UV lights help to prevent the build up of organic materials on your HVAC system, especially coils, drain pans, and the interior of your ductwork. Less organic material means both cleaner air for you and your family -- and better heat transfer on the cooling coil, which means a more efficient HVAC system.
UV-C has been shown to effectively in activate upwards of 90% of all micro-organisms living on HVAC coils and airducts -- depending on the light intensity, length of exposure, and lamp lifecycle.
ionizer create millions upon millions of positively and negative charged oxygen ions. As these oxygen molecules circulate throughout your ductwork and home, they attach to hydrogen molecules from the virus cells, breaking down their structure and leaving them inactive.
This process goes beyond deactivating viruses, as the same process occurs for other harmful contaminants in the the air.
As all of these contaminants breakdown, they then cluster together. Particles that were once too small to be captured by your air filter can now be more effectively trapped. The result is healthier air -- that smells fresher too!
SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19): reduced by 96.4% after 30 minutes
E. Coli: reduced 99.68% after 15 minutes
Airborne mold spores: reduced by 99.5%
Staph: reduced by 96.24% after 30 minutes
MRSA: reduced by 96.24% after 30 minutes
Tuberculosis: reduced by 69.01% after 60 minutes
At Quality Air OF AMERICA, we believe everyone should be comfortable in their home. But it goes beyond comfort. Better air quality has been shown to dramatically improve test scores in both English and mathematics.Just recently, scientists from New York University and Brown University published a fascinating working paper on this topic. For anyone obsessed with Air Quality the way that we are, the paper can be found HERE