|Reduce Energy Consumption
According to the 2008 ASHRAE Handbook, because heat transfer and airflow are restored through the use of UVGI, energy savings can result, with the possibility of payback in less than two years.
Reduce Maintenance & Cleaning
Per Chapter 16, "Ultraviolet Lamp Systems," of the 2008 ASHRAE Handbook, chemical and mechanical cleaning of air conditioning coils and drain pans can be costly, dangerous, and even difficult. Applying UV light can help maintain system cleanliness by keeping surfaces free of microbial contamination.
Eliminate Mold, Bacteria & Viruses in the HVAC System
UV light appears to be an effective way to lower the risk of infection in the operating room during total joint replacement surgery.
Source: The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American), 2007.
Reduce Ice Machine Maintenance
Field studies confirm that the Fresh-Aire Ice UV system™ reduces biological contamination in ice machines.
Source: Independent Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant Field Study, Summer 2008.
|Maintain Peak System Efficiency
As stated by the 2008, ASHRAE Handbook, UV light makes it easy to maintain heat exchange efficiency, design airflow and to improve indoor air quality.
Cut Airborne Biohazards
The Centers for Disease Control recognizes UV as a viable means for the reduction of tuberculosis and in reducing the transmission of other infections in hospitals, military housings and classrooms.
Source: CDC, October 1994.
A microbial analysis of 54 air
conditioning units at nine schools in California indicated a notable reduction in the levels of microbial growth on the evaporator coils; and total fungal and gram positive bacteria reductions were from 65 to 100% of colony forming units.
Source: A report prepared for the California Energy Commission, June 2006.
Meets LEED Accreditation
Saves Money By Increasing Air System Efficiency
Improves Indoor Environmental Quality
Increases Equipment &System Longevity
|UV light technology has been recognized for its benefits and energy savings in the following industry and government handbooks:
2008 HVAC Handbook, Chapter 16, "Ultraviolet Lamp Systems"
2007 Guide To Air Filtration,
Fourth Addition, Chapter 14
2003 Facilities Standards for the Public Building Service, Chapter 5.9.
Since 2000, in every GSA-funded new construction project, GSA requires UV light to be applied to all coils and drain pans of every HVAC system.