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Air Purification / Ultraviolet (UV) Lights

Mold, bacteria, viruses and allergens are a concern for many homeowners. If you are concerned about your indoor air quality and are thinking about air purification systems, look no further. Butler Air Solutions offers a variety of Fresh-Aire / APCO ultraviolet (UV) lights for your air conditioner that will significantly improve the quality of air throughout your home. We are EPA certified and certified indoor air quality investigators. This high quality service can’t be found everywhere.

Enjoy Fresh Air All The Time

According to the EPA indoor air pollution is often five times – and occasionally more than 100 times – higher than outdoor pollutant levels. Indoor air pollutants have been ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health. Enjoy fresh air all the time.

Germ-Killing Power of UV-C Light

For over a century scientists have known about the germ-killing properties of UV-C light. Because this frequency of light is filtered out by the Earth’s atmosphere microorganisms have no defense against it. It works by scrambling their DNA which prevents them from reproducing.

Ultraviolet (UV) light is a range of light frequencies that are mostly invisible to the human eye. The UV-C band is most effective at killing germs because its short wavelength is able to penetrate the cell walls of microorganisms and scramble their DNA. Also, UV-C is filtered out by the earth’s atmosphere so microbes have no defense against it.

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DNA Scramble

Microbes Have No Defense These lights are effective because microbes have no defense against C-band ultraviolet light (UV-C) which is not present in daylight (it’s filtered out by the atmosphere). UV-C light sterilizes germs by penetrating their cell walls and scrambling the DNA inside leaving them incapable of reproduction.

Fighting Infectious Diseases with
UVGI Disinfection of HVAC Systems

Airborne Infectious Diseases such as Ebola, SARS, and MRSA, are a growing concern for medical facilities. According to the CDC, UVGI (Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation) is an effective tool in reducing the transmission of airborne bacterial and viral infections in hospitals, military housing, and classrooms as a supplemental air cleaning measure along with HEPA filters.

Proven Effective

In the past UV light has been shown to be effective against influenza strains (including ‘bird’ flu and H1N1 ‘swine’ flu) as well as SARS, legionella, TB, pneumonia, German measles, and many other airborne infectious diseases.

Need Air Purification services in Lee County or throughout the neighboring areas? Call us at (239) 214-5396 today to find out how we can help!

Clean Coils

Mold thrives in the cool, moist interior of the central air system. UV-C light is proven effective at sterilizing mold and other biological contaminants. Moldy coils shorten the life of the air system and waste energy by reducing efficiency. UV-C light kills the mold and reduces the need for system maintenance.

Indoor Air Quality Products for Home & Business

We offer the world’s best whole-house UV light and activated carbon air purifiers. These products clean the air throughout your home or business because they are installed directly inside your central air system. Microbes and odors are eliminated as air cycles repeatedly through the system

All products for both home and business come with a lifetime warranty on all parts (except lamps) with the exception of Mini UV which comes with a 5 year warranty. Lamps come with a 1 or 2 year warranty.

Residential & Commercial

We all need clean air to be healthy and thrive. According to the EPA indoor air pollution is often five times worse than outside air. Fresh-Aire UV products protect your family or business, extend the life of your air system, and reduce energy and maintenance costs. Please see the tabs below for both Residential and Commercial systems.

RESIDENTIAL AIR SOLUTIONS

BLUE – TUBE UV

Most Popular Air Conditioning / HVAC UV Light

Blue-Tube UV is the world’s most popular germicidal UV light product for air conditioning / HVAC systems. Homeowners breathe easy knowing that the air their family is breathing is protected by this proven technology. Blue-Tube UV is the affordable, simple, safe and effective way to keep your a/c clean and improve your indoor air quality.

Blue-Tube UV features a number of patented innovations from Fresh-Aire UV. The original low-voltage UV light kit for HVAC has been updated to include a magnetic mounting bracket and now has a 110-277 VAC high-voltage power supply option. Choose one or two year lamps.

How Blue-Tube UV® Works

Blue-Tube UV is installed in the air conditioning / HVAC system where it works continuously to fight mold and other biological contaminants in the air and on air conditioning system interior surfaces, particularly the cooling coil. For over a century scientists have known that certain frequencies of light have a devastating effect on microbial life. We now know that exposure to ultraviolet light in the range of 254 NM (UV-C band) disrupts the DNA of micro-organisms thus preventing them from reproducing, thereby effectively killing them.

