Advanced Tech Infrared (ATI) heaters provide such amazing value when compared to any other heater or air purifier on the market. You will see many other heaters and air purifiers that only perform one specific function for much more money than you will pay for an ATI heater and air purifier. ATI heaters are 2 in 1 units that will both heat and purify the air all year round, providing you ultimate value!
All Advanced Tech infrared (ATI) Heaters, the Heat Force 1500, Heat Pure Elite and Heat Pure 1500 come standard with UV Air Purification. The UV air purification in all Advanced Tech Infrared Heaters (ATI) give off ultraviolet light in short wavelengths, specifically calibrated to kill germs. The purifier moves air under the high intensity UV light, a known mutagen which destroys nucleic acids at a molecular level. Almost always, UV air purifiers are coupled with other filtration techniques to remove other types of particles in the air.
ATI UV air purifiers come equipped with a fan, which drives ambient air to a chamber where it's exposed to the light for at least a few seconds. Any shorter amount of time would not be sufficient to kill pollutants. In just that few seconds of exposure, UV air purifiers kill 99% of germs.
ATI UV air purifiers are ideal for areas heavy with bacteria, especially kitchens and bathrooms. Removing airborne bacteria adds another level of cleanliness which, maintains normal cleaning and can have a positive effect on health. UV light has the ability to mutate microorganisms:
• VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)
Since these types of organisms consist of just a single cell, the light can permeate them and break apart the bonds in their DNA. These mutations are enough to kill germs, rendering them harmless and unable to reproduce. ATI UV air purifiers are excellent for killing germs and living microorganisms. This includes bacteria that cause illness, which can linger and fester anywhere in your home.
UV air purifiers are not as effective at eliminating inorganic or dead particles, like pet dander, pollen, chemicals, smoke, or odors. The Heat Pure 1500 addresses this issue, making it the most complete and effective air purifier of all ATI heaters. The Heat Pure 1500 utilizes Photocatalytic Oxidation (PCO) technology as a way of removing toxins from the air. This air purification method is the most advanced one yet.
PCO uses broad-spectrum UV light, which reacts with a thin film of titanium dioxide in the presence of water. This creates hydroxyl radicals and super-oxide ions that "burn" VOCs and microorganisms adsorbed on the catalyst's surface. With that in mind, many consumers may mistake UV air purification with PCO technology, and rightfully so. However, while both types of technology are similar in that they harness the oxidation properties of ultraviolet light, PCO purification systems utilize UV lamps with additional wavelengths. These additional wavelengths ensure a quicker reaction rate when it comes the degrading of toxic compounds that are polluting the air you breathe. PCO air purifiers have been found to be much safer than ozone and ionization, and they work wonderfully well for those with asthma, allergies, and multiple chemical sensitivity.