Ultraviolet Light Installation
Protect Your Family! allergies Indoor Air Pollution is a Serious Threat Pollen, mold, and bacteria are just a few of the microbial hazards that spread through the air. In fact the US Environmental Protection Agency now lists indoor air pollution as on of the major health risks of the 21st century.
Mold loves to grow in dark, secluded locations such as air conditioning systems because it can germinate continuously and uninterrupted, the lack of light and heat allows moisture to persist, further creating the ideal growth conditions for fungal spores. If left alone, the mold inside your air ducts will continue to expand, and as it continues to grow, it continues to increase in its potential to become a health hazard.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does UV light kill germs?
UV-C light (the frequency used in germicidal UV lights) kills germs by distrupting their DNA which prevents them from reproducing, effectively killing them. In nature this frequency of light is filtered out by the Earth's atmosphere so microbes have no defense against it.
Is UV light safe for children and pets?
When a UV light system is installed in a central air system the germ killing effect takes place inside the air system and is limited to that area. There is no danger to any living thing in the home except microbes that are carried by the air into the central air system.
Is it OK to look at the UV light?
Never look at the UV lgiht when it is lit. UV-C light can give your eyes a painful "sunburn". Unplug or disconnect the unit to work on it.
Our air system isn't running so why is the UV light still on?
Mold and other boilogical contaminants will grow inside the air handler whether or not its running. Constant exposure to UV-C light keeps the air system clean.
Can I upgrade my Blue-Tube UV with a different lamp?
Yes! All UV AHU lamps are interchangeable. When it's time to replace your UV lamp you have 4 options to select from: 1 Year, 2 Year, 1 Year Odor Control, and 2 Year Odor Control.
My '1 Year' UV light still glows after 2 years - do I need to replace it?
Yes, Over time the UV effectivness of the lamps decreases even though the lamp may still be putting out visible light. '1 Year' and '2 Year' lamp designations refer to effective UV output not when the lamp will burn out.
Will a UV light system kill mold in the walls?
Ultraviolet Light germicidal irradiation can only kill microbes on surfaces that the light shines on directly (surface kill) or that pass by in the air stream (airborne kill).
Media Filters combined with Ultraviolet light
UltraViolet Sterilizers, often referred to as UV air purifiers, are used with standard air handlers filters to kill bacteria in the air. These units are mounted in your duct system and kill bacteria as they pass through the light emitted from purifier. It’s important that this equipment be installed correctly for maximum safety and efficiency. These air purifiers provides an extra level of air treatment to improve indoor air quality.
Fresh-Aire UV Purity
UV Light & Filtration for Comprehensive Air Purification
The Fresh-Aire UV Purity germicidal ultraviolet light and filtration system offers the ultimate enhancement to indoor air quality. The system features not one but three unique technologies that actively reduce airborne microbial contaminants
1. UV Reactive Filter
This efficient MERV 11 filter media kills germs with Goldshield™ antimicrobial nanotechnology and works with UV lights to trap and destroy contaminants. Unique filter material will not degrade from exposure to UV light.
2. Germicidal UV Light
The Fresh-Aire UV light inside Purity steriliazes biological contaminants such as mold, bacteria, viruses, allergens, etc. in the air as they pas through the system. UV light also reduces microbial growth on air system interior surfaces.
3. Photocatalytic Media
When UV light shines on this specially prepared filter media it creates a photocatalytic effect which captures volatile organic compounds (odor molecules) and tranforms them into harmless water vaopr and carbon dioxide
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