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CleanComfort® Ultraviolet Air Purifier products are installed providing you, your family, pets and plants complete safety while in operation.
No harmful UV raises, nothing to compromise your family health and wellbeing.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we spend on an average almost 90% of our lives indoors, breathing air that can be ten times more polluted than outdoor air!
Today’s energy-efficient, airtight homes trap contaminants and your air conditioning system then circulates the same polluted air filled with mold, viruses, bacteria over and over again.
Your air conditioning system also provides the ideal dark, damp environment for the growth of mold, bacteria and other harmful pollutants.
Your air conditioning system essentially becomes a reservoir of microorganisms that amplify and are dispersed throughout your home.
These same microbial organisms restrict airflow and limit heat transfer, increasing the operational cost of your equipment.
You only filter the air going back from the living space to the air-conditioner, there is no filter from your Air-conditioner to your home.
The best defense is to eliminate these microorganisms at the source.
Installed in new or existing air conditioning or forced-air systems, Clean Comfort® Ultraviolet Air Purifier high intensity germicidal UVC destroys mold,
virus and bacteria before they circulate throughout your home.
Clean Comfort® Ultraviolet Air Purifier is the unrivaled leader in indoor air quality (IAQ) improvement and trusted by hospitals and health systems around the world.
Protect your family with a serious solution, backed by science Clean Comfort® Ultraviolet Air Purifier.
Eliminate mold, virus and bacteria at the source with scientifically proven, high output germicidal ultraviolet light.
Clean Comfort® Ultraviolet Air Purifier safe, ozone-free UVC solutions continuously clean coils and turns your home air conditioning system into an air purification system.
Only Clean Comfort® UVC Emitters deliver:
Cleaner, healthier air
Improved HVAC system performance
Easy to install, cost-effective solution
Prolonged HVAC equipment life
Lowest cost of ownership
Clean, safe air in your home starts with California Energy Solutions Clean Comfort® Ultraviolet Air Purifier UVC.
Ultraviolet (UV) light is one form of electromagnetic energy produced naturally by the sun.
UV is a spectrum of light just below the visible light and it is split into four distinct spectral areas –
Vacuum UV or UVV (100 to 200 nm), UVC (200 to 280 nm), UVB (280 to 315 nm) and UVA (315 to 400 nm.
The entire UV spectrum can kill or inactivate many microorganism species, preventing them from replicating. UVC energy at 253.7 nanometers provides the most germicidal effect. The application of UVC energy to inactivate microorganisms is also known as Ultra Violet Germicidal Irradiation or UVGI.
UVC exposure inactivates microbial organisms such as bacteria and viruses by altering the structure and the molecular bonds of their DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid.
DNA is a “blueprint” these organisms use to develop, function and reproduce. By destroying the organism’s ability to reproduce, it becomes harmless since it cannot colonize.
After UVC exposure, the organism dies off leaving no offspring, and the population of the microorganism diminishes rapidly.
Ultraviolet germicidal lamps provide a much more powerful and concentrated effect of ultraviolet energy than can be found naturally.
Germicidal UV provides a highly effective method of destroying microorganisms.
UVV or Vacuum UV light refers to another wavelength in the ultraviolet spectrum. Some UVC devices also produce light in this wavelength. The manufacturers of these devices promote UVV as an added tool for IAQ control, saying that UVV attacks microorganisms, chemicals, and odors. While this may be true, it is important to understand that UVV (unlike UVC) will also “attack” occupants in treated spaces by adversely affecting human lungs!
The reason for this is that the shorter (185 nanometers) wavelength of UVV light actually generates ozone.
This occurs because UVV light reacts with oxygen to break it into atomic oxygen, a highly unstable atom that combines with oxygen to form O3 (ozone.
The American Lung Association states that “exposure to ozone causes a variety of adverse health effects, even at levels below the current standard.”
And the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) says:
“In order for ozone to be effective as a germicide, it must be present in a concentration far greater than that which can be safely tolerated by man and animals.”
