WHOLE HOUSE AIR PURIFICATION AND GERMICIDAL UV LIGHT IN DENVER, CO
Healthy air is essential for a healthy home. It’s easy to get affordable and comprehensive information on the air you breathe. Here at Chipps Heating and Air Conditioning we make it a point to emphasize how important air quality is; and every discussion we have about any HVAC system we install or repair includes the importance of your interior air quality.
From the US Environmental Protection Agency:
“Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality in homes and businesses, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. … Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later.”
There are two ways to make the air you breathe healthier. First, an ultraviolet germicide UV or UVC or an air purifier installed in your ductwork. And second, a whole house humidifier.
HOW CAN I IMPROVE THE AIR QUALITY OF MY HOME OR BUSINESS?
Numerous health studies have shown that UV is light very effective and inactivates viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungi by breaking down their DNA or RNA. UV light also is helpful in the prevention of secondary allergies related to airborne allergens.
Another way to purify your air is to install an air purification system with filters that capture dangerous particles, bioaerosols, microorganisms and other odors and vapors.
HOW DOES A GERMICIDAL UV LIGHT CLEAN THE AIR?
UV and UVC lights are designed to control and eliminate biological contaminants. When installed inside your home or business ductwork, they emit powerful rays of ultraviolet light that penetrate the cell walls of biological contaminants on surfaces, damaging their physiological structure so they can no longer grow, multiply and spread through your home.
Because germicidal ultraviolet light inactivates pathogens and large particulates; as the air circulates through the system more air is purified. Each time air recirculates, more pathogens are destroyed.
HOW DOES AN AIR PURIFICATION SYSTEM WORK?
Air purifiers and cleaners, working together with your heating and air conditioning system, help reduce concentrations of allergens and other pollutants in the air. They remove bioaerosols and microorganisms, bacteria and viruses, from the air as it moves through your heating and air conditioning system.
Chipps HVAC recommends the Lennox Healthy Carbon Clean 16 Media Air Cleaner as pictured above for optimal home comfort and air quality, with no additional energy costs. The MERV 16 filter slides out easily and can last up to one year. We recommend changing it twice a year, at the beginning of the heating season and at the beginning of the air conditioning season.
The Carbon Clean 16® helps prolong the life of your heating and cooling system by keeping it free from dirt and dust buildup. It’s compatible with any system, and no additional power source is needed to keep it running.
The Carbon Clean 16 is effective against common household allergens that can aggravate asthma and respiratory illnesses. It also attacks germs like viruses, bacteria, and mold.
It is also possible to install a combined UV Light and Media purification in one unit. Find out which system is best for you – Chipps HVAC can recommend the correct system for your home or business. Ask us about this very important addition to your home or business heating and air conditioning system when we preform the next maintenance on your system.