Original APCO

Detox the Air! This whole-house air purifier is the one that started it all. With hundreds of thousands units installed the original six-cell APCO is still a top performer.

• Award-winning air treatment technology
• Validated ozone-free
• Lifetime carbon cells
• One or two year UV-C lamp

APCO’s unique combination of UV-C light and activated carbon achieves unmatched microbial and odor reduction without producing any harmful ozone. APCO is particularly effective at reducing odor-causing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which include toxic chemical vapors like formaldehyde and toluene. APCO® is installed in the duct work of the central air system so it can remove airborne contaminants as they pass by.

APCO X

Introducing is the most advanced whole-house air treatment system yet. APCO-X is the result of ten years of APCO development. It will revolutionize indoor air quality with significantly improved performance, functionality, and reliability.

• 33% more effective than previous model in laboratory tests
• V-Twin element with over 65% more effective carbon surface area
• EverCarbon™ cells with proprietary antimicrobial  nanotechnology
• 3 year UV-C lamp
• LED status and lamp fault indicator
• Translucent polycarbonate housing
• Face-plate rotates for vertical or horizontal installation

The Other Two Thirds

APCO-X combines UV-C light and our proprietary EverCarbon™ cells to safely reduce odor-causing VOCs and biological contaminants. For the remaining third (particulates) consider adding a Fresh-Aire UV Purity Low Profile polarized HVAC filter.

Validated Ozone Free

Fresh-Aire UV APCO is the first UV/PCO based air purification product line to achieve the UL  environmental claim validation (UL-2998) which identifies air purification systems that emits zero ozone. They are then listed in the UL SPOT database of sustainable products

APCO RT

APCO is the award-winning air cleaning technology that combines the power of UV-C light with activated carbon and photocatalytic oxidation (PCO). APCO eliminates odors, toxic VOCs, and microbial contaminants from the air and air system. RT models feature a remote mounted (RT) power supply and a shorter 9″ UV lamp which will fit in smaller ducts.

Similar to the Original APCO but smaller, with only four carbon cells. APCO RT is designed for narrower ducts and limited-space installations.

• Award-winning air treatment technology
• Validated ozone-free
• Lifetime carbon cells
• One or two year UV-C lamp
• Fits smaller ducts

APCO MAG

APCO is the award-winning air cleaning technology that combines the power of UV-C light with activated carbon and photocatalytic oxidation (PCO). APCO eliminates odors, toxic VOCs, and microbial contaminants from the air and air system. APCO MAG models feature a remote mounted power supply and a powerful magnet for mounting onto metal surfaces.

APCO MAG is designed for internal mounting using a magnet (or screws) and is available with either a 15” lamp (6 cells) or 11” lamp (4 cells).

• Award-winning air treatment technology
• Validated ozone-free
• Lifetime carbon cells
• One or two year UV-C lamp
• Ideal for mounting at the coil, rooftop package units, etc.

AHU Series 1

The Fresh-Aire UV AHU Series 1 germicidal UV light system is installed in the central air system where it suppresses mold growth on the cooling coils and surrounding areas while improving indoor air quality throughout the home. It is available in single/dual or triple/quad lamp configurations for more comprehensive UV light disinfection.

• Keeps air system cooling coils and interior surfaces free of mold
• Prevents slime build up in drain pan
• Improves energy efficiency
• Reduces need for air system maintenance
• Extends life of air system
• Kills airborne mold, bacteria, viruses
• Improves indoor air quality

UV Light LED System for Mini-Splits

Mini UV LED is the first-of-its-kind UV light LED system for mini-splits and similar limited space applications. Like all A/C systems, mini-splits are prone to internal mold growth and microbial contamination, particularly on and near the blower wheel. The LED light strip in Mini UV LED is designed to sterilize surfaces while having no impact on plastic materials.

• Maintains a clean mini-split system
• Fights mold on blower wheel
• Reduces maintenance costs
• Extends life of mini-split system
• Improves indoor air quality

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Blower with LEDs

Close-up moldy blower

Close-up clean blower

Purity Low Profile (PLP)

1” Polarized HVAC Filtration System

Conventional HVAC filters only capture the largest particles. Unfortunately, it’s the fine particulates that are the greater threat. There are costly filter systems on the market which capture fine particles but they require expensive retrofitting and tend to restrict air-flow, which increases static pressure resulting in reduced HVAC efficiency and energy loss.

