In which types
of warm air furnaces and heat pumps will air health
will work on all types of warm air furnaces and split unit heat
pumps. air health is designed for indoor
How does air health
air health installs
inside the plenum of a forced air heating or air conditioning system.
The powerful UV-C rays reduce airborne contamination, as air passes
Does air health
Yes. air health
uses powerful UV light to help reduce and kill mold, bacteria, viruses,
dustmites and other airborne invaders.
Is air health
harmful in any way?
If properly installed inside the duct, air health
is a safe and practical product. However, direct exposure to UV
light is not recommended, as it may cause damage to skin and eyes.
UV light does not pass through solid materials such as plastic,
glass or metal ductwork.
How long has UV been used in
UV has been used to purify air since 1936.
It was first used to sanitize air in a surgical operating room.
UV has been used in schools to reduce the development of epidemics.
Restaurants, veterinary clinics, barber shops, incubation rooms,
and hospitals also use ultraviolet light applications.
What is the importance of UV
Over 90% of people's time is spent indoors.
Concentrations of microorganisms will increase indoors, with little
or no ventilation. With a larger number of death cases being caused
by various bacteria, controlling the development and spread of pathogens
is of chief concern in indoor environments. According to indoor
air quality experts, controlling airborne microorganisms is the
next major challenge of the HVAC industry.
Why use a UV light product?
The two primary benefits to using UV light
are disinfecting air and preventing growth of mold. The UV light
radiates a surface to keep mold from growing in that area and disinfects
the air stream as it passes through the HVAC system. In one pass
over the UV bulb, a high disinfection rate is not normally accomplished
in the air stream. With repeated circulation of air through the
system, a major disinfection rate is accomplished, making use of
UV light very positive.
Is the product suitable for
people with severe allergy or asthma problems?
Yes. By reducing airborne contamination, air health
can offer relief to many allergy and asthma sufferers. The device
is not solely for people with respiratory disorders. Your whole
household can benefit from breathing healthified air™.
Why does the unit remain on
at all times?
Microorganisms collect in moist, dark places.
When the light remains on, the reproduction of these organisms may
be reduced. The method also simplifies the installation. Complex
wiring into the fan circuit is eliminated. Isolation relays, sail
switches, and pressure switches are not required for installation.
The unit plugs into a standard 120-VAC outlet. It is also more energy
efficient to leave the bulb on constantly. Similar to fluorescent
lights, the energy necessary to switch on the UV bulb is high, while
functioning energy is low.
What is the best location for air health?
Install air health
in either the supply or return plenum of the warm air heating system.
With A/C systems, the best location is over the air conditioning
Why does the bulb require a
After 375 days of operation, 9,000 hours, the
bulb starts to become "solarized". The UV-C output is
condensed to around 80% of its original intensity, which steadily
weakens thereafter. The bulb will still be illuminated, producing
visible light, however, the UV-C light will diminish reducing effectiveness.
Can UV light take the place
of a filter?
No. air health
should be used in conjunction with standard and high-end filters.
HVAC filters trap airborne particles based on their size, allowing
most microorganisms to pass through undeterred. The UV light attacks
microorganisms. It is recommended to install air health
downstream of the air filter.
How long is the warranty?
The warranty of air health
is one year from the date of purchase for the unit and 30 days for
How does air health
differ from other UV devices?
UV energy has been successfully used for many
applications including water treatment, hospitals, etc. air health
was designed specifically for use in HVAC systems. It creates a
consistent, high output of UV energy. air health's
intensity output maximizes microorganism disinfection and guarantees
cleaner indoor air.
What is UV-C light and how does
it kill bacteria?
UV-C is the invisible, ultraviolet, C-band radiation
that makes up part of the sun's light spectrum. By altering the
DNA and RNA and effectively sterilizing the organisms, the UV-C
light prevents growth and germination of microorganisms. Once sterilized,
they cannot reproduce and with their short life cycles, they are
What kind of maintenance is
It is suggested to regularly inspect air health's
operation through the view port to make certain the bulb is on.
It is also essential to change the UV bulb yearly, as the intensity
of the bulb's output diminishes over time. The changing of the UV
bulb should be done during yearly furnace or A/C Inspection.
