A: Ultraviolet light has the precise amount of energy needed to break apart organic molecular bonds. What does this mean for you? As the harmful germs and tiny organisms pass through the UV light of your whole house air purifier, their molecular structure is broken down in such a way that results in genetic damage, preventing them from reproducing.
UV light has this destructive effect on microorganisms and harmful pathogens, such as fungi, viruses, bacteria and other invisible invaders. It cleans your air much more effectively than other ordinary air filters on the market today.
A whole house air purifier runs through your central air conditioning and heating unit, disinfecting and sterilizing the air that passes through your vents. It also helps your system to function more efficiently by ridding it of mold, which increases the system's workload.
A: UV light in the frequency of ~200-300nm is
considered germicidal, C band. The peak frequency for
germicidal effectiveness is 254nm. At this frequency
UV-C light disrupts the DNA of micro-organisms
preventing them from reproducing.
A: UV light will degrade plastics and other materials. Check the with the filter manufacturer for UV characteristics and safety.
A: UV bulbs typically last 9000 hours or one year of usage and should be replaced annually.
A: With a consistent temperature, food source, and moisture, mold spores have all they need live and thrive. A HVAC system is designed to maintain a consistent temperature, dirt and dust that pass through a filter provide food, and a humidity from the coils creates an optimal environment for mold spores. Mold spores can lead to allergic or asthmatic reactions.
A: A Clear Blue® UV light system will break down mold, bacteria, viruses and other buildup located in the duct system. Using natural, clean, ozone free germicidal UV, the Clear Blue® products destroy harmful particles by attacking them on a DNA level, preventing future growth and eliminating 99.9% of existing contaminants.
A: No, UV light systems reduce HVAC cost of ownership by optimizing the performance of the equipment that needs to perform. UV systems will extend the life of a HVAC system and reduce the probability of downtime. Clean coils reduce system maintenance and protect downstream components from being contaminated.