Improving Air Quality
We spend up to 90% pf our time indoors and according to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside our homes is up to 100x more polluted than outdoor air. If too little outdoor air enters a dwelling or office, microorganisms can collect to levels that pose health and comfort problems. This problem can be especially serious in energy efficient homes built in the last twenty years. These homes may not allow enough air changes, keeping contaminated air in, and fresh air out.
”Ultraviolet radiation integrated with heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, shows the most promise as a widely applicable means of air disinfection.”
Filters are designed to trap particulates such as hair and dust. Microorganisms, by definition, are too small to be trapped by most filters and flow throughout the system undeterred.
Breathe Clean Air
Ultraviolet light purification has been proven effective in hospitals, schools, daycare centers, restaurants, and hotels. Ultraviolet radiation is effective in deactivating bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. The germicidal effects of UV light cause photochemical damage to DNA and RNA with microorganisms. The UVC Max36 is mounted inside the home’s heating and cooling duct work. The unit easily mounts to your existing system requiring only a standard 120V or 24V. Changing the bulb is a snap.
The UVC Max36 helps protect your most valuable asset - your family’s health. It kills bacteria, viruses, and mold with every pass through the system. The reduction of the microorganisms helps reduce symptoms of allergies, asthmas, and other respiratory illnesses.
Our UCV Max36 is installed in the main supply or return duct of any heating or cooling system. It emits powerful ultraviolet (UV) light which sterilizes and reduces airborne microorganisms as they pass through the system. It operates continuously to sanitize the air in your home 24 hours a day.
Facts About The Air In Your Home
- The EPA has identifies indoor air quality as one of the five most urgent environmental risks to public health.
- The National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine reports that exposure to indoor pollutants is a key contributor to the asthma problem of this nation.
- Today’s tighter, better insulated homes limit natural ventilation and trap indoor air contaminants inside.
The Effect of Contaminated Air
Lint build-up can cause reduced airflow, which in turn causes overheating. When this happens the high temperature limit safety switch cycles on and off. Most switched aren’t designed to cycle on and off continuously which can cause them to fail.
The Consumer Products Safety Commission estimates that there are an estimated annual 15,500 fires, 10 deaths, and 310 injuries associated with clothed dryers. This also produces over $84,000,000 in property damage.
Accumulation of lint and reduced exhaust airflow provide conditions ripe for a fire. Lint is highly combustible. Lint is also one of the main ingredients in a recipe for homemade fire starters.
Indoor Air Quality And Your Health
Billions of dollars are spent each year to treat the symptoms of contaminated air. Instead of merely addressing the symptoms, you can deal with the cause by decontaminating the actual air in your home.
Today, our homes and workplaces are airtight and energy efficient. This means that they trap pollutants and contaminants inside, which lowers the quality of the air we breathe. The American Lung Association estimates that we spend 90% of our time indoors. Indoor air can be 2 to 3 times more polluted than outdoor air, so it is easy to see how your home or workplace could be harmful to your health.
What To Expect Wen Cleaning Your Air Duct System
- The system will be tested for proper operation
- The air handler unit will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized
- All of the registers will be removed and thoroughly cleaned
- The entire air duct system will be cleaned and deodorized
- The vent registers will be reinstalled and the system is tested for proper operation
* Your technician can discuss this with you
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need to have my air ducts cleaned?
According to the EPA, indoor air can be up to 70% more polluted than outdoor air. The benefits of a freshly cleaned air duct system include:
- Cleaner, fresher, and healthier air inside of your home or workplace.
- Home and office furnishings will stay cleaner longer
- Mechanical units will perform more efficiently when coils and blowers are cleaned which means energy and money savings for you
Will your equipment damage my air ducts?
While our equipment is designed to be aggressive at removing debris from your air system, it is also gentle enough to not damage your ducts.
Is the process messy?
All of our vacuum equipment is HEPA-filtered to 99.97% so the dirt stays in the machine and out of your home. Our procedures are designed to protect your home and furnishings from dust and dirt. We always leave the home cleaner than when we arrived.
How long will it take?
There are variety of factors that affect the time required to clean an air system, but a basic cleaning averages 1.5 to 2 hours with additional time required for upgraded services.
Why Clean Your Dryer Vents?
Efficient Dryer = Lower Energy Bills
Proper airflow can decrease drying time, thus decreasing operating costs. It helps the dryer to operate efficiently, which can extend the life of the appliance.
An extra bonus is that closes dry at a lower temperature and in less time. This will help to prevent unnecessary wear and tear on closing, thus extend their life.
Who Needs This Service?
Almost everyone with a dryer!
Especially those homes with dryers located on inside walls or those located in second floor laundry rooms. These centralized locations cause dryers to be vented greater distances up to 50 feet. This can result in lint build-up and other obstructions which can seriously affect the performance of dryers.
Most of the dryer manufacturers recommend annually cleaning of the dryer vents, for the dryer to work at maximum efficiency.
If you have an older home you may have a duct system that is possibly more restrictive than today’s standards. If so, it’s even more important to have your dryer vents cleaned regularly.
Characteristics Of An Inefficient Dryer
- It takes more than one cycle to dry your clothes
- The dryer vents hood flapper doesn’t open
- The clothes that come out of the dryer are hotter than normal
Why Use Us?
Our equipment includes one of the most powerful vacuums in the industry, combined with a strategic rotating brush. This enables us to remove almost any type of blockage, including bird nests, from your dryer’s duct system.
Our technician will also inspect your duct system for any disconnected vents. We can also evaluate if your system is operating at the manufacturer’s recommended standards.
With lower utility bills, longer life for your dryer, and clothing, this service will practically pay for itself… not to mention the peace of mind you will have knowing that you have averted a potentially dangerous fire hazard in your home.