Combating Winter Germs

UV Lights Kill Germs

Have you ever wondered why cold and flu germs seem to spread quickly in colder temperatures? Part of the reason is that during colder temperatures people tend to congregate indoors. As we close our windows tight and keep the doors closed to fight off old man winter, we also create a great place for germs to spread. Before you open the windows and suffer freezing temperatures to fight off those viruses, there is a better way to kill these germs while staying warm.

Empire HVAC can install an ultraviolet (UV) light system on you home’s heating and air conditioning system. These UV lights use the same technology that hospitals use to sanitize the air. As the air from your home passes over the UV light, the germs are killed.

Virus and bacteria germs have thin exterior cell walls. UV light systems are very effective at penetrating the cell walls. As the light enters the cell wall of the organism, it alters its genetic structure. As a result, the germ dies. The same UV technology is also effective in killing mold spores.

The air sanitizing effect of UV light on indoor air helps stop the spread of cold and flu germs. Reducing the risk of sickness from air born contaminants is helpful for everyone but it is critical to infants, the elderly and anyone with a compromised immune system.

UV technology offers a very affordable and effective solution to sanitize all the air inside your home. To speak with someone about the benefits of UV lights, give Empire HVAC a call at 404-294-0900. We provide you a no cost in home consultation to suggest a solution to help keep you and your family healthy this winter.