An air purifier, how healthy is it?

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An air purifier, how healthy is it?

Whether an air purifier is healthy is a frequently asked question. On the one hand, you hear stories about the harmful effects of air pollution. People say air purifiers help against this. On the other hand, you hear bad things about the effects of ionisation, ozone and dirty filters. Some even go so far as to claim that an air purifier is unhealthy. What should you believe? Here we explain how healthy an air purifier is. But also what the risks are and what you should pay attention to.

 

What is an air purifier good for?

The biggest health benefit that an air purifier brings is, of course, the removal of air pollution. Air pollution, especially by fine dust, is a big problem in the Netherlands. Fine dust is a collective term for all kinds of different particles smaller than 10 micrometres. Soot, Sahara sand or even microplastics are examples of these. The smaller these particles are, the further they enter our bodies when we inhale them and the greater the damage to our health. This is because the lungs do not filter the very smallest particles and, as a result, they can directly enter your bloodstream.

 

The RIVM estimates that people in the Netherlands live on average 13 months shorter thanks to particulate matter. So an air purifier is definitely useful! Yet sometimes you hear that an air purifier is unhealthy. This would mainly have to do with ozone and polluted filters.

 

Air purifier with ionisation, healthy or not?

Many air purifiers have the option of adding an ioniser. An ioniser creates negatively charged ions by means of electricity. These ions easily bind to other particles in the air. This way you can easily destroy viruses and other organic material and your air cleaner will keep you healthy. An air purifier with ionisation also works better against fine dust. Ionisation causes particles to clump together in the air. This creates larger particles that sink to the ground due to gravity and thus disappear from the air circulation. Unfortunately, after some time, these particles re-enter the air. Another disadvantage of this method is that the ions also react with oxygen, creating ozone.

 

Healthy air purifier with ionisation

 

Are ozone emissions from an air purifier unhealthy?

Ozone is a gas with three oxygen atoms that easily reacts with other particles. This is why it can be dangerous. It is created when an oxygen molecule binds an extra oxygen atom. Ions eventually form loose oxygen atoms through various reactions, and thus also ozone. When we breathe in ozone, it reacts with our body cells and irritates them. That is why ozone is known as a toxic gas. Long-term exposure to too much ozone causes a variety of health problems. This is why you sometimes hear that an air purifier can be unhealthy. A carbon filter removes ozone from the air. The ozone binds to the carbon and leaves normal oxygen behind. However, it is important to replace this filter regularly.

 

What are the consequences of ozone?

Ozone has many negative health effects, such as:

  • Irritation of the airways
  • More asthma
  • Reduced lung capacity
  • Chest pain and increased coughing
  • Greater chance of inflammation in the airways

Research shows that negative ions do indeed purify the air. Unfortunately, the negative effects of ozone are also significant. It also appears that prolonged exposure to ozone has more risks than short term exposure to a high concentration. Whether an air cleaner is healthy therefore depends on how many ions it introduces into the air circulation.

 

Can ionisation before the filter make the air cleaner healthy?

You must therefore consider the ozone production of an ioniser. An important difference is whether the ioniser is located before or after the filter. If the ioniser is located after the filter, the ions end up in the air and eventually react with oxygen to form ozone. However, if the ioniser is in front of the filter, the ions only react with the particles that are blown towards the filter. Thanks to the electrical charge of the filter, it absorbs all ions. The ionisation process thus remains limited inside the air purifier. Because of this, ultimately no negative ions enter the air you breathe and no ozone forms. A healthy air purifier therefore has ionisation before the filter and not after.

 

Which air purifier is healthy?

A good example of an air purifier with ionisation before the filter is the EA30. Thanks to its combination of a fine mesh Hepa filter and effective ionisation, this device removes no less than 99.98% of pollution from the air. Thanks to the ionisation, fine dust particles are electrically charged when they reach the filter. As a result, the filter catches them better and there is less pressure loss. Noise and energy consumption remain limited. So this is an excellent choice for most living rooms and bedrooms.

 

healthy air purifier

 

Filter full, health risk?

There are people who claim that your air purifier sends unhealthy particles into the air when the filter is full. And these people are right! However, these are the same particles that would be in the air if you hadn’t had an air purifier in the first place. If you seldom change your filter, it gets clogged up with all the particles it picks up. This causes it to lose some of its effectiveness and the situation slowly returns to the way it was without an air cleaner. So a dirty filter can never make your air worse than it was originally. This problem is also easy to prevent by changing the filters regularly.

 

Healthy air purifier, when is it good and when is it not?

An air purifier delivers many health benefits. By removing fine dust, air purifiers make you a lot healthier. However, you must be careful of too much ozone. Ozone affects your lungs and causes a lot of health problems. So make sure you buy an air purifier with ionisation before the filter. Dirty filters never cause health damage, but by replacing the filters regularly you maintain their effectiveness.