The Fresh-Aire UV® Purity Low Profile Polarized Filtration System (PLP) offers relief from particulate indoor air pollution. It is the perfect retrofit to replace your HVAC filter with a high efficiency whole-house air filtration system.
• UV-reactive filter media with Goldshield™ antimicrobial nanotechnology
• Captures particulates, allergens, pet dander, dust mites, spores, etc.
• 97% effective capturing particles down to .3 microns (.00001 inch)
• Low-cost media replacement (*3-6 months on average)
• Fits standard 1” filter slot
• Lifetime system warranty

PLP Media

Purity Low Profile filter media is designed to be easy to install. Each replacement pack comes with two collector pads. Just power down the system, open the frame and replace the pad by sliding it onto the electrode.

Indoor Air Pollution

Indoor air pollution divides roughly into thirds. PLP captures particulates like a conventional filter, only much more efficiently. PLP is equivalent to a MERV 13 filter while typical conventional filters are rated at 6-8 MERV. Conventional MERV 13 filters are notorious for restricting air-flow but PLP avoids this problem by attracting particulates with an electronically charged pad.

Combine PLP with other Fresh-Aire UV products such as APCO and Blue-Tube UV for a comprehensive IAQ solution.

COMMERCIAL AIR SOLUTIONS

Save on HVAC Maintenance, Energy, & Equipment Life

Every building can benefit from ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI). Installing a Fresh-Aire UV UVGI system will result in significant energy and maintenance savings. These systems also improve indoor air quality for building occupants by reducing airborne biological contaminants and toxic VOCs. We offer practical solutions for all industrial, medical, retail, corporate, and hospitality applications.

COIL DISINFECTION

Biological fouling (usually caused by mold) is a common problem in commercial air handlers. The cool, moist interior of the air system is an ideal breeding-ground for mold. A biofilm of only 0.002” can reduce efficiency by 37%! Unfortunately the conventional cleaning procedures used to kill mold are expensive, labor intensive, and use harsh chemicals which are themselves a source of environmental contamination and a health risk to maintenance workers.

The good news is that UVGI is proven to sterilize cooling coils continuously, 24/7, safely, and cost-effectively. The Fresh-Aire UV Commercial Series Standard “L” System, Tubular Rack System, and APCO Rack System are all designed to stop biological fouling on the coils and will quickly pay for themselves in energy and maintenance savings.

Standard UV System (TUVC)

The Fresh-Aire Standard Commercial UV System features high-quality water-resistant lamps with convenient “L” mounting brackets. Also included is our heavy-duty Multi-voltage water-resistant power supply which comes with a lifetime warranty.
Choose normal-output lamps for surface and air treatment or optional high-output lamps for intensive air treatment.

This system is designed to save energy and maintenance costs associated with commercial HVAC. A biofilm (mold on coils) of only 0.002” can reduce efficiency by 37%! Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is the most cost-effective and practical solution. The Standard Commercial UV System from Fresh-Aire UV® offers easy and flexible installation. It includes an advanced multi-voltage water-resistant power supply. All parts (except lamps) are covered by a lifetime warranty. It also improves indoor air quality by sterilizing airborne bacteria, viruses, and allergens.

FEATURES:
• UV-C light irradiates coil & air handler interior
• Single or multi-lamp configuration
• High quality water-resistant lamps
• Water-resistant power supply
• Normal or high output lamp(s)
• Lifetime warranty on all parts except lamp(s)
• Includes 10’ cable & mounting hardware
• Optional Teflon® safety coating

Tubular Rack System (TUVC-TRS)

This is our most popular commercial product. The Fresh-Aire UV Tubular Rack System offers easy, flexible installation and includes all the clamps and mounting hardware necessary for mounting. It’s designed for use with standard 1/2″ EMT tubing or use our optional custom steel tubing.

Choose normal-output lamps for surface and air treatment or optional high-output lamps for intensive air treatment.

