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Special Home Health Issue

Fighting Viruses in Your Home

Aloha AC offers whole home disinfecting that kills 99.99% of bacteria in 60 seconds, safe for kids and pets

UV lights kill germs 24/7 Easily add UV light to current AC system

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WARRIOR AIR PURIFICATION SYSTEM

Protect your family’s health

• Ultraviolet Lights Installed • Electrostatic Filter Installed • Whole Home “Green” Disinfecting • Warrior In-Duct Carbon Purifier • $500 Gift Card No Payments No Interest for 12 months with approved credit

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UV lights clean 24/7

Installing a germ-killing UV light in your AC system cleans the air.

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4-5: STORY

New Whole Home Safe & Affordable disinfectant Aloha AC’s whole home spray disinfectant kills a wide array of dangerous viruses and bacteria like MRSA, Salmonella, Influenza viruses, Norovirus, Legionella pneumophila, and E coli and gets rid of mold and mildew by oxidization.

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Is Your House Sick?

Air in your home can be more than 5x more polluted than outside air.

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A healthier lifestyle

It’s never too late to start taking

better care of yourself. Start today!

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The Aloha AC difference What makes Aloha better than other HVAC companies.

Florida Eco-Vacations Get outside and have some fun! Eco-vacations are a great new way to teach your family about nature and the environment.

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Our new antimicrobial treatment kills 99.99% of mold, germs and viruses within 60 seconds. I’’m very excited to offer this service during this challenging time for our South Florida community and our country.

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by Jim Barry Owner, Aloha AC

our family’s health is your highest priority. During the past 38 years, Aloha AC has made sure that South Florida residents have maintained a comfortable and efficient home.

However, in today’s world comfort has given way to health and safety. Today’s homes are nearly air-tight, which means that dust, mold, volatile chemicals and germs often recirculate through your air-conditioning system. Filters do a good job of removing most contaminants but they can’t remove everything. Aloha has launched a new service designed to rid your home of germs, mold and most viruses and kills 99.99% of contaminants within 60 seconds of contact. The mist is sprayed throughout the home and is harmless to humans and pets. Our technician doesn’t even need to wear a mask during the application, but to reduce any possible transmission of the Coronavirus, they’ll wear proper protection to keep your family safe. You don’t even have to leave your home or wipe off afterwards. Our product is FDA approved, which means it’s even safe around food and lasts up to six months! By combining this antimicrobial treatment and installing an Aloha AC Air Purification Package in your current central air system, you can relax knowing you’re providing your family with the healthiest home possible.

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COVER STORY

What a “Clean” Home Really Means

Aloha AC is introducing a “green” treatment that kills a wide array of dangerous viruses and bacteria like MRSA, Salmonella, Influenza viruses, Norovirus, Legionella pneumophila, and E coli for up to six months Aloha AC’s whole home spray disinfectant kills a wide array of dangerous viruses and bacteria like MRSA, Salmonella, Influenza viruses, Norovirus, Legionella pneumophila, and E coli and gets rid of mold and mildew by oxidization. * Its mist is an environmentally safe alternative to chlorine cleaners and disinfectant. The active ingredient has absolutely no chlorine smell and has been used in disinfecting water supplies for decades. In fact, the primary by-product breaks down to simple salt. This disinfectant is safe around kids and pets and can be sprayed even with people in the home (although we recommend taking the family and pets outside while the technician is working).

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This treatment has undergone extensive testing at both major universities and private labs proving its effectiveness and safety.

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered

effective solution for mold removal, odor control, green

and USEPA registered (82972-1) as a “Broad Spectrum

cleaning, and broad spectrum disinfection.

Disinfectant -Cleaner”.

