The Next Generation Solution
Combining UV Light and Climate Control technologies, Southern Climate Solutions has created a next-generation Clean Air Solution to provide the most minimal risk indoor environment available. Our Shield solution proactively addresses the indoor environment to provide the most effective protection against airborne pathogen transmission – UV-C LED 100mW lights, fan technology with 350cfm – 1500cfm capabilities, and Indoor Moisture Control. With this robust combination of proven solutions rolled into one stand-alone unit, indoor environments will be continually disinfected and controlled with a proactive approach to control and eliminate virus and bacteria and prevent mold with the greatest efficiency.
Southern Climate Solutions stand-alone in-duct solution, Shield
Experience & Ingenuity
Decades of combined experience complemented by a passion for technology and creative solutions, the Southern Climate team are experts in their field. Our Clean Air Technology products are the most robust, proactive products on the market, incorporating technologies in ways no other company offers. Custom designed, each stand-alone solution is outfitted with the most effective dehumidification equipment to remove hazardous excess moisture from your space. All Shield solutions include 100-mW UV-C LED lights and powerful fan technology to draw air in to be continuously disinfected and reintroduced into the indoor air space.
Residential, Commercial & Industrial
The Southern Climate Solutions team created Shield to address all concerns and known issues. Designed with businesses and homeowners in highly humid environments in mind, Shield will provide safety and peace of mind, not only in regard to the current COVID-19 pandemic and influenza outbreaks, but for other environmental concerns, such as mold (which is prevented at indoor RH below 60%) Other benefits include expense reductions will be recognized through energy savings and lower maintenance costs – without mold, remediation expenses can be eliminated, and a drier indoor environment is naturally cooler thus the thermostat can be comfortably raised. The Department of Energy states for every degree you raise the thermostat in the summer, up to 3% can be saved in energy cost. Less load on the HVAC, which is working harder to cool, will result in lower maintenance cost and extended life.
Creating Minimal Risk Environments
Unlike many clean air solutions, our products are built to run continuously to address threats in real-time, 24-7-365, without disruption to your life or business. We don’t wait for pathogens to come to us, we draw them into our kill chamber. Our fan technology proactively pulls pathogens from the indoor environment 25x faster than the human breath, reducing the risk of transmission and illness. But, most importantly, we do it safely. Unlike many UV products that can only be used with PPE, or in unoccupied spaces our products emit no radiation, no ozone and no fluorocarbons. And because we don’t use chemicals like many Ionization solutions, we emit no harsh chemicals. Combining state of the art UV and fan technology with effective Climate Control Solutions to eliminate excessive moisture from the indoor space in highly humid environments – an overlooked factor in controlling virus transmission – offers the most robust, effective solution to ensure a minimal risk indoor environment.
1. Energy Savings
2. Reduces Thermal Load
3. Lowers HVAC maintenance cost
4. Promotes Better Health
5. Eliminate Remediation Expense
Advanced Germicidal Irradiation
UV light-emitting diodes (UV LEDs) are an emerging technology and a UV source for pathogen inactivation. Research has proven that virus, including coronaviruses, can be quickly and efficiently deactivated using ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (UV-LEDs) within seconds. Utilizing the most powerful, effective UV-C LED available, 100mW UV-C LED and high-speed fan technology, Southern Climate Solutions has created the most advanced, proactive, continuous clean air technology available today, and we do it safely in the presence of people, pets, plants and food.
Commercial Grade Dehumidification
It is a well-known fact that humidity effects the life cycle and transmission ability of viruses. Pathogens such as virus, mold and bacteria thrive on moisture. High indoor relative humidity promotes an unhealthy indoor environment. Indoor relative humidity should be maintained between 40%-60%, ideally 50%, to help minimize the ability for dangerous pathogens to thrive. Controlling indoor RH not only reduces transmission rates of virus, but also, prevents mold, creates energy savings and promotes superior indoor air quality.
The History of Ultra-Violet Light and Disinfection
UV lights were introduced in the early 1900’s and their disinfection properties have been understood for decades. UV-C LEDs were invented in 2003; however, they were so hot the only practical applications were in water treatment. Until 2012, UVC-LEDs were only ~8% efficient. Then, in 2016, UV-C LEDs with peak germicidal effectiveness of 260-280nm were invented. Two years later, in 2018, a break-through occurred with the launch of a 100mW UV-C LED. The most powerful, effective disinfection light available, 100mW UV-C LED is the ultra-violet light Southern Climate Solutions currently utilizes in our line-up of Clean Air Products. To our knowledge, Southern Climate Solutions is the only company utilizing this technology for air disinfection applications that is tested safe for use occupied spaces.
Southern Climate Solutions: “Creating effective, efficient clean air solutions in challenging, humid climates to promote good health and superior indoor air quality.
Optimal UV Disinfection
For effective destruction of airborne pathogens UVC light with 260-280nm of power must be employed. In-room air movement and indoor climate control regarding indoor relative humidity are also contributing factors in controlling transmission of virus. While many products are available, many are utilizing ineffective UV lights or passive methods that wait for pathogens to come into range of the light. Typical in-duct solutions are not effective. A recent report from the Illuminating Engineering Society mentioned a major flaw in using germicidal UV HVAC fixtures being that while the products disinfect air, they do little to stop person-to-person transmission. For effective interruption of transmission, air disinfection has to occur in the same room where transmission is occurring. Simply put, it does little to prevent virus transmission in-room where both an infectious source and other susceptible persons share the air. In addition, for UV light to be effective at all, the HVAC system fans must be engaged. Thus, there is no benefit of UV Light in-duct when the heat or air is not running.