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This article answers that question: “Can UV Light Kill Coronavirus?”  Al’s Plumbing, Heating & A/C in Plano, Texas provides maintenance & repairs for all brands of Central A/C, Gas & Electric Furnace, and Heat Pumps.    Additionally, we sell and install new HVAC Systems from American Standard (same company as Trane), Ameristar (same company as American Standard) and Coleman HVAC (same company as York HVAC).

Al’s also provides full-service plumbing maintenance, repairs, and replacements for every plumbing component in your home.  Al’s sells and installs Rheem Professional Series gas & electric water heaters, and tankless water heaters.  Al’s is near your home in Plano, TX; Allen, TX; and Frisco, TX.  We service all homes in southern Collin and Denton Counties with no additional travel charge.

Call Al’s today to discuss any concerns or problems you have with your HVAC System or Plumbing.  We will arrange an appointment at your convenience.

 

Click The Link Below To Read Our Separate Article — Can A HEPA FILTER Capture Coronavirus?

AlsPlumbing.com Can A Hepa Filter Capture Coronavirus?

 

But First — On A Side Note How Safe Is Airplane Air?

jet flying over a home

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Since The Late 1990s — HEPA Filters Have Purified Cabin-Air In Large Jets (and most Regional Aircraft).

Cabin-Air Is Recirculated & HEPA Filtered Every 2 — 4 Minutes. *5

-PLUS- 10% — 50% Of Fresh Air (from outdoors) Is Mixed With The Recirculated + HEPA Filtered Air.

-AND- All Large Commercial Jets Exchange Cabin-Air (with outside air) Around Every 3 Minutes.  *5

Note: The Fresh-Air Ratio Is Set By The Aircraft Manufacturer (may differ by manufacturer) — It’s Not Adjustable By The Flight-Crew. *5

*5 Source: http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2020/How-HEPA-Filters-Have-Been-Purifying-Cabin-Air-Since-the-1990s-FLT-06/default.aspx

*6 Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK143720/

*7 Source: https://askthepilot.com/questionanswers/cabin-air-quality/

Coronavirus Facts — In Simple Language

And 

Can UV Light Kill Coronavirus?

Coronavirus Infection Occurs By Touching An Infected Person (Or Surface) — Or Inhaling Infected Respiratory Droplets. 

man sneezing

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Respiratory Droplets Are Primarily Produced During; Coughing, Sneezing, Speaking, and Exhaling (breathing out).

Respiratory Droplets come in a wide range of sizes.  They are divided into two groups — based on their size, and how long they can remain in the air: *

  • Large Respiratory Droplets are larger than 5 microns — and produced by coughing and sneezing,  A human hair is 70 microns wide.
  • These droplets fall out of the air within seconds or a few minutes.
  • They fall close to the source (mostly within 6 feet).
  • Most Covid infections occur during close contact (within 6 feet).
  • Small Respiratory Droplets (often called: “aerosolized”) — are up to 5 microns (defined below ***).
  • Small droplets can remain in the air for several minutes to hours.  Some of the smallest droplets can remain airborne indefinitely.
  • Small droplets quickly dry out in the air.  Once dry, droplets become: “particles”.
  • Small droplets / particles can travel far from the source if within air currents. 
  • Airborne transmission is not thought to be a major source of Covid infection.

* Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/scientific-brief-sars-cov-2.html

  • 1 meter = 39.3 inches.
  • 1 Micron = one-millionth of a meter
  • Measurements Source: http://www.differencebetween.net/technology/difference-between-micron-and-nanometer/

*** Source: https://www.metric-conversions.org/length/microns-to-micrometers.htm

The Covid Virus Lives Within Respiratory Droplets

  • Coronavirus particles are smaller than respiratory droplets.
  • BUT Viruses Can’t Live Without a Host. *4
  • A respiratory-droplet is Covid’s host.
  • This is why the size of respiratory-droplets is stressed –versus Coronavirus’ size.

*4 Source: https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/covid-19-health-general-science/how-long-can-virus-live-outside-body

Infections From Respiratory-Viruses Are Primarily Transmitted These 3 Ways:

  • Direct Contact touching an infected person.
  • Direct Contact touching infected surfaces. 
  • Close Contact (with 6 feet) Inhaling Airborne Respiratory Droplets
  • Close contact infection mostly occurs within 6 feet.  Beyond 6 feet the droplets fall out of the air onto surfaces.
  • This Is Why: “Social Distancing” Is So Important.
  • Airborne Transmission (beyond 6 feet)IS NOT considered a major source of Covid infections.

