Most homeowners are unaware of the dangers lurking within their heating and cooling system. The dark damp environment is a perfect breeding ground for mold, bacteria and water-borne micro-organisms. Inside your HVAC system there is an indoor cooling coil that pulls the humidity from the air and cools it to make you comfortable in the summer time. When the hot moist air hits this coil it sweats and drips into a drain pan beneath the coil. If not treated, standing, stale water can breed contaminants that can cause challenges with your system and in the air you breathe. This water can create some undesirable consequences, including:
MarinePatrol Time-Release Drain Pan Treatments, placed in the condensate drain pan between the coil and the drain opening, are designed to intercept the path of the water to the drain. The blue polyester sock and polymer shell stay put in the drain pan until the system is cleaned again next year.
Marine Patrol Time-Release Condensate Drain Pan Treatments use state-of-the-art, water-activated, time-release polymer technology. The product may be used safely in air-conditioner and refrigerator drain pans, dehumidifier water tanks, or any other non-potable water retention area. The honeycombed solid package remains intact until it becomes activated by moisture... then it deactivates again, providing dependable, sustained time-release protection for just pennies a day. The system contains a corrosion inhibitor and adds a light, pleasant scent to the air as it works.
Routine documented maintenance on your HVAC system will protect your system warranty while keeping your system running at peak energy and cooling efficiency. Be sure to have your indoor cooling coils checked annually and your time-release condensate drain pan treatment changed a minimum of once a year to keeps standing water in the drain pan bacteria-free and odor-free. Studies by utility companies and independent universities show that an improperly maintained and dirty HVAC system can increase your utility payments by as much as 40%.
Now there is one whole-house air cleaning system that addresses all three types of airborne contaminants – quietly and efficiently. The Clean Air Defense System Bio IV Whole House IAQ System applies the latest proven air purification technologies that work with the central heating and cooling system to provide clean, healthy air throughout the home.
The Clean Air Defense Activated Carbon Matrix (ACM) brings the power of industrial strength activated carbon to your home. The Activated Carbon Matrix uses advanced composites and extrusion technologies to provide the effectiveness of an industrial-strength activated carbon system. Activated Carbon Matrix is suitable for high airflow, high temperatures, and high humidity.
97% efficient at .3 microns and smaller, the AirRanger Polarized-Media Electronic Air Cleaner provides ultra efficient particulate removal. The AirRanger Polarized-Media Air Cleaner removes dangerous submicron particles and other contaminants that other filters miss, including bacteria, odors, and smoke.
UVC efficiency corresponds directly to lamp microwatt output. The BioForce Defender UVC systems offer 180 microwatts and a dual lamp configuration for one of the highest output UVC systems available today.
For those people that want the very purest air possible, the AirRanger Bio III includes two 1” AirRanger polarized media air cleaners in a cased V-Bank configuration with the addition of a "Sterile Sweep®” UV-C system.
The Sterile Sweep features an oscillating germicidal lamp that kills pathogens collected by the AirRanger polarized media air cleaners. The AirRanger Bio III offers the most effective means of controlling all three elements of indoor air pollution---particulates, biological microbes, and gas-phase odors/VOCs.
The AirRanger Bio III is available in 1400 and 2400 cfm models.
The AirRanger II air purification system includes two AirRanger polarized-media electronic air cleaners in a large, sturdy cabinet to increase filter surface area and subsequently lower air velocity for more effective air cleaning.
The AirRanger II is available in 1400 and 2400 cfm models.
High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance (HEPA) filters are used in hospitals because they are considered the best filters on the market today. HEPA filters were originally developed by the Atomic Energy Commission during World War II to remove hazardous radioactive dust from manufacturing plant exhausts. In order to receive a HEPA filter designation, a filter must collect 99.97% of a specific particulate that measures 0.3 microns in size, in tests established by the Institute of Environmental Sciences. The Clean Air Defense System AirSentinel™ HEPA system is 99.97% at .3 microns and removes particles as small as .01 microns.
HEPA systems usually require a significant amount of fan energy to force air through the filtration media. The ADHP-300 system overcomes this requirement by positioning the system parallel to, instead of across, the airstream. Polluted air is directed through the filter on multiple passes to cleanse the air. Working in combination with a pre-filter to capture larger particles, the system is designed to operate at peak performance for up to two years before requiring replacement of the HEPA filter.
The Air Sentinel VOC³ slides into the Air Sentinel Whole House Bypass HEPA System.
VOCs, Odors, and Gas Phase Contaminants Materials and activities that surround us every day are continuously generating airborne pollutants. A vast conglomeration of odors and gas phase contaminants is created from cooking, cleaning, furniture, carpets, hobbies, nail polish, dry cleaning, smoking - the list goes on. According to a 2003 Harvard School of Public Health report, “Of 120 homes tested for 89 separate volatile organic compounds (VOCs), 100% of them had levels that exceeded safe standards.”
Activated carbon filtration systems have been used for decades in critical applications for the removal of harmful odors and chemical gases. Carbon works through a process called adsorption – the deposition of a gas on solid. Because of its molecular structure, Carbon is an excellent natural adsorber. For this reason, hospitals, museums, and clean manufacturing facilities all rely on the power of activated carbon to capture contaminants.
The most widely used commercial carbon filtration systems consist of 1”-2” deep trays filled with carbon pellets. Large arrays of them are typically used and air handling systems must have special powerful fans to overcome very high resistance to airflow. And because carbon pellet systems can shed carbon dust, downstream filters become necessary which can further restrict airflow, making high-impact carbon systems impractical for use in residential applications. Today, through developments using advanced composites and extrusion technologies, the effectiveness of industrial-strength activated carbon is available for your home.
The unique, revolutionary design of the VOC³ Activated Carbon Matrix (ACM) Module utilizes an activated carbon/ceramic honeycomb matrix that features unrestrictive air channels to provide a pathway for air to flow with low resistance. Because the carbon and ceramic are baked for 24 hours at 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, they are tightly bound together, eliminating dust shedding and the need for downstream filters.
Carbon effectiveness and longevity are functions of weight and dwell time. More weight means more capacity for odor removal and a longer service life. One gram of activated carbon has 10,000 square feet of internal surface area. One pound of activated carbon has a surface area equal to about 125 acres. The VOC³ Activated Carbon Matrix Module provides over four pounds of activated carbon to provide a service life of up to two years.
Low-profile housing for applications where space is an issue. Series3 Germicidal UVC Systems and Series3 UVC/UVV Systems offer a versatile, full line of whole-house air purification solutions that install directly into the central heating and cooling system ductwork or plenum.
The high intensity Dual-Radiant™ UVC “H” Lamp disinfects the air by neutralizing airborne pathogens including bacteria, viruses and mold. According to the EPA, the combined use of filtration and germicidal UVC light is an effective means of preventing the distribution of airborne viruses in occupied spaces.
With ultraviolet light, micro-watts translate to effectiveness. Series3 sixteen-inch (16”) UVC lamps produce a very high output of 180 micro-watts @ 1 meter which is significantly higher than most UVC lamps on the market. Series3 twelve-inch (12”) UVC lamps produce 150 microwatts @ 1 meter.