(UV) ULTRA VIOLET LIGHTS
Ultra Violet lights have been around for years primarily used in the treatment of water systems and tanks. Over the last decade, the air conditioning industry has realized the benefit Ultra Violet light systems can provide in both indoor air quality and heating and air conditioning performance.
Ultra Violet light provides improvements in indoor air quality through its ability to physically penetrate microorganisms. The energy in the UV-C wavelengths permanently alters the structure and molecular bonds of microorganisms. The results include bacteria or viruses that have no ability to initiate cell division or reproduction rendering them harmless.
This process is happening everyday outside through sunlight. It is indoors, especially in areas that see little to no sunlight, that we begin to experience problems with colonies and reproduction of microorganisms.
Your heating and air conditioning system’s Air Handler is the perfect breeding ground for microorganisms, or more concerning–mold. During the summer months your Air Handler is dark and damp 24 hours a day. These conditions allow a bio-film to develop across the equipment coils and interior components. Bio-film acts as an insulator and as the coils are enveloped by this growth.
As a result, it compromises performance of your heating and air conditioning system increasingly so over time. This causes stress on equipment components and severely limits efficiency. Even worse, you have bacteria and mold growing inside the one piece of equipment responsible for circulating the air you and your family breathe. Installing a UV light inside the air handler greatly reduces the possibility of biological growth occurring. By keeping the air handler clean, you are improving your indoor air quality, improving heating and air conditioning equipment efficiency and decreasing stress on system components.
Air Knight Ultra Violet Air Purification System by Carrier
The Air Knight REME is designed to help eliminate indoor air quality problems by reducing odors, air pollutants, VOCs (chemical odors), smoke, mold, bacteria and viruses.
The Air Knight REME is easily mounted into the home's air conditioning and heating system air ducts where many problems start.
With a REME® Generator Advanced Oxidation System, micro-organisms can be reduced by over 99%. Gases, VOCs, odors and particulate (dust) can also be reduced significantly. Charged Advanced Oxidation Plasma will be carried throughout the conditioned space for a continuous purification process and a thorough cleansing of introduced odors and microbes.