Patriot UV - Kills Germs
Patriot UV keeps your AC coils free of mold and improves indoor air quality throughout the home. Mold on cooling coils robs the air system of efficiency by clogging up the hundreds of fine metal plates that make up the coils.
Patriot UV uses germicidal UV-C light to sterilize mold and other microbes. The result is a significantly improved air system efficiency and longevity.Patriot UV also kills germs, bacteria, viruses, and allergens in the air as it passes through the air system resulting in healthier indoor air for your family. There are several models to choose from, your HVAC contractor will help you select the right one.
Patriot Carbon - Germs & Odors
When odors are a problem the best choice is Patriot Carbon. This advanced whole-house air purifier uses UV-C light in combination with specially prepared activated carbon cells to neutralize volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Nearly all odors are caused by VOCs. Many VOCs , such as formaldehyde and toluene are also toxic. Patriot Carbon neutralizes VOCs in a process similar to the way the catalytic converter in your car works.
When VOCs are neutralized the odors are destroyed and the hydrocarbon molecules that cause them are reduced to harmless water vapor and carbon dioxide. Because the UV-C light in Patriot Carbon is positioned where it is, it can also disinfect the coils, air system interior, and air stream the same way Patriot UV does.
Patriot IAQ Against The Corona Virus
Patriot IAQ 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.
Patriot IAQ systems are tested and validated against bacteria, viruses, mold & fungus. Patriot IAQ systems have been tested and achieve up to a *99.999996% 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.
Patriot IAQ systems are installed in the HVAC unit and/or ductwork and are designed to disinfect the air as it circulates through the ventilation system. UV dosage for log reduction is measured in several ways including microwatts per second/centimetres2 (μWs/cm2).
Every microorganism, including coronavirus, requires a specific UVC dosage for inactivation. 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.
While Patriot IAQ systems have not been specifically tested against coronavirus, they have been tested and proven effective against similar pathogens, some that require an even greater dosage for inactivation than coronavirus.
UV disinfection systems for HVAC are an ideal proactive measure to complement filtration. Microorganisms, particularly viruses, are so small that filters are mostly ineffective. 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.