The Benefits of using antimicrobial spray. • Kills a wide array of dangerous viruses and bacteria

Aloha’s AC disinfectant spray eliminates bacteria on contact

like MRSA, Salmonella, Influenza viruses, Norovirus,

making it perfect for cleaning and sanitizing kitchen and

Legionella pneumophila, and E coli.

bathroom counters, showers, tile, concrete and other hard

• Destroys mold on contact.

surfaces, and is colorless, odorless. It will not harm water-safe

• Residual prevents mold from coming back by inhibiting

fabrics so it can be used to disinfect shoes, backpacks, gym

microbial growth for up to six months, even in the wettest

bags, car seats and other porous surfaces. It is the perfect

areas.

antimicrobial spray, instead of chlorine bleach products, for schools, nurseries or daycares.

• Eliminate odors at the source not cover them up with some funky fragrance - it eliminates them on a molecular level. • A green, environmentally safe alternative to chlorine

The powerful and safe disinfectant is applied through a special electromagnetic sprayer, which makes the surfaces in your home act like a magnet for the fine and safe mist. Think of how a magnet attracts metal filings. Aloha AC’s antimicrobial spray treatment is the safe and

cleaners and disinfectants. • No

harsh

chemical

odors

or

by-products.

100%

biodegradable. (NOTE: Tests on the effectiveness against the Coronavirus have not been approved or conducted.)

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Health

UV Lights Help Keep You Healthy

Ultraviolet devices offer numerous benefits when added to your home’s heating and cooling system, including keeping those cold and flu germs at bay. All of Aloha AC’s offers have a UL-298, 0% Emission Certification

When odors are a problem the

indoor air quality throughout the home.

best choice is Warrior In-Duct. This

When VOCs are neutralized the odors

Mold on cooling coils robs the air

advanced whole-house air purifier

are destroyed and the hydrocarbon

system of efficiency by clogging up

uses UV-C light in combination with

molecules that cause them are

the hundreds of fine metal plates that

specially prepared activated carbon

reduced to harmless water vapor and

make up the coils.

cells to create a photocatalytic (PCO)

carbon dioxide.

reaction.

Warrior UV uses germicidal UV-C light In addition to the Warrior In-duct

to sterilize mold and other microbes.

Nearly all odors are caused by volatile

Aloha AC offers a UV-C light which

The result is a significantly improved

organic compounds or VOCs. Many

gets installed inside the air handler

air system efficiency and longevity.

VOCs , such as formaldehyde and

and shines on the coils where can

Warrior UV also kills germs, bacteria,

toluene are also toxic. Warrior In-Duct

also disinfect the inside of your HVAC

viruses, and allergens in the air as

neutralizes VOCs in a process similar

system, the coils and drain pan, and

it passes through the air system

to the way the catalytic converter in

the air-stream. Warrior UV keeps your

resulting in healthier indoor air for your

your car works.

AC coils free of mold and improves

family.

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Why does Ultraviolet light kill germs?

UV-C light (the frequency used in germicidal UV lights) kills germs by disrupting their DNA which prevents them from reproducing, effectively killing them. In nature this frequency of light is filtered out by the Earth’s atmosphere so microbes have no defense against it.

Is UV light safe for kids and pets?

When a UV light system is installed in a central air system the germ killing effect takes place inside the air system and is limited to that area. There is no danger to any living thing in the home except microbes that are carried by the air into the central air system. 0% ozone certified.

If the air conditioning is not turned on, how can it continue to clean the air of germs and bacteria?

Running the air system in “fan” mode will cycle air through the home without turning on the AC or heater. Many programmable thermostats have a setting for this as well. These products are intended to be on 24 hours a day. Mold growth doesn’t stop when the blower is off, and cycling the UV light on and off would shorten life of the UV lamp.

Along with keeping sickness from spreading, UV light may be a last defense against bacteria and viruses that have become drug resistant. Killing harmful microorganisms at their source will promote wellness and overall health.

Will UV light make my cooling system last longer?

Overtime the parts inside your HVAC system can become coated with dirt, germs and pollutants that will diminish efficient output. Heating and cooling systems that have compromised functioning will work harder to achieve a desired output. Increased energy consumption will drive up monthly energy bills and cause unwanted wear and tear on your unit. Choosing the best UV light for HVAC units will organically clean coils and restore system capacity by 10-35%. Smoother airflow will reduce maintenance expenses and provide cleaner air.

