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A UV Air Purifier Means a Better AC System

Monday, November 27th, 2017

UV-air-purifier-lightAs winter season approaches, so does cold and flu season. Nobody wants to go through the holidays or any of the months after sniffling and running a fever. Unfortunately, during the holidays illnesses can run rampant around a home with so many house guests. One way to fight back against the influx of germs and viruses is to have a UV air purifier installed. These devices use ultraviolet radiation within the ventilation system to kill or render inert bacteria, mold spores, viruses, and microorganisms. They’re effective, don’t place harmful chemicals into the air, and require little maintenance. They’re simple for our professionals to install.

But there’s another reason to have a UV air purifier for your house. It can actually improve the efficiency and lifespan of your air conditioner (or heat pump). Read the details below the jump. (more…)

Ways to Combat Allergy Season with Indoor Air Quality Services

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Dandelion-in-FieldThe weather is steadily warming up here in Corpus Christi, TX. We experience a short winter season, but spring has only officially started and we’re already seeing temperatures in the 80s. It won’t be long now before the serious heat of summer hits us and settles in for many months.

Your first concern during this time of year is preparing the air conditioning system for the heavy work ahead. But these early days of warmth bring in problems aside from the heat. This is allergy season, the time of year when the pollen count in the air spikes and people start to suffer from allergic reactions. Allergy problems can start as early as when the weather begins to warm up. The first warmer temperatures cause plants to pollinate, and these conditions will last until the high heat of the middle of the summer.

There are a number of ways to protect yourself from the sniffles, coughs, and headaches of allergy season with indoor air quality service from professionals: talk to our HVAC technicians today and they’ll help see that you have the best installations for your home to keep everyone healthy until the pollen count drops again in mid-summer. (more…)

Stop Winter Illnesses in Your Home with a UV Air Purifier

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Winter is often a joyful and even relaxing time of the year. But it’s also one of the prime seasons when it comes to people catching flus and colds that can make days and weeks into misery. There aren’t many ways to defend yourself from catching one of these winter illnesses aside from staying away from other people as much as you can… and you don’t want to do that!

But there is a method to make your home a healthier place over the winter—and the months after—by making it place that isn’t healthy for germs and microbes and other organic pests.

What’s this secret method? It isn’t a secret, it’s just calling us to install a UV air purifier into your HVAC system. (more…)

How a UV Air Purifier Helps Your Air Conditioner as Well as Your Air Quality

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

We install a number of excellent indoor air quality devices that remove harmful contaminants from circulating through homes. One of the most powerful is the UV air purifier, which specifically targets organic pollutants: mold spores, bacteria, viruses, germs, etc. The ultraviolet rays from the lamps in a UV air purifier disrupt the cellular functions of the cells, killing off microorganisms and preventing them from spreading. And it does so without slowing down airflow through the ventilation system or using chemicals.

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How a UV Air Purifier Cleans Your Home’s Air

Monday, February 29th, 2016

According to the EPA, the levels of many pollutants may be 2-5 times higher indoors than outdoors. In recent years not only have pollutants increased, but we’ve added elements to our homes that have accelerated the growth of microorganisms. These elements include humidifiers, energy-efficient air conditioners, and even self-defrost refrigerators.

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The Trouble with a Moldy Air Conditioner

Monday, September 28th, 2015

During the last few weeks, we’ve written on this blog about some of the problems you might encounter with your air conditioning system during the muggy end of the summer and the transition into fall. In this post, we’re going to examine another problem that air conditioners often encounter after a long summer of steady activity: mold and bacteria growing across the evaporator coil. (more…)

What Is the Best Air Purifier for My Home?

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

If you think that your home would benefit from the installation of an air purification system—one that will effectively remove the airborne pollutants from the air that circulates through your living spaces—you have a large number of choices available to you. So which one is the best?

