurity and the high cost of materials made the technology specialized and rare.

But when you fast-forward in time to today, it is easy to find UVC supplemental sanitization in use across disciplines and industries. Many of the prohibitive issues of the past have been resolved, leaving the potential for powerful supplementary air sanitization ripe for interest and excitement. After all, UVC technology relies on the same principle present in the sun.

Indeed, the sun’s rays produce many different parts of the light spectrum, including shortwave light. These shortwave rays, called UVC, can penetrate living cells and disrupt the genetic material inside, rendering the organism inert. In the fight against bacteria and harmful microorganisms, there is no better option. 

How Air Sniper Improves UVC Supplemental Air Sanitization

Although the science of UVC is plain to see, it isn’t enough to put a UVC-producing lamp in a box and call it a day. No, it is critical instead to attune your device to four main variables, two of which we look at in more detail below.


The intensity of UVC supplemental air sanitization can be looked at as the total amount of UVC rays within the unit at any given time. The more intensity, the more rays and the more pathogen destruction. Improving intensity requires balancing efficiency through bulb proximity and material quality. 


The proximity of UVC bulbs dictates the intensity, to some extent. Obviously, if you put two bulbs ten feet from one another, the relative intensity of UVC between them will be minimal. Placing them within several inches of one another, however, can produce an efficient destruction area.

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To learn more about the other variables, visit the “Our Technology” page. To order your dental office’s Air Sniper, request a quote from their friendly and knowledgeable staff. To start breathing easier, contact the team today.

Air sanitization in hospital

How Air Snipers Can Help Keep Your Hospitals Running
June 15, 2021

When it comes to protecting your air sources, proper supplemental air sanitization is a necessity. Nowhere is this statement more true than medical centres, like walk-in clinics and hospitals. The right protection can keep these facilities safe from airborne diseases and harmful microorganisms.  

But, what is the right protection? Are particulate filters enough protection in today’s world, even when other solutions are showing their effectiveness? Answering these questions requires a few things, including an understanding of the alternatives to conventional supplementary air sanitization systems. 

Join Air Sniper as they investigate these questions and many others. Together, you can learn why these supplemental air sanitization devices are the right choice for businesses of all sizes, including hospitals and so much more. 

What is UVC Technology?

UV supplemental air sanitization utilizes the power of shortwave UV light, known as UVC light for its range on the light spectrum. The bulbs generate radiation that disrupts the DNA of living matter. In microorganisms, the result of this is complete cellular destruction.

Is UVC Technology Effective?

UVC technology is effective in most applications, but the effectiveness can vary. Rudimentary systems do not focus on the right aspects of the technology, making them less effective regardless of the application. The right equipment should satisfy rigorous testing standards, like these.

How Air Sniper Addresses Common Pitfalls of UVC

When a UVC supplemental air sanitization system is properly deployed, the results are impressive. Air Sniper addresses some of the common concerns with supplementary air sanitization systems through superior design and an emphasis on four key qualities.

These qualities are the dwell time, proximity, intensity and CFM of the equipment. Balancing these qualities in the right way helps increase the efficiency and effectiveness of these units. This means they can provide high-quality, germicidal protection in all situations. 

Dwell time and CFM must be balanced against one another, as microorganisms must be in the area long enough to be eradicated, but not so long that the system suffers in efficiency. Similarly, proximity and intensity play complementary roles, as the intensity is directly affected by the proximity, but the proximity depends on the capabilities of any one bulb. 

How Air Sniper Helps Keep Your Hospital Running

Air Snipers are adept at handling any indoor location, including hospitals. When you contact Air Sniper you can speak with their staff about the right amount of equipment for your medical facility, based on the existing infrastructure, planned upgrade and other relevant factors. Contact them today and request a quote.

