We purify our water, why not our air? We eat organic food, drink filtered water and clean with anti-bacterial products. What about the air you and your family breathe? Indoor air is up to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air, according to the EPA. Americans spend an estimated 90 percent of their time indoors.


Did you know that humans shed 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells every minute? That is over 50 million per day per person living in your home. Add a family pet or two, and the number goes up even more! These dead skin cells contribute to much of the 40 pounds of dust collected in the average six-room home per year in the US. 


There are other causes of “mystery dust” and pollutants in your home. The fibers released from furniture, drapery, carpeting and clothing, drift and settle around the home each time they are touched. Also, when you vacuum up dirt and dust with a vacuum cleaner, you the vacuum actually spits out dirt and debris while you are cleaning!

And that’s not all! Did you know that dust mites love to feast on dust? And just like other living organisms, dust mites produce waste. If the mites themselves are not horrific enough, their waste becomes another home allergen. It’s a perfect storm to household ick!

Even in the cleanest homes, don’t be fooled by what you cannot see. These culprits may not be visible, but they are there wreaking havoc on the well-being of you and your family.





Outdoor air is filled with more dust and pollutants as a result of particulate matter circulating from the natural environment, industry and transportation. Opening windows for “fresh” air allows these outside particulates to enter your home.


By now you barely want to breathe! Most pollutants are microscopic and can easily pass through the nose or throat directly into the lungs, increasing chances of you and your family becoming susceptible to allergens and irritants.




You can take precautions to help control indoor air quality and reduce the threat of these unavoidable pollutants in your home. One of the most effective ways is through air purification. By placing Holmes® air purifiers throughout your home, you can capture and trap up to 99.97% of impurities from air passing through the filter. Widely recommended by doctors and allergists, air purifiers protect you and your family all year long.




How to decide which one is right for you?

Investing in an air purifier is the first step toward creating a fresh, clean indoor environment. Before making a purchase, you'll need to consider many factors, like the size of the room, if you're looking for allergy relief or just overall wellness, and which type of air filter is best for your home and lifestyle.

Where are you putting it?

Room size and area of coverage are important when determining which air purifier is right for you.

What is CADR?

Most air purifiers are tested for efficiency in terms of Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) which correlates to the size of the product and the square footage of a room.

CADR is a third party test measure indicating the volume of filtered air delivered by an air purifier. The higher the CADR numbers, the faster the unit filters the air passing through the filter.

Why it is important: CADR is an objective way for you to compare the performance of one air purifier to another.

Tip: CADR values will vary by size of the product. The below information will assist you in purchasing a product with enough cleaning power by room size.

Small Room (nursery, office or small bedroom) – up to 155 sq ft Recommended CADR: up to 97

Medium Room (bedroom or family room) – up to 300 sq ft Recommended CADR: 98-130

Large Room (great rooms or large living spaces) – up to 500 sq ft Recommended CADR: 130 and up


Whether you go with a permanent or replacement filter depends largely on you and your household's preferences.

Permanent Filters

Air purifiers with permanent filters require regular cleaning when particles like pet dander, dust and other allergens get trapped and cause it to fill up. Some products come with features that notify you when it's time to clean the filter, but others require you to check for yourself. Permanent filters can be tedious and time consuming to clean throughout the year, so keep this in mind if you decide to invest in a permanent filter air purifier. Permanent filters also degrade over time, so the filter or the air purifier itself will eventually need replaced.

Replacement Filters

On the other hand, replacement filters - also known as "trap and toss" filters - require a brand new filter each time the filter is full. While this can seem tedious, it helps ensure that you're not recycling the same allergens into your indoor air. This option is best for those with allergies who want to be positive they're starting fresh with a new filter each time. Replacement filters don't require cleaning, so those with busy lifestyles can simply stock up on multiple replacements at once and have them on hand when necessary. Replacement filters allow you to have a fresh, clean air purifier each time you change the filter.




Trap and toss for cleaner, fresher indoor air


aer1® System Advantage

The MOST EFFECTIVE filter technology available

aer1® Systems combine the power of Holmes® brand air purifiers with the most effective filter technology available today*(1) .

• Proven to be 30% more effective at capturing dust and airborne particles from air passing through the filter.*(2)

• Deliver the HIGHEST CADR CLEANING POWER amongst leading brands (2)

• Helps optimize air cleaning performance – simply by replacing your aer1® filter regularly

• Customized effectiveness to your needs – dust, odor and allergen