There is an answer to that question… but it’s different for every home. You can’t pick an air purifier yourself and simply hope for the best. You need to know what sort of pollutants are in your home and what type of filter will fit with the HVAC system without interfering in its operation. To find out this information, you must call on indoor air quality specialists. (more…)

What Kinds of Contaminants Can a UV Air Purifier Remove?

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Your family’s health and safety are of chief importance in your home. But if you don’t take care to protect the air in your home, the members of your household may be at risk for illness, particularly if one of your family members has a compromised immune system or a respiratory issue. To keep these types of problems under control, many homeowners purchase electronic air purifiers, mechanical filters, or dehumidifiers to maintain a healthy indoor air quality.

But another type of system recommended by air quality experts is a UV air purifier. UV air purifiers emit small amounts of UV radiation in the ducts (don’t worry—it’s safe!) in order to get rid of some common biological contaminants that you would otherwise have to breathe in. While they rely on a fairly simple design to do so, they are also extremely effective in killing off biological contaminants. Learn more about what these systems can do for your home in the following list.

  • Sterilize Microorganisms like Bacteria and Viruses: Ultraviolet radiation is harmful in large doses because it can actually damage organic matter. For humans, there is little effect from staying in the sun for a short while. However, for small microorganisms like bacteria, even very brief exposure can sterilize bacteria and viruses, rendering them incapable of reproduction so that they are no longer a threat for your air.
  • Get Rid of Mold on Your Air Handler: UV air purifiers can also take care of mold, which is likely to develop on the evaporator coil inside of your home. The coil collects moisture as the AC runs, which is helpful to you because it helps keep humidity levels in control and reduce mold and mildew elsewhere around the home. However, mold can continue to develop on the coil and the spores can blow into your home. Many homeowners purchase UV systems specifically to eliminate mold.
  • Reduce Odors in the Home: Finally, a UV air purifier can actually eliminate odors left over from cooking or standard pet odors.

If you decide that you need a UV air purifier in Robstown, or if you’d like to discuss your indoor air quality with a professional, call Justice Air Conditioning & Heating today!

What Does a UV Air Purifier Do?

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Indoor air quality is important: it helps with comfort and the health of your family. But not all air cleaners do the same thing, especially when it comes to biological pollutants. Some air cleaners with higher MERV ratings can capture biological pollutants that are larger in size, but to truly eradicate microbes like bacteria, viruses and mold and mildew spores, you’ll want to look at how a UV air purifier in Port Aransas can help you.

What Is a UV Air Purifier?

A UV air purifier, also known as UV germicidal lighting or UV lights, is an air purifier that destroys the DNA of biological pollutants, rendering them incapable of reproducing or sustaining life. A UV air purifier accomplishes this by using the radiation from UV-C light rays.

Where Is It Installed?

Placement is flexible, but a common spot is the evaporator unit in your air conditioning system, typically over the coils. This helps keep your coils free from developing growths like mold and algae while also purifying the air that passes under the lighting.

Will a UV Air Purifier Remove Dust and Dirt?

A UV purifier is not a filter; as such, it does not capture and collect dust and dirt. If you are concerned about dust and dirt, it is recommended that you pair UV lighting with an air filter.

How Often Does a UV Air Purifier Operate?

Unlike air filters that only capture particles when your system is in operation, UV lighting operates 24/7. The amount of electricity they use is small, about 7 cents per day.

What Are Some Other Benefits of UV Lighting?

  • Over 99% effectiveness in killing biological pollutants
  • Flexible placement, including in vents and over the coils of your system
  • Helps with your air conditioner’s energy efficiency by killing off mold and other biological debris that can affect the operation of your system

Maintenance

UV lighting is relatively easy to maintain. The most important step is to make sure the light bulbs don’t become covered with dust; if they do, clean them off to maximize their continued performance. Secondly, UV lights last about a year, so it’s recommended the lights are changed annually, even if your current ones are still working.

For more information on how a UV air purifier in Port Aransas can help you, call Justice Air Conditioning & Heating and schedule an appointment with one of our specialists today.