How long does it take UV light to kills germs and bacteria?

The germ-killing effect starts immediately with about 90% of surface microbes sterilized within the first few minutes, and about 99.99% sterilized after the first 24 hours.

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Health

Is the Air in Your House Making Your Family Sick? The air inside your home can be more than 5 times more polluted outside air. EPA studies show that even in the smoggiest cities, the

This can lead to:

air inside most modern homes is usually at least ten times

• Eye irritation

more polluted than the air outside.

• Sinus congestion

That’s why many homeowners are upgrading their heat-

• Sneezing, runny nose,

ing and cooling filtration system and installing UV lights to

• Colds, flu

protect their families from a wide range of containments.

• Headaches, dizziness

Hospitals and other healthcare buildings have used UV

• Allergies

lights for years. Now that technology can be ordered with a

• Asthma

new HVAC system or retrofitted into an older system. The

• Sore throats

cost ranges from about $500 to $700.

And various other respiratory ailments.

Modern homes are energy efficiency, and built to be as air-tight as possible. The consequence is that stale air, laced

Aloha AC can show you solutions from better filters to in-

with odors, chemicals, irritants – even minuscule insects –

stalling Ultraviolet (UV) lights on nearly any new or existing

often becomes trapped in homes, where it circulates over

central HVAC system. 0% ozone certified, UL 298 tested.

and over. (NOTE: There is no testing or studies that address UV light’s effectiveness on the Coronavirus.

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Food

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Food These deliciously doable ideas start with time-saving, quality prepared products, such as Aunt Nellie’s jarred vegetables and READ classic bean salads, that provide real homemade flavors. Here’s how: 1. Mediterranean Bean & Pita-Wiches Prep time: 30 minutes Servings: 6 1 can (15 ounces) READ 3 or 4 Bean Salad 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes 1/2 cup coarsely chopped baby spinach 1/4 cup sliced celery 1/4 cup sliced pitted black or Kalamata olives 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano or basil 6 whole grain pita pocket halves Dressing: 2 tablespoons reserved bean liquid 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 clove garlic, minced Black pepper, coarsely ground Drain bean salad; reserve 2 tablespoons liquid. In large bowl, toss together bean salad and next six ingredients. For dressing, whisk ingredients together. Add dressing to bean mixture; toss. Fill pita pocket halves with bean mixture. 2. Red Cabbage, Onion & Bacon Jam Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes 1 jar (16 ounces) Aunt Nellie’s Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage 1/4 pound bacon (thick cut or regular) 1 large yellow onion (about 8 ounces) 2 tablespoons granulated or brown sugar 2 tablespoons white balsamic or white wine vinegar 1–2 tablespoons fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme) 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste) Green onion or parsley (optional) Drain cabbage; reserve liquid. Cut bacon into pieces (about 1/4 inch). Cook in large skillet

Transfer bacon to paper towel-lined plate; reserve. Measure 2 tablespoons drippings and return to skillet. Discard remaining drippings. Meanwhile, cut onion lengthwise in quarters. Cut crosswise into very thin slices (about 1/8 inch thick). Heat bacon drippings over medium-low heat until hot. Add onion slices, reduce heat to low and cook 5 minutes or until onions begin to soften, stirring occasionally. Stir in sugar, vinegar, thyme, peppers, bacon and 1/2 cup reserved liquid. Add cabbage and continue cooking over medium-low to low heat 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and mixture is very soft and thick, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with thinly sliced green onion or chopped parsley before serving, if desired. Serve warm or at room temperature as topping for burgers or crostini, as sandwich spread, condiment for meats or tossed with pasta. 3. Herbed Beet & Tomato Salad Prep time: 20 minutes Servings: 4 1 jar (16 ounces) Aunt Nellie’s Sliced Pickled Beets 2 medium yellow tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick 1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil 1/4 cup white wine or rice vinegar 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh herbs (such as thyme, parsley, basil, oregano or chives) 1 clove garlic, minced Salt and pepper Drain beets well.* Cut beets in half. Cut tomato slices into quarters. For vinaigrette, whisk together oil, vinegar, herbs and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place tomatoes in large bowl. Toss with dressing. Gently toss in beets. Serve immediately or chill. *Reserve liquid for pink lemonade, if desired.

