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Does UV-C Light Really Have The Power To Kill Germs?

by Melissa Stevens on Jun 15, 2022

Does UV-C Light Really Have The Power To Kill Germs?

UV-C light is utilized in many different ways to sanitize, but how do you know the light is really doing its job? Well, according to the FDA, UV-C light IS an effective disinfectant.

It’s hard to trust that something is doing its job if you can't physically see the work being done. However, what if we told you scientists have known about the germ-killing properties of UV-C light for over a decade? 

"UVC radiation has effectively been used for decades to reduce the spread of bacteria…for this reason, UVC lamps are often called "germicidal" lamps." - FDA.

Now that you have more confidence in UV-C light as an effective sanitizing tool let's talk about how the EnviroAire IAQ UV-C Purification System and its use of UV-C light.

EnviroAire IAQ UV uses a unique combination of UV-C light and activated carbon cells. This perfect duo destroys odor-causing and potentially toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) while sterilizing mold, bacteria, viruses, and allergens from the air stream in your home.

The purification system is installed in the ductwork of the central air system to remove airborne contaminants as they pass by. 

Features / Benefits:

• Reduces odors and toxic VOCs

• Kills mold, bacteria, and viruses

• Improves indoor air quality

• Installs in the central air system

• Extends life of your HVAC system

The EnviroAire IAQ UV comes in multiple sizes to fit your needs. To find the right option for you, have an EnviroAire IAQ Certified Partner out to your home to determine the best fit for your comfort system.