This system is designed to save energy and maintenance costs associated with commercial HVAC. A biofilm (mold on coils) of only 0.002” can reduce efficiency by 37%! Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is the most cost-effective and practical solution. The Standard Commercial UV System from Fresh-Aire UV® offers easy and flexible installation. It includes an advanced multi-voltage water-resistant power supply. All parts (except lamps) are covered by a lifetime warranty. It also improves indoor air quality by sterilizing airborne bacteria, viruses, and allergens.

FEATURES:
• UV-C light irradiates coil & air handler interior
• Scalable design allows wide variety of multi-lamp configurations
• High quality water-resistant lamps
• Water-resistant power supply, for normal or high output lamp(s)
• Lifetime warranty on all parts except lamp(s)
• Includes 10’ cable & all mounting hardware except 0.5” EMT conduit
• Optional Teflon® safety coating

APCO Rack System (TUV-C-APCO)

The APCO® Rack System is designed to disinfect both the air stream and surfaces within the HVAC systems. It can be mounted at the cooling coils for combined surface/airborne treatment. The most advanced commercial product that adds the award-winning APCO gas-phase air purification technology to the Tubular Rack System. APCO cells contain activated carbon infused with titanium dioxide which reacts with UV-C light to capture and catalyzes odor-causing and potentially toxic VOCs. Proper use of the APCO Rack System can reduce the amount of outside air needed for ventilation according to ASHRAE Standard 62.1.

Safely remove odor-causing and toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air with the world’s most advanced ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) system. The APCO® Rack System offers easy and flexible installation and includes an advanced multi-voltage water-resistant power supply. It sterilizes mold on HVAC coils (a biofilm of only 0.002” can reduce efficiency by 37%!) It also features the same award winning PCO/carbon technology used in our top-selling APCO® line of residential whole-house air purifiers, scaled up for commercial applications. All parts (except lamps) are covered by a lifetime warranty.

FEATURES:
• Removes odor-causing VOCs from the air without ozone
• PCO/carbon cells never need to be cleaned or replaced
• Scalable design allows wide variety of multi-lamp configurations
• High quality water-resistant lamps
• Water-resistant power supply, for normal or high output lamp(s)
• Includes 10’ cable & all mounting hardware except 0.5” EMT conduit
• Teflon® coating option for added safety
• Available with 32, 46, or 60 inch lamps

ODOR/VOC REDUCTION

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are the source of nearly all odors. Unpleasant odors in a business, medical, or animal care facility can be a real problem. VOCs are not only the source of unpleasant odors, they can also be toxic. Chemicals like formaldehyde, acetone, and toluene are significant health risks and contribute to indoor air pollution.

APCO technology from Fresh-Aire UV, which was initially developed for residential whole-house duct mounted air purifiers, has been adapted for larger commercial systems with the APCO Rack System. This award-winning technology uses a unique combination of UV-C light, activated carbon, and titanium dioxide to safely adsorb and neutralize VOC molecules in the air as it passes through the HVAC system. APCO technology produces no ozone. For smaller systems consider a duct-mounted APCO system Residential APCO page.

APCO carbon cells trap and hold VOC molecules so they can be neutralized by a process called photocatalytic oxidation (PCO). The PCO reaction also keeps the cells clean so they should never need to be replaced.

Airborne Duct System (TUV-C-ADS)

The Airborne Duct System is ideal for hospitals and other applications where airborne germicidal disinfection is a priority. It is installed in HVAC ducts to maximize exposure time with the air. Because exposure to surface materials is limited this system uses our high-output 32″ UV lamps for maximum airborne kill. Choose grid or radial configuration. More lamps can be added as needed depending on duct size and length.

Maximize airborne kill of dangerous pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, and mold spores with the Fresh-Aire UV® Commercial Series Airborne Duct System (ADS). This ductmounted HVAC UVGI system is designed for intensive airstream UV-C irradiation. The system features from 2 to 6 Fresh-Aire UV® high-output germicidal UV lamps which sterilize airborne biological contaminates as they pass by. The ADS system is fully customizable and can be configured to fit a wide variety of installation parameters.