Can air health
be installed in the return air?
Yes! The return air plenum is an optional location.
We recommend the unit be positioned upstream or before the humidifier.
This should prevent the bulb from getting water spots. Water spots
will reduce UV output.
How long does installation take?
Installation can take 10 minutes. We suggest
allotting 30 minutes to play it safe.
Why use eye protection?
A quick look from a distance may not be a problem,
but looking at a UV-C bulb close up for 5-10 seconds could injure
the eyes. UV-C light will injure human tissue following continuous
exposure and can severely burn the eyes. Shielding the eyes with
plastic protective goggles is highly recommended. UV light cannot
be seen. When you look at a UV bulb, you are seeing the visible
light, not UV light. There are numerous bands in the UV light spectrum.
UV-C is used to control mold and microorganisms.
Does the bulb require cleaning?
Yes. The bulb may need to be cleaned every 3
to 6 months depending on its functioning environment. Dirt and oil
on the surface of the bulb reduce output intensity. Upon installation,
the bulb should be wiped down with the alcohol swab provided. Simply
remove the bulb and clean with alcohol. Avoid touching the bulb
with bare hands. The oils in your hands can reduce UV output.
What is the meaning of microwatts
per centimeter at 1 meter?
Microwatts per centimeter at 1 meter is an intensity
rating: the amount of UV-C energy exposed onto one square centimeter
of surface area on a target placed 1 meter from the bulb.
Why install air health
above the air conditioning coil?
Moisture collects on the air conditioning coil,
creating a damp surface for growth of mold and microorganisms. With
the UV bulb over the A/C coil, the bulb will continuously infuse
the coil with its rays, successfully disinfecting the air as well
as keeping the coil clean.
Is the technology proven?
Yes! air health
and other UV products have been installed in all types of buildings
including: homes, hospitals, offices, public buildings, food preparation
plants, electric utilities companies, and more. Consumers constantly
report improvements in air quality and reduced respiratory illnesses.
Is it affordable?
Compared to high costs of medical treatment
and missed work as a result of poor indoor air quality, air health
pays for itself quickly. air health
costs only pennies a day to operate, consuming about the same amount
of energy as a 30-watt light bulb.
Should the HVAC appliance fan
or blower run continuously?
No. This is not necessary. During normal operation
of the heating or air conditioning, the blower will circulate the
air over the UV bulb from 50-75 times a day, which is sufficient.
During moderate weather, when neither the A/C or heat is on, it
is recommended to open the windows to allow for fresh air infiltration
and/or to operate the blower continuously (turn on the fan) to circulate
air over the UV light.
Does home health
products' air health produce ozone?
No! home health
products does not endorse the use of ozone in spaces that are occupied.
Ozone has been linked to respiratory problems and is a known carcinogen.
Because air health
does not produce ozone, the unit can remain turned on at all times.
This feature allows air health
to continuously attack the microorganisms in the system.
Does air health
produce a fresh-air smell?
are not addressed by air health,
however, some unpleasant smells emanate from the development of
microorganisms. air health
works to reduce mold and other common household germs, which in
turn can create a fresher smelling environment.
How much electricity does the
Roughly, the light will use 30 watts of power
for one bulb.
What precautions should be taken
before opening or servicing the ductwork where a UV-C bulb is in
Prior to any service of the HVAC system or ductwork,
air health should be unplugged and
turned off. Read all warning labels and service procedures located
in the installation manual.
What effects will UV-C have
on plastics such as coil pans?
UV-C can cause a breakdown of the material over
time, if the plastic is not UV resistant. Lab tests reveal no measurable
breakdown of plastic material will occur if you position the bulb
30 inches or more away from plastic surfaces.
often should the bulb be changed?
Ultraviolet output intensity diminishes over
time. Therefore, it is important that air health
bulbs be replaced annually. Studies indicate that after 12 months,
ultraviolet output will fall below minimum requirements for protection.
Even though a bulb may appear to be operating satisfactorily, output
intensity may be significantly reduced.
POSITION air health
BULBS DOWNSTREAM OF THE FILTER TO PRESERVE THE PRODUCT'S CLEANLINESS