Since the beginning of 2020, improving indoor air quality has been a big topic among business owners and facility managers. Knowing that COVID-19 and other toxins can be spread through the air, it’s no wonder that facilities are concentrating on their HVAC systems.
Cleaning business HVAC equipment and installing air purification upgrades are critical steps in ensuring a healthy work environment. Commercial HVAC UV lamp installation for air purification is one of Statewide Conditioning Inc upgrades.
HOW DO UV LIGHTS IN HEATING AND COOLING EQUIPMENT WORK?
Airborne pollutants such as bacteria, viruses, and mold spores are targeted by ultraviolet light. UVA, UVB, and UVC are three different forms of UV frequencies.
Have you ever gotten a terrible sunburn? The sun’s UVA and UVB rays would have been the source of the problem. While this frequency is strong enough to burn your skin, it is ineffective at killing bacteria.
UV-C lamps, on the other hand, have a higher frequency. This is what would be installed in your HVAC systems to prevent airborne contaminants from spreading.
UVGI (ultraviolet germicidal irradiation) is a UVC-based technology for detoxifying indoor air. High-intensity commercial UVC lamps generate photons that damage microbe DNA, preventing them from reproducing. UVGI is a disinfectant that may be used to disinfect surfaces, water, and, in our case, indoor air.
HOW CAN UV LIGHT TECHNOLOGY PROTECT MY COMPANY?
While UV lighting for HVAC has garnered a lot of attention in the last year, they’ve been used to prevent sickness for decades.
Duke Medicine did a study on UV light and its ability to prevent the transmission of four major superbugs between 2012 and 2014. They were able to reduce illness transmission by 30% after completing studies in nine hospitals using a combination of UV lamps and chemicals.
Contamination transmission must be minimized in any form of business. Providing clean indoor air should be a concern in all settings, from hospitals to legal companies to restaurants and beyond.
When you choose SCI to install UV lights in your HVAC system, you’ll get several advantages:
- Indoor air quality significantly improves
- Bacteria in the air is reduced
- Contamination is reduced
- Breathing is easier
Airborne contaminants are destroyed before they can reach your facility when commercial-grade UVC bulbs are installed. Cleaner air means happier people, fewer sick days, and higher productivity. Does this seem like something you’d desire for your building/facility?
CAN CORONAVIRUS BE KILLED BY UV LIGHTS?
UV lights have been reported in several studies to be effective in removing COVID-19 particles from the air. Unfortunately, there is currently insufficient information to determine the amount and time of UVC radiation required to render coronavirus inactive. This is because the virus is still relatively young, and further research needs to be done.
That does not, however, imply that it is ineffective. UVC radiation has been shown to inactivate the SARS-Coronavirus, according to the FDA. Although this virus is not the same as the one that causes COVID-19, it demonstrates that UVC radiation can aid in the prevention of virus spread.
The safest way to use UVC radiation is to install ultraviolet lights in your HVAC system. Humans are sensitive to UVC light but putting the bulbs inside your air ducts considerably decreases this risk.
PROFESSIONAL AIR PURIFICATION SERVICES
For over 30 years, SCI has provided top-notch HVAC services in the tri-state area. We know how to appropriately install commercial-grade UV lights in the HVAC systems for your building/facility. When combined with other air purification procedures, UVC radiation is most efficient. We’ll go through your current procedures and give recommendations for making your facility as safe as possible. If your business UV lights aren’t installed correctly, the virus may only be partially inactivated.
To make sure it’s done correctly, contact Statewide Conditioning Inc.’s skilled HVAC professionals today!