Coronavirus and UV Lights
The truth about Coronavirus and UV Lights:
With the ever-increasing attention on the Coronavirus, we are amid a media blitz. We are overwhelmed with information on how to combat this virus – some true and some false. Recently, I’ve noticed a few AC companies communicating false promises about the effectiveness of air conditioning UV lights on the Coronavirus. Most noteworthy, is the myth claiming UV lights will kill COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
As a professional in the HVAC industry for over 30 years, I feel it is my responsibility to dispel this myth.
The truth about Coronavirus and UV Lights: Check the facts.
I would like to take this opportunity to clarify and set the record straight.
There is absolutely no evidence that supports this claim. In fact, no UV light products have been professionally tested directly on the COVID-19 virus. Therefore, there are no validations to support this statement. Unfortunately, this myth is creating a false sense of protection among the general public. Furthermore, it is also serving as fuel for irreputable business practices from AC companies, who appear to be looking for ways to profit from public fear and anxiety.
The truth about Coronavirus and UV Lights: UV lights can improve indoor air quality.
UV lights do serve a purpose. In fact, they help to control and breakdown airborne germs and viruses. The lights are installed in your air conditioning system near the evaporator coil. Their mission is to control microbes like bacteria, fungi, mildew, contaminants, and viruses in the line-of-sight of the UV bulb.
This light can contribute to maintaining good indoor air quality. This is especially important for those with respiratory issues, and even pet owners. In addition, UV lights used in conjunction with changing air filters, and regular AC check-ups can have a profound effect on improving the air quality in your home.
There is no miracle method to stop germs from spreading. However, we can all take preventative measures to reduce the spread of germs. Certainly, we are wise to follow the guidelines set by the CDC. These include: Limit social interaction, wash your hands frequently, and self-quarantine if you are feeling ill.
In summary, there are several products to help improve the indoor air quality of your home. If you are interested, this web page offers my recommendations; air quality products.
A word of advice.
When it comes to the health of your family do your due diligence. First and foremost, research any product or service thoroughly before making a purchase. Always use your best judgement and common sense.
We would be happy to discuss indoor air quality with you or any question you may have. Feel free to contact us, 239.693.9005.