 

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Professional scent diffuser | What can it do?

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A professional scent diffuser, what is it and what can it do?

We all smell, 24 hours a day. Scenting directly determines our image of the environment. Because certain smells evoke strong memories of the past. That is why scent marketing has been on the rise for years. But how does a professional scent diffuser work? And for which purposes do you use scent marketing? In this blog, we will provide you with all the facts about professional scent diffusers and essential oils.

 

Professional diffusers, why is it useful? Smell is perhaps our most underestimated sense. We are all very aware of what we see and what we hear, but what we smell seems to pass us by. Yet nothing could be further from the truth! Smells have a huge influence on how we feel, how we behave and what we think of other people (source). Some people experience this even more strongly than others. Also to achieve professional goals, people increasingly use scent marketing. For instance with a scent diffuser.

 

Scent marketing with professional scent diffuser

 

Our brain and scent, what about it?

Our brain processes odours and emotions right next to each other. Therefore, smells have a stronger emotional response than, for example, sounds or images. A scent diffuser takes this into account. Because people remember memories better when emotions are linked to them, scent also plays an important role here. Many people are not aware of the effects that different aromas have on our lives. But when we lose our sense of smell, as many of us unfortunately have experienced through corona, we notice how important it is. Can these effects be applied in a professional way with a scent diffuser?

 

What does a professional scent diffuser mean for me?

Yes you can! Many organisations are already using professional scent diffusers to achieve their goals. For example a hotel lobby where the smell of fresh linen makes guests feel at home, but there are many more goals possible with scent marketing. It has been shown many times that the right aromas strengthen the buying incentive in shops. Also, people remember your brand a lot better when it has a distinctive smell. These effects do not even have to be consciously noticed by people. Research has shown that people trust each other more when the smell of freshly ground grass is in the air, even when people do not consciously notice it! So a professional scent diffuser is very versatile:

  • Increase the sales incentive in your shop
  • Make people relax even more in your massage parlour
  • Stimulate the productivity of employees with stimulating fragrances
  • Eliminate bad smells in your nursing home with scent neutralization
  • Don’t be forgotten thanks to a recognizable scent

 

A scent diffuser in a professional environment. Is it useful?

That odours have a real effect on people should be clear by now. But that these effects are very large is increasingly shown by scientific research. Many studies have been done to measure these effects. It appears that customers stay 27% longer in a shop if there is a strong, pleasant fragrance. The number of impulse purchases also increases significantly. In a supermarket, for example, a strong, pleasant fragrance increases this number by as much as 43%! People’s willingness to buy increases even if it smells good in a room. For an unknown product, people are sometimes even prepared to pay 40% more. A professional scent machine works wonders!

 

Smartscent, an ideal professional scent diffuser

 

Professional scent diffuser in the care sector

A fine aroma does not only have commercial advantages. A scent diffuser also contributes to a pleasant environment. In healthcare, a fine aroma is of great importance to residents, visitors and employees. The smell of wounds, faeces or incontinence is very unpleasant. For residents, this reduces the pleasure of living and even the quality of sleep. Care workers who have to work in a foul odour every day have less job satisfaction and this even leads to a higher outflow. A professional scent diffuser can be an important part of the solution.

 

Essential oil, necessary for a professional scent diffuser?

Most scent diffusers work on the basis of a fragrance oil, also called essential oil. Although this liquid is called an oil, there are no fats in it. It is a liquid composed of many different scents. Because there are thousands of fragrances, each essential oil is personally composed by a professional. This way, our diffusers provide the best possible experience!

 

How does a scent diffuser work?

Different aromas have great effects on people. There are many ways to spread the desired fragrance in a room. Candles, scented sticks or sprays can all be used, but the best method is with a scent diffuser. A professional scent diffuser works with the so-called cold mist technique. Here, the liquid un-vaporised fragrance oil is dispersed into the air, creating a cold mist. This mist spreads evenly through the room and does not sink to the floor. The fragrance therefore lingers longer and the oil lasts longer!

 

A good example of a professional scent diffuser is the Smartscent. This device is easy to operate. Its strong fragrance oil and effective design make it an excellent choice for improving business results with scent marketing.

 

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An air purifier for MCS | How effective is it?

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An air purifier for MCS – how effective is it?

One in every four Americans suffer from MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity) when exposed to common chemicals. As shown in a recent study of the University of Melbourne. How effective is an air purifier for MCS? In Europe, MCS is now also regarded as an emerging new disease. Due to MCS environmental nature, experts on the matter have much discussed the role an air purifier could play in treating this disease. But what is the best air purifier for MCS? Continue reading to know more.

What is MCS?

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity is an environmental disease, characterized by increased sensitivity to common low-level chemicals. The European Parliament has recently defined MCS as a new disease due to the pollution in the environment increasing by 300% the prevalence of diagnosed MCS in the last decade. Experiences and tests on air purifiers for MCS show positive results.

