Winter weather is here, and along with it, cold and flu season. Trapped together in such tight spaces, it’s no surprise why the incidence of illness rises during the cold weather season. Luckily, you can help prevent the spread of cold and flu germs with the addition of an indoor air quality system with UV light.
You clean to keep bacteria and viruses off of surfaces in your home. But these germs are airborne as well, floating through the air, where they can be inhaled. Dry winter air exacerbates this issue, helping these illness-inducing particles to remain in the air far longer. With the help of your HVAC system and a UV air purifier, you can potentially remove them from the air, reducing the likelihood of you and your family becoming ill.
Bacteria and viruses are quite small, and vary in size significantly depending on species. Most bacteria range from 1-10 micrometers in size (compared to a 70-micrometer human hair). However, some bacteria and most viruses are much smaller, from less than 0.01-0.2 micrometers. These small viruses and bacteria can be a challenge for air purifiers and even HEPA home air filters, but this is where UV light air purifiers shine. When a UV light air purifier is added to your home heater, microbes can be killed or inactivated with exposure to ultraviolet light. However, high power and exposure time are key, making the purchase of a quality UV air purification system essential for efficacy.
In addition to UV light, other technologies can also support healthy air in your home. How do they stack up against UV lights?
Are you not feeling so good? Fight back against winter germs with the help of the local heating and air conditioning service pros at H & H Heating & Air Conditioning. Learn more about an indoor air quality system today.