Is Your Home Making You Sick?
To understand why many of today’s health problems can be caused by the home you live in, you need to look back a few years to see what caused this to happen. You see, during the energy crisis of the early 1970s, highly insulated “tight” homes became popular because of their potential to reduce energy costs.
Within a few years, however, complaints started to arise, due to health, and excessive moisture issues caused by indoor pollution, and associated moisture problems within these homes.
In the late 1980s and early 90s, indoor air quality became a nationally recognized issue. Even today, newer and more energy-efficient homes seemed predisposed to the problem. In addition, they retain more humidity and airborne pollutants, which causes longer life-spans, and more productive cycles of microbial activity within the home, such as mold, germs, bacteria and viruses.
This greater activity and concentration of these airborne contaminants, equates to more allergic reactions, and sickness within families, for longer periods of time.
UV Germicidal Lamps
Bright idea in air quality.
Bacteria, fungi and molds can find a welcome home in and around your air conditioner’s evaporator coil. That can lead to odors, illnesses and bothersome allergies. When properly installed near the air conditioning coil, the Aprilaire UV Germicidal Lamp kills the harmful growths and eliminates the odors associated with this growth. It’s a great solution for well being throughout your home.
When your air conditioning evaporator coil is “clean,” it’s easier on the compressor. That means greater efficiency and lower utility costs. The UV lamp eliminates biological growth so there’s much less wear and tear on your cooling compressor, extending the life of your air conditioning equipment.
Together, an Aprilaire UV Germicidal Lamp and an Aprilaire Air Cleaner provide great protection against harmful airborne particles. Part of the Aprilaire Indoor Air Comfort System, the UV Lamp and Air Cleaner provide a powerful one-two punch to protect you from dangerous and irritating particles in your home.
While the UV Lamp kills the living bacteria, molds and fungi particles on the air conditioning coil, the Air Cleaner permanently traps them along with other irritants in the air that affect your indoor air comfort. An Aprilaire Air Cleaner quietly removes particles that can cause allergies and illnesses while it protects and improves the performance of your heating/cooling equipment. Maintenance is easy, too!
If you'd like more information, professional advice or are interested in having one installed, use the dealer locator to find your nearest dealer.
UV Germicidal Lamp
- Respiratory allergies
- Frequent cold and flu
- Runny nose
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Sore throat