Once Respiratory Droplets Are Expelled From The Body:

  • The droplets move outward from the source.
  • Larger droplets fall (to surfaces & floors) in a short time — and within 6 feet of the source. *4 *5
  • Smaller droplets fall (to surfaces & floors) within several minutes to hours. *4
  • The more air Respiratory Droplets encounter — the more diluted they become. *4
  • This Is Why Lots Of Ventilation Is So Important In Reducing Covid infections. *4

*5 Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/scientific-brief-sars-cov-2.html#:~:text=Respiratory%20droplets%20are%20produced%20during,of%20air%20they%20encounter.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Is A Virus — Not A Bacteria *5

Antibiotics do not work against viruses.  Some people who are ill with COVID-19 may also develop a bacterial infection.  In this case, antibiotics may be recommended by a health care provider.

*5 Source: World Health Organization    https://www.WHO.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

Definition of UV Light

  • UV light is created by the sun.
  • UVa, UVb, & UVc light are defined by their wavelengths.
  • UV light covers the wavelength range of 100-400 nanometers (nm). Nanometer is defined below.
  • UVa is 316-400 nm.
  • UVb is 281-315 nm.
  • UVc is 100-280 nm.
  • UVc can’t penetrate the earth’s protective ozone layer.
  • For this reason — viruses have not created an immunity to UVc — because they’ve never been exposed to it.
  • 1 meter = 39.3 inches.
  • 1 Micron = one-millionth of a meter
  • 1 Nanometer = one-billionth of a meter.
  • Measurements Source: http://www.differencebetween.net/technology/difference-between-micron-and-nanometer/

*6 Source: https://www.healthline.com/health/does-uv-kill-coronavirus#uvc-light-and-coronavirustext=The%20most%20common%20form%20of,UVB

*7 Source: https://www.fda.gov/radiation-emitting-products/tanning/ultraviolet-uv-radiation

Can UV Light Can Kill Coronavirus?

YES

  • A recent study in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) investigated using UVCc light to kill large amounts of the new coronavirus in liquid cultures.
  • Their study found that UVc light exposure completely inactivated the virus in 9 minutes. *8
  • Another AJIC study looked at using a specific type of UV-C light to kill SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces.
  • The study found that the UVc light killed 99.7% of coronavirus within 30 seconds. *8
  • Based on their results — researchers estimated that far-UVc light could kill 99.9% of airborne coronaviruses in about 25 minutes.
  • They believe that these findings would extend to Coronavirus mutations as well. *6
  • “Far” UVc light” is in the upper range of UVc wavelength at 207–222 nanometers (nm).
  • Far-UVc is good for disinfection.*8
  • UVc light is less detrimental than UVa or UVb (think sunburns).
*8 Source: https://www.ajicjournal.org/article/S0196-6553(20)30756-2/fulltext

SUMMARY:  UVc Light Effectively Kills Coronaviruses; In liquids, On Surfaces, And In The Air.  *8

  • UVc light must shine directly on the virus to kill it. *8
  • At-home UVc light air cleaners’ UV lamp is typically less bright than the UVc lights used in the studies.
  • This doesn’t mean at-home systems don’t work —  only that they need additional time to be effective.
  • This is why it’s best to run at-home at-home UVc light Air Cleaners 24/7.

Notes:

  • Direct contact with UV light can be harmful to people.
  • UV light exposure can result in skin; irritation, damage, or burns (like sunburns).
  • Never shine UV light directly on your body.
  • At-home UV-light air cleaners utilize UVc light.
  • At-home UV-light air cleaners don’t directly expose you to UV light.
  • Most (likely all) turn their UV light off when you open them to clean their filter.
  • At-home systems can effectively kill airborne viruses.
  • At-home systems also remove odors.
  • At-home systems also remove airborne Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s).  More on this later in this article.
  • At-home systems can’t disinfect surfaces.
  • Lysol Spray’s Label Says: “kills 99.9% of germs & viruses.”
  • Based on Lysols’ claim — Lysol Spray (or wipes) are a good way to disinfect surfaces.

Here’s An Air Cleaner With A HEPA Filter + An Activated-Charcoal Filter.

