An Exeter-based HVAC business will donate a $14,000 air filtration system to a randomly selected nonprofit or school on the Seacoast.

The organization needs to be within 60 miles of Exeter and no purchase is necessary to enter the contest, according to an announcement.

M2 Mechanical Director Steve Klatt said the system is known as a "scrubber" and can clean 8,300 square feet of air using three patented methods known as HEPA, UVC and Bipolar Ionization.

HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air Filter. UVC is for ultraviolet light which sanitizes the air.

Bipolar Ionization is a patented technology that is proven effective in reducing exposure to viruses, bacteria, mold and other airborne particles, including COVID-19.

The system works best in an open area that is between 4,000 and 8,300 square feet.

“You can turn the device on and off as the area is occupied, and move it around as needed given the castor wheels,” Klatt said in a statement.

Klatt explained that the burden COVID-19 has placed on public gathering spots made them want to help an organization in the community.

"People are paying close attention to the quality of their indoor air leading many businesses, nonprofits and municipalities to invest in indoor air purification technologies. To be able to make this donation to a deserving organization to protect the safety of more residents is exactly what our firm is all about; giving back,” Klatt said.

M2 Mechanical Field Manager James Kiessling
M2 Mechanical Field Manager James Kiessling

To apply for this drawing, eligible nonprofits, including schools, performing arts venues, gyms, town meeting spaces, auditoriums, and more need to:

  • Send pertinent information to

  • Name/address/phone

  • Proof of 501c3 status

  • Provide mission

  • Organization must be within 60 miles of Exeter, NH

  • Briefly describe how this donation would be used/why it would be a benefit.

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