Can HVAC Systems Spread Germs, Bacteria and Viruses?

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From washing our hands and maintaining a stock of sanitizer, to making sure we eat well and get a good night’s rest, we do our best to keep ourselves and our families safe and healthy. Still, there are many environments we cannot control, like when our children head off to school or when we run errands like hitting the grocery store.

Thankfully, there is a lot we can control in our own homes. Beyond cleaning and sanitizing, the technicians at MTB Mechanical have been working to arm homeowners with an additional layer of protection from germs, bacteria and viruses through air purification systems.

Preventing exposure to germs outside of your home can be difficult, but with MTB’s HVAC technology, you can make sure the germs aren’t festering inside. Germicidal UV Lights installed directly into your ductwork utilize UV light to destroy airborne bacteria and viruses passing through your heating and cooling system.

Because of its effectiveness, UV technology is widely used in hospitals to reduce the spread of infectious diseases in a safe, non-toxic way. A recent third-party test on Fresh-Aire UV, a world-leader in HVAC ultraviolet disinfection systems, found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, was inactivated at a rate of 99.99% after zero to two seconds of exposure to UV light.

Beyond how effective Germicidal UV Lights are on viruses, germs and bacteria, they can also reduce odor and improve the air quality inside your home. To learn more about installing a whole home air purification system, schedule an appointment or give the pros at MTB a call today at (704) 321-9250. Not only can you improve your home’s air quality, you can also save with our fall special.

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