With all the news regarding COVID over the last 6 months, and the different information we’ve heard from various sources, there is one thing that is for sure–homeowners have become increasingly aware of the impact that their indoor air has on their health.
Take our last blog post for instance, where we talked about the concerns folks have about disease transmission in commercial buildings through their HVAC systems.
While we always recommend following CDC guidelines when it comes to preventing the transmission of COVID both inside your home and other buildings, as well as outdoors, there are certainly steps you can take to encourage a healthier home overall.
After all, illnesses aside, indoor air quality is often worse than that of the air outdoors anyway. Read on to learn more about this and how UV germicidal lights can help in the fight for healthier air.
How’s Your Indoor Air Quality?
As we mentioned above, your indoor air quality can actually be worse than that of outdoors. This is particularly true if you live in a newer home. The thing is, today’s homes are built very “tightly,” to prevent the transmission of air through drafty doors or windows and whatnot.
This is great news for HVAC efficiency. Whether it’s winter or summer you don’t have to worry about your conditioned air being wasted or your energy bills being higher than necessary. This isn’t such great news for your indoor air quality, however, because this means that contaminants and pollutants cannot make their way out of your indoor air either.
“So, What Do I Do About It?”
Invest in the right type of indoor air quality products and services! There are a number of different whole-house air filtration systems (no, your standard HVAC air filter is not enough to protect your indoor air quality) and air purifiers on the market.
Some air purifiers are designed to pull contaminants straight from the air, while others, like the UV air purifier (a.k.a UV germicidal lights!), are designed to get rid of contaminants that reside in your ductwork, before they even have the chance to enter your indoor air.
What contaminants are these? Microorganisms, bacteria, mold, and mildew–all of which can wreak havoc on the health of even the strongest members of your household. It can be even worse for those who suffer from allergies and asthma and are already susceptible to harmful symptoms.
The power of UV germicidal lights will improve your indoor air quality and subsequent health by eliminating these biological contaminants and preventing them from replicating in the future, plus:
- UV lights eliminate odors by killing pollutants that create them.
- UV lights generate negative hydroxyl ions, which are natural compounds that remove pollutants.
- UV lights are easy for our team to install and space-saving–they can go directly into your ductwork where they’re out of sight but hugely effective.
- UV lights help eliminate contaminants that other air purifiers can’t quite reach inside your ductwork, and are best paired with another type of air purifier to ensure whole-home indoor air quality.