The longer (253.7 nanometers) wavelength of UVC light, by contrast, provides highly effective air and surface disinfection without producing any harmful ozone.
The materials and methods of UVC lamp construction determine whether a given UVC device will produce both UVC and UVV light or only the safer UVC wavelength.
If the product is installed properly the answer is yes; You’re safe.
Because UVC is strongly attenuated by atmospheric gases, no significant irradiation of human beings on earth results from natural sources.
In another word we’re not exposed to UVC naturally.
However, with increasing germicidal uses of man-made UVC, UVC radiation can be harmful especially to your eyes and also to your skin.
But keep in mind UV radiation only affects you if you are in the “line of sight” of the UV waves.
Clean Comfort® is installed inside the coil box, therefore no radiation escapes to the home. It is completely safe.
Some people call it dirt. Some call it mud, slime or sludge.
This gluey matrix growing on heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) evaporator coils, drain pans and ducts is, in fact, biofilm.
Biofilm is an active, complex microbial matrix of mold and bacteria that adheres to the fins of the coil and protects the organisms from biocides.
The biofilms themselves give off prod¬ucts of metabolism known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which may range in effects from watery eyes and head¬aches,
to more severe allergy and asthma responses.
Numerous studies have demonstrated that the HVAC system is a viable amplifier, reservoir and disseminator of pathogenic and opportunistic bacteria, viruses and mold.
The list below identifies some of the many microorganisms that have been isolated from evaporator coils, drain pans, ducts, final filters and diffusers.
No matter how good the coil cleaner, sprayer or pressure washer used,
the effectiveness of these methods reaches about 1 inch into the coil and the organic and biologically active matter gets packed deeper into the coil fins.
Installed on air effluent side of the condensate cooling coils and the drain pan,
Clean Comfort® UVC energy destroys surface biofilm and airborne microorganisms before they circulate throughout the HVAC system.
Numerous studies have demonstrated that the HVAC system is a viable reservoir of pathogenic and opportunistic bacteria and mold.
Below is a partial list of microorganisms that have been found on evaporator coils, drain pans and ducts:
The quality of indoor air, influenced by the levels of bioaerosols, contaminants and pollutants, can affect occupant health and development,
resulting in reduced productivity and increased absenteeism. The biofilms themselves give off products of metabolism known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
which can trigger occupant complaints of watery eyes and headaches and even severe allergy and asthma responses.
The biological contaminants typically found on HVAC coils and drain pans have also been linked to Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) and hospital acquired infections.
Biological fouling of evaporator fin and tube heat exchangers is a key contributor to decreased HVAC capacity.
The biological fouling acts as an insulator, increasing air flow resistance and decreasing heat transfer.
The fans run longer to maintain the building at the desired temperature, increasing kW draw with reduced cooling tonnage capacity.
A mere 10% increase in fan motor run can significantly increase energy use.
The chillers and pumps work harder to raise the leaving water temperature and achieve set temperature points.
For each degree the water temperature is increased, a savings of 1-2% will be realized.
Clean Comfort® high output UVC provides continuous cleaning of coils, eliminating the biofilm that causes reductions in operational efficiency.
Studies have shown that removal of a .024” layer of biofilm can reduce HVAC energy usage by 21% by restoring heat transfer and system efficiency.
Reduced cooling coil pressure drop helps save fan energy, while improved cooling coil heat transfer efficiency.
Higher chilled water temperature setpoints allows the chiller plant to operate more efficiently.
A 10,000 square foot building can produce more than 15,000 gallons of condensate water per year.
Typically, this condensate is wasted and diverted to sewer systems. In order to effectively repurpose HVAC condensate, it must be free of biological components.
Using Clean Comfort® installation methodology and high output UVC directed at the cooling coil and drain pan, the condensate is distilled and clean.
The condensate can be effectively collected for use as cooling tower makeup water or for gray water uses.
Manual coil cleaning can be a major HVAC maintenance expense and may be very difficult to perform on small, tough-to-access packaged or unitary systems.
Manually cleaning only temporarily removes the contaminants and in most cases, simply pushes the biological contaminants further back into the fins.