 

Airpurifier for MCS symptoms

 

Factors

It is not always easy to identify the factors responsible for the manifestation of hypersensitivity. Indeed, many products used in our daily life can be responsible, making their identification often complex. Among the volatile organic compounds that have the greatest impact are:

  • fresh paints
  • pesticides
  • perfumes
  • cosmetics
  • building materials and industrial fumes
  • cleaning products

Exposure to these products can be respiratory, digestive, or cutaneous.
Consequently, significantly altering the quality of life of the person. Patients are within their own homes intoxicated. Could an air purifier for MCS alleviate the symptoms?

Can an air purifier help MCS?

The treatment of MCS is quite complex. The experts agree that the best treatment is addressing the environmental factors that cause the hypersensitivity. Given that we spend an average of 80% of our time indoors, removing chemicals and their fumes from your home is essential to treat MCS. Thus, an MCS air purifier is crucial for treating it (as it has been shown in the latest studies).

Buying an air purifier for MCS. What should I look for?

A good air purifier to treat MCS has an HEPA filter and emits no ozone. You should also consider the noise it produces and where you will place it.  As well as being essential to take into account the energy consumption. For a bedroom, the EA15 is ideal. This device produces a decibel level of only 25 dBA. Thus, almost inaudible to humans. The EA15 also has an extremely low energy consumption (using only 10W at its max). This is a very economical model compared to other air purifiers. Furthermore, our purifiers do not emit ozone, so you can rest assured when using one of our air purifiers with MCS.

 

MCS airpurifier

 

Air purifier for MCS, which one do you need?

Depending on your work environment, you can be exposed to many chemicals, as it is the case, for instance, for hair salons, nail salons and industrial factories. A study taken place in Korea, showed how Multiple chemical sensitivity could  also be caused by exposure to ignition coal fumes in the workplace. It is very important to protect your workers from such exposures to avoid problems such as absenteeism.

What is the best air purifier for MCS?

In the workplace we recommend the EDC650, a professional air purifier specially designed for workspaces. It is powerful, quiet and energy friendly. All these features make it the best workplace MCS air purifier. Thanks to its high capacity (650 m³ per hour), it is also extremely suitable for larger workspaces. Are you looking for an air purifier for a small workplace? Then the EA30 is an excellent alternative.

Other strategies to treat MCS

MCS needs multiple strategies, to effectively treat it. In addition to a good air purifier, you should as well use:

  • Latex-free paper face masks or cotton masks and filters and/or masks with a high-efficiency particulate absorbing filter (HEPA) and activated carbon filters.
  • An active carbon water purifier with a percentage of rubber gaskets < 3%.

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An air purifier for Asthma? How effective is it?

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An air purifier for Asthma? How effective is it?

Around 334 million children worldwide suffer from asthma, making it the most common chronic disease. Are there benefits of using an air purifier for asthma? It is crucial an effective treatment and management of asthma to save lives. So, can an air purifier ease asthma symptoms?  Can an air purifier even prevent it? And which air purifier is the best for asthma? Read about our advice for choosing the most adequate air purifier for your needs.

 

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As defined by the Mayo Clinic, asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell and may produce extra mucus. This results in a breathing difficulty and coughing, a whistling sound when you breathe out and shortness of breath. It is one of the most common chronic illnesses in the world, with over 300 million people worldwide affected by it. The Netherlands, for instance, is the country with the highest concentration of asthmatic children in the world.

What factors cause asthma?

There are many factors that can cause asthma, but they boil down to either a genetic predisposition or to the home or work environment; these include:

  • allergens present inside the home (dust mites, moulds, dander) or in the workplace
  • outdoor allergens (pollens and moulds)
  • respiratory infections
  • respiratory irritants (tobacco smoke, air pollution, irritants in the workplace)
  • cold air
  • physical exercise
  • certain medications (anti-inflammatory drugs)

Can an air purifier alleviate or prevent asthma?

To improve their health, asthmatics must consult their doctor to be prescribed a basic treatment (cortisone, Ventolin). However, there are additional strategies that one can take to alleviate the symptoms at home and the workplace, being the use of an air purifier the most important one.

Permanent use of an air filter in the bedroom that traps fine dust particles with diameters smaller than 2.5 micrometres can not only significantly improve breathing in children with asthma but prevent its onset, according to a new study by US and Chinese scientists.

Buying an air purifier for asthma. What should I look for?

What is important when we consider buying an air purifier for an asthmatic, is that it has an HEPA filter. Also, the noise it emits and where we will place it. As well as not emitting ozone. For a bedroom, the EA15 is ideal. This device produces a decibel level of only 25 dBA. That is almost inaudible to humans. The EA15 also has an extremely low energy consumption and at its max, the device uses only 10W. This is a very economical use compared to other air purifiers. Furthermore, our purifiers do not emit ozone, so you can rest assured when using one of our air purifiers with an asthmatic.