Air Sniper Effective in Malls

Are Air Snipers Effective in Malls?
June 5, 2021

There are many locations where Air Snipers can be found. The utility of these supplementary air sanitization solutions is easy to see in many applications, from hospitals and schools to cultivation facilities and dental clinics. But, there is still one question that remains about the effectiveness of Air Sniper equipment. Are they effective in malls?


What Makes Air Sniper Effective?

To understand what would make Air Sniper effective in a mall, establishing what makes these supplemental air sanitization technologies effective in the first place is an imperative action. One of the most compelling components of the system is the UV bulbs, which emit UVC light. On the light spectrum, these rays are very small, shortwave light, which irradiates living material. 

This is the central function of these devices. The effectiveness of UVC sanitation can be seen here, in these independent testing results. Still, just using the right technology is only part of the equation. It is also important to optimize this supplemental air sanitization equipment to the following parameters:


The cubic feet per minute (CFM) of the supplemental air sanitization equipment indicates the volume of air that can be affected. However, it is not enough to simply push large volumes of air through the equipment at once. In order to ensure that the air is thoroughly sanitized, other factors must be taken into consideration as well, such as dwell time, intensity, and proximity.

Dwell Time

Dwell time opposes CFM, as it is a measure of the time any particle of air spends inside the supplemental air sanitization unit. The UVC light needs time to destroy airborne microorganisms, meaning that the dwell time must be long enough to achieve total eradication. 


Intensity can be looked at, broadly, as the amount of UVC waves in a particular space. Not all emitted light is UVC (otherwise we wouldn’t be able to see when the bulbs were on or off), making it essential to balance volume with efficiency. 


Much like CFM and Dwell Time, proximity and intensity play opposing roles. As proximity is the closeness of individual bulbs, it directly affects the intensity and is a significant factor in adjusting it. 

When properly applied, these parameters can make all the difference to your supplemental air sanitization system, as Air Sniper already knows. With the effectiveness established, one question deserves asking.


Can That Effectiveness Be Applied in a Mall?

Absolutely. Air Sniper technology is right at home in malls, as they can be custom-fitted to facilities of any size. The ease of adding powerful supplementary air sanitization to malls begins with a simple phone call. Speaking with the friendly, professional and knowledgeable staff at Air Sniper allows you to gain further insight into the right solutions for your facility.

Air Sniper Air Sanitization

Are Air Sanitization and Air Purification the Same Thing?
June 2, 2021

When interpreting the English language, there are, perhaps unsurprisingly, many interpretations. Words that sound the same or seem to mean the same thing often get swapped out and used interchangeably, regardless of how close their definitions and meanings actually match the context of their use. 

One such example of this is the difference between supplemental air sanitization, purification, and filtration. Three similar-sounding names that seem to indicate different things, but are they really so different? Let’s investigate.

What is Air Sanitization?

Of the three, air sanitization is the most likely to stand a chance of differentiating itself. This is because sanitization, from the Latin sanitas (meaning health), actually indicates a specific level of cleanliness. The surface or area must be sanitized afterward. Air Sniper equipment does just that, rendering microorganisms and pathogens inert through a perfect mix of CFM and Dwell Time. 

What is Air Purification?

The word purify traces its etymological roots back to Latin as well. The original word, purus, means pure. For something to be pure, it must not be mixed with other substances or materials. As air is always a composite of many different gases, purifying it seems a tall order indeed. Air purification systems typically include filters and fans, but not necessarily UVC sanitization. This doesn’t mean that UVC can’t be an air purifier, however.

What is Air Filtration? 

Air filtration seems the most self-evident of the three, for filter traces its origins back to the Latin filtrum, meaning felt used as a filter. This seems like a clear indication of the type of system at play here, such as HEPA filter systems. 

Are Air Sanitization and Air Purification the Same?

As you can see, each of these phrases comes from a distinct root and with a distinct purpose. For that reason, it seems best to remove air filtration from the discussion. Still, when differentiating health and purity, it is a much harder decision. 

