UV Air Filtration
Most air filtration systems include filters that trap airborne particles and dust, but are not as effective in preventing pathogens, micro-organisms and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Mold, bacteria, viruses and odors plague many households and air conditioning systems without homeowners ever realizing it.
The cool, damp conditions of the air conditioning system make for ideal breeding grounds for mold and various micro-organisms. Volatile organic compounds may also be very harmful to our health and may produce unpleasant odors. VOCs may be produced by building materials, smoking, air fresheners, cleaning chemicals, cosmetics, fuel, oil and/or gasoline, moth balls, vehicle exhaust from the garage, etc.
All Year Heating & Cooling, Inc. offers several UV filtration products designed to kill pathogens, VOCs and other micro-organisms that your current filtration system may miss.
Ultraviolet light sources installed in air conditioning systems destroy microorganisms and mold that collect on the coil, air handler and other surfaces. Other products use UV light to destroy micro-organisms in the air before they reach you or your family.
Few homeowners pay much attention to indoor air quality, especially after hearing of poor outdoor air quality caused by automobiles and other pollutants. However, the EPA warns that air inside the home may be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air.
Mold, mildew, bacteria and viruses may lead to certain health problems such as allergies, asthma, respiratory disease and infections. This is especially harmful to small children and people with allergies.
Indoor air quality is a subject that is getting more and more attention, leading to innovations in indoor air quality solutions.
While UV air filtration has recently begun to grow in popularity, UV light has been used throughout the 20th Century to kill germs and bacteria in the air and water.
The UV light goes through the cell membrane of micro-organisms, damaging the cell and either destroying it or preventing it from reproducing. Some products combine UV light and oxidation technology to kill surface mold, mildew and other harmful micro-organisms, as well as airborne pathogens to disinfect the air.
All Year Cooling & Heating technicians are trained to place and install UV light sources in ideal spots within the air conditioning system to most effectively kill mold, mildew and other micro-organisms. Some installations require the UV light to be installed near the coil or air handler, while certain air purification systems may require installation in the ducts or vents.