Air Purification is the process by which bio-aerosols and volatile organic compounds in the air we breathe are removed, destroyed or rendered harmless. Filters are used mostly to remove inert particulate from the air stream but does not have an effect on molds, bacteria, odors and off-gases. Unfortunately, filters accounts for, on average, only 35% of our indoor air quality problem. The World Health Organization and CDC break indoor air contamination into three categories. Particulates, the dust and dirt introduced into the air, are what a filter will remove. Bioaersols, living microorganisms like mold, bacteria and viruses, can be addressed with ultraviolet germicidal light disinfection. Volatile Organic Compounds, like odors, fumes and off-gases can be neutralized using photo-catalytic oxidation. Air Purifiers can enhance an existing filter by addressing things the filter will miss. It is the single most important defense in reducing harmful contaminants within our homes and places of work, especially in the absence of any outside air exchange.
Second Wind Units
use a high intensity ultraviolet germicidal lamp using 2/3 more UV output than standard UV lamps. Second Wind units also use photo-catalytic oxidation to reduce odors and off-gases. Second Wind uses high output ballasts designed specifically for the UV lamps. Second Wind understands that the proper ballast design also ensures optimal performance of the lamp/ballast combination helps to reduce dirt, dust, mold, bacteria, odors and off-gases. A residential air purifier costs pennies a day to operate, using no more energy than a 40 to 75 watt bulb. The lamps will have to be replaced every 2 years by a qualified HVAC professional. The unit is virtually maintenance-free between replacements.
The Aprilaire Models 1910 and 1930 Germicidal UV Lamps
The UV Lamp is installed in the air conditioning coil to eliminate and prevent biological growth on the coil.
The UV Lamp kills the living bacteria, molds and fungi particles on the air conditioning coil
The Air Cleaner permanently traps them along with other irritants in the air
Warranty is for three years on the unit and one year for the replacement lamp
No ozone production
Uses 40 to 80 watts depending on the model