If you are not a fan of Singapore’s hot and humid climate, there is a good chance that your aircon systems are the biggest energy users in your home. With summer being the only season all year round, optimal performance from your aircon is must-have to provide you the comfort that you desire. Here in this article, we will provide tips on helping you improve your aircon’s performance. First, we will look at some of the signs that may indicate inefficiencies in your aircon systems.


How does split systems aircons work?

Most residential homes run a split system where there is usually 1 outdoor aircon unit, to 1 or more indoor aircon units. The aim of the system is to keep the evaporator coils in the indoor aircon unit colder than the room, to cool the room down. While the outdoor unit’s condenser to be hotter than the surroundings. This enables the heat exchange between the indoor and outdoor aircon units, that will ultimately keep your room cool. There is also a fan in the indoor unit that blows the cold air through a dust filter into your room. Do take note that the only filtration system here is the dust filter, and therefore anything smaller than dust, e.g. microscopic pollutants will stay pass through and be circulated into the room.



How air sanitizers work?


Firstly, we will have to differentiate the difference between air purifiers and air sanitizers. Both works to improve air quality by reducing pollutants indoors. However, sanitizers are better at eliminating viruses, bacteria, and mold from the air using UV light sanitization systems while purifiers are better at reducing dust and pollen particles indoors, through utilizing a sophisticated air filtration system. Both works well to improve your air quality, reducing any symptoms of allergies, reduce complications from asthmatic conditions, lessen respiratory issues and also, improve sleep quality.


Air sanitizers are better when illnesses are a concern. As the saying goes, ‘prevention is better than cure’, UV sanitization systems treats the air indoors and effectively eliminates most harmful substances, allergens, and even bad peculiar smell from pets.



The Real Question: How can my aircon double as an air sanitizer as well?

It takes approximately 5 minutes – to install a UV sanitization system that includes UV LED and photocatalyst and then your aircon will look something like this:





It may seem simple enough with just 5 minutes of installation but a whole lot more considerations come behind the sanitization system itself. Let us take a deeper look into the technical aspects of the UV LED and photocatalyst system.



Infinity Air – Aircon Sanitization System


Photocatalyst – Titanium Dioxide (TiO2)

How sanitization, or in laymen terms, the killing of viruses work here, is through a photocatalyst process where we utilize the material titanium dioxide (TiO2) to absorb the UV light and elevate its energy levels to disintegrate the harmful substances. TiO2 is also widely used as a photocatalyst in many other types of applications as well given its characteristics of efficient photoactivity, high stability, relatively low cost and most importantly its safety to humans and the environment. One of the best things about the material titanium dioxide is that it can last for decades, which is likely to outlive the lifespan of your aircon.


Ultraviolet-A (UVA) and Ultraviolet-C (UVC) Radiation

For our UV sanitization system, we utilize both types of UVA (longer wavelengths) and UVC (shorter wavelengths) to eliminate the harmful substances and pollutants, especially viruses in the indoor air. By utilizing multiple UV LED strips to sanitize the air coming out from the aircon, it will effectively improve air quality and create a healthier environment indoors. The LED has a lifespan of 10,000 hours which is equivalent to about 3 and a half years if you use your aircon 8 hours a day. It is worthwhile to keep your air clean and healthy as a preventive measure against common airborne viruses such as hemolytic streptococcus (cough, pneumonia), salmonella (acute gastroenteritis), and even formaldehyde (respiratory diseases, cancer).



Why should you get one?

Now that you know how the process works, here are the benefits of turning your aircon into an air sanitizer.


Eliminates harmful substances/allergens: This is the key main reason why everyone should have an air sanitizer in their homes. Keeping your indoor air sanitized, getting rid of viruses for a healthier, breathable air is priority.


Easy installation: Our technicians can get it installed in your aircon within 5 minutes.


Environmentally friendly: Totally free of chemicals and unlike other air purifiers, it does not product ozone.


Lighting aesthetics: Your room will not only feel cooler, but also look a lot of cooler with the UV sanitization system on your aircon.


Long-lasting: The titanium dioxide coating lasts for decades, while the UV LEDs has a lifespan of 10,000 hours.


1-year warranty: We provide 1 year warranty on our UV sanitizer product should something defect during this period. 



How to get your Infinity Air aircon UV sanitizer?

With limited inventory, we can only take orders at an individual basis. You can go to our Infinity Air contact us page and send us your interest for now. While stocks last!