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Monday, November 12, 2007

Williams Island condo demands cleaner air

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Our first blog post raised the issue of recycling in Aventura. Soon after that we had a posting relating to the benefits of using LED lights. These two posts were meant to raise awareness about how Aventura residents can better their environment. We were pleased to report the "Green Initiative" the City of Aventura implemented. Today's post is along the same lines. I recently interviewed Ken Katz from Puroair Systems about their products and it's installation in various locations around South Florida - including the Aventura condos Williams Island and Mystic Pointe.

What type of product does Puroair Systems sell?

(Mr. Katz holding a single unit Puroair system)

Puro-Air is an innovative home uv air cleaner & purifier that removes up to an astounding 99.98% of all airborne allergens from the air that circulates through your home. Utilizing a UV Germicidal lamp (UVGI), The Puro-Air purifier eliminates allergens, bacteria, mold and other irritants from your home so that you and your family can breathe fresh, clean air!

How does the UV Germicidal lamp system work?

Germicidal or Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) lamps are used to disinfect and destroy pollutants in water and air through UV-based "advanced oxidation". UV energy is effective in killing biological contaminants such as mold/fungi, bacteria and viruses without the use of harmful chemicals. It is also effective in eliminating odor causing particles.
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What are the key benefits to installing this product?

If you suffer from allergies, you know how disruptive these symptoms are: itchy nose, scratchy eyes, coughing and tightness in the chest. Suffer no more! One unit of the Puro-Air system will eliminate allergens from your entire home.

The Puro-Air system keeps the coils and vents of your air conditioning system mold and bacteria free. This produces maximum output and performance from your ac unit, hence reducing energy costs.

The system requires minimal maintenance, aside from changing the UV bulbs about once a year.

Puro-Air's UVC germicidal ultraviolet unit is a preventative maintenance which cleans the coil so there are no service providers coming to charge an absorbent amount of money to clean the coil. When this process is dipped into acid bath; it will cause the IAQ In-door air quality in your home polluted. The only thing maintained is the replacement of the bulbs and changing the filters.

Where are some locations that use this product?

North Miami Beach Senior High School installed Puroair and reduced an odor that was lingering in the halls. Temple Sinai in Hollywood installed the system in their infant care section and has seen a noticeable reduction in sick days. Also, the American Heritage School in Plantation has been utilizing Puroair and the results have been amazing - drastic reduction in sick days from both students and administration. These are just a few locations, others include individual homes, hospitals, jails, and several condominiums.

I decided to visit Williams Island, the luxury Aventura condo community, to take some photos of where the device was installed.
Below are pictures taken of Williams Island 7000 Villa Marina in Aventura. Notice the Puroair sticker.

Puroair was installed in the trash room to kill bacteria and eliminate odor. There was hardly any smell considering I was standing in the trash room of a condo. I was told that before these units were installed the smell was unbearable in this room. These photos are proof that Williams Island condos in Aventura Florida have made a positive change to help make the environment a better place. In addition, I was told that the cost of cleaning the coils was cut completely. The UV lights keep the coils clean. It seems these systems can really save you money.
This is the next step to upgrading the lighting in Aventura. I'd like to see that all condos have these installed.

What's the next step?
In California these type of systems are mandatory in all public schools. Mr. Katz woud like to see Florida approve the installation of Puroair in the Miami Dade Public School System.
Take a look at this video I found about UV light filters. This is not created by Puroair, but I felt it provided a great way to learn more about this subject.

Here are a few links to articles about the benefits of UV lamps.

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