Although cold and flu bugs may be more prevalent in the winter, it doesn’t mean we’re all immune to illness during the rest of the year—particularly if you don’t have the right indoor air quality products in Sterling, VA. True, there’s not a lot you can do to prevent the common cold. However, there is certainly a way to help cut down on the spread of germs in your home once hit by them. We’re talking about a UV air purifier.
Your Susceptibility to Germs
Like we mentioned above, illnesses tend to flourish in the winter. But despite what you may think, it’s not because of the cold weather. One reason they tend to be so prevalent during the colder parts of the year is that these are also the drier parts of the year. Dry air tends to dry out our sinuses and mucous membranes, taking away our bodies’ first line of defense against cold.
But in the summer, there are a couple other factors to think about. First off, your home is pretty well zipped up tight to keep in the conditioned air from your cooling system. This is a logical step to take, but it has an unintended side effect: it leaves germs free to infiltrate your home and easily pass from family member to family member.
The other factor is, summer is a time for vacationing! This means you may be going out of town for weeks at a time with your family. This puts you in contact with all kinds of germs—sometimes simply passing a sick person in the airport is enough to expose you to a cold bug. And when you get back home, these new germs circulate which means you can be affected.
So, What about UV Light Keeping Me Healthy?
With all this talk about summer, you may be thinking that what we’re getting at is that you should spend more time outdoors—but that’s not our point. We’re talking about ultraviolet lights being used in a UV air purifier, something that is perfectly safe for humans and pets, but deadly to the germs and bacteria that may be present in your ductwork.
A UV air purifier eliminates this risk, so long as it’s installed and serviced correctly. UV lights sterilize your air on an ongoing basis, ensuring that your living space is always cleaner and healthier than it would have been otherwise. UV air purifiers also have few moving parts, meaning that they don’t typically require much servicing beyond changing out the light bulbs every now and then. When it comes to indoor air quality, UV lights give you lasting value all year long.
They do this by effectively killing and eliminating the growth of harmful microorganisms. These microorganisms include mold, mildew, bacteria, and viruses that can pretty easily find their way through your home.
Whether it’s the installation of a UV air purifier or you’re looking for other ways to improve your indoor air quality, you can count on AllTech Services, Inc. Contact us today!