Indeed, the words are so similar that separating them seems unnecessary. Instead, it is best to look at supplemental air sanitization and air purification systems from the same perspective. In this way, a higher standard can prevail and the safety of your business can be better secured. 

Air Sniper provides supplementary air sanitization and purification systems that have proven results from independent, third-party testing results. To learn more about their products and which ones are right for your facility, request a quote from their helpful and kind staff today!

UVC lights in schools

Air Sanitization in Schools
May 25, 2021

Schools have a duty to keep students and staff safe within their buildings, and the recent pandemic has proven that that includes their health. Sanitization measures have become a common procedure, and by installing supplementary air sanitization equipment inside of schools, schools can provide an additional level of protection against airborne viruses. 

Air Sniper offers a solution that is safe for 24/7 use, even as the schools are occupied by students and faculty. The Air Sniper solutions are flexible and easy to integrate into any facility, ensuring that your workspaces are safe. So, what can educational institutions do to ensure their air quality is sufficient, and that their air is safe? 

Supplemental Air Sanitization Equipment

One of the best ways for schools of all ages to deal with air quality concerns is supplemental air sanitization units. From small elementary schools to internationally recognized universities, equipment that utilizes UVC technology are making waves throughout the industry.

Why is Air Sanitization Growing in Popularity?

With the latest pandemic, governments, schools and individuals around the world have been forced to accept that unseen dangers do exist and can be as harmful as overt dangers. While efforts have been made across industries to reduce the risk of spreading diseases between customers and staff, some areas are harder to control. In particular, air filtration is woefully under-considered. 

Furthermore, the pandemic has brought increased awareness of other contaminants that linger in the air, and that the future could bring new or variant pandemics that we must be prepared for to avoid the complications that we’ve experienced the past year. As such, many industries have incorporated improving air quality as a part of their supplemental sanitization methods in order to protect against current and future viral and bacterial threats that may be present in the workspace.

What Are the Different Technologies of Air Sanitization

Traditionally, air filtration focused on trapping harmful, airborne microorganisms. This includes filtration standards like HEPA, which focuses on trapping all bacteria, above a certain size, in a random-fibre matting. This method has been successfully proven to work, but now it isn’t the only option available. 

UVC air sanitization is a relatively new technology. It was first discovered by NASA scientists near the end of the ‘80s and the beginning of the ’90s. As it was a result of experimentation and not a commercial improvement, it took a while to get off the ground as an established and effective air sanitization solution. UVC is recognized as an ASHRAE approved technology.

Which Supplemental Air Sanitization Method is Right for Your School?

While UVC may be a newer technology, independent testing results show that it is just as effective, if not more so, when fighting harmful airborne microorganisms like influenza. Plus, Air Sniper units, in particular, are sleek, well-designed and built to last.

For bulk or custom orders, to learn more about Air Sniper products, or to get information on current pricing, contact Air Sniper today. We work closely with your team to ensure that your school has the best protection from airborne contaminants available.

Air Sniper Integration

How Air Sniper Integrates Into Your Facility
May 20, 2021

Air Sniper provides supplemental air sanitization units that are made to seamlessly integrate into new and existing facilities across various industries. They do this by two main integrations: stand-alone and in-line units. Each of these provides significant benefits to users, but the methods vary slightly.


Stand-alone units are available in various sizes and are incredibly user-friendly. Most come with WiFi-enabled technology, making it easy to wirelessly monitor your unit. Setting them up is as simple as removing the packaging, using the innovative plug-and-play technology to power the unit, and setting the fan at your preferred speed. It’s really that simple!

Stand-alone units truly bring the four essential features of supplemental air sanitization to the table in a convenient package, namely CFM, proximity, intensity and dwell time. Simply increasing these factors to the maximum is not an effective solution, which is why Air Sniper carefully balances them to achieve amazing results. 


Much like the stand-alone units, Air Sniper’s in-line units come in a variety of sizes to suit the needs of a diverse range of businesses. They are great for cultivation operations in particular, as they produce no ozone. These units are built for compatibility with existing HVAC systems, making them the perfect choice for existing buildings.