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Over medium to medium-low heat until browned and crisp.

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Lifestyle

Take Steps Toward a Healthier Lifestyle

There isn’t a better time than now to start getting fit with health information and products so easily accessible. Simply incorporate the basics into your daily routine – good nutrition, adequate exercise and a daily supplement – and start down the path toward better health.

Improving your diet, exercising regularly, taking a daily supplement and getting enough restorative sleep are all important steps to overall wellness.

One-fourth of your plate at every meal should be made up of grains, such as wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal

or barley. People who eat whole grains as part of a healthy diet have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. The remaining one-fourth of your plate should be lean or low-fat cuts

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans describes a healthy diet as one that

more easily accessible. Eat more

of meat, plant-based protein or

emphasizes fruits, vegetables, lean

fruits and vegetables by setting

seafood.

meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs,

freshly

nuts, whole grains and fat-free or

produce on the kitchen counter or at

Get Regular Exercise

low-fat milk products. It should

eye level in the fridge. At every meal,

The Department of Health and

be low in saturated fat, trans fat,

make sure half your plate is made

Human Services recommends an

cholesterol, salt and added sugar.

up of fruit and vegetable servings.

adequate amount of exercise every

washed

and

prepared

Warm weather makes fresh produce

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Lifestyle

Super Foods for a Nutritious Diet The health community has long praised the benefits of vitamins and nutrients derived from natural sources. For those looking to improve their health or take preventative measures, these 10 natural super foods can be incorporated into your daily diet to help support your health: day. This guide can point to the right amount of exercise to add to your

Green Tea - Armed with a special type of antioxidants called polyphenols, green tea can decrease plaque formed in the arteries and can fight prostate cancer.

schedule:

Rosemary - Studies have shown this powerful spice can reduce the risk of stroke, as well as protect against Alzheimer's disease.

Get at least 150 minutes of moderate

Almonds - Full of plant sterols and amino acids, almonds can help lower high cholesterol and promote muscle growth. These handheld treats are also rich in vitamin E, which can protect skin from sun damage.

aerobic activity every week. For best results, spread the time out over several days. Do strength training exercises at least twice a week. Lifting weights builds muscle, which means the body burns more calories – even at rest. It’s important to keep in mind that when people are active, they produce more free radicals. The antioxidants found in supplements can help buffer the negative effects of the workout. Improving

your

diet,

exercising

regularly, taking a daily supplement and getting enough restorative sleep are all important steps to overall wellness. Work to incorporate each step into your daily routine until you

Fatty Fish - Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fatty fish such as salmon, flounder and sardines can lower the risk of heart disease. Bananas - This easy, portable snack is loaded with essential potassium, which regulates the nervous system. Bananas also offer loads of vitamin B-6, which aids immunity and metabolism. Whole Grains - These powerful body defenders have been known to boost immunity, protect against various cancers and reduce cholesterol. Eggs - These energy-packed breakfast favorites contain a special type of protein that helps build muscle strength more than other proteins. When compared to other breakfast foods, eggs can also keep you feeling fuller longer with fewer calories and fat. Spinach - Chock-full of magnesium, potassium and various vitamins and nutrients, spinach can prevent clogged arteries and protect against prostate and colon cancers. Soy - This protein-packed food contains isoflavones, which can aid in treatment and prevention of prostate cancer. Also, research from the Food and Drug Administration shows that 25 grams per day can help lessen the risk of heart disease. Dark Chocolate - Satisfy your sweet tooth and improve blood flow to the brain at the same time. Dark chocolate can also lower blood pressure and increase skin's resistance to UV rays. Find more health-conscious tips at eLivingToday.com.

reach your goal of good health, and find more health-conscious tips at eLivingToday.com.

