PREVENT THE SPREAD OF GERMS AT HOME
Increase indoor air quality with these featured products.
Mini UV LED
Maintains a clean mini-split system free from mold and microbial growth. Saves energy/reduces maintenance costs. Extends the life of mini-splits.
Whole-house air purification. Neutralizes odors & toxic VOCs. Sterilizes mold, bacteria, viruses, allergens. Inhibits mold growth in HVAC system.
World’s first self-cleaning, no maintenance needlepoint bi-polar ionization generator. Purifies the air, killing mold, bacteria, and viruses in the coil and living spaces. Reduces allergens, smoke and static electricity.
Kills up 99% of bacteria, mold, viruses. REME reduces sneeze germs by 99% in the time a sneeze can reach three feet. Whole home and building purification.
Kills mold, mildew and bacteria on AC coils. Small U Bracket Footprint for tight-fitting installation. Helps reduce musty, moldy smells from AC. Low operating cost.
Is your team “FLU-ent” in Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)? With the heightened awareness of health issues, homeowners are looking for ways to ensure their safety. By improving Indoor Air Quality, you can give them peace of mind. IAQ products can reduce bacteria, viruses, mold & fungus in your customer’s homes. Now would be a great time to freshen up your team’s understanding of what IAQ products you carry and how these products can help your customers.
Give Monar AC 954-650-1930 a call today to get more information about IAQ products.
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From the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
There are two types of UV lights for HAVC systems.
- Coil Sterilization – A “stick type” light installed inside the return air duct near that sterilizes the air handler coil. A coil sterilization UV light runs 24/7 and is the most common type of HVAC UV light. It is also most reasonably priced.
- Air Sterilization – A complete UV light unit that sterilizes moving air. The UV light unit is installed in the return air duct and cycles on with the air handler blower. Different models to choose from.
Studies Prove Effectiveness
Two studies point to the effectiveness of UV light in killing mold and bacteria, one in hospitals and the other in a commercial HVAC system.
- Ultraviolet Light Effective in Hospital Infection Control – In 2012, Researchers at Duke University Medical Center used ultraviolet radiation (UV-C) to nearly eliminate drug-resistant bacteria in 50 hospital rooms, reducing the number of bacteria by more than 97%.
- Effectiveness of Germicidal UV Radiation for Reducing Fungal Contamination within Air-Handling Units – In this commercial office building, and after 4 months of operation, “the fungal levels following UV operation were significantly lower than the levels in control AHUs (air handler units).”
The UV stick light bulb is estimated to last 9000 hours, just over 1 year. Replacement bulbs cost about $150-$195. Replace the bulb during each annual HVAC service and maintenance is nearly effortless.
The UV light we installed is rated at 1.1 amps. To calculate annual energy costs, I used these handy calculators
- Convert Amps to Watts – 24v AC at 1.1 Amps = 26.4 Watts
- Convert Watts to Electricity Cost – 26.4 Watts * 24 hours/day * 10.5 cents kWh = $24.28 per year ($2.00 per month)
For just under $100 per year ($24 electricity + $150 replacement bulb), you can have peace-of-mind knowing that we are breathing the highest-quality indoor air. It seems like a small price to pay. But it doesn’t make sense to install an HVAC UV light unless you’ve followed the indoor air quality priorities.
Indoor Air Quality Priorities- Monar can endure the following:
While HVAC UV lights are effective for killing mold, bacteria, germs and odors, make sure you have completed the indoor air quality basics:
- Seal air ducts during renovation or construction
- Install ducts in conditioned space
- Ensure air-tight ducts, sealing all joints with mastic. See this Duct Sealing Guide from Building Science Corporation.
- Install high-MERV filters, but be sure your HVAC system is designed for the higher static pressure of better filtration
- Install UV light in HVAC system
- Conduct regular maintenance, changing filters monthly and cleaning the coil annually
HVAC UV lights: Depends on the type of UV installed.
- Control mold and bacteria
- Reduce colds and flus – germs are not re-circulated by HVAC system
- Reduce smells / odors
- Remove VOCs
- Are more effective in humid climates than dry climates
- Reduces clogging in condensate drain lines by preventing algae growth.
- Maintain a cleaner coil, improving cooling efficiency and reducing electricity costs.
HVAC UV lights are an effective means for improving indoor air quality, but only after following the indoor air quality priorities. Install an HVAC UV light and experience healthier indoor air quality.
For more information, contact Monar Air Conditioning in Coral Springs at 954-650-1930.