Dangers of Indoor Air, Viruses, and Harmful Bacteria

For over 4 decades we have been tightening up our homes to make them more energy-efficient. This has caused indoor air pollution to rise to levels that the Environmental Protection Agency states is two to 10 times higher than the outside air. The considerable rise in the occurrence of allergic reactions, asthma attacks and other common ailments caused by this increased level of indoor air means the problem is real and only getting worse.

What causes this "indoor pollution"?

There are many sources of indoor air pollution in any home. These include combustion sources such as oil, gas, kerosene, coal, wood, and tobacco products; building materials and furnishings, asbestos-containing insulation, wet or damp carpet, and cabinetry or furniture made of certain pressed wood products; products for household cleaning and maintenance, personal care, or hobbies; central heating and cooling systems and humidification devices; and outdoor sources such as radon, pesticides, and outdoor air pollution.

With all of these sources contributing to the poor quality of the indoor we breathe, it's easy to see how the harmful effects can be difficult to control.

Airborne Particle Chart

A dirty furnace or air conditioning system can be costing you a lot of money in utility bills

A poorly maintained cooling and heating system, including dirty ductwork, can cost hundreds in higher utility bills. This can all be prevented with a proper indoor air quality inspection from a Carolina Air professional

Did you know? 

According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency): "Accumulated debris can restrict the airflow in your air ducts, making your system work harder to heat and cool your home. A build-up of .042 (1/20) inches of dirt on the heating or cooling coil can result in a decrease in efficiency of 21% increasing your monthly utility and fuel bills.”

Versatile, full line of whole-house air purification solutions that install directly into the central heating and cooling system

Lamp disinfects the air by neutralizing airborne pathogens including bacteria, viruses, and mold. According to the EPA, the combined use of filtration and germicidal UVC light is an effective means of preventing the distribution of airborne viruses in occupied spaces. With ultraviolet light, micro-watts translate to effectiveness.

Our sixteen-inch (16”) UVC lamps produce a very high output of 180 micro-watts @ 1 meter which is significantly higher than most UVC lamps on the market. Our twelve-inch (12”) UVC lamps produce 150 microwatts @ 1 meter.

Effectively eliminating airborne pathogens.


  • Controls allergens that cause allergic and asthmatic episodes
  • Controls or destroys organisms such as mold spores, bacteria, and viruses
  • Controls noxious odors created by pets, smoke, solvents, and carpets

UVC & Activeed Oxygen


  • One lamp controls bacteria, viruses, and mold spores while the second, adjustable lamp oxidizes gases and removes odors
  • Two-year lamps mean replacement only every two years
  • Available in 16” or 12”


  • 18,000-hour lamps require replacing only once every two years
  • LED power and lamp monitors let you know the system is working properly

Air Purifier


  • Limited Lifetime warranty on all electronic components
  • The lamp is warranted against defects for two (2) years


Suitable for up to a 10-ton AHU

Carolina Air, Inc. Heating & Cooling has become the leading Home Air Quality professionals for Moore County area and the Raleigh/Durham area as well. For more information, please call their Southern Pines office: 910-400-4724. We are available 24/7!