The health of your family is dependent on the quality of air they are able to breathe. The EPA has recently declared that indoor air quality is a concern for most families; as indoor air is often more than five times more polluted than outdoor air. But what can you do about your indoor air quality? A lot, actually. You can reduce the chemicals you use indoors for cleaning and home maintenance. You can place more air filtering plants in your home. Or you can invest in a revolutionary indoor air purification system like Platinum IAQ™, which we at Bill Joplin’s can install.
Platinum IAQ™ Air Purifier will purify the air in your home and office by cleaning the air as it passes through your HVAC system with UV light. The benefits don’t stop there either. Platinum IAQ™ Air Purifier also improves the health and efficiency of your HVAC system too by keeping it clean and reducing the potential for mold growth. Platinum IAQ™ UV Air Purifiers carry a full warranty when purchased and installed by Bill Joplin’s. Costs are $795, including installation.
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Platinum IAQ™ installed by Bill Joplin’s
Platinum IAQ™ Air Purifier Improves indoor air quality by reducing airborne biological and odor-causing (and potentially toxic) VOC contaminants. The technology is the culmination of decades of research culminating in scientific advances including germicidal ultraviolet light, photocatalytic oxidation and antimicrobial nanotechnology. Nearly all odors are caused by volatile organic compounds or VOCs. Many VOCs , such as formaldehyde and toluene are also toxic. Platinum IAQ™ Air Purifier neutralizes VOCs in a process similar to the way the catalytic converter in your car works. When VOCs are neutralized the odors are destroyed and the hydrocarbon molecules that cause them are reduced to harmless water vapor and carbon dioxide. Because the UV-C light in Platinum IAQ™ Air Purifier is positioned where it is, it can also disinfect the coils, air system interior, and air stream.
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Platinum IAQ™ Air Purifier keeps your AC coils free of mold and improves indoor air quality throughout the home. Mold on cooling coils robs the air system of efficiency by clogging up the hundreds of fine metal plates that make up the coils. Platinum IAQ™ Air Purifier uses germicidal UV-C light to sterilize mold and other microbes. The result is a significantly improved air system efficiency and longevity. Platinum IAQ™ Air Purifier also kills germs, bacteria, viruses, and allergens in the air as it passes through the air system resulting in healthier indoor air for your family. There are several models to choose from, Bill Joplin’s will help you select the right one.
Platinum IAQ™ Air Purifier systems are tested and validated against bacteria, viruses, mold & fungus. Our UV Air Purifier systems have been tested and achieve up to a *99.999996% reduction on microorganisms. There are a number of factors that need to be addressed in order to determine efficiency, these include but not limited to, the application, such as surface or air disinfection, air velocity and temperature, recirculation rates, and dwell time, as well as the specific biological target.
Our UV Air Purifier systems are installed in the HVAC unit and/or ductwork and are designed to disinfect the air as it circulates through the ventilation system. UV dosage for reduction is measured in several ways including microwatts per second/centimetres2 (µWs/cm2 ).
Every microorganism, including coronavirus, requires a specific UVC dosage for inactivation. UV disinfection has been employed for decades in water treatment; these microwatt values have been used for reference to gauge UVC efficiency against a large cross-section of microorganisms.
While Our UV Air Purifier systems have not been specifically tested against coronavirus, they have been tested and proven effective against similar pathogens, some that require an even greater dosage for inactivation than coronavirus.
Microorganisms, particularly viruses, are so small that filters are mostly ineffective. UV systems have also been shown to reduce problematic molds and pathogens that are found within the HVAC system and drain pan that would otherwise be introduced and distributed throughout the envelope of the building.
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Answers to some common questions.
Where can I purchase a replacement lamp (bulb) for my system?
Because UV-C light is dangerous to skin and eyes lamp replacements are provided by the same HVAC service contractor that installed your Bill Joplin’s UV Air Purifier.
Why does UV light kill germs?
UV-C light (the frequency used in germicidal UV lights) kills germs by disrupting their DNA which prevents them from reproducing, effectively killing them. In nature this frequency of light is filtered out by the Earth’s atmosphere so microbes have no defense against it.
Is UV light safe for children and pets?
When a UV light system is installed in a central air system the germ killing effect takes place inside the air system and is limited to that area. There is no danger to any living thing in the home except microbes that are carried by the air into the central air system.
Is it OK to look at the UV light?
Never look at the UV light when it is lit. UV-C light can give your eyes a painful “sunburn”. Technicians should unplug or disconnect the unit to work on it.
Should people with glaucoma and similar eye conditions be concerned about indirect UV-C light (blue glow) from Platinum IAQ products?
The effect of UV-C light falls off quickly with distance because it is filtered by the atmosphere (air) which is why microorganisms have no defense against it. One should always avoid close direct exposure of skin and eyes, but reflected UV-C light at a distance is not dangerous.
Is the light on 24 hours a day or only when the blower is on?
These products are intended to be on 24 hours a day. Mold growth doesn’t stop when the blower is off, and cycling the UV light on and off would shorten life of the UV lamp.
How can we purify the air when the AC or heater isn't on? /If neither my furnace nor AC is running does this still purify the air?
Running the air system in “fan” mode will cycle air through the home without turning on the AC or heater. Many programmable thermostats have a setting for this as well.
Will a UV light system kill mold in the walls?
No. UV-C germicidal irradiation can only kill microbes on surfaces that the light shines on directly (surface kill) or that pass by in the air stream (airborne kill).
Is UV light radioactive? Will radiation spread into my home?
No. All light is a type of radiation but not the dangerous kind. UV light kills germs by giving them an intense “sunburn” and it only affects things it shines on directly. Nothing spreads into the home except clean air.
Is it OK to look at the UV light with sunglasses?
No. Although UV-C light will not pass through plastic or ordinary glass there is still the risk to exposed skin. Always turn off the light or disconnect power to service the system.
Can UV light reduce radon in your home?
No. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can seep into your home from the ground below. It is not the product of any volatile organic compound (VOC) or biological contaminant so UV-C light has no effect on it.
Does Bill Joplon’s UV Air Filters affect the ozone?
No, the system produces no ozone and is perfectly safe.
How long does it take for the UV light to kill mold?
The germ-killing effect starts immediately with about 90% of surface microbes sterilized within the first few minutes, and about 99.99% sterilized after the first 24 hours.