Brighten Your Summer with UV Light

By | Air Ducts Cleaned From High Performance Heating and Air, air filters, Clean air, Home, HVAC

Ultraviolet Light: Pretty neat, right?

Ultraviolet light: we’ve all heard the term before; passing by the Physics or Biology classroom, in doctor’s offices, and even in tanning salons! But what actually is it, and how does it work? Ultraviolet (UV) light is a wavelength of light created by the sun that is not visible to the human eye. Why, you may ask? Well, all light has different wavelengths, and UV light simply has a shorter wavelength than regular, everyday sunlight. So, our eyes can’t see it. Think of X-rays. When you go to the doctor to get an X-Ray, you can’t see those waves of light pass through your body. You only know they’re present because the doctor told you. It’s a similar concept for ultraviolet light!

UV & HVAC: 

Now that we know what UV light is and where it comes from, we can introduce UV light to HVAC. That’s right, HVAC! We can use it to kill bacteria and mold that spread through your house via your air ducts. By installing UV light in your HVAC system, you can lessen the chances of getting sick. While that may be so, UV light does not affect dust and dirt, meaning you’ll still have to clean your system by booking routine maintenances. The best place to install these lights is near the system’s coils, which is where all the air passes through before it spreads throughout your home. Meaning that by the time the air reaches you, the once-active bacteria and mold won’t be harmful. By combining the power of UV light, regular filter changes, and duct cleanings, those with severe asthma or other lung complications will be at a much lower risk for infection!

Pros & Cons of UV Light:

Today, we use UV light in many different ways. Forensic scientists use black lights to analyze crime scenes, it’s used for photography and fire detectors, as well as in tanning salons and for treating skin conditions. UV light also increases the production of Vitamin D and seratonin. This explains why most people are happier during the summer months. While UV light can prove to be extremely useful, there’s another side to it that we have to keep in mind. Too much exposure can cause serious damage to the eyes and skin, leading to “cataracts, pterygium and pinguecula formation“, as well as sunburn and even some skin cancers. At High Performance Heating and Cooling, we recognize the danger of ultraviolet light. Because of it’s location in your system, nobody in your home would be exposed to it. If there is a threat of exposure, we make sure to cover it!

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Ionizers? Yes Please!

By | Air Conditioning, air filters, Clean air, Home, HVAC, Residential

Breathe Easy with Cleaner Air!

Ever wondered about the quality of the air circulating in your home? If so, it’s time to look into investing in an ionizer! Ionizers, much like filters, help to keep the air you breathe in your home as clean as possible. It’s easy for pathogens, dirt, and dust to slip through your HVAC system’s filter, especially if you haven’t replaced it in awhile. Check out Happy Harold’s facts about ionizers and how they maintain clean air! If you have any further questions, we’re happy to help! Call the number at the end of the post for more information.

Never fear: ionizers are here!

Ionizers are an installable feature for air conditioning systems. They rid the air of contaminants that may have slipped through your system’s filter. It’s argued that one wouldn’t need an ionizer because there’s a filter in the system. But, filters can sometimes pose as a health risk (depending on how often it’s changed). Dirty filters make it easier for particles to enter your ducts, causing you to inhale more dust, pollen, and other allergens. Pathogens and other particles can even slip through a clean filter because of how tiny they are! For this reason, ionizers are especially helpful for people with asthma or lung diseases.

How does it work?

Ionizers emit two different ions: cations (positively charged) and anions (negatively charged). Special technology called needle-point bipolar ionization release equal amounts of charged ions into the air stream. These ions break down pollutants by removing their attached hydrogen atoms. Meanwhile, it’s also combining tinier particles by banding them together. When the particles band together, they become large enough for the filter to catch! As for the former, hydrogen acts as a pathogen’s food source; without it, they’ll die!

Advantages of an iWave:

iWave ionizers are a bit different from other ionizers on the market. iWave ionizers efficiently purify your indoor air without releasing chemicals that deteriorate Earth’s atmosphere. Play your part in slowing down climate change and purchase an iWave today! Many ionizers also need consistent maintenance, but iWave ionizers do not. According to their website, “…most models require no ongoing maintenance and have no replacement parts. On top of all that good news, iWave also offers a three-year limited warranty on all their products.

Now more than ever, we are realizing how important it is to maintain a healthy and clean home. With the help of an ionizer, you can do just that!

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