A lot of people ask, “Does the UV light produce smells”. Well the answer is yes, some brands do for a short period of time after being newly installed. However, the brand we offer does not produce any noticeable smell after install.
The FRESH-AIRE UV light is installed in the duct-work of your central air system and is designed to help reduce odors, toxic chemical vapors, germs and mold in your home.
Detox the air in your home and protect you and your loved ones from:
- Dust Mites
- E Coli
How does the UV Light work?
By removing airborne contaminants as the air is circulated by the central HVAC system. Using a proprietary absorption media to capture VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) then reduces the captured constituents through an innovative photo-cytaltic oxidation process (PCO) which breaks them down into elemental carbon dioxide and water vapor.
Toxic airborne compounds are captured in the photo-catalytic carbon matrix
As odors and chemical contaminants circulate through your air handling system, the ultraviolet light unit utilizes a highly absorptive carbon media which captures these contaminants, removing them from the air stream, much like a sponge absorbs water.
The toxic molecules are broken down into simple water vapor and CO2
During the off cycles of the air handler the UV Light self-regenerating photo-catalytic oxidation process breaks down the captured contaminants and frees up the carbon cell to be able to capture additional airborne VOC’s and odors.
UV Light limits the spead of bio-contaminants like mold and viruses
In addition to the units system’s ability to absorb airborne VOCs, the UV light helps to maintain the cleanliness of your central ac system by shining on the duct-work, cooling coils, heat strips and blowers that are prone to biological growth that can contaminate and clog the system.
UV-C Light Kills Germs
For over a century scientists have known that certain frequencies of light have a devastating effect on microbial life. We now know that exposure to ultraviolet light in the range of 254 NM (UV-C band) disrupts the DNA of micro-organisms, thus preventing them from reproducing, thereby effectively killing them.
The Science of Clean Air
Over time mold can build up on cooling coils. this is a health risk that robs the air system of efficiency and requires cleaning with chemicals. The germicidal UV light inside kills mold and keeps the coil and air system interior clean.
Recent studies have shown that the level of invisible airborne organic chemical and odor contaminates in our indoor air is generally two to five times higher then the levels found outdoors. while some of these substances merely smell bad, others can be extremely harmful.
these contaminates, known as Volatile Organic Compounds are carbon-based chemicals that easily evaporate at room temperature. The unique technology inside the Fresh-Arie UV helps to eliminate VOCs, making your home a safer and more pleasant place to live.
Common Sources of VOCs Include:
- Buildings materials
- Carpets and adhesives
- Upholstery fabrics
- Vinyl floors
- Composite wood products
- Paints and varnishes
- Sealing caulks and glues
- Carpet cleaning solvent
- Home and personal care products
- Air cleaners that produce ozone
- Cleaning and disinfecting chemicals
- Smoking and fireplaces
- Fuel oil and gasoline
- Moth balls
- Vehicle exhaust from an attached garage
We look forward to discussing your home air quality with you.