The Benefits Of Disinfecting The Air In Your Home With A CDC and FDA Recommended UV Disinfectant Technology
Everyone knows how important it is today to keep your home and office clean for the health and safety of your family or employees. While people are wearing masks and social distancing while going to the store, at their place of business or shopping for groceries, those two practices often don’t apply within your own home.
Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to keep the air in your home safe to breathe by keeping your HVAC system and ducting in top shape. Most people may not realize this but ensuring your heating and air conditioning is running well and is properly maintained can make a dramatic difference in the quality of the air inside your home which directly correlates to the health of you and your family.
This includes ensuring your ductwork is clean. Dirty ducts mean you’re filtering air through whatever dirt and grime that exists inside of your ducting or in the case of ‘leaky’ ducting, pulling air from outside or from your crawlspace or attic. It also means making sure your air filter is clean and you’re changing it regularly. This is something you can do yourself and is an easy and direct way to ensure your HVAC system intake is pulling air in as cleanly as it can.
Those are the basics for keeping the air quality in your home top notch that regular maintenance of your system can help achieve. That said, there is an additional level of air quality protection that our certified installers can help you with.
Enter UV-G Disinfectant Lighting! This technology (often referred to as simply UV light) can neutralize and even kill bacteria and viruses including COVID-19.
From the FDA website:
“UVC radiation has been shown to destroy the outer protein coating of the SARS-Coronavirus …. UVC radiation may also be effective in inactivating the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is the virus that causes the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).”
Also, from the CDC website:
“Consider using ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) as a supplement to help inactivate SARS-CoV-2”
This UV light disinfectant works especially well when installed in line with your HVAC system, and the best part about this technology is that we can install it into your existing system as an addon.
It works like this: The air in your home is constantly being circulated through your air filter which continues to filter microbes etc. This continued filtering is why the air in your home can be much cleaner when the air outside is of a poor quality. As this process happens, the UV light addon cleanses the air as it flows through your system. This means that by the time you breathe this air in, you are breathing in air that has been pre-treated by the UV light system which can eliminate over 90% of the germs and microbes that could travel with it!
UV light disinfectant systems are the future and our expert technicians at Bob’s Air Repair are certified and ready to install this CDC and FDA recommended technology in your home. Give us a call today and we can go over the options that would work best for you and your family.