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SHOWN:

Lasko LP300 HEPA Air Purifier with 2-Stage Filtration (HEPA + Activated Charcoal Filter)

Click On Image To: View Product, Read Details, or Order From Amazon.com

This is a highly rated air filter (by Amazon customers).   At the time this was written, there were nearly 2,000 reviews–  with an overall rating of 4.6 (out of 5)

The Amazon Web Page For The Lasko LP300 Says:

  • 2-Stage Filtration:
  • An Activated Carbon filter absorbs odors & VOC’s.
  • HEPA filter captures 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 3 microns.
  • Cleans the air in a 15’ x 15’ room every 16.5 minutes.

Notes:

  • Large Respiratory Droplets are larger than 5 microns — this Filter can capture large respiratory droplets.
  • Small Respiratory Droplets are smaller than 5 microns — this Filter can capture small respiratory droplets that are at least 3 microns in size.
  • An Air Cleaning System without a UV Light can’t kill Coronavirus.

Click Here To Learn Details About Covid Virus And HEPA Air Filters: AlsPlumbing.com Coronavirus Facts And HEPA Filters

 

There Are 2 Types Of Pollutants In The Air

Airborne Particles Can Be Reduced or Removed With A HEPA Air Filter.  We say: “can be reduced or removed” — because the airborne particles must past through the air cleaner system to be removed.

  • HEPA filters remove airborne particles (including dust,  pollen, and mold spores) — down to about 0.3 microns (a human hair is 60 — 120 microns in size.).
  • HEPA filters can’t remove airborne gasses from the air — that must be done with UV light or an Activated-Charcoal Filter.

Airborne Gasses, Bacteria, and Viruses Can Be Reduced or Removed With UVc Light.  We say: “can be reduced or removed” — because the airborne gasses, bacteria & viruses must pass through the air cleaner for it to be effective.

  • Gaseous pollutants are generated by: (but not limited to); burning fossil fuels (like gasoline), paints, varnishes, cleaning products, pressed-wood furniture, and new carpet.
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): indoor VOCs are largely emitted by; paint, furniture, household cleaning products, and other similar sources.  That “new smell” is off-gassing VOCs.
  • Some VOC’s are carcinogenic (may cause cancer).

Why Air Purification Is So Beneficial

There are extensive reports on the exposures and health impacts of various indoor air pollutants.  Studies have shown that indoor air pollutants are 2–5 times higher than in outdoor-air.   In extreme situations, indoor-air pollution levels may reach 100 times that of outdoor levels.

How can this happen?  Because HVAC Systems recycle the indoor-air.   Older homes leak outdoor air into the home.  Newer homes have additional HVAC System equipment that ensures sufficient outdoor air is introduced to maintain Indoor Air Quality.  This equipment exchanges a minimum of 1/3 of the indoor air (with outdoor air) each hour. **  Without this equipment — indoor air-quality would become unacceptable to hazardous to our health.

Air leakage or controlled outdoor-air exchange** reduces the contaminants IF the outdoor air is “normally” clean.  A home near a highway or busy street may have outdoor-air that’s more polluted than indoor air.   Reducing chemical contaminants is a challenge because gases come from many sources such as; carpets, paint, varnish, and household cleaners.  The source of another substantial contaminant is (man-made) perfumes added to consumer products.  The end goal is maintaining (recycled) indoor-air quality ,so less outdoor air must be introduced into the home.  This reduces cooling and heating costs.

The Two Most Common Types Of At-Home Air Cleaners

  • Most at-home air cleaners have PhotoCatalytic Oxidation (PCO) technology,
  • PCO is UVc Light shining onto a Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) coated surface.
  • UV light shining onto a TiO2 Coated Surface removes; odors, airborne gasses & VOC’s, mold, bacteria & viruses well.
  • We’ve shown 2 PCO air cleaners below.

NOTE: There are concerns about TiO2 Coated Surfaces’ durability — and possibly sending TiO2 particles into the air.  More on this at the end of this article.

  • Another type of at-home Air Cleaners have an Activated-Charcoal Filter (But NO UV Light & TiOCoated Surface). We showed one such Air Cleaner above.
  • Activated Charcoal absorbs; odors, airborne gasses & VOC’s well.
  • Activated Charcoal attaches to viruses & bacterial well — but can’t kill them.
  • A UV Light is required to kill viruses and bacteria.

What Is PhotoCatalytic Oxidation (PCO) Air Purification? 