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Aloha “I have been a customer of Aloha for almost ten years. I am very pleased with every aspect of the company. Starting with Sherry, she usually answers the phone. She is very pleasant and knowledgeable. I have recommended their services to friends, family and coworkers and will continue to do so.” ~Jane C. No matter what your individual ac estimate needs are Aloha Air Conditioning will Keep You Cool with our excellent selection of HVAC services! We will work hard to ensure your comfort! Contact us now by calling (954) 228-6060 and request a free estimate.

The Aloha Difference by Jim Barry Everyone knows there are a lot of air conditioning companies in South Florida, but they’re not all the same. So why should you choose Aloha Air Conditioning over any other firm? Let me tell you why Aloha is the best choice: Passion We love what we do and we care about YOU!

Commitment Aloha has been here since 1982 and we plan to be serving South Florida and the Keys for many years to come. We have been to your homes and businesses many times and we know you and your AC system. Technology Our technicians carry the latest tablet computers on every sales and service call. Your complete service history and manufacturer warranty information is

People always ask me to tell them about my company. I guess this is how I’d define Aloha Air Conditioning. “Aloha is a great company with cuttingedge technology, working together to provide the highest level of service while lowering the cost to our customers. We do this by leveraging that technology to gain efficiency on every aspect of our business and passing on those savings.”

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Inside Story of receiving the maximum benefits of your warranty. Just something simple like a warranty can save you thousands of dollars and lot of headaches should anything go wrong with your system. Money-Saving Tips A lot of A/C repairs are simple and may not even need a professional visit to your home. Our website (www.alohaAC.com) has videos of simple things anyone can check before calling to schedule service. They include checking the thermostat, humidistat, circuit beakers, and air filters just to name a few.

right at their fingertips. This allows more efficient and knowledgeable service to you, our customer. If a repair is necessary, we know the closest place to get whatever part you need to get your system up and running in the shortest possible time. Relationships Because we’ve been around since 1982 and we have strong relationships with the manufacturers

Technicians equipped with tablets provide a real-time link to history, experts and parts.

and part suppliers. I can’t tell you the number of times during an emergency our partners have opened their doors on nights, weekends and even holidays so we could serve a customer. Expertise Occasionally an A/C system has an issue that stumps even the most seasoned technician. On these occasions our techs don’t guess or try and make unnecessary repairs. They instantly transfer a video of the problem in real time to our service manager or even a manufacturers engineer to ensure the job is done right. This can all be done on the same service call without any delay in getting your system back up and running.

Efficiency All of our trucks are equipped with GPS tracking, which allows our main office to see which technician is closest to you so we can quickly respond to your call. Not only does this improve our response time, but the time-saving efficiency of this technology also lowers our cost to you. These are just a few of the reasons to chose Aloha as you’re A/C company. Our customers can tell you even more!

Customer Service Many contractors leave it up to the customer to register for the manufacturer warranties. If it’s late or filled out incorrectly it can result in less (or even no) coverage. When you buy an A/C unit from Aloha, we register the equipment for you. You can rest assured

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Family time-off features eco-trip of a lifetime In addition to a catch-and-release ethic of sport fishing, world-class diving and a rich literary and artistic community, the Florida Keys offer an appealing variety of public parks and environmentally oriented eco-attractions, whether it is swimming side by side with a dolphin, walking among thousands of butterflies, navigating through tropical forests and botanical gardens or visiting a conservation area to observe the unique protected animal species in their natural habitat. Parks & Recreation Sites are abundant in the Florida Keys, and span all five regions. Conservation museums include Crane Point Hammock, Audubon House, Mel Fisher Maritime Museum and Butterfly Conservatory & Nature Museum. Preservation Museums include

Museum of Art & History at the Customs House, Lighthouse & Keepers Quarters Museum, Fort East Martello Museum & Gardens, Pigeon Key Foundation & Marine Science Center, The Oldest House, West Martello Town and Key West Garden Club and The Key West Heritage House Museum. THE KEY WEST TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANICAL GARDEN is the only "frost-free" botanical garden in the continental United States. It is home to many endangered and threatened flora and fauna. The Key West Forest & Garden is a special place where you can appreciate biodiversity and learn more about its importance. For instance, the forest has two of the last remaining fresh water ponds in the Keys and is a major migratory stopping point for neotropical birds from places as far as South

