More people are spending a lot more time at home due to social distancing guidelines. As a result, indoor air quality has become much more important. While changing your air filters and keeping up with HVAC maintenance should still be a priority, there might be an additional way to improve your indoor air quality and potentially reduce the spread of COVID-19.
What is a UV Air Treatment System?
Did you know that ultraviolet light can neutralize airborne pollutants such as mold, mildew, bacteria, as well as some viruses? An ultraviolet (UV) air treatment system leverages ultraviolet light (UV-C) to destroy indoor air pollutants. Your HVAC professional can also install a HEPA filter to further protect against airborne dust and microorganisms.
These lights are mounted inside the ductwork. As the air flows through your ducts, the UV lights break the pollutants down at the DNA level. For years hospitals and clinics have used this technology to protect indoor air quality and medical surfaces.
In the first 45 minutes of use, the UV air treatment system may destroy roughly 50% of airborne particles. Because it doesn’t rely on harmful aerosols, this system is a safe and effective way to improve indoor air quality.
Is UV Air Treatment Right For Your Home?
Before installing any indoor air quality solution you should consult an HVAC professional. Contact Air Hawk and one of our technicians can lay out your options and recommend the best solution for your home. A UV air treatment system is an excellent way to eliminate bacteria and viruses-and might be a great solution to keep your family protected against this new coronavirus. Schedule an appointment with Air Hawk today.