  • The advantage of PCO (versus filters) is: Instead of trapping pollutants (like filters do) — PCO destroys the pollutants.
  • A Catalyst helps a reaction occur more easily.
  • One commonly known catalyst is automotive: “catalytic converters”.  They help clean the exhaust from burning gasoline and other carbon-based fuels.
  • A PhotoCatalyst uses light radiation to increase the amount of the reaction.
  • With PCO — Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is the photo-catalyst.  TiO2 absorbs UV radiation — creating a pollution-removing reaction.
  • UVc light damages the DNA of microorganisms (such as bacteria & viruses).  With damaged DNA — microorganisms can’t reproduce.  An organism that can’t reproduce can’t infect or cause disease.

NOTE: PCO stops when no UV Light is shining on the TiO2 surface.

 

These At-Home HEPA + UV-Light Air Cleaners Have A UV-Light shining on a Titanium-Oxide (Ti02) coated surface

NOTE: Late in this article –you can read about possible safety concerns over Air Cleaners With A UVc Light Shining Onto A Titanium Oxide (TiO2) Coating.

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“A.” SHOWN:  Germ Guardian (brand) Single Room HEPA Air Filter + A UV-Light Shining On A Titanium-Oxide Surface

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The Amazon Web Page Shows:

  • 3 IN 1 Air Purifier 
  • Pre-Filter traps airborne particles.
  • Ture HEPA air filter reduces up to 99.97% of; harmful germs, dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores — and other airborne particle as small as .3 microns from the air.
  • UV Light works with Titanium Dioxide — to help kill airborne viruses and remove VOCs.   UV light can be turned on and off.   
  • Activated Charcoal Filter reduces odors. 
  • ROOM SIZE:  Filters air 4 tiems per hour (at max speed).  For medium size rooms.

 

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“B” SHOWN: Germ Guardian (brand) Large Room Air Filter

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The Amazon Web Page Shows:

  • 4 IN1 AIR PURIFIER :  
  • 1. Pre-Filter Traps: dust, pet hair, and other large particles — and extends the life of the HEPA filter
  • 2. HEPA air filter reduces up to 99.97% of airborne particles that are .3 microns or larger.
  • 3. UV Light works with Titanium Dioxide — to help kill airborne viruses and volatile organic compounds.
  • 4. Activated-Charcoal Filter Reduces Odors
  • For large rooms (up to 165 sq. feet) — Filters air 4 times per hour (at max speed). 
  • Replace with Guardian filter C (FLT5000) or a 4 pack of Guardian carbon filters (FLT28CB4) — also available on Amazon.

 

NOTE: Al’s Plumbing, Heating & A/C Makes No Recommendations For Any Brand Of Room-Size Air Cleaners

Only Because We Don’t Have First-Hand Knowledge Of All Brands Available.

 

There Are Concerns About Inhaling Airborne Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) Nanoparticles (NPs) Emitted From PCO Air Cleaners

We would be remiss if we didn’t share current information about the possibility of TiO2 NPs coming loose from a PCO air cleaner AND becoming airborne AND being inhaled. 

The Two Ways To Remove Gasses From The Air:

  • Activated-Charcoal filters has been widely used for years to trap gasses and odors.
  • Photo-Catalytic Oxidation (PCO) is effective in removing a wide range of gasses pollutants.  
  • Most PCO air purifiers use Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) Nanoparticles (NPs) Coatings with UVc Light shining on the coating.

Source: https://www.airzonecontrol.com/wordpress/photocatalytic-oxidation-air-purifiers/

Source: https://www.uvdi.com/uvdi-university/air-purification-basics/

To Date, Research-Studies Have Not Produced Sufficient Evidence Of  Negative Health Effects From PCO Air Cleaners 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • To date, there is no standard test method to compare and rate the effectiveness of PCO cleaners.
  • The effectiveness of PCO air cleaners sold for use in homes remains largely undocumented.
  • A review of the literature suggests that more research is needed to further advance PCO as an effective technology.

Source:  https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-07/documents/residential_air_cleaners_-_a_technical_summary_3rd_edition.pdf

The U.S. National Institute Of Heath (NIH) States:

  • “TiO2-NPs  biological effects and the cellular response are not completely explained Thus a deeper understanding of the toxicological profile of this compound is required.”

Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26996620/

 

The Canadian Centre Of Occupational Health & Safety (CCOHS) States:

  • “At high concentrations of inhaled TiO2 NPs can irritate the nose and throat.”
  • “Effects of Long-Term (Chronic) Exposure of TiO2 NPs  — Conclusions cannot be drawn from the limited studies available.”