America, as well as being home to many rare birds in the Florida Keys. Other highlights include: To protect a portion of the Florida Keys’ barrier reef, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park was established off the Upper Keys in 1963 as America’s first underwater preserve. The park hosts more than a million visitors annually, offering them numerous opportunities to observe abundant wildlife through recreational and educational experiences. THE MARATHON WILD BIRD CENTER is one of the leading wild bird rescue centers in the Florida Keys, nestled in 64 acres of lush hardwoods as part of Crane Point Hammock. Tavernier’s Florida Keys Wild Bird Center, the northernmost of the eco-attractions, is also a haven for bird lovers, a labor of

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love of Laura Quinn, affectionately known as the “Bird Lady,” who founded and runs the center. Each facility’s primary purpose is to rescue, rehabilitate and release ill, injured and orphaned wild birds. Boardwalks and nature paths wind through shaded cages that house wild hawks, ospreys, spoonbills, egrets and more. Some are there to recuperate and will later be released, while others would be unable to survive in the wild on their own and have become lifelong inhabitants. DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER on Grassy Key is a research and educational facility that’s home to a family of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions. The center and its staff, winners of numerous awards, specialize in behavioral research and maintain liaisons with university research programs and independent scientists around the world. Visitors to the center can participate in enjoyable

and educational programs that provide knowledge and insights about dolphins, their environment and their remarkable abilities. Through a number concepts research study, researchers discovered that the marine mammals could identify simple math and distinguish the difference between numbers they were presented on a board. Well known for dolphin-assisted therapy programs provided to children with special physical and emotional needs, the nonprofit Island Dolphin Care in Key Largo also features marine science educational programs.

for loggerhead, green, hawksbill and Kemp’s ridley turtles. The hospital’s goals include working toward environmental legislation to make beaches and oceans safer and cleaner for sea turtles. THE KEY WEST NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE was created in 1908 in response to a fashion trend that was decimating migratory bird populations, then-President Theodore Roosevelt created this first wildlife refuge of the Florida Keys to protect and preserve a breeding ground for migratory species. The Lower Keys are home to the NATIONAL KEY DEER REFUGE, established in 1957 to protect and MARATHON’S TURTLE HOSPITAL, preserve habitats for wildlife, most is the only facility of its kind in the world. notably the diminutive Key deer. A At the hospital, opened in 1986, founder subspecies of the Virginia white-tailed Richie Moretti and his staff treat injured deer, Key deer range in size from 45 to sea turtles and, when possible, return 80 pounds fully grown. them to the wild. Educational tours The refuge encompasses more than of the facility are offered to introduce 8,000 acres of prime Key deer territory visitors to the resident sea turtles and ranging from Bahia Honda Key to the to the hospital’s curative programs eastern shores of Sugarloaf Key, out to

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the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. It also is a stopping point for thousands of migratory birds each year, and a winter home for many North American bird species including the roseate tern and peregrine falcon. The Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1938, provides safe nesting and breeding areas for great white herons and other migratory birds and wildlife. White herons are North America’s largest wading bird and, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are found only in the Florida Keys and on the South Florida mainland. Stretching between Key West and Marathon, the refuge features more than 375 square miles of open water and islands in the Gulf of Mexico. Visitors’ primary access is by kayak, canoe or shallow-draft boat, although the refuge manages lands on Upper Sugarloaf and Lower Sugarloaf Keys that are accessible by car. Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

located on the Key West waterfront at Truman Annex, the 6,400-squarefoot center showcases the underwater and upland habitats that characterize the Keys, with an emphasis on North America’s only living contiguous barrier coral reef that parallels the island chain. The Living Reef Exhibit features a 2,400-gallon reef tank with fish and invertebrates indigenous to the Keys, and interactive and touch-screen modules, text and audio/video components showcase stellar underwater footage about the vibrant Keys ecosystem and reef. Learn about the environment and cultural resources in the Keys through Discovery Saturdays. DRY TORTUGAS NATIONAL PARK is a remote offshore preserve that lies approximately 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park contains the Civil War-era Fort Jefferson, believed to be the largest masonry structure in the Western Hemisphere. Dry Tortugas is the largest no-take