FEATURES:
• Ideal for airborne treatment of contaminates
• Single or multi-lamp configuration
• High output water-resistant lamp(s)
• Water-resistant power supply
• Lifetime warranty on all parts except lamp(s)
• Includes 10’ cable & mounting hardware
• Optional Teflon® lamp coating

AIRBORNE DISINFECTION

Airborne infectious diseases are one of the most serious threats to health related to HVAC equipment. In settings such as hospitals, clinics, yoga studios, elder care and veterinary facilities airborne pathogens can be spread by the air system threatening the health of patrons and exposing facility owners to liability risks.

Benefits from Airborne Duct System:
• Reduces odors & kills airborne microbial contaminants
• Improves indoor air quality
• Effective chemical-free air disinfection
• Cost effective
• Reduces worker exposure to dangerous chemicals

Environmental Surface Disinfection System (ESDS)

The Environmental Surface Disinfection System (ESDS) from Fresh-Aire UV® Commercial Series addresses the need for surface disinfection in spaces that are prone to biological contamination or where biohazards must be kept to an absolute minimum. ESDS uses germicidal UVC light to disinfect room surfaces when the area is unoccupied. The UVGI system features overhead mounted high-output germicidal UVC light fixtures.

Proven Effective

Fresh-Aire UV Commercial Series UVC lights are proven to sterilize 99.9% of surface microbial contaminants within minutes of exposure. Fresh-Aire UV is a world leader in UV light disinfection and indoor air quality.

Tight-Fit Kit

The Fresh-Aire UV Tight-Fit Kit makes it possible to realize all the benefits of germicidal UV light in limited space applications including most of the fan coil units and PTACs found on the market today. The kit provides a means for locating the UV light within these units for optimum UV exposure particularly where space is limited.

FEATURES:
• Installs in the tightest spaces such as PTACs and Fan Coil Units
• Weather resistant remote mountable UV lamps with magnetic mounting shield
• 18-32 or 110-277 VAC power supply with flexible mounting options
• 2 Year & Odor Control lamp options
• Lifetime Warranty on all parts except lamp

SMALL SYSTEMS

Not all commercial HVAC applications are large. We also make germicidal UV systems for PTACs, Fan Coils, Mini-splits, and smaller air handlers. Our magnet-mounted Tight-Fit Kit is ideal for PTACs and Fan Coils and our Mini UV is designed specifically for Mini-split AC systems. Furnaces and air handlers up to 7.5 tons can benefit from an APCO, AHU Series 1, or Blue-Tube UV system. The APCO Mag System is particularly well-suited for roof-top package units.

ICE UV and ICE UV Mini

Field Study Confirms Fresh-Aire ICE UV ™ Reduces Biological Contamination In Ice Machines

Research shows that ice machines are an ideal breeding ground for mold, slime and other biological contaminants. In the past, frequent labor intensive cleanings with harsh chemicals were required to keep the inside of these machines sanitary. With the FRESH-AIRE ICE UV ™ germicidal ultraviolet light system, ice machine maintenance has become easier, safer, and cost-effective. Ultraviolet light kills mold and bacteria before they become established; reducing maintenance intervals and potential liability.

ICE UV inhibits mold growth and sterilizes pathogens in ice makers which reduces the need for expensive maintenance and cleaning with chemicals. TUV-ICE-ST comes with an 8 inch 2 year UV lamp and a 120-277 VAC power supply.

Save on Ice Machine Cleaning & Maintenance

Sterilize Mold & Bacteria

Maintaining countertop ice & water dispensers (sometimes called flakers) has become easier, safer, and more cost-effective with ICE UV Mini™. UV-C light works continuously to sterilize mold, microbial growth & dangerous pathogens that thrive inside the dark, damp, cool interiors of ice machines, ice flakers and water dispensers. The ICE UV Mini™ and ICE UV™ systems are designed to produce just the right amount of UV-C light; enough to sterilize microbial contaminants including mold, viruses & bacteria without damaging plastic materials inside the ice machine.

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Award-Winning Ice Machine Disinfection

ICE UV from fresh-Aire UV is a germicidal UV light system designed for installation in ice making machines. It helps control the growth of mold, slime and biocontamination on interior surfaces and components, resulting in big savings on ice machine maintenance.

ICE UV has won both an AHR Innovation Award and a ComforTech Product Showcase Award because of its innovative application and the excellence of its design.

The newest related product, Ice UV Mini for countertop ice & water dispensers, is based on our Mini UV (for Mini-split AC systems) which is also an AHR Innovation Award winner.

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