Source: https://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/chemicals/chem_profiles/titanium_dioxide.html

 

New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) in Japan States:

  • The acceptable exposure concentration of TiO2 NPs was estimated to be 1.2 mg per cubic meter of air — for an 8-hour workday & 5-day workweek with no observed adverse effects.
Source: https://particleandfibretoxicology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1743-8977-10-15

 

Al’s Plumbing, Heating & A/C Makes No Observations or Recommendations About PCO Air Cleaners Safety

 

Proposed Improvements To PCO Air Cleaners — To Reduce The Potential Risks Of TiO2

1. The Original Formulation For The Titanium Dioxide (Tio2) Coating:

  • 70% Titanium Dioxide (TiO2)
  • 30% Ester-Based Resin (glue) — bond TiO2 to the surface.

Source: https://patents.google.com/patent/US8328917B2/en

2. Improve The Resin (glue): 

  • Vinyl-Ester resin degrades after UV Light exposure.  Its tensile strength and elasticity decrease with UV exposure.
  • UV-Light Curing Epoxy-Resin improves after UV Light exposure.  Its tensile strength and elasticity increase with UV exposure.

3. Improve The TiO2 Application Process:

  • When TiO2 is applied with the (conventional) Liquid-Coating process — it’s more subject to chipping and flaking.
  • Another method is a Powder-Coating process — which involves electrically charging the TiO2 while spraying it onto the surface.
  • Powder-Coated applied TiO2 is more durable and has a longer lifetime than a Liquid-Coating applied TiO2.

Source https://patents.google.com/patent/US7820100B2/en (NOTE: A different Patent Number)

Source: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/222825961_Effects_of_ultraviolet_radiation_exposure_on_vinyl_ester_resins_Characterization_of_chemical_physical_and_mechanical_damage#:~:text=1%2C%20one%20kind%20of%20vinyl,even%20at%20the%20early%20stage.

4.  Proposed Increase In TiO2 Particle Size: 

  • Using “micro-sized” TiOreduces risks to human health — as compared to Nanoparticles (NPs). *
  • NPs are more toxic to human health — as compared to larger particles made of the same chemical.*
  • It’s usually suggested that particle toxicity decreases when particle size increases. *
  • The average size of a TiO2 NanoParticle is 12 — 23 nm. *1
  • The average size of a TiO2 MicroParticle is 125 nm. *2

* Source: https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ALeKk00Fe3XheivdhBqD5p8WwNbdonpUcQ%3A1614193850270&ei=uqQ2YIf_D4r0tAW727yoCw&q=are+microsize+particles+more+safe+to+human+heath+as+NPs&oq=are+microsize+particles+more+safe+to+human+heath+as+NPs&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAM6CggjELADECcQiwM6BwgAEEcQsAM6BAghEApQ-3NYnpoCYNWeAmgBcAJ4AIABxwGIAfQmkgEENTEuOZgBAKABAaoBB2d3cy13aXrIAQm4AQLAAQE&sclient=gws-wiz&ved=0ahUKEwiHxKzYnIPvAhUKOq0KHbstD7UQ4dUDCA0&uact=5

*1 Source: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/249512096_Structure_and_size_distribution_of_TiO2_nanoparticles_deposited_on_stainless_steel_mesh

*2 Source: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1538-7836.2011.04283.x

 

5.  Proposed Changes — Replace TiO2 With A Different Material. 

  • Other metal-oxide-based materials have been developed — as replacements for TiO2.
  • One proposed change is replacing Pure Titanium Dixoide (TiO2) with Chemically-Modified TiO2   
  • A new patented raw-material, CASUL® (instead of TiO2) is: absolutely safe.  *3
  • CASUL® is a synthetic mineral that is an excellent substitute for TiO2.

*3 Source: (below)

https://www.casul-titandioxid.de/en/casul/#:~:text=CASUL%C2%AE%20%E2%80%93%20a%20great%20alternative%20to%20titanium%20dioxide&text=The%20patented%20raw%20material%2C%20CASUL,substances%20and%20is%20absolutely%20safe.

 

 Al’s Plumbing, Heating & A/C Makes No Observations or Recommendations About PCO Air Cleaners Safety

 

A Furnace-Mount, Whole-House Air Cleaning System — For Airborne Particles 

A True HEPA Furnace Filter’s MERV Rating=ERV-17 to MERV-21.  Up to MERV-20 furnace filters are available.

Home Air Filters Are MERV-5 To 13.

 MERV-17 To 20 Are Typically Used In; Hospitals & Nuclear Power Plants.

THE CATCH: The higher the Merv Rating — The more the filter Reduces Airflow through the HVAC System

AND the filter Clogs Faster (and must be replaced sooner).

