FAQ

The most common questions our customers ask are answered here...for further queries, please contact us.

What is UVC?

Sunlight contains 3 types of Ultra-Violet Light (UVA, UVB and UVC). UVC light effectively kills microorganisms including bacteria and viruses.

How effective are HEPA filters given what we know about the size of COVID-19 particles?

Authoritative sources (i.e CDC, ASHRAE) still recommend HEPA filtration as a control measure to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Air Rover’s AIr Protection System (APS) is more than an air scrubber. It uses UVC light to kills microorganisms smaller than 0.3 microns in size.

How much does it cost to maintain/service this equipment?

This varies by application of the APS2000, from severe duty [hospital infectious isolation room (AIIR) use] to light duty [air sanitized periodically in a non-medical setting with a low number of air exchanges per hour, (2-4 ACH)]. It also depends on the number of hours the system is in use per year. The APS2000’s HEPA Filter and UV Light Bulbs are rated for 9,000 hours (375 days of 24/7 operation). If the system is in use around the clock, 365 days per year, the estimated cost to replace all the system’s ULV lights and filters is approximately $800.

What is covered under the APS2000’s 2-year limited warranty?

The system’s fan/blower assembly, UVC emitter and all electrical components are covered under our 2-year limited warranty.

  • Does not cover unusual wear, abusive, unreasonable use or supplemental damage or unauthorized repairs or from any use not in accordance with the instruction manual.
  • Defects that are the result of normal wear and tear will not be considered manufacturing defects under this warranty.

How do I dispose of the UVC light bulbs?

Product Owners should consult their local waste management authority for approved disposal methods for consumable items.

How service intensive are the products and who typically performs service work?

Product Owners may service equipment in accordance with the instructions provided in the product service manual. Service can be performed in about 30 minutes. Many HVAC companies also offer service / maintenance agreements.

How much noise is generated while the unit is running?

The APS2000 is rated at 65 dbA @ 3m. This occurs at the front of the machine at the intake grille. On the sides and rear of the unit, the sound is much less. People in the immediate vicinity can carry on a normal conversation while the APS is running. At blower half-speed (1,000 CFM), the noise level is reduced to a whisper.

Do you have Air Rover personnel install or subcontract with local HVAC companies?

We recommend product owners hire a mechanical/HVAC contractor in their local area. Air Rover also has a nation-wide network of certified HVAC installers who can help.

How much time does an installation take?

When used as an indoor appliance, installation takes minutes. Ducted applications may require pre-inspection, following by a 1-day installation. Installation of multiple units with ducting throughout numerous rooms may require several days.

Are there consumables/aftermarket products being sold and who warehouses those components?

HEPA filters and UVC lights are commercial-off-the-shelf items. Air Rover recommends using only genuine UVC lights manufactured by Steril-Aire.

On the indoor unit, the intake and exhaust ports appear quite close. What prevents recirculation of cleaned (scrubbed) air back into the device?

To prevent recirculation of the cleaned air back into the unit, the APS machine has a few key design features. The intake louvers on top are angled upward to pull air from above the unit while the supply louvers are angled downward and outward. The discharge velocity is intentionally high to push air as far away from the unit as possible.

Does the APS2000 generate ozone?

No, it does not. There are other products which use Ultraviolet Vacuum (UVV), a different wavelength that produces ozone which is known to cause adverse health effects. The air cleaning technologies used by Air Rover are 100% safe and environmentally friendly. Learn More about the APS2000's light emitters from UVC component manufacturer, Sterile-Aire.