What is the best air purifier for treating asthma?

For an office we recommend the EDC650, a professional air purifier specially designed for office spaces. It is powerful, quiet and energy friendly. All these features make it the perfect office air purifier. Thanks to its high capacity (650 m³ per hour), it is also extremely suitable for larger office spaces. Are you looking for an air purifier for a small office space? Then the EA30 is an excellent alternative.

Asthma in the workplace – what causes it?

There are two types of work-related asthma. There is occupational asthma, which is asthma induced by substances present in a particular work environment. And work-aggravated asthma, which is pre-existing or recently developed asthma whose manifestations are worsened.

Childhood asthma in the Netherlands

In the case of children, it can be diagnosed from the age of 3 or 4 years, when the development of the pulmonary alveoli is fixed. According to a study published in the Lancet, one in every five children in the Netherlands suffers from pollution-induced asthma. That’s about 100,000 children up to the age of 14 total in the country, and the numbers are worsening due to pollution from the transport sector.

 

asthma airpurifier

 

Other strategies to fight asthma

  • Keep your windows open when it’s safe to do so to prevent locking irritants into rooms (especially when air purifiers aren’t on). Create a stronger cross draft by opening windows on opposite sides of the room if possible.
  • Vacuum often.
  • Regularly change air filters to properly maintain HVAC equipment and maximize effectiveness
  • Use an exhaust fan in the kitchen. Switch it on before preheating the oven or firing up the burners and leave it running for a few minutes after you’re done cooking.
  • Minimize the use of candles or wood fires and ban smoking inside the home.

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Scent diffuser and neutralising odours

Scent diffuser, what does it do?

As an ambitious company you cannot escape scent marketing. You like to keep your customers, guests and employees happy. A nice scent is the perfect business card. This has been scientifically proven. Coffee sales increased with 29% at Dunkin’ Donuts when they started to spread the scent of their coffee.

With a scent diffuser you make a big deal. Such a device can neutralise odours. Think of musty smells or other unwanted odours. These can be odours that come from outside or perspiration of those present. The diffuser has an enormous range and can neutralise all unwanted odours.

Buy a scent diffuser at EAP

Stroll through our product range. There you will find our effective scent diffusers. They all meet the requirements and guidelines for safety, environment and health. In addition, each scent diffuser is affordable. The diffuser can also be provided with an aroma of your choice so that you can create exactly the ambiance you want. So, not only neutralising odours but also adding a touch of scent.

Scent experience arome diffuser
The Scent Experience is a scent diffuser with a choice of over 1000 scents.

Using the scent diffuser

Easily set up your scent diffuser and determine the scent intensity, set the desired range and even the times and days of scenting. You can also vary the aromas. Changing the aroma cartridges is easy and with certain scent diffusers you can monitor the aroma use in real time. In addition, the scent diffuser warns you in time when the aroma is almost gone. This way, you can continuously neutralise unwanted odours.

Additional applications and additions for the scent diffuser

Of course, you can have a scent diffuser optimised to your situation and wishes. Here are some examples of additional applications and extensions:

  • With a motion sensor you make sure that the diffuser only turns on when someone walks by.
  • Cover the diffuser with a protective cap so that unauthorised people cannot reach it.
  • Place a wall bracket around the scent diffuser to hang it in the right place
  • Place the diffuser on a foot, so you can easily and quickly move it around

Buy scent diffuser and information

Do you find it difficult to choose between the different scent diffusers? We would like to help you with your situation and give you advice and tips without any obligation. One company is not like another. Fortunately, scent marketing is our business and we know exactly which diffuser and aromas suit your target group best. We have satisfied customers from different sectors with a fragrance diffuser. Customers from the construction industry, the hospitality industry, hotels and the business market including many office spaces.

Need help with placement or installation?

Our expert will gladly visit you to personally install the scent diffuser and give you tips about the use and maintenance. Make an appointment by phone and we will come and visit you on short notice. So you can soon enjoy the new ambiance at your work or at home.

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    Scent machine: scent diffuser and odour remover

    Scent machine

    The scent machine is indispensable in a business place where many guests come or many staff works. In addition, you attract more customers with a scent machine. Especially if you have a shop or hospitality company you want your customers on the street already stimulated to walk in. Do you have an office or other type of company with many staff? Then a scent appliance or fragrance diffuser will increase the work satisfaction and motivation. This is also positive for the company results. Nike has proven that scenting increases the purchase intention with 80%.

    The invisible or visible scent machine

    A scent appliance or scent diffuser can be placed invisible and if necessary in several places. We can also connect the system to your air circulation system. This way the scent diffusion adjusts itself to the amount of air. Many scent machines and scent diffusers have built-in fans that ensure an even spread. This ensures that the fragrance does not just linger in one place. Do you have a small space and cannot avoid a visible scent diffuser? Then you can consider using a scent appliance. The design fragrance appliances fit perfectly into any interior. At the same time, they provide for beautiful decoration.

