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.
UV-C light (the frequency used in germicidal UV lights) kills germs by disrupting 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.
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.
Never look at the UV light when it is lit. UV-C light can give your eyes a painful “sunburn”. Unplug or disconnect the unit to work on it.
Mold and other biological contaminants will grow inside the air handler whether or not its running. Constant exposure to UV-C light keeps the air system clean.
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.
Yes, Over time the UV effectiveness 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.
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).