The in-line units that Air Sniper produces are proven to destroy harmful airborne pathogens and microorganisms. Independent testing has shown that they can remove up to 99% of these dangers (lab reports available on the test results page). Leveraging UVC technology is becoming more common with each passing day, and with results like these, it isn’t hard to imagine why. 

Which Supplementary Air Sanitization Unit is Right for You?

If you are unsure what unit is best for you, there are several ways to decide. The best way is to contact the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Air Sniper, who can provide additional information, quote details and more. 

You can also examine your existing air purification infrastructure and facility dimensions, and consider the needs of your facility. Contrast this with the capabilities of stand-alone units, like the 7,500 cubic feet of coverage boasted by the Air Sniper Ultra. This method will allow you to get a general estimate of your supplemental air sanitization needs.

Once you have a rough estimate of your needs, contact Air Sniper for a quote. This way, you can clarify any questions you have and get the help of air sanitization professionals. They can also help facilitate bulk purchases of Air Sniper units for schools, hospitals and more!


Air Sniper in Commercial Building

Commercial Buildings Need Commercial Sanitization Solutions
May 15, 2021

Commercial buildings are a large category of real estate. They include the spaces where business and commerce occur, but they also encapsulate large public spaces like malls, airports and more. Though it is hard to think of all the different kinds of commercial buildings, it is not nearly so difficult to think of something they all have in common. 

What Commercial Buildings Have in Common

Indeed, all commercial buildings require HVAC systems and air cycling equipment. This helps prevent stale air pockets and is an integral part of all architectural design. One part of these systems that is often overlooked is the filtering system. 

In most commercial facilities, air filters are made of replaceable random-fibre matting, which catches and traps harmful airborne contaminants. Unlike UVC sanitization, random-fibre matting simply holds these microorganisms in place rather than eradicating them entirely. 

How Commercial Buildings Get Commercial Sanitization

So what can commercial buildings do to get the same level of supplemental air sanitization that they put into their businesses? One solution is UVC sanitization, which uses the antimicrobial effect of shortwave UV rays to disrupt the DNA of microorganisms, destroying them. The power of this technology is hard to overstate.

What Can UVC Sanitization Do? 

Independent laboratory testing has proven the efficacy of UVC sanitization multiple times. These supplementary air sanitization units have reduced the concentration of harmful microorganisms significantly, and the results show that the technology is capable of providing protection from airborne contaminants.

Where to Find Commercial Supplementary Air Sanitization Units

Air Sniper provides supplementary air sanitization units for commercial buildings of all sizes. They have stand-alone units, which feature easy-to-use plug-and-play technology. Additionally, they carry in-line units, which can fit onto existing HVAC systems with ease. Plus, they are designed for success.

Air Sniper units are built with four key concepts in mind. These are intensity, proximity, and dwell time relative to CFM. Intensity refers to the bulb’s brightness and ability to produce UVC light. Proximity is the closeness of each bulb, maximizing the effective range for the equipment. Dwell time and CFM work together to measure how long air contaminants are exposed to germicidal radiation. 

These elements, when combined correctly, improve the results of supplemental air sanitization equipment and launch it ahead of competitors. With a simple, sleek and attractive design, Air Sniper has put the necessary research and testing into their technology, ensuring its effectiveness. 

Air Sniper in Cannabis Cultivation Facility

Air Sanitization in the Cannabis Industry
May 5, 2021

Cultivation facilities are required to meet specific requirements across the board. From constant testing to cleanliness procedures. Ensuring the product meets the requirements is critical to the success of the crops. Cultivation facilities are at risk of airborne contaminants that can cause crop loss such as powdery mildew and aspergillus.

With legalization across Canada and in many American states, the industry is seeing not only a huge boom in consumers but also a significant increase in licensed producers. This popularity is great for the industry as a whole, but it also benefits the research and development of best practices, especially concerning environmental controls.