    Scent and aroma of your choice

    The scent appliance is the perfect odour eliminator for any location. Choose the types of scents and aromas you like to use. Who is your target group and what aroma suits them best? Do you want a fresh flowery scent or a soft calming scent? Should the fragrance stimulate the taste buds, then you are at the right place with our fragrance appliances and aromas.

    Energy-efficient scent machines or scent diffusers

    Our scent machines and scent diffusers can be set to turn off at the weekend. Or they can be switched on especially at peak moments. You can set them to your benefit.

    Superscent scent control
    Superscent is a powerful solution to odour problems.

    Want to buy a scent machine or scent diffuser?

    See here a number of applications:

    • The scenting machine as an odour eliminator for toilets. Dispels foul and unpleasant odours;
    • In corridors, lobbies or public areas where the smell quickly becomes stale or stuffy;
    • Create ambience in your shop, restaurant or showroom and increase your turnover;
    • Create a calming and pleasant ambiance in the office garden;
    • Use the scent diffuser at gyms, sports clubs and entertainment venues where people perspire a lot. With the Scent diffuser recreation remains a pleasant activity.

    Benefits of buying the scent diffuser:

    • You increase employee satisfaction;
    • You maximise customer satisfaction;
    • Performance and turnover increase;
    • The customer experience increases, making waiting less tedious.

    Need advice or more information?

    Stimulate the customer experience in a positive way or remove unwanted odours. Extreme Air Products will help you optimise the scent in your building. Discover the possibilities of scent on the product page of our scent solutions. Do you have any questions or would you like a free consultation? Call +31 20 6464028. Or go directly to our scent product range:

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      Scent marketing, what is it and why is it important?

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      Scent marketing: what is it and why is it so important?

      Scent marketing is an established promotional method in shops, restaurants and companies. It is known as an innovative tool in the marketing world and has made an impressive advance in recent years. Scent marketing is a way to attract customers and generate more sales without being intrusive. Moreover, scent marketing has been proven to captivate the consumer with a longer memory of a product or brand and to increase the sales of the product up to 30%.

       

      Scent marketing gives the experience of an organisation a positive impulse. For example, employees experience the workplace as more pleasant. Scientific research has also shown that scent marketing also determines the buying behaviour of consumers. A well-chosen fragrance contributes to the customer experience and stimulates the buying incentive. In the catering industry, scent marketing ensures that certain smells create a cosy atmosphere, as a result of which guests stay longer and order more drinks.

       

      Odour marketing for the hospitality industry

      Using the right fragrances can stimulate purchase incentives

       

      What is scent marketing?

      Scent marketing is a technique that directly appeals to other senses than sight. This technique activates our sense of smell with different aromas that evoke emotions and memories in our mind. As a result, our brain creates a link between the product and the evoked memories. This can lead to a positive purchase incentive for consumers. The aim of scent marketing is therefore to reach consumers with scents that they will associate with your company, brand or products.

       

      Scent marketing increases sales and customer loyalty as the fragrances, aromas or perfumes will evoke pleasant sensations of experience. According to a study by the Rockefeller University (New York) on the human senses, humans only remember 5% of what they see, 2% of what they hear and 1% of what they touch. However, 35% of what is smelled remains in the memory. This is crucial when using scent marketing as a marketing strategy.

       

      In marketing, scent marketing refers to all measures that have a certain goal with the help of scents. Usually these goals are to increase product sales, customer loyalty and brand value. A well-scented space creates a pleasant feeling for consumers and makes them want to stay longer.

       

      Smell is the sense that is most closely related to the hippocampus, a structure in the brain that is responsible for our memory.

       

       

      What is the importance of scent marketing?

      In today’s demanding times, one of the biggest challenges for brands is to create and maintain relevance. To achieve this you need to understand how to drive change through innovation that can maintain relevance and create energy and visibility. This is achieved through good scent marketing.

       

      Scent marketing is the use of specific aromas in the food, retail or corporate sectors to evoke emotions and thus influence consumer behaviour and employee morale. The strategy aims to alter one of man’s most sensitive senses: smell, the sense that stimulates our memory the longest. It is important to remember that we can perceive up to 10,000 different smells, but can only distinguish 200 colours.

       

      If it doesn’t smell good, let us help to neutralise these unpleasant odours. In healthcare, think of incontinence odours, patients with open wounds, the sometimes musty smell in PG departments. But also typical unpleasant odours caused by moisture. Manhole odours, toilet groups that do not smell fresh, sewerage problems. Or the smell after a building has been (partly) set on fire. Or even body odours in changing rooms of gyms, hospitals or factories.

       

      It is at least as interesting to influence the smell in a positive way. Think of saunas, wellness centres, gyms, hotel lobbies, shops. Scent marketing is an emerging way to excite customers. And also to grab the attention and create a positive memory.

