UV Lights for HVAC Systems
UV Lights for HVAC Systems
UVGI for HVAC Systems
Aerapy UV equipment for HVAC systems or air handler units (AHU) is designed to fit into any new or existing HVAC (indoor split system). Our in-duct UV utilizes short-wavelength UV-C light to kill or inactivate pathogens in the air by disrupting their DNA and destroying their cellular function, causing the death of the microorganisms and/or rendering them helpless. Constant exposure of UV-C germicidal energy with moderate air circulation will help to effectively sanitize pathogens in the air stream. Aerapy PAH systems are for air handling units. Our patented PPR systems are for packaged rooftop units.
How Does UV for HVAC Work?
Airborne pathogens can circulate throughout your HVAC system and remain infectious for significant periods of time. With Aerapy UV equipment installed, as air enters your air intakes it passes through our in-duct UV systems that neutralize both coil surface and airborne mold, viruses, bacteria, and other harmful microorganisms before they circulate throughout your indoor environment.
Energy and Maintenance Savings
Aerapy UV equipment, when professionally installed, breaks down and clears away biofilm and mold that builds up on coils, drain pans, plenums, and ducts. This can reduce pressure drop and improve heat transfer, increasing cooling capacity and ultimately lowering your energy cost. Moreover, Aerapy UV for HVAC eliminates the need for yearly coil cleaning. As long as UV bulbs are changed, as specified in your Aerapy UV manual, coils remain clean and the need for additional maintenance cost is eliminated.
RESEARCHED, TESTED, AND STUDY-BACKED
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
“Building designers, owners, and operators should give high priority to enhancing well-designed, installed, commissioned, and maintained HVAC systems with supplemental filtration, UVGI…UVGI can be applied in new buildings at moderate additional cost and can be applied quickly in existing building systems to decrease the severity of acute disease outbreaks.”
DID YOU KNOW?
Aerapy uses a proprietary sizing method.
UVGI effectiveness depends on a variety of factors including understanding your particular environment such as the size of your space, existing ventilation, notable risks, number of occupants, and more. Along with the intensity and wavelength of the UV, effectiveness also depends on the length of time a pathogen should be exposed to ultraviolet light. Aerapy’s proprietary sizing method takes into account these variables to achieve design parameters (lamp power levels, filter size, airflows, etc.)—we accurately “size” your facility to ensure maximum effectiveness.
Resources and Support for the Use of Aerapy UV
In independent laboratory testing, Aerapy UV disinfection technology achieved a 99.97% reduction of the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen in the air in one air pass. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19. Because the company did a live air pass test, Aerapy’s results are unique among other UV laboratory studies of SARS-CoV-2 inactivation that performed simulated passes.
Awarded a U.S. patent in 2020, Aerapy’s PPR Series, designed for rooftop or package AHUs, fits into new or existing systems to help stop the spread of infectious pathogens circulating through the air. Aerapy has been in business since 2008 and will never stop innovating our UV disinfection technology to help improve your indoor environments.
According to a three-year retrospective field study published in JAVMA, upper respiratory infections in an animal shelter’s kitten nursery experienced “a significant decrease” when UVGI systems, including Aerapy’s UV for HVAC, were used. The field study addressed the impact of aerosols as these microscopic, potentially infectious particles can remain airborne for extended periods of time.
Upper room UVGI takes advantage of rising air with UV devices mounted on or near ceilings. As airborne—aerosolized—infectious pathogens rise toward the ceiling (think of smoke rising) they can be destroyed with UV-C rays emitted by the mounted unit. This principle is relatively simple but there are crucial caveats.
Why do organizations like the CDC and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recommend upper room UVGI to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases? We take a look at documented support for the use of upper air UV to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Upper respiratory infections in an animal shelter’s kitten nursery experienced “a significant decrease” when UVGI systems, including upper air, were used, according to a three-year retrospective field study published in JAVMA. And guess who manufactured and installed the UV equipment? It was Aerapy.
Elevate your infection control strategy today with in-duct UV for HVAC systems.
We don’t believe there is a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to UV, as many factors need to be taken into consideration, and that is what we specialize in. Contact us today for a FREE analysis of your business or building and learn more about our UV solutions for HVAC.