Standard filtration is effective against particulates, like dust, dirt, soot, smoke, and drops of liquid, but has little effect on the other two types of indoor air pollution.
UVC energy has proven effective against biological indoor air pollution inactivating viral, bacterial, and fungal organisms, so they cannot replicate and potentially cause disease. UVC energy disrupts the DNA of a wide range of microorganisms, rendering them harmless.
Ordinarily, UVC light alone cannot kill chemical contaminants like VOCs; however, Photocatalytic Oxidation or PCO safely reduces VOCs and biological contaminants inside the air system and the home. VOCs are the cause of most odors.
Outside of destroying biological and chemical pollutants, potential advantages of in-duct UV air purifiers include keeping your HVAC coil clean and mold-free, no use of chemicals, lower maintenance cost, and potentially better HVAC system performance.
We recommend changing your UV germicidal light at least every 12 months to maintain optimal indoor air quality. Lamp life is generally 6 to 12 months for most brands.
Running the air system in “fan” mode will cycle air through the home without turning on your AC or heater. Many programmable thermostats have a setting for this as well. If air is not circulating through your HVAC system, the in-duct air purifier can’t actively purify the air.
Yes. We install the UV light system into your central air system; the germ-killing effect occurs inside the air system and is limited to that area. There is no danger to any living thing in the home except microbes carried by air into the central air system. However, never look at a UV lamp when lit as it can damage your eyes.
ServiceOne offers the best UV Air Purifiers, like Patriot Carbon UV Air Purifier, that utilizes activated carbon cells to create that photocatalytic reaction and reduce VOCs to harmless water vapor and carbon dioxide.
The carbon filter will trap all bypassing particles. These particles include dust mites, pet dander, mold, pollen, tobacco smoke, bacteria, and viruses. The UV-light will then proceed by eliminating all trapped microbes on the filter so only clean air will be released.
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