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What Is the REME HALO & Why Is It Right for Me?

Posted on: January 30, 2023

HALO-LED logo and image of the purifierDid you know the air in your home is likely five times more polluted than outside air? Since you spend up to 90% of your time indoors, it’s important to consider how poor indoor air quality could impact your family’s health.

One of the best ways to improve indoor air quality is to install an award-winning REME HALO or REME HALO-LED whole-home in-duct air purifier. These systems use state-of-the-art technology to purify and remove odors throughout your San Marcos home.

Everyone deserves to breathe easier, but REME HALO technology is especially beneficial for people with asthma, allergies, and chronic lung conditions.

You may be wondering — what’s the difference between REME HALO and REME HALO-LED, and which one is right for you? Read on to learn more.

Similarities Between the REME HALO & REME HALO-LED

These products’ names are similar because they have a lot in common. Three characteristics they share are:

  • Photohydroionization technology: This is the primary air-purifying mechanism of both products. Photohydroionization releases low levels of gaseous hydrogen peroxide as a safe, natural way to neutralize harmful contaminants in minutes.
  • Bipolar ionization and dual ionizers: Bipolar ionization is the process of charging airborne particles, so they cling to one another. This makes them heavy enough to fall to the ground, where you can remove them by sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and dusting. Having dual ionizers increases the effectiveness of this process.
  • Effective against 99.9% of particles, microbes, and gases: Because air doesn’t need to travel through the ductwork to be cleaned, viruses, bacteria, dust, dander, pollen, and mold spores don’t stand a chance.

Differences Between REME HALO & REME HALO-LED

Understanding the minor differences between these products is the key to deciding which one is right for you.

  • Different light sources: Photohydroionization requires a light source. The REME HALO uses a traditional germicidal UV-C light, while REME HALO-LED uses an energy-efficient UV-C LED.
  • Only REME HALO-LED is ozone-free: The UV light in the REME HALO emits a tiny amount of ozone, a known lung irritant that can bother sensitive individuals. While the ozone concentration remains far below recommended action levels, only the REME HALO-LED is zero-ozone verified.
  • The REME HALO-LED cell lasts longer: Both products have an internal cell that must be replaced occasionally to maintain a high output level. The REME HALO cell lasts two to three years, while the REME HALO-LED can last four to five years.
  • Different power usage: The REME HALO runs constantly, which is one reason the cell must be replaced more often. In comparison, the REME HALO-LED turns on and off with the blower, saving energy and reducing operating costs.
  • The REME HALO has a distinctive smell: Because it’s always on, the REME HALO continues to discharge small amounts of gaseous hydrogen peroxide when the blower isn’t running. When the blower turns on, the built-up particles release all at once, creating an odor some might call an “after-rain” smell. If this bothers you, have a technician adjust the hydrogen peroxide output level or change the thermostat fan setting to “on” to prevent particle buildup in the ductwork.
  • Different lifetime costs: The REME HALO-LED costs slightly more upfront than the REME HALO. However, you’ll spend less over time because the LED cell consumes less power and lasts longer.

Contact SM Air To Learn More

No matter which cutting-edge indoor air quality product you choose, SM Air can perform the expert installation you need. We have served the San Marcos area since 1986, emphasizing family-friendly customer service and honest pricing.

Once you install a REME HALO or REME HALO-LED in-duct air purifier, you’ll notice a difference in your air quality right away.

Give your family the clean indoor air they deserve. Call (512) 212-4777 or contact us online today for your free estimate.