Indoor air quality and air pollution are hot topics for homeowners. In many homes, the quality of air inside (where we spend most of our time) is worse than the air in the surrounding neighborhood. This is because building materials, mold, and even skin cells and pet dander accumulate and get recirculated throughout the home. While air filters help to remove some of these contaminants, others, such as the finest mold spores and bacteria, can slip through filters and be recirculated or, worse yet, set up shop inside ventilation ducts to grow and be circulated every time the air turns on.
UV Lights (Biocide Chamber)
Ultraviolet light (what causes sunburns when you’re out at the beach) comes in three varieties: UVA, UVB, and UVC. While the most hazardous version is filtered out from the sun by Earth’s atmosphere, it’s extremely effective for killing bacteria, viruses, and any living cell. By installing UV lights above and below the air conditioning coil, any organisms that make it through the air filter are killed before they can reproduce.
- Reduces harmful molds and mildew
- Reduces or eliminates allergens, asthma attacks, sinus problems and bronchitis
- Coils stay sanitary and germ-free
- Coils corrosion, which contributes to refrigerant leaks, is lowered
Cost Effective on a long term basis:
- Lowers system corrosion, and the chance of expensive repair costs due to refrigerant leaks
- Helps to eliminates mold, which can save you money on your home insurance
Electronic Air Cleaners
Ultraviolet light is great for dealing with biological contaminants and some allergens, but it’s ineffective against non-organic material. For that, you need an electronic air cleaner. These cleaners use a charged surface to attract airborne particulates and force them to adhere to a surface, rather than be recirculated into the air. They function as a secondary filter and are more expensive than a traditional filter but they remove the tiny particulates and dead microorganisms that are not picked up by a traditional air filter.
- It is designed to deliver fresher, cleaners air throughout your entire home
- Removes more than 95% of allergy-aggravating particles
- It is safe for the environment with no emissions of ozone
- No cleaning is required
- Compatible with any HVAC system, no Air Scrubbers
Of course, if you want the cleanest quality air in your home, pairing systems together helps to cancel out the gaps in defense that each has. When air has to pass through a traditional filter, an electric air cleaner, and a UV filter the quality of your home’s air will be unparalleled.