       

      Examples of scent marketing in companies

      Scent marketing has already been used by major companies with excellent results. The Abercrombie brand sells clothing for young men that is sprayed with a fragrance of fresh citrus and musk, a formula designed to encourage a sense of confidence and masculinity.

       

      But it is not just clothing shops that use scent marketing. Disney  used scent marketing in its theme parks more than 15 years ago. The smell of gunpowder gave realism to all their shows. Similarly, it impregnated all its facilities with a tasty smell of popcorn to whet the appetite of its customers. Many cinemas still use this technique on a daily basis.

       

      Another good example is Rolls Royce. They use the smell of leather and wood to scent the interior of their luxury cars when customers take them to an official workshop. This gives the customer the feeling of a brand new car and enriches the experience with the brand.

       

      One of the most famous examples is that of Dunkin Donuts in an advertising campaign in Korea. They introduced fragrance dispensers on strategically chosen buses. Citizens using this means of transport to go to work could enjoy the pleasant aroma of freshly brewed coffee to the sound of the radio advertising. Visits to the shop increased by 16% and coffee consumption by 29% during the campaign.

       

      What are the benefits of scent marketing?

      Scent marketing has many advantages for shops, wellness centres, hotels, restaurants and offices.

       

      When used in offices it can improve the atmosphere and concentration of employees. There is no doubt that a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere is essential in hotels and wellness centres. This can be achieved efficiently thanks to scent marketing. And what about a restaurant or cafeteria? Scent is essential to attract customers and stimulate the consumption of products.

       

      For shops and companies the benefits of scent marketing can be summarized as follows:

      • Improve brand image
      • Differentiate from competitors
      • Increase loyalty
      • Improve working environment
      • Increase sales

       

      Professional fragance diffuser Scent Experience for scent marketing

       

      Which diffuser is best for scent marketing in my business?

      When choosing a scent diffuser for your business it is important to consider firstly, the size of the premises. Secondly, the intended use. Thirdly, the ease of use. And finally, the capabilities and power it offers. At Extreme Air Products we have two professional scent diffusers that are ideal for scent marketing: the Scent Experience and the Smartscent.

       

      Our Scent Experience scent diffuser is ideal for retail shops, restaurants, hospitals and other businesses. This professional fragrance diffuser is designed to influence the perception of smell in spaces between 100 and 800 m2. Moreover, the possibilities of this product are almost unlimited. Different scents have different effects. In a casino, for example, a stimulating scent will be preferred. A hospital, on the other hand, requires a refreshing and clean smell. In a shop, a relaxing effect is preferred. Also important when choosing a scent diffuser is that it is easy to use. The Scent Experience is easy to use and can be adjusted very accurately. It can also be determined exactly how strong the system is at what times and days it is active.

       

      For smaller spaces, on the other hand, we recommend our Smartscent fragance diffuser. It is ideal for massage practices, group practices, yoga studios, offices and smaller shops. With the Smartscent, you can easily create the desired fragrance experience in rooms of 60-80 m2. Using cold mist technology, aromas based on essential oils are brought into the room. The desired intensity can be set with a slider.

       

      Which fragrance is right for your business?

      According to research, different scents have different effects. For example, a vanilla fragrance in a women’s shop doubled sales compared to another shop with the same characteristics but no fragrance. Similarly, a study by the Scent Marketing Institute found that the scent of jasmine in offices promoted concentration.

       

      Examples of scents and their emotions:

      • Lemongrass Sage – fresh invigorating scent
      • Citrus Vanilla – sweet and warm fragrance appreciated by many people
      • Fresh cotton – invigorating feeling of freshly washed laundry
      • Lavender mild – soothing effect
      • Sage – fresh, spicy character, well-known scent within the mystical world
      • Palo Santo – woody, earthy character, widely used for mystical, spiritual experience

      You can read all about the available fragrances here.

       

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      Stimulate the customer experience in a positive way or remove unwanted odours. Extreme Air Products will work with you to optimise the scent in your building. Discover the possibilities of scent on the product page of our scent solutions. Do you have any questions or would you like a free consultation? Call +31 20 6464028. Or go directly to our scent product range:

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        An air purifier for a company

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        Air purifier for a company, which one do I need as an entrepreneur?

        An air purifier for a company is essential to realise a healthy workplace with clean air. After all, it is important that your staff can work pleasantly and efficiently. According to the well-known inspection company KIWA, labour productivity increases by 5 to 15% if the indoor climate is good.

        Air purification for your company is therefore not a cost item, but a smart investment to increase efficiency on the work floor. A professional air purifier can help to increase that efficiency.

        What does an air purifier do?

        An air purifier for a company helps to remove harmful substances from the air. Think about fine dust, exhaust fumes and pollen. Unpleasant odours, bacteria and viruses are also a thing of the past when using an air purifier.

