Avis Precision Tune up is an easy cost effective way to increase the reliability of your heating and air conditioning systems and protect against the “energy robbers” that increase operating costs.
You wouldn’t buy a brand new car and never expect to have to put air in the tires, change the oil, and check out any unusual noises, would you? The same philosophy applies to having regular inspections performed on your home comfort system by a qualified technician. Having a Precision Tune Up prolongs the effective life of your equipment and reduces the likelihood of inconvenient and costly emergency calls.
Major manufacturers strongly recommend regularly scheduled service in order to maintain your system’s best performance. As a matter of fact, good warranties can make you complacent about the need for regular inspections for your home comfort equipment. If not regularly inspected and maintained, there are many things which over the years can compromise your comfort equipment’s performance and reliability. Manufacturer’s can void warranties due to lack of service which can cause system break down.
Duct work has an impact on our day to day lives yet we never give it much thought. Ducts are the arteries of your home comfort system. When properly sized, installed, and sealed your heating and cooling needs will be significantly more efficient.
The objectives of good duct work are occupant comfort, proper air distribution, and economical cooling and heating. Ducts remove stale air and disburse fresh air know as, “supply air”. If the supply ducts are leaking, heated or cooled air can be lost increasing the load on your home comfort system. This equates to a loss of energy and an increase in your utility bills.
Leaking ducts can cause energy bills to rise and system capacities to be reduced. Leaks can also be a source of unbalanced temperatures throughout the home. Return air duct leakage can cause dirty coils and can also allow contaminants to enter the air stream of the living space. Contact your professional technicians at Avis Heating and Air Conditioning so they can evaluate and test your ducts today.
Avis promotes the use of UV Lights to create clean air ducts. Cleaning the air ducts around your home can help to keep the air fresh and free of pollutants, allergens, and other debris. Dirty air ducts may lead to illnesses including heightened allergic reactions, rashes, and even respiratory or breathing problems. Having UV lights fitted with your ducts can help to clean air ducts on an ongoing basis. UV-C lights place within the air ducts of your home are perfectly safe.
UV Lights Create Clean Air Ducts
Cleaning the air ducts around your home can help to keep the air fresh and free of pollutants, allergens, and other debris. Dirty air ducts may lead to illnesses including heightened allergic reaction, rashes, and even respiratory or breathing problems. Having UV lights fitted within your ducts can help to clean air ducts on an ongoing basis.
The Science Behind The Method
UV lights have proven effective at helping to clean air ducts. The UV-C energy produced by the bulbs can destroy even the most minute particle of dust or microbial. In fact, research indicates that 99.9% of viruses and bacteria within the air ducts of your home can be destroyed with effective UV lighting. By destroying the DNA of these bacteria, UV lights can help to reduce bad smells and greatly improve the quality of the air that you breathe within your home. This, in turn, can improve allergies, decrease illness, and provides relief to asthma sufferers. UV-C is a natural component of sunlight, and is the reason that many harmful microbes die in natural outdoor light. However, within the home, and specifically within air ducts they are left to breed and grow almost at will. Having UV-C lights fitted offers a thorough, long-term, and preventive solution. The UV-C rays break down the outer membrane of the microbe and pierce its DNA. This alters the DNA of the microbe so that it sends inaccurate signals causing the death of that microbe.
UV Lighting Provides A Safe Way To Clean Air Ducts
UV-C lights placed within the air ducts of your home are perfectly safe. Placed correctly, there will be no human contact with the lights anyway, and they will be left to clean air ducts throughout their life. UV-C lights do not create any kind of ozone or gas, and do not put you, your furniture, or any other items within your home at risk. The only things that are endangered by the use of UV lighting in this way are the microbes and microbial that you want to eradicate from your breathable atmosphere.
Clean Air Ducts Thanks To UV Lighting
Clean air ducts not only mean safer air, it means more pleasant air. The UV lights also destroy mold and mildew, which commonly cause nasty smells. Once the mold and mildew builds up to a certain level, the smell will begin to travel through the air cleaning system within your home and will basically be pumped into your rooms. Because the UV lights destroy mold as well as provide you with clean air ducts, you will have a much more pleasant atmosphere to breathe. Mold spores are a prevalent part of bacteria and dust in the home. Ignoring a problem or potentially harmful situation involving poor indoor air quality can render an even more serious issue, so it should be taken care of immediately. Mold allergies are a serious problem for many people and can lead to congestion, asthma, and other breathing difficulties for those that become exposed. These people are often those that don’t even know that they could be vulnerable to such hazardous allergens.
Making sure that you and your loved ones are protected from harmful toxins is very important and should not be taken lightly. Having your HVAC system inspected and keeping up with its maintenance can mean the difference between breathing poor quality or high quality indoor air. Why not make the place that you spend a majority of your time a safer place to live and breathe?
For cleaning contaminants from the air in your home, such as carbon monoxide, cleaning compounds, paint fumes, alcohol and more, consider having a PCO added to your UV light.
WHAT IS A PCO AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
We all have contaminates in the air in our homes. They come from cleaning products, paint, alcohol, and many other common sources.
The unit commonly referred to as a PCO cleans the air using the process of Photocatalytic Oxidation. The PCO is the photocatalyst that becomes reactive to various wavelengths of UV light. They are proven to convert harmful carbon dioxide at room temperature into non-harmful carbon dioxide. They attack volatile organic compounds (VOCs) on surfaces and in the air such as cleaning solvents, alcohol, paint fumes, ketones, aromatic compounds and benzene (from cigarette smoke) and also the VOCs that contain carbon elements that come from office machines, carpeting, upholstery and adhesives converting them into benign constituents such as water and carbon dioxide. (H2O and C02)
PHOTOCATALYTIC OXIDATION STUDIES
Chemistry scientists from the University of Colorado and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory conducted experiments testing the effectiveness of photocatalytic oxidation against harmful VOCs. They found that destruction of these contaminates was nearly 100%.
In another study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy, scientists found that photocatalytic oxidation converted more than 95% of harmful VOC chemicals to harmless carbon dioxide and water molecules.
The PCO hooks onto a UV light assembly. The PCO never needs to be replaced. Only the UV light bulb will need replacing every couple of years. This is an excellent investment to protect the air quality in your home.
Ask your AVIS technician to tell you more!