  • Lowered airflow causes the System to run longer and harder than it’s designed to.
  • This impacts indoor comfort because the System can’t move the volume of air needed to adequately cool / heat the house.
  • This increases cooling & heating costs And wears the HVAC System out faster.
  • For the best balance between clean air and adequate HVAC System airflow

Instead of using disposable HEPA furnace air filters — It’s best to install a furnace-mounted, whole-house air cleaner OR a portable air cleaner in occupied rooms.

 

American Standard HVAC Products — AccuClean™ Furnace-Mount, Whole-House Air Cleaning System 

NOTE: This System Removes Only Airborne Particulates. 

To Kill Viruses & Germs + Remove VOCs & Odors — A UV Light shining on a (TiO2)  Coated Surface Is Also Required.

NOTE: These Statements Are Found In AccuClean™ Advertising:

  • AccuClean removes up to 99.98% of allergens & particulates down to .3 micron in size (about 1/3 micron).  A human hair is 20-75 microns wide.
  • This includes; pollen, dust & dust mites, mold spores, pet dander, skin flakes, smog, tobacco & cooking smoke.
  • AccuClean delivers indoor air as clean as the highest-Merv Rated disposable air filter — while only marginally reducing HVAC System airflow.
  • AccuClean is 100 times more effective than a standard 1-inch disposable furnace filter.
  • AccuClean earned The Asthma & Allergy Friendly® Certification.   The Asthma & Allergy Friendly Certification Program is an independent program administered in the United States by Asthma & Allergy Foundation.  The smallest particles in the air may get trapped in your lungs — and can trigger asthma and allergy attacks.

According To Its Amazon.com Listing:

  • The Lennox X6672, Carbon-Coated, MERV-16, 5-Inch Thick, Disposable Air Filter Is Consumer Report’s #1 Rated Furnace Air Filter
  • Amazon sells 1 filter for $75 — or 5-Pack of this filter for $335.00.
  • At this price for disposable air filters — it would soon be less expensive to install a Furnace-Mount Air Cleaner that’s cleanable, reusable, lasts for many years — PLUS only marginally reduces HVAC System airflow.

American Standard HVAC — AccuClean Air Cleaning System

Features:

  • A cleanable Pre-Filter traps large airborne particles.  This allows the cleanable collection cells to operate for longer periods of time between cleanings.  The Pre-Filter is cleaned by vacuuming every 1-2 months.
  • AccuClean’s™ Collection-Core has over 10,000 air-cleaning cells to capture particulates & allergens.
  • AccuClean’s™ Collection-Core is cleanable — two cleanings per year is recommended.
  • AccuClean filters the air throughout your entire home around 7 times per day.
  • AccuClean’s whole-home filtration has the lowest airflow restriction (through the furnace) —  and the highest efficiency of all filtration systems available when this article was written.
  • Different models match your furnace’s size and air-flow requirements.

 

Copy The Link Below Into Your Browser To See A Brochure For American Standard’s “AccuClean™  Whole-Home Air Filtration System:

https://www.americanstandardair.com/content/dam/americanstandarair/brochure/healthyhome/15-4029-03%20AccuClean.pdf

 

Al’s Plumbing, Heating & A/C Sells & Sells & Installs American Standard HVAC Products — Including the AccuClean Air Cleaner. 

We also offer Coleman HVAC & Ameristar HVAC products.

 

3 Other Brands Of Furnace-Mount, Whole-House Air Cleaning Systems:

  • Luxaire Acclimate
  • Carrier Infinity
  • Honeywell F300 (uses a lot of electricity)

 

 

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This article answered the question: “Can UV-Light Kill Coronavirus?”  Al’s Plumbing, Heating & A/C in Plano, Texas provides maintenance & repairs for all brands of Central A/C, Gas & Electric Furnace, and Heat Pumps.    Additionally, we sell and install new HVAC Systems from American Standard (same company as Trane), Ameristar (same company as American Standard) and Coleman HVAC (same company as York HVAC).

Al’s also provides full-service plumbing maintenance, repairs and replacements for every plumbing component in your home.  Al’s sells and installs Rheem Professional Series gas & electric water heaters, and tankless water heaters.  Al’s is near your home in northeast Murphy, TX; Rowlette, TX; and Wylie, TX.  We service all homes in southern Collin and Denton Counties with no additional travel charge.

Call Al’s today to discuss any concerns or problems you have with your HVAC System or Plumbing.  We will arrange an appointment at your convenience.