2018 has only just started, but North Texas has already been significantly impacted by the Flu virus. Unless your new year’s resolutions include “getting sick” then you’re probably doing all that you can to keep you and your family safe from all kinds of germs. Washing hands frequently and sanitizing surfaces can help keep sickness from spreading around your house. But what about the air that you’re breathing? Airborne germs and contaminants may be floating around, and the source may not be in plain sight.
Out of sight, out of mind
Have you ever thought about the cleanliness of your air ducts? You may not think too much about your air duct system, but germs, toxins, and odors can originate there if you neglect them completely. A routine air duct cleaning can greatly increase your indoor air quality, but you can help get extra help with UV light technology. Indoor air purification with UV light can help to kill all kinds of bacteria and germs in your home's indoor air. While it may not be a total cure for the Flu, it's a great step forward in helping to keep your home's air breathable and clean.
In-Duct Air Purification with UV-C light
The GreenAir UV In-Duct Air Purification System is installed within the ductwork of your central air conditioning system, and works to purify air as it passes through. The air purification system uses UV-C light, which is invisible and has the ability to deeply penetrate the membranes within mold, viruses, bacteria, and more. UV-C light attacks the DNA of these microorganisms, which hinders their ability to reproduce and spread throughout your house. A GreenAir UV system helps to improve your home’s indoor air quality by destroying odor-causing and potentially toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs), while also working to decrease the amount of bacteria, viruses, mold, and allergens from the air stream.
Can UV light actually help improve my home's indoor air quality?
Yes. In 2012, Duke University Medical Center researchers used UV radiation to nearly eliminate drug-resistant bacteria in 50 hospital rooms, decreasing the number of bacteria by more than 97%. Of course, there are many different factors to consider when it comes to the effectiveness of UV light in the HVAC system in your home. One of the most crucial factors is the installation of the air purification system, which can vary greatly depending on who you hire to complete the job.
Only as effective as the installation
It is imperative that any UV air purification system you have installed is done well and done properly. This isn’t just for safety, but to maximize the positive effects of your UV lighting for air purification. At A#1 Air, we are your indoor air quality experts. If you are interested in GreenAir UV, or have any questions regarding UV lighting for indoor air quality, contact one of our professionals today. We are more than happy to help.