        The EA30 is a good air purifier for businesses.

        What are the advantages of an air purifier for a company?

        Why should you, as an entrepreneur, buy an air purifier for your company? The following situations will give you a clear idea of why good air ventilation in your company is very important.

        1) Prevent staff complaints and increase productivity
        A stuffy, musty space leads to complaints and health problems among your employees. Think of headaches or shortness of breath. It also stimulates absenteeism. A musty smell in your company is also not conducive to the productivity of your employees. An air purifier for professional use prevents poor air quality in your company. Moreover, it significantly increases your employees’ productivity.

        2) Clean air is the showpiece of your company
        Do you regularly have guests or customers over? If they enter in a stuffy or stale environment, it is not appreciated. A job applicant will not feel invited either. With a powerful air cleaner for your company, you ensure that the acquaintance with your organisation is a good memory.

        A good purifier for businesses makes for a pleasant working environment.

        What should I look for when buying an air purifier?

        It is important to consider what kind of air purifier you are looking for. For example, do you want an efficient air purifier for your business? Or maybe you are looking for an air purifier specifically for your smoking room? Size is also a determining factor. A high-capacity air purifier is highly recommended for a large room, for example. Here are a few tips to help you make the right choice.

        1) For large premises:
        Due to the large surface area, large commercial premises need a purifier which protects all nooks and crannies of the room from harmful dust particles. The EA30 air freshener is ideal for this purpose. This unit has an enormous capacity. It quickly covers all the surfaces in large rooms. It does this with a unique patented filter technology. As well as the efficient Active-Ion-HEPA filter technology. This powerhouse is often used not only in large commercial premises but also in public places such as restaurants, hotels and cafés.

        2) For smoking rooms:
        Frequently heard complaints about smoking rooms are that they give off an odour. They can also cause inconvenience to non-smoking guests. It is therefore important that these smoking areas remain clean and do not cause any inconvenience. The EAS1300 is ideal to keep your smoking room clean. This cleaner is known for its high-quality filtration. It has to be, because smoke smell is very persistent. Moreover, when using the EAS1300, the exposure to harmful substances decreases with almost 100%. In conclusion, the EAS1300 is an excellent choice to keep your smoking room healthy and fresh.

        Need advice or more information?

        View our product page with air cleaners or read more about the air purifier in our extensive advice. Do you have further questions or would you like a free consultation? Call +31 20 6464028. Or go directly to our range of air purifiers:

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          Air purifier for the office

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          Air purifier in the office, why is it so important?

          Keep the air quality of an office healthy with an air cleaner. Is the indoor air quality in an office poor? Then the health of employees can be at risk. What are sources of air pollution in the office? These are printers, viruses, bacteria, pollen and fine dust. How can you avoid these risks with a professional air purifier in the office? Read more here.

          What does the Health and Safety Executive say about air quality in offices?

          The requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act can be found in the following document. The Working Conditions Act sets a number of standards for the climate in a workplace. For example, air freshening equipment must always be ready for use. These devices must also be equipped with a control system. This system must be able to detect malfunctions in the equipment in good time. In addition to requirements, the Health and Safety Executive also issues recommendations. One such recommendation is to regularly replace the dust filters in the ventilation system. Air purifiers filter out the smallest materials. Such as ultrafine dust. This is not the case with air conditioners. These devices only filter coarse materials. Would you like more information on this subject? If so, you can consult the Health and Safety Portal.

          What are the risks to employees of poor air quality at the office?

          Air pollution in the office can be harmful to employees’ health. They can contract sick building syndrome. This is literally becoming ill as a result of a poor office climate. What are the well-known symptoms of sick building syndrome? They are headaches, dry eyes, fatigue, lack of concentration and even bacterial infections. This all leads to a loss of productivity. Something that, as an entrepreneur, you definitely want to prevent. An air purifier for the office can help to greatly reduce these risks.

          The air quality in the office is of great importance for employee productivity

          What are the advantages of an air purifier in the office?

          There are many advantages to using a professional air purifier in the office. Firstly, an air purifier removes unpleasant and musty odours in the workplace. Unpleasant odours have different causes. Think of certain production processes, people’s work clothes and the building itself. An air purifier in the office ensures that bad air is a thing of the past. An odour-free environment in the office stimulates employee productivity. As a result, more work is completed in a shorter time.

          An air purifier in the office has even more advantages. Because an air purifier also removes bacteria, viruses (such as Covid-19) and fine dust in the office. As you probably know, fine dust has potential health risks. Examples are asthma attacks, coughing fits and tightness in the chest. (Read more about air purifiers for asthma). When breathing in ultrafine dust (particulate matter smaller than 0.01 millimetre), the risks are even greater. In some cases, this leads to less elastic blood vessels. And also an increase in blood pressure. The health of your employees is important. So prevent these risks with a professional air purifier in the office.

          What is the best air purifier for the office?

