If you’re staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, then it’s important to ensure that the air you’re breathing is clean. Signature Home Heat & Air offers air purifiers with UV lamps that help eliminate microbes and other contaminants from the air. Keep reading to learn more about this technology.
The power of UV rays
The term “UV rays” often brings to mind other words, namely, “sunscreen” and “skin cancer.” And we’ve all heard about UVA rays, which penetrate deep into the skin, causing premature aging, as well as powerful UVB rays, which effect the outermost layers of the skin and cause, among other things, painful sunburns.
Lately, however, you may have been hearing a lot about UVC (ultraviolet-C) rays. These rays are also present in sunlight but don’t reach us because they can’t make it past the ozone layer. However, UVC rays can be artificially generated and used to kill viruses.
Specifically, this type of UV ray has been shown to be effective in eliminating microbes and virus particles from surfaces. This includes coronavirus particles. In fact, specially designed UVC lamps and similar machines are currently being used to disinfect medical equipment. Exposing a surface or object to UVC rays for a few minutes eliminates viruses, bacteria, microbes and fungi.
UV rays and air quality
At Signature Home Heat & Air, we carry and install air purifiers equipped with lamps that produce UV rays. These devices purify the air that circulates through your home. When stale air enters the purifier, it’s exposed to the rays of the UV lamp. This eliminates volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as well as the odours and biological contaminants they carry. The treated air is then recirculated back into the house, resulting in a more hygienic indoor environment.
Comfort is just a call away!
Signature Home Heat & Air is your heating and air conditioning specialist in Ottawa and Gatineau. We’re happy to do everything we can to ensure that our customers have safe, comfortable living environments, during this period of confinement due to the coronavirus. Would you like to breathe cleaner air? Contact us to learn more about our UV lamp air purifiers.