Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, viruses, pathogens, spores, moulds and more. Air recirculation, temperature fluctuations and humidity within these systems promote the growth and distribution of microorganisms. This environment allows them to combine with each other in complex ways, and settle all over surfaces inside an HVAC system in the form of an unpleasant biofilm. This biofilm sticks in-between the fins of heat exchangers (coils), it settles in water collection tanks and clogs the duct’s filters. This not only acts as a health hazard, but a biofilm less than 0.5 mm can reduce system efficiency by up to 40%. Coils and filters get clogged requiring frequent system maintenance, which ultimately costs money.
An efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly way of treating air and improving indoor air quality is the use of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiance Light (UVGI) technology. It’s an effective physical method for controlling the growth and distribution of microbial organisms, pathogens, spores and moulds within a range of settings. Unlike chemicals, it works against every microorganism without creating resistance.
The absorption of a UV photon into the DNA of microorganisms destroys a link in the DNA chain, and consequently inhibits DNA replication. The germicidal effects of the UV-C radiation destroy the DNA of bacteria, viruses, spores, fungi, moulds, and mites eradicating their growth.
UVGI technology uses UV-C light to disinfect HVAC systems by eliminating the settling and proliferation of a biofilm on surfaces, improving system efficiency and providing cleaner indoor air.
There are a variety of products on the market that are easy to install and fit within a wide range of HVAC systems, giving business an innovative way to improve indoor air quality and a practical way to save money. From UV Fans and UV Ducts and UV Sticks, UVGI technology is leading the way when it comes to the improvement of indoor air quality around the globe.
Light Progress Leading the Way
Light Progress has been studying, developing, and manufacturing Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation devices since 1987 in Toscana, Italy. We are ISO and UL certified, FDA registered, CE marked, RoHS compliant, and EPA approved.
Our range of UV HVAC products eliminate every harmful microorganism, up to 99,999%, not only improving air quality but enhancing product quality and supporting sustainability too.
We offer the widest product range of UVGI devices on the market, providing tailored solutions which are produced in Italy to the highest standards. Our team of experts size and project every application designing a custom solution for each specific case. Our products fit within a diverse range of applications, including schools, restaurants, commercial offices, healthcare facilities and more.
Find out more about our range of UV HVAC products here.
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