Have you ever stopped to think your Kitchen Might Be Clean, Is the Air?
Review of TopTech’s Ultraviolet Light System (TopTech’s TT-UV24) to treat the air in our home.
Since I was young, I would get a cold just by someone walking by me every Fall, Winter and Spring (not to mention allergy season). When our oldest was born, she had repeated head and chest colds… and I thought she had the gift that I always struggled with. That is, until we had a TopTech UV light installed 2 Summers ago in our house.
We had a failure of our AC unit and needed assistance from a technician. As he was working on our unit, he noticed that the coils and the inside of the AC unit (where the fan is), had a heavy build up of mold and other growing substances not known to mankind. He recommended UV Germicide unit from TopTech and said that they have been having great success with it cleaning the AC Coils/drains and over time would treat and clean the air handler and duct work. In other words, clean the entire path air goes through in your house! This will improve the air quality over time (it took about 3 months in our house) – and then the air will smell like a fresh rain shower on a Summer day.
Why does this matter? IF you are like me, you may have upgraded your home to be air tight with high efficient doors and windows. However, this means that the inside air is not exchanged as often and becomes dirty. Most new homes have an air exchanger built in as part of the HVAC system to get fresh air in – but an older home like ours, (built in the 80’s), is not that sophisticated. If you combine my immune system with less fresh air, then you get a perfect storm to keep you sick all the time.
Where are UV lights used today? Did you know they are being used in water tanks for drinking water, swimming pools- (as big as a city pool) to treat the water and reduce or eliminate chlorine, and stand alone air conditioners etc. So why not use these lights to scrub your air and ducts in your home?
Some details from the manufacture TopTech: TopTech’s TT-UV24 will provide you with years of safe, dependable, economical UV light disinfection and protection of your AC coil surfaces from bacteria, virus, mold growth and odors resulting in a cleaner, more efficient energy-saving system.
My story may not be average and results are subjected to your environment. However, I can tell you we are excited to see the results and happier to not be sick all the time. When inspecting the duct work, drains and condenser coil you can tell it is cleaner (not just a little but it almost looks like new). The air conditioner condensate pump needed to be cleaned out periodically because of bacteria and mold growth. At the end of the Summer last year, not only did I not need to clean it out, the old clear drain line was cleared up.
I have not been sick at all this year compared to previous years. When I say “Not”, I am saying just very little (maybe just a headache or two). My daughter and I would get chest colds that would require breathing treatments… so far this year she has not needed them. I believe from what I have read, our immune system was being hit time and time again and never had a chance to recover. If we looked at someone with a cold, we could not fight it off is my hypothesis. I hope that this helps anyone else who suffers from allergies and or seems to catch colds at the drop of a hat.
To install follow these three simple steps:
1. Find where the coil is in your HVAC unit and open the side panel.
2. The TopTech unit uses a magnet to secure it to your unit and find a mounting location.
3. Close the door and run the wires to your power supply (where the fan is connected (follow the enclosed instructions).
TopTech does recommend that you have a skilled technician – however if you can follow simple instructions it is really no big deal. If you can’t you should hire someone for peace of mind to ensure you don’t electrocute yourself.
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We hope that this helps you know our experience. My main purpose of letting you know that it is possible that your Kitchen Might Be Clean, is the Air? lets get it cleaned up!