marine reserve in the continental United States. Snorkelers, divers, boaters and researchers enjoy a pristine marine environment while protecting the region’s important coral reef habitat. The park is divided into a historic preservation zone where visitors can enjoy guided tours, diving, recreational fishing and other activities; a managed natural/cultural zone offering solitude and activities such as swimming, diving and recreational fishing; the protected Research Natural Area, where boaters can enjoy the environmental richness while preserving marine resources; and special protection zones for areas requiring protection from human impact. Dry Tortugas National Park can be accessed via ferry or by private vessel. For more information go to: http://www.fla-keys.com/greentravel/

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Still Have Questions? Here’s the detail of the effectiveness and safety of Aloha’s mist disinfectant

• Is this disinfectant treatment safe for my family and pets?

• • • • •

• How long does the treatment last? • How does it kill bacteria and viruses? • Do I need to wash everything in my house after it’s treated? • Will this stain my carpets and furniture? • Is there a smell?

These questions and many others are detailed in the questions and answers below. Is this antimicrobial some kind of bleach? No. The mist used by Aloha AC is very different from the corrosive chemistry of chlorine bleach. The primary differences are that Aloha’s treatment is less caustic, safer, and gentler than bleach and many other antiseptics and antimicrobials, plus it remains effective under organic load. Further, chlorine bleach produces harmful by-products to the environment, including trihalomethanes (THM) and haloacetic acids (HAAS). This mist breaks down to a simple salt, producing no harmful byproducts. What does it mean that a disinfectant product is "green"? The United Stated Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently reviewing the way third parties will be able to carry "green" claims on all disinfectant labels. EPA policy at this point does not allow "green" claims to be placed directly on any disinfectant product's label. While this mist is mild on skin, hard surfaces, and fabric, and will certainly qualify for "green status" when the designation is allowed, we cannot advertise this claim until it is permitted by the EPA. The treatment is

also a powerful disinfectant able to kill some of the toughest and most resistant forms of bacteria and mold. The chemical composition is such that it has a minimal impact on the environment and contains no ozone harming volatile compounds (VOC). This treatment is used in schools and hospitals, but can I use it at home? Yes. The Aloha misting treatment is an excellent disinfectant to use in homes. Some of the best places to use it at home are in musty basements, in bathrooms where mildew has accumulated (or on surfaces to protect against mold and mildew), and in the kitchen to keep food-contact surfaces clean. It has also been tested on carpets and can be used around the house to sanitize carpets. What are the advantages of using sprayers and misting to treat areas of your home? The quickest way to disinfect a hospital room, an entire basement, or a school gym is by using an electrostatic sprayer that can create a fine mist to treat objects, walls, floors, and ceilings in a matter of just a few minutes. Electrostatic sprayers can dramatically cut the time to disinfect

large areas. Aloha Ac uses is one of the few disinfectants that can be dispersed in this manner because it is non-corrosive to treated surfaces and objects. With so many disinfectants and mold removers on the market, why should I choose Aloha AC’s treatment? The easiest way to answer this question is simply, not all disinfectants are created equal. When evaluating and comparing disinfectant products, take a close look at their core ingredients. Aloha’s treatment uses a unique chemical compound. This same product has been used during Anthrax attacks, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, to purify drinking water, and most recently to kill MRSA in schools and hospitals. Also consider carefully what kind of chemicals you want around your children, employees, patients, students, and close family members. Most disinfectants and mold removers on the market are extremely toxic, but Aloha’s treatment gives you peace of mind that you are using an effective product that does not come with alarming safety warnings and precautions.

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What is the difference between a cleaner and a disinfectant?

