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Visit Ultravation at the HVAC Comfortech 2010 taking place September 22-24, 2010

Visit Ultravation, Inc. at booth 1226 at the upcoming HVAC Comfortech 2010 – part of HVACR Week – a trade show for HVAC contractors and other IAQ professionals. The event will take place September 22-24, 2010  at the Baltimore Convention Center (Baltimore, MD). Ultravation will be showcasing their advanced Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) products that effectively manage and optimize indoor air. Read the rest of this entry »

How is the BP Oil Spill Affecting the Air We Breathe?

The EPA has been monitoring the air quality along the Gulf Coast and taking samplings in response to concerns from area residents about the odors they are smelling as a result of the BP Oil Spill. The EPA states that one such odor that people are experiencing is a smell you may experience when at a gas station filling your gas tank or gas can. The odor may be the result of  volatile organic compounds, or VOCs – specifically those such as benzene, ethylbenzene, toluene, and xylene found in oil. The EPA goes on to say that…

“Exposure to low levels of VOCs may cause temporary irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and skin. It is possible that people with asthma may be more sensitive to the effect of inhaled VOCs. The VOC smell may give you a headache or upset stomach but is not expected to cause long term health effects. If you are sensitive to VOCs, you should stay indoors to limit your exposure, close windows and doors, and set your air conditioner to a recirculation mode. The smell may become stronger if the wind or weather changes.”

Are you sensitive to VOCs? Ultravation’s UVPhotoMAX installed in your HVAC system can help. The UVPhotoMAX™ dual band UVC and advanced photocatalytic odor reduction system is highly effective at breaking up VOCs into harmless components. It works automatically within your HVAC system to destroy hundreds of common household VOCs such as building materials, adhesives, paints, varnishes, disinfectants, cleaning products, cooking, carpet, furniture, and others.