Basic UV: UV Light for Surface Germs
This is the solution for concerns about growth on the evaporator coil of your heat and air system. Ultraviolet light kills what the light touches, which is a good treatment for organic growth on coils. We usually install a basic UV light so that the light shines directly on the coil.
Advanced UVC: UVC Germicidal Light for Organic Disinfection
A UVC light has a shorter and more powerful wavelength, which is lethal to bacteria and viruses. We like the dual bulb kit, which allows us to install a light on BOTH sides of the coil. This does a better job of exposing more air to the UVC light and killing the organic particles that pass through the light. UVC needs extended contact with the air to kill organisms.
Pretty Darn Good: Media Air Filtration for Allergens
Electronic filters charge the air as it passes through the filter and the filter catches the charged particles. The size of the particles and what kind vary by type of filter. Most electronic air filters won’t catch all viruses and bacteria—many of them are super tiny. But electronic filters do a fantastic job removing allergens, dust, pet dander and some viruses and bacteria. If you are mostly concerned about allergies or asthma, then an electronic air filter is the best option for your home. These media filters are installed inside your duct system to retain maximum air flow. Please don’t try to achieve these results with a thick “allergy” filter commonly available at big box stores. Those filters restrict air flow and cause systems to seize up—we see it nearly every day we recommend two options.
Aprilaire 5000 filters smaller particles (which are the more potent viruses and allergens).
Super Science in Your Home: Plasma Generator for Smells & Viruses
Generates ions to break apart chemical bonds to neutralize all viruses, bacteria, VOCs, molds, fungus and spores. Also does a really good job clearing odors from the home. Ions are pushed out into the air of your home which is effective at improving the air quality throughout your home. This product has no maintenance, no filters or bulbs to change and really works—it’s super cool science in your home! NOTE: This product does not “filter” the air, it uses ions to break the chemical bonds of particles and make them inactive. If your budget only allows for one product, this is the one we recommend, the Phenomenal Aire Cold Plasma Generator.
It’s super powerful to combine any or all of these products to achieve clean air in your home! Ask your technician about a power bundle discount!