Clean Comfort® UVC solves these problems by eliminating the need for chemical cleaning or pressure washing of any size coil.
It also eliminates the associated downtime and inconvenience. Maintenance crews and building occupants are no longer exposed to harmful cleaning chemicals and disinfectants.
The surface cleaning effects of UVC helps restore older HVAC system to efficient operation and maintain new systems at factory design efficiency,
while protecting system components against the acids that are emitted from the biofilm and the corrosive effects of chemical coil cleaning.
The C wavelength of the UV spectrum targets the DNA of microorganisms, destroying their cells and making replication impossible.
Directed at a cooling coil or drain pan, UVC energy destroys surface biofilm, a gluey matrix of microorganisms (bacteria, virus, fungi, debris, et al.)
that grows in the presence of moisture. Biofilm is prevalent in HVAC systems and leads to a host of indoor air quality (IAQ) and HVAC operational problems
that are sometimes mistakenly attributed solely to mold. UVC also destroys airborne viruses and bacteria that circulate through an HVAC system.
By applying the power of UVC at the source of contamination – the HVAC evaporator coils and drain pan – Clean Comfort® UVC destroys the reservoir of microorganisms.
Without the ability to reproduce, microorganisms become inactive and harmless. The recirculating air in HVAC systems creates redundancy in exposing microorganisms to UVC,
ensuring multiple passes so the light energy is effective against large quantities of airborne microorganisms. Clean Comfort® UVC delivers the highest UVC output,
driving HVAC system efficiency while improving indoor air quality.
Output is critical because it determines the effectiveness of the designed solution. To effectively clean coils and eliminate biofilm,
a UVC device should provide a minimum of 1,225 µW/cm2 of energy striking any point on the coil face of the HVAC on day one and
a minimum of 750 µW/cm2 of energy striking any point on the coil face on day 365.
For large or critical applications, change out should be performed after about 9,000 hours or 12 months.
Dispose of them as you would any fluorescent tubes, in compliance with your country, local or state codes.
UC18S15-24B Single Lamp 2 year on lamp and 7 year on all other components.
UC36D16-24B Double Lamp 1 year on lamp and 5 year on all other components.
HVAC Preventive Maintenance is Essential (6 Reasons Why)
What if – for a relatively small investment – you could save money, breathe cleaner air, enjoy increased safety and comfort in your home, and help the environment while boosting your overall peace of mind?
That’s just a quick synopsis of the benefits of getting regular HVAC maintenance. Now let’s take a closer look at why HVAC preventive maintenance is such a wise and worthwhile investment.
Here are ways preventive maintenance benefits your bottom line.
Prevent costly breakdowns
Reduce energy bills
Extend the life of your system
Stay protected under warranty
Regular HVAC maintenance is said to reduce the risk of costly breakdowns by as much as 95%.
Chances are that you wouldn’t drive your car for 30,000 miles without getting an oil change; you’d be asking for trouble. This analogy holds true for your heating and cooling system.
Cut energy bills: Preventive maintenance helps ensure that your HVAC system runs at close to peak efficiency.
This can mean savings of up to 30% on your energy bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Extend system life: Regular maintenance extends the life of your system, reducing the likelihood that
you’ll need to spend big bucks on an HVAC installation soon. It’s sort of like how annual checkups can help us
humans live longer, except your HVAC doctor makes house calls.
Stay covered under warranty: It’s important to be aware that most HVAC manufacturers require proof of
annual maintenance when a repair claim is submitted under warranty.
Some of the components that make your HVAC system work are fairly expensive, so investing in annual maintenance
to keep them covered under your warranty can save you a significant sum if something goes wrong.
The EPA reports that indoor levels of airborne pollutants may be 2-10 times higher
(in extreme cases more than 100 times higher) than outdoor levels.
This is particularly significant if you or any family members suffer from respiratory issues such as asthma.
Though we are not aware of it day to day, we share our homes with a variety of substances that we would rather
not breathe. These common indoor allergens range from ordinary household dust that can contain
dozens of respiratory issues to pet dander, dust mites, cigarette smoke, pollen and mold.
