We all agree that having central air conditioning and heating can be a blessing, but it can also carry a bit of a curse. The fact is, your HVAC system could be breeding mold in YOUR home right now! As air circulates through a home, airborne mold, bacteria and viruses are drawn into the HVAC system and accumulate on the cooling coils and in the drain pan. These areas are ideal environments for mold to grow due to the moisture that condenses on surfaces as the air is dehumidified. As air flows through the HVAC system, it not only “drops off” additional spores, it “picks up” millions of mold spores from the infected coil and drain pan and distributes them to every room in the house. Aside from the fact that mold growing anywhere in your home needs to be addressed, having it centrally distributed by your HVAC system raises major concerns about the health of everyone in the household. Read the rest of this entry »
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Ultravation has been awarded a patent for their UVMatrix SI-Series commercial germicidal UV light system for large air handlers. This innovative UV coil cleaning system streamlines installation and optimizes fit and effectiveness for both new and retro installs with its expandable design. After sizing to determine how many lamps are required for a particular air handler, the SI-Series unit is shipped, ready to install without the need to fabricate any additional framework or supply additional mounting hardware. The UVMatrix SI-Series is available in stainless or galvanized steel, and all electrical connections and components are water tight to ensure that system will withstand the wet environment of an HVAC system.
The SI-Series uses UVC light to disinfect and eliminate mold from the HVAC coils, which improves the quality of the indoor air, and keeps the HVAC coil consistently clean, which saves significant energy. In fact, when considering the energy and maintenance cost reductions, the return on investment is very short.
Adding a UVMatrix SI-Series system to an existing HVAC system, it does two jobs for the price of one: maintain consistently clean, energy efficient cooling coils that reduce operation costs and disinfecting the air already circulating through the building for a healthier more productive indoor environment.