ULTRAVIOLET (UV) GERMICIDAL LAMPS
Light in the UV-C wavelength eliminates and/or prevents the buildup of organic material on the surfaces of cooling coils, drain pans, and interior duct surfaces. This improves airflow, returns and maintains the heat-transfer levels of cooling coils to “as-built” conditions and reduces maintenance. The benefits of UV-C’s efficacy in inactivating pathogens are explored in two ASHRAE Position Documents. The documents find that the UV-C wavelength kills 90 percent of all microorganisms living on HVAC air ducts and evaporator coils, depending on light intensity, length of exposure, UV lamp placement and lamp life cycle. Moreover, UV-C continues to destroy pathogens 24/7/365, as air cycles through an air handling unit (AHU).
Honeywell’s UV Air Purifier with AirBRIGHT Odor Absorption is installed in the ductwork of your central air system and is designed to help reduce airborne odors, toxic chemical vapors, germs and mold in your home. Through the use of Advanced Photocatalytic Oxidation (PCO) technology, Honeywell’s UV Air Purifier combines germicidal UV light and activated carbon cells to reduce volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) in the air.
This air treatment system is mounted downstream from the cooling coils of your HVAC system. The device is designed to prevent microorganisms such as mold and certain bacteria from growing on the duct surfaces, coils and drip pans for better indoor air quality in your home.