A pioneer in the vacuum business, Aerus has been dirt's worst enemy since 1924. The company manufactures and sells vacuums, air and water purification systems, cleansers, and allergy-control products. Its brands include Guardian, Lux, and Epic. Aerus' products are marketed through in-home demonstrations, more than 500 Aerus sales centers in the US and Canada, and online. The company, formerly named Electrolux, sold the brand's North American rights to AB Electrolux in 2000. Aerus is a subsidiary of Aerus Holdings. It is owned by investment firm Engles Urso Follmer Capital.