          The EDC650 is a professional air purifier specially designed for office spaces. It is powerful, quiet and energy-friendly. All these features make it the perfect office air purifier. Thanks to its high capacity (650 m³ per hour), it is also extremely suitable for larger office spaces. Are you looking for an air purifier for a small office space? Then the EA30 is an excellent alternative.

          The EA30 is a good air purifier for businesses.

          What are the disadvantages of an air purifier at the workplace?

          Besides the advantages mentioned, purifiers also have disadvantages. For example, no purifier can offer a 100% guarantee of removing particulates, viruses and bacteria. In addition, some air purifiers fail with regard to circulation. It is also known that some purifiers have weak filters. The air purifiers of Extreme Air Products, however, have a filter efficiency of 99.98%. This ensures optimal air quality.

          Why is an air purifier for the office an excellent investment?

          In short, an air purifier in the office is a good investment. Because it combats absenteeism, viruses, bacteria and particulate matter in the air. In addition, an air purifier within your working environment ensures higher productivity. And a fresh and hospitable office space. Just don’t expect purifiers to filter out 100% of odours and fine dust.

          Need advice or more information?

          Check out our product page with air purifiers or read more about the air purifier in our extensive advice. Do you have any further questions or would you like advice without obligation? Call +31 20 6464028. Or go directly to our range of air purifiers:

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            Air purifier fine dust – Best buy

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            Tackle air pollution directly with an air purifier against fine particles

            It has been scientifically proven that an air purifier removes fine dust from the air. It is an effective method because it removes harmful particulate matter from the air. It is important that you protect your home or workplace against harmful dust particles. Inhaling ultra-fine dust often leads to health problems. Especially people with a house dust allergy are susceptible. Fortunately, a good air purifier against fine dust is the solution.

            How does an air cleaner remove fine dust from the air?

            An air purifier against fine dust works with a HEPA filter. A HEPA filter is actually, simply put, a sieve. A sieve that consists of cardboard and glass fibres. These attributes not only ensure that the air is optimally purified. Ultra-fine dust is also effectively tackled. Moreover, even the very smallest particulate matter is taken away. An air purifier against fine dust purifies your air for almost 100%. All in all, it ensures that an air cleaner effectively removes fine dust from the air.

            Which particulate air purifier is the best buy?

            If you are looking for an effective fine particle air purifier, then the EDC650 is the best choice. This air purifier has a filtering efficiency of 99.99%. As a result, all harmful substances, including fine dust, are removed from the air. In addition, this purifier is quiet and has a low energy consumption.

            EDC650 aircleaner
            The EDC650 is the best air purifier against fine dust on the market

            The main advantages of an air cleaner against fine dust

            Using an air purifier to remove particulate matter from the air. This is very important both at home and in the workplace. This way you can prevent staff absenteeism, among other things. Moreover, a particle air purifier ensures better continuity of your business operations. You also want to feel comfortable and healthy in the home environment. After all, you want maximum living pleasure.

            What is fine dust?

            Fine dust consists of very small suspended particles in the air. These particles are so small (less than 1 micrometre) that they are hardly noticeable to the eye. European legislation stipulates that a very limited quantity of ultrafine dust is permitted in the air. However, this maximum quantity is regularly exceeded in the Netherlands. This is particularly the case at industrial workplaces. Because many combustion processes are going on here.

            It is therefore important, as an entrepreneur, to protect your workplace against fine dust. Because otherwise you run the risk of being fined. The Health and Safety Executive checks regularly and it is therefore important to meet the requirements. When you use a good air cleaner you meet the requirements.

            Health risks of fine dust

            Inhaling fine dust is harmful to your health. It penetrates very deeply into your lungs. Common complaints that occur after breathing in ultra fine dust are: coughing, tightness of the chest and other respiratory problems. In addition, according to the Dutch Heart Foundation, particulate matter increases blood pressure and the risk of a heart attack. Fortunately, the risk of these unpleasant symptoms is reduced by using a good air purifier.

            Delivery and installation of air purifier or dust extractor

            When you buy an air purifier from us, we take care of a quick and safe delivery. It is also possible to outsource the installation and assembly of the air cleaner to us. Furthermore, we take care of placing the air purifier in the most suitable place in your room. Moreover, we are happy to give you advice on the use of the air cleaner on site. As well as the applications.

            You are welcome to consult us for advice. Or contact us if you have any questions. Like, for instance, which air purifier is best suited for your location. In short, we stand for fast and safe delivery and we are accessible to anyone who has questions or wants advice.

            Apart from these tips, we have other air purifiers and air extractors for your office or company. Take a look at our offer. And choose the ideal air purifier for your situation.

            Need advice or more information?

            Check out our product page with air purifiers or read more about the air purifier in our extensive advice. Do you have any further questions or would you like advice without obligation? Call +31 20 6464028. Or go directly to our range of air purifiers:

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