Generally speaking, preventive maintenance helps ensure that the warm or cold air pumping through your vents
is as clean and well-filtered as possible.
You depend on your HVAC system to keep you comfortable year-round.
Regular maintenance helps your system produce and distribute the warm or cool air more evenly and steadily.
It also reduces the odds that you’ll come home from work one winter’s day to find frigid air blasting through your vents.
But it can also be easy to take maintenance for granted, or to get used to the idea that a particular room is
just too hot in the summer or chilly in the winter. Preventive steps like cleaning your ductwork can help ensure
that your home heats and cools as evenly and efficiently as possible.
Regular maintenance will also minimize the chances that HVAC noises or smells will disrupt your quality of life.
You’ve heard the horror stories. Someone you know went away during the holidays and returned to find a frozen,
severely damaged house. If you’re away from home and your heat stops working during a cold snap or one of those
polar vortexes we’ve been hearing about lately, the result can be a domino effect of frozen or burst pipes,
water damage and worse. The cost of repairs in this situation can be incredibly steep.
Preventive HVAC maintenance also helps safeguard you and your family against the risk of carbon monoxide – the
colorless, odorless gas whose effects can be deadly. According to the Centers for Disease Control, exposure to
even low levels of carbon monoxide can cause serious health issues.
The most common cause of carbon monoxide leaks is a cracked or failed heat exchanger.
An HVAC maintenance checkup typically includes a carbon monoxide test that would detect any potential hazard.
Your HVAC professional can also talk to you about the benefits of installing a carbon monoxide detector.
For those concerned about their green footprint, keep in mind that a well-maintained HVAC system consumes
considerably less fuel – and that’s good for the planet.
Such homeowners will also want to be aware of what kind of refrigerant is used in their system since the EPA
has been working to phase out substances that harm the environment. HVAC technicians handling controlled
refrigerant are required to have EPA Section 608 Certification and can help you understand what kind of
refrigerant you’re using, its impact on the environment, and your options.
Your HVAC contractor can also talk to you about the benefits of using a programmable thermostat or switching
from oil heat to natural gas so you can take to reduce your system’s impact on the environment.
When in air conditioning mode, heat is picked up through the indoor coil and released through the outdoor coil.
When the coils are dirty, the transfer of heat is diminished, and your AC won’t cool your home quickly or adequately.
The coils have radiator-like fins on them that get clogged with yard debris, dust and dirt, pet hair, mold and other pollutants.
Typically, a cleaning solution is sprayed onto the coils and allowed to sit for a few minutes.
Then, it might be sprayed off or gently brushed and then sprayed off.
It takes more care to clean the indoor coil, because spraying it off with a hose is not always possible.
This assembly is in your furnace or air handler.
The blower needs to run at the right speed to produce correct airflow for your system and ductwork.
It can be adjusted, if necessary. A non-sealed motor bearing and other moving parts will be lubricated.
More thorough AC tune ups will include inspection of the furnace or air handler cabinet and the visible ducts.
Leaking air can account for a loss of 25% of the cooled air.
The loss causes your AC to work too hard and it still might not adequately cool your home.
California Energy Solutions is a family owned Business. We avail our services in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino countise since 1991.
Since our inception, California Energy Solutions’ core commitment has been providing professional energy efficiency consulting services through our mission-based approach.
Our mission is to create large-scale environmental benefits for our clients by implementing market-based solutions and developing policies that contribute to these solutions.
California Energy Solutions prides itself on an outstanding record of high-quality workmanship. We use only the finest materials and teams of highly skilled, factory-trained craftsman. Our longevity is a testament to the level of service and quality of product you will get to know when you choose California Energy Solutions for your home improvement needs.
Our company is fully licensed, bonded and insured with a $1,000,000 dollar Liability and a $1,000,000 dollar Worker’s Compensation Insurance policy. We cultivate a personal and professional growth by fostering a balance of health, happiness, and prosperity for staff and their families. Together, our individual efforts build a more sustainable society.