There are 3 types of airborne contaminants that can have a negative impact on the air quality in your home; some that can make you sick and others that can drastically reduce the efficiency and life span of your HVAC system. High efficiency air cleaners will keep your HVAC equipment and indoor air clean, lower utility bills, and lengthen the life of your equipment.
Germs & Infectious Agents* (use UVC light and polarized media)
A high output UVC lamp with polarized media prevents the spread of flu and colds by breaking down viruses, germs and other airborne pathogens in the air from coughs and sneezes.
Chemical Gases & Odors* (use UVC/UVV light and polarized media)
A dual wavelength, high output UVC/UVV system with polarized media also controls gases and toxic compounds that can cause odors and ailments such as headaches and dizziness.
Particles & Allergens* (use polarized media only)
Polarized media air cleaners remove even the smallest submicron particles that are otherwise absorbed into our lungs and bloodstreams to trigger asthma attacks and allergy symptoms, can also control gases and eliminate odors.
Dynamic Air Quality Solutions, the company Modern PHE has chosen to purchase the indoor air quality (IAQ) products from, states “With the right intensity, UVC energy is able to kill any kind of bacteria or virus. We presently do not know specifically the UVC dose necessary to kill this new Novel Coronavirus, yet viruses are some of the easiest micro-organisms to kill. Testing will have to be done to determine this kill rate, yet UVC will also disrupt its DNA, sterilizing it and rendering the virus harmless at even at lower UVC dosages.” Our recommendation, along with Dynamic Air Quality Solutions and The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is to take a proactive approach to protect yourself and your family by installing UVC/UVV light along with polarized media.
*Information in this article was taken from https://www.dynamicaqs.com/air-cleaners/
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following everyday daily precautions for preventing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by the novel coronavirus: **
- Clean your hands often.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or after touching surfaces in public places. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.
- Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs: practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones).
- To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places -- elevator buttons, door handles and handrails. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
- Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded settings with little air circulation if there are people in the crowd who are sick.
If you are interested lengthening the life of your equipment while improving the air quality inside your home by adding a high efficiency air cleaner, give Modern PHE a call.