Is your HVAC system a reservoir of microorganisms amplifying and making their way into the air you breathe? Not only are these a danger to you and your family’s health, but these organisms can restrict airflow and limit important heat transfer – increasing the cost of energy.
Staph, staphylococcus aureus, is a type of bacteria commonly carried on the skin or in the nose of healthy as well as ill people, and may even be transmitted by animals. MRSA is a strain of staph that is resistant to some antibiotics. And, unfortunately, these diseases become an even higher risk in hospitals, daycares and other industrial and commercial facilities, as well as livestock areas and veterinary clinics.
The U.S. Environment Protection Agency says we average about 90% of our life breathing indoor air. Surprisingly, your indoor air could be filled with pollutants two to ten times higher than outdoor air! What about your home? Modern airtight houses can trap contaminants, while your air conditioning system circulates these over and over, spreading allergens, pollutants, virus and bacteria, while aiding to the growth of dangerous mold.
Buildings and businesses are not exempt! In fact, some fear this could become a new ‘asbestos’ type scare.
How can pollutants multiply within your home?
Biofilms from accumulating mold and bacteria become formed that reduce heat transfer, cooling capacity and increase pressure drop across the coils. The biofilm allows colonies to adhere to the fins of the coils. These then release products of metabolism, a variety of volatile organic compound (VOCs) linked to allergies and asthma. These contaminants congregate in the drain pans of your HVAC system and if left to fester they will breed, causing serious problems from exposure to germs and bacteria. Plus, your system will lose efficiency, raising your energy bills.
By installing a high intensity germicidal UVC system in either a new or existing air-conditioning or forced-air system, you will be able to destroy mold and bacteria before they start to circulate throughout your home or commercial business. Included in the list of bacteria that can effectively be destroyed are SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and Anthrax.
Many manufacturers have been developing and offering these UVC add-ons. One of the leaders in the industry is Steril-Aire®. The EPA reported the Steril-Aire UVC devices achieved 99.96% destroy rate in a single pass over of airborne bacteria, 99% on viruses and 96% on spores.
Benefits gained from installing a UVC Emitter system.
- Cleaner, healthier air – For example, the CDC reports that nearly 100,000 Americans die every year from hospital acquired infections. A study showed a greater than 99.9999% microbial load reduction per square centimeter of HVAC coil was achieved in just 6 days after a hospital facility installed UVC. Think how this could help the air-quality of your home or business.
- Improved HVAC performance – Because the system continuously cleans coils, drain pans and ducts, there is less need for manual cleaning, and the use of harmful chemicals.
- An easy to install, cost-effective solution – Applications are available for most models, and depending on the size and style of your HVAC system, installation can take as little as 15-20 minutes per fixture when done by an experienced technician.
- Prolongs the life of your HVAC equipment.
- Significant energy Savings – Your energy bill is lowered by improving your HVAC system heat transfer, increasing net cooling capacity and reducing pressure drops across cooling coils.
A low-cost solution in protecting your family from serious health issues is available through UVC emitters, a scientifically proven, high output germicidal ultraviolet light. These are safe, ozone-free units that continuously clean coils and turn your home HVAC into an air purification system.
UVC Emitters and Commercial HVAC systems.
Too often these days we hear of illnesses being transmitted through HVAC systems in industrial and other commercial facilities. Law suits are on the rise. Installing UVC emitters in a building HVAC system offers a rapid return on investment. Not only will it keep your building healthy by improving air quality, it will keep your bottom line in great shape by lowering utility bills, and reducing repair and maintenance overall. Plus you will contribute to clean air and the well-being employees.
One of ABEL’s success stories is found locally with the installation of UVC Emitters within the HVAC system of the New Hope Church, in New Hope, MN. The building can accommodate over 2,000 people at one time, and even those who were once unable to attend public services due to respiratory issues or allergies, are now able to join in.
The worldwide use in hospitals, laboratories, schools, government facilities, offices and homes has reduced mold and bacteria contamination, impacting even food processing, packaging and storage.
Lives are being saved with the addition of practical, easy to install UVC Emitters.
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