With the rise of superbugs and aggressive viruses like H1N1 and COVID-19, Loveland, CO residents have more reason to think about germs than ever. If you want to create a cleaner, safer family home, a UV light air purification system could be your secret weapon.
How UV Light Kills Germs
UV light, which consists of wavelengths below the visible spectrum, has been used to sanitize surfaces and destroy germs for more than a century. Just as sunlight can cause skin damage, UV light affects viruses, bacteria and spores at the genetic or cellular level, which can prevent these germs from multiplying and causing illnesses.
UV Light Air Purification Systems
The UV light air purifiers that we install use UVV and UVC wavelengths below 280 nanometers to target a wide range of airborne pathogens. Each unit features a high-output bulb and a reflective sterilization chamber that intensifies the UV rays and slows the airflow for more complete disinfection.
These air purification systems require virtually no maintenance. There are no filters to clean, and each bulb provides up to three years of round-the-clock protection. UV lamps are also useful for sanitizing HVAC coils and equipment surfaces where microbes can form an insulating biofilm that contributes to odors and poor indoor air quality.
Strategies for Improving Your Indoor Air Quality
UV lamps work with all types of central HVAC systems. They can be paired with a variety of other indoor air quality products. These include ventilators, humidifiers, and germicidal air cleaners. These systems work together to remove chemicals and particulates while balancing the humidity. Homeowners can also use the Daikin One Home Air Monitor to track and improve their indoor air quality throughout the year. If you’re interested in learning more, call A to Z Heating & Cooling today, or view our products online.