Cultivators already know that keeping a sanitary and clean work area can help reduce the chance of pests and problems with their plants. Regular cleaning of work implements, in-depth inspections and pot replacements are all good ways to prevent losing a crop. So, at least the physical, seen aspect of the process is getting the recognition and attention it needs.

But what about what can’t be seen? What about the air quality in a typical cultivation facility? Of course, controlling the humidity is essential. Filtering the air, however, is discussed much less frequently. This is strange, given how many small, minute problems can come from poor quality air filters.

Get the Best Air Quality for Your Cultivation Facility

Supplemental air sanitization units that leverage UVC technology are becoming more widespread all the time, and this growth is due, in part, to the technology’s ability to destroy harmful bacteria and microorganisms. 

Using shortwave ultraviolet (UV) light, these units create a hostile environment that irradiates living material, rendering its molecular structure inert. They are available in many sizes to suit larger areas and can attach to existing HVAC systems or as standalone improvements. Plus, the technology that powers them has undergone third-party testing to prove its effectiveness against many harmful airborne particles.

Get Your Supplemental Air Sanitization Unit Today

Air Sniper provides turnkey supplementary air sanitization solutions. With a large selection of units and friendly staff waiting to answer your questions, contact them today to start breathing better. 

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Air Sanitization and Recreational Facilities
May 1, 2021

Air Sniper equipment can be beneficial throughout the entire facility, but specifically in areas where social distancing and masks can be difficult. Air Sniper offers a variety of solutions such as hybrid units for large gymnasiums or swimming areas, Inline units can be used to clean re-circulating air throughout the facility, and the stand-alone units can be installed where contact may be closer, such as front desk areas, areas with small children who are unable to wear masks, and even changing rooms. By installing air purification equipment throughout the facility, members can feel safe using the space and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Although recreational facilities have been hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is hope for the future. As vaccine rollouts progress across the West and Europe, many people are looking to a future that is post-restriction. This is great news for gym and recreational facility owners.

Though, the transition back to normalcy will certainly see some things stay behind. For example, high-traffic surface cleaning is unlikely to fade into the background now that so many understand the inherent problems with letting many people touch the same surface repeatedly. Similarly, our recreation facilities may see themselves forced to maintain a reduced capacity. 

But, recreational facilities like gyms, indoor pools, community centres, rock-climbing gyms and trampoline facilities will eventually return to full operation. As they will have to contend with consistent changes and new adaptations, it may be worth considering getting ahead of the game.

How Can Recreational Facilities Prepare to Reopen Their Doors?

One of the best ways for recreational facilities to ready themselves to open their doors is through a consideration of the future. As we mentioned, some cleanliness practices are not likely to change after the pandemic, so it is a good idea to consider the future and how best to incorporate these new standards rather than rallying against them.

Another way to prepare for the future is by considering what makes a facility unsafe for use. Heavy breathing, which is so often a part of exercise and recreation, can’t really change. But, the conditions that allow the potentially hazardous breath to stay in the same place, untreated, certainly can.

The Relationship Between Supplemental Air Sanitization and Recreational Facilities

Supplemental air sanitization units are a great way for recreational facilities to plan for the future and reduce the risk to their employees and patrons. These units are installed in existing systems or as standalone units and feature a new form of air filtration technology. UVC air sanitization relies on shortwave germicidal light to destroy airborne pathogens and harmful microorganisms. 

It might seem like something pulled from the latest sci-fi novel, but using shortwave light as a germicidal solution is proven to be effective. In fact, independent lab testing results indicate that UVC light may be as effective or more effective than traditional air filters.

Learn More About Supplemental Air Sanitization Today

As this technology becomes more widely accepted and understood by the public, it is likely going to see a huge increase in demand. After all, the units are convenient and easy to install, making them a great choice for recreational facilities and other public spaces. Contact Air Sniper today to get your quote and start breathing better!