At Guaranteed Service, we are committed to maintaining transparency with our customers. We have recently received numerous inquiries from concerned customers regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In this article we discuss the factors involved in inactivating coronavirus and other pathogens and the effectiveness of Fresh-Aire UV systems. Read on to learn more.
Validated Against Bacteria, Viruses, Mold & Fungus
Fresh-Aire UV systems are tested and validated against bacteria, viruses, mold, and fungus. These systems reduce up to 99.999996% of microorganisms. To determine the effectiveness of these systems, many variables are considered.
The efficiency of these systems is affected by factors such as the:
- Application (air or surface disinfection)
- Air velocity
- Recirculation rates
- Dwell time
- Specific biological target
Have They Been Tested Against Coronavirus?
To inactivate microorganisms, including the coronavirus, a specific UVC dosage is required. Fresh-Aire UV systems have not been tested against coronavirus, but they have been tested and validated against a large cross-section of similar pathogens. They have even been validated against pathogens that require more UVC for inactivation than coronavirus.
How Should UV Systems Be Used?
UV disinfection systems are installed in heating and cooling units or ductwork and are designed to disinfect air as it circulates through these systems. They are intended to complement filtration as filters are ineffective in filtering tiny microorganisms from the air, but UV systems are not. UV systems are effective in reducing harmful molds and pathogens that are found within heating and cooling systems. Removing these harmful microorganisms keeps your indoor air clean and healthy.
Fresh-Aire UV systems are an ideal proactive measure, but they are not used to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease. They are not medical devices, but they are a great addition to the measures you are already taking to protect yourself against pathogens such as the coronavirus.
Guaranteed Service Is Available to Answer Your Questions
Your safety and well-being are our top priorities. Our highly trained and fully certified heating, AC, and indoor air quality professionals are available 24/7/365 to answer any questions and discuss all concerns.
To schedule Fresh-Aire UV system installation, call (732) 412-1134. You can also contact us online.