Your Source for Indoor Air Quality Products in Conway, AR
In addition to our standard AC and heating equipment, Mathis Heating & Cooling also offers a number of specialty products to enhance the comfort and quality of your home's indoor air. Call us when you want to discuss our indoor air quality products in Conway, AR.
Did you know that the air inside your home can be significantly more contaminated than the air right outside your window? That's because modern home insulation prevents any dust, pollen, mold spores, and other allergens that accumulate inside your home from escaping, and so they recirculate through your air system. With our products, though, you can breathe healthier air.
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Coronavirus: Fresh-Aire UV efficiency against viruses, bacteria & mold
Updated October 12, 2020
Fresh-Aire UV has been receiving inquiries regarding the effectiveness of UV disinfection systems against COVID-19 (coronavirus). We believe the best approach is to be as transparent as possible and to explain the fundamentals and variables that play a factor in inactivating coronavirus and other pathogens with UVC germicidal technologies.
Fresh-Aire UV systems are tested and validated against bacteria, viruses, mold & fungus. Fresh-Aire UV systems have been tested and achieve up to a *99.999% reduction on microorganisms. There are a number of factors that need to be addressed in order to determine efficiency. These include but not limited to: the application, such as surface or air disinfection, air velocity and temperature, recirculation rates, and dwell time, as well as the specific biological target. Fresh-Aire UV systems are installed in the HVAC unit and/or ductwork and are designed to disinfect surfaces and the air as it circulates through the ventilation system. UV dosage can be measured in several ways, including microwatts per second/centimetres2 (μWs/cm2).
Every microorganism requires a specific UVC dosage for inactivation, including coronavirus. UV disinfection has been employed for decades in water treatment; these microwatt values have been used for reference to gauge UVC efficiency against a large cross-section of microorganisms.
New data shows UV is very effective for inactivating SARS-CoV-2
UVC germicidal light at the 254 nm wavelength is tested & proven effective for the inactivation of microorganisms. According to ASHRAE (The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers); Ultraviolet energy inactivates viral, bacterial, and fungal organisms so they are unable to replicate and potentially cause disease. The question remains, what is that lethal dosage for SARS-CoV-2? Studies have already defined the dosage of SARS-CoV-1 (2004). As new data is being released, giving us a better understanding of UV dosage requirements to inactivate SARS-CoV-2. As was presumed by the scientific community, the SARS-CoV-2 virus is very sensitive to UVC energy requiring a dosage of 3.7 mJ/cm2 (millijoules per cm2) for 99.9% inactivation.
UV disinfection systems for room, surface & HVAC are an ideal proactive measure to complement filtration. Microorganisms, particularly viruses, are so small that filters are mostly ineffective. The UV systems have also been shown to reduce problematic molds and pathogens that are found within the HVAC system and drain pan that would otherwise be introduced and distributed throughout the envelope of the building.
Quality Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps
Additionally, we offer Fujitsu ductless heat pumps and mini-split systems. These heating and cooling solutions are ideal for home additions and hard-to-access spaces. We work with high-performance equipment that is manufactured by some of the leading brands in the industry. When it comes to your home's indoor air, our company provides everything you need to stay comfortable. We look forward to hearing from you.