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February 17, 2021

Molekule Air Pro vs. Molekule Air Pro RX: How to Choose the Best Air Purifier for Your Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant upheaval across the globe. The impact on businesses has been enormous, and many are still working to create a plan for reopening. Many business owners are adapting to this new way of life and striving to provide peace of mind for both employees and customers. If you’re in the process of planning to reopen your business as safely as possible, you may be searching for a powerful air purifier that’s capable of destroying airborne viruses (among a host of other air pollutants).

Although it’s still necessary to follow the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a high-performing air purifier may provide a much-needed layer of protection to help keep your employees and customers safe. Molekule air purifiers utilize patented PECO technology to provide excellent results, and the product line includes devices that are appropriate for both home and business applications. When you’re ready to purchase an air purifier for your workplace, finding the best fit is crucial. Here, we share the key differences between Molekule Air Pro and Molekule Air Pro RX to help you determine which is right for your business in these uncertain and ever-changing times.

Why Indoor Air Quality Is Important

Maintaining the best possible indoor air quality is important all year round and is especially critical for individuals with sensitivities. However, purified air is more crucial than ever before as we continue to contend with concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. Cases are on the rise throughout the country, and scientists agree that the virus spreads more readily in indoor settings. Managing the air quality in your business establishment (and requiring masks) is a smart move in helping protect your patrons and employees.

When choosing the best air purifier for your business, look for a model that destroys a wide range of pollutants, including viruses. Each Molekule product captures and destroys a broad spectrum of air pollutants on a microscopic scale, and the models made for businesses offer enhanced protection for larger spaces. Below, we discuss the two Molekule models geared toward commercial and medical environments to help you determine the most practical choice for your business.

Molekule Review: Air Pro

The ultra-sleek design of Air Pro is ideal for use in a variety of large business settings, up to 1000 square feet. This makes them a great fit for hospitals, fitness studios, hotels, schools, and more. The Air Pro weighs 22 pounds and features an elegant vegan leather carrying strap. Its anodized aluminum finish helps this air purifier blend into the background without a distracting appearance or sound. The Molekule Air Pro also features a laser-based sensor designed to detect the amount of airborne particles in your room. This particle sensor can measure three different size ranges of particles, with size from about 1/5th down to 1/50th the width of a human hair. 

Jamba Juice franchisee Vernon Davis relies on Air Pro technology to help protect his business and attests that this product has been an essential part of his safety plan during the pandemic. Air Pro offers sophisticated purification that’s critical during the unprecedented times that business owners are currently navigating. Molekule Air Pro is capable of destroying a host of air pollutants, including but not limited to:

  • RNA viruses.
  • DNA viruses.
  • Black mold spores (can be found in window frames and inside pillows).
  • Pollen.
  • Bacterial spores.
  • Burnt food smells.
  • D-Limonene (citrus-scented cleaners).
  • Dust mite dander.
  • Benzene (detergent).
  • Cockroach allergens.
  • Ethyl acetate (nail polish remover).
  • Pet dander.
  • Acetone.
  • Staphylococcus.
  • Tobacco smoke.

For those seeking an air purifier with the ability to destroy pollutants in high-traffic workspaces, this product fits the bill. This model is equipped with three times the airflow of Molekule’s award-winning home air purifiers and even an Auto Protect mode, so it can handle even the busiest office or retail environments.

Air Pro works by pulling in air from every angle through its 360-degree intake system. The particles are then captured, and the PECO process begins. When the air is purified, it’s released back into the room via the 360-degree air outlet. Additionally, the display allows users to monitor the air quality easily by displaying the results on screen.

Molekule Review: Air Pro RX

When your business needs superior protection, Air Pro RX may be the best fit. Air Pro RX has received 510(k) Class II Medical Device Clearance and meets the FDA’s criteria for use in helping destroy airborne viruses such as SARS-CoV-2. In studies conducted in compliance with FDA Good Laboratory Practices, a proxy virus for SARS-CoV-2 was introduced to the Air Pro RX filter and it was shown to destroy 99.9477 percent of it in just one hour. In 24 hours, this number increases to 99.9994 percent, as shown by Molekule's scientific testing data. So far, Molekule has not tested its purifiers on the Covid-19 virus.

This product is the most powerful model that Molekule offers, making it ideal for use in critical environments over 600 square feet in size. When you’re looking for air purification for medical professionals and patients in operating rooms, emergency departments, isolation units, waiting rooms, and more, Air Pro RX is the device for you.

Ruth Yarbrough, vice president of quality at Mercyhealth, has chosen Air Pro RX to help protect Mercyhealth facilities. Unlike other products in this class, Air Pro RX is incredibly simple to set up and use. It doesn’t require a complicated installation into ducts or pipes; simply turn on the device, and it will immediately start purifying the air. Like other Molekule devices, Air Pro RX is low maintenance. It has a different design than other models, but its flat steel exterior is a breeze to wipe down and sanitize. In busy medical environments, portability is often an asset. This product is equipped with caster wheels, so it’s easy to move wherever it’s needed. Also, it doesn’t require Wi-Fi, so it works anywhere and doesn’t require configuration, and you’ll never have to worry about a dropped signal or network issues.

Air Pro RX destroys small pollutants using Molekule’s signature PECO technology. In the PECO-Filter, viruses, bacteria, and other organic pollutants are oxidized into compounds that are harmless to humans. This product weighs 200 pounds, and features wheels.

The Takeaway

Both Air Pro and Air Pro RX are excellent choices for implementing into your safety plan for reopening your business. Which device you choose ultimately depends on the level of protection you’re looking for. Both models destroy the same air pollutants, but Air Pro RX is more effective at covering larger spaces and is the only product in this line that has been granted 510(k) Class II Medical Device Clearance by the FDA. As such, Air Pro RX is a formidable choice for use in critical environments such as emergency rooms, operating rooms, and other medical settings.

For smaller businesses or those looking for excellent professional-grade purification, Air Pro is likely the most practical choice. Most retailers, restaurants, gyms, and more will find that Air Pro is easy to use and aesthetically appealing and offers similar results.

Regardless of the option you choose, the Molekule team is there to provide a quote and answer any questions you may have about your purchase. When you buy, you’ll enjoy access to discounted costs on PECO-Filters, delivered every six months, and a limited two-year warranty to protect your device. Each PECO delivery includes the latest version of the filter, so you’ll always be up to date with the best air purification technology available. When you’re ready to learn more about Air Pro or Air Pro RX for your business, contact Molekule for a quote.

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