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Cleaners are not registered with the EPA and cannot make public health claims on their label such as killing germs or having any anti-microbial action. What is a Hospital Disinfectant? As part of the EPA registration process, disinfectant products are put through rigorous testing to prove their efficacy and measure toxicity. The EPA registers three types of disinfectants: Limited, General, and Hospital. All three disinfectants destroy or irreversibly inactivate certain microorganisms on hard, inanimate surfaces and objects. You can determine a “limited,” “general,” or “hospital” disinfectant by the microorganisms listed on the label. Limited must be supported by efficacy testing against either Salmonella cholerasuis or Staphylococcus aureus. Limited disinfectants are found mostly in household use. General must be supported by efficacy testing against both Salmonella cholerasuis and Staphylococcus aureus. General disinfectants are used in commercial areas. Hospital must be supported by AOAC Use Dilution or AOAC Germicidal Spray efficacy testing against Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella cholerasuis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa hides behind biofilm and is difficult to eliminate. Killing this bacterium is required for “Hospital Disinfectant”. Also, as part of this evaluation process, products are assigned to a toxicity

Relax and rest easy knowing that you’ve protected your home from mold, bacteria, and viruses. Aloha AC and the Warrior Air Purification System has your family covered. category: The categories range from category 1 (highly toxic) to category 4 (no exposure warnings required on the label). Aloha’s treatment received an EPA category 4 rating for all exposure routes with the exception of mild eye irritation.

treatment is rated “no rise required on food contact surfaces” category D2, meaning it is approved for use in commercial or residential kitchens to control bacteria, viruses, and mold without the need to wash/rinse the area with water after the mist is sprayed.

What is a Sanitizer? A substance, or mixture of substances, intended to reduce the number of microorganisms on inanimate surfaces or in water or air (FIFRA § 4(i)(4)(C)(i)).

Can I clean and disinfect at the same time? In some cases, you can clean and disinfect at the same time, but this depends on how dirty the surfaces you are cleaning/disinfecting are—the dirtier the surface the less effective the disinfectant. Disinfectants need to contact the area to disinfect and cannot do this effectively with a barrier of dirt or grime in the way. Once the dirt has been wiped away the disinfectant can get to work. Under lightly soiled conditions, you can clean and disinfect in the same step with just Vital Oxide. (NOTE: EPA requires all disinfectants carry the following label direction: “For heavily soiled areas, a pre-cleaning step is required.”)

What is the difference between a ‘food-contact sanitizer’ and a ‘nonfood-contact sanitizer? A food-contact sanitizer, at a minimum, reduces the level of Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli by 99.999% on a food contact surface within one minute. A potable water rinse is not allowed after sanitation of a food-contact surface. A non-food-contact sanitizer, at a minimum, reduces the level of Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae or Enterobacter aerogenes by 99.9% on non-food contact surfaces within 5 minutes.

Does Aloha’s misting contain VOCs? No. It does not contain volatile organic compounds.

What does “no rinse required on food contact surface” mean? “No rinse required on food contact surfaces” is a safety rating given by NSF International (previously the National Sanitation Foundation). The NSF testing guidelines are a continuation of the USDA product approval and listing program, including the FDA 21. Aloha’s

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Aloha AC offers 12 months No Interest No Payments on Whole Home Warrior Air Purification Package Aloha AC antimicrobial mist is the solution you need for your surface cleaning issues at the office. You probably wonder whether other detergents work similarly as well. Safe for kids, pets, furniture and carpet, this 100% biodegradable treatment kills 99.99% of germs, bacterial and mold spores for up to six months. This is the same treatment used by the U.S. Government and hospitals to control the spread of disease. The treatment is perfectly safe and is orderless and colorless. In fact, our technicians don’t even need to wear a mask or respirator while applying, but we put on protective clothing and an airtight mask to protect both our technicians and your family from spreading the Coronavirus. Add then additional Warrior protections of an ultraviolet light system and electrostatic filters and you’ll have a healthier home, lower electric bills and extend the life of your central AC system.

For more information on Aloha AC’s mist disinfectant, please call our office at (954) 280-6060 or go to our website at www.AlohaAC.com

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