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Can UV Lights Help Fight Viruses?


UV Lights and Coronavirus: Can Germicidal Lights Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19?

The answer is: Maybe, we believe so. Recent research has already shown that germicidal ultraviolet (UV) light plays a role in preventing the airborne transmission of viruses like influenza. Although the novel coronavirus has only been around a few months and no research has been done on the effects of germicidal lights in combatting the virus, it only makes sense that if the power of light can kill the flu virus it can also kill coronavirus should it enter your living space. Top Notch offers solutions for healthier indoor air, including powerful solutions like germicidal UV lights that work in tandem with your heating and cooling systems.    

UV Lights

How do germicidal UV lights work?

Viruses, bacteria, mold, pet dander and other tiny biological contaminants can settle on surfaces and circulate through your home’s air. These organisms build up inside your HVAC system and get thrown out into the air you breathe. By killing germs that may live on ducts or coil surfaces, germicidal lights keep your furnace and A/C clean and running at peak performance.

Easily installed in your ductwork (portable options also available – see below), these UV lights control and eliminate contaminants no matter how small. Powerful rays of ultraviolet light penetrate the cell wall of biological contaminants, damaging their physiological structure so they can no longer grow, multiply and spread throughout your home. Even when your system isn’t running, germicidal UV lights are working continuously to keep your home safe so you can breathe easier.

Are UV lights safe in preventing the COVID-19 virus?

Today’s germicidal UV light technology for home use is short-range and completely safe for human skin and eyes, and it does not emit ozone which can harm the lungs. Top Notch UV lights offer the highest UVC intensity on the market today. Exposure to germicidal UV lights and far-UVC lights are safe for people and pets but potentially lethal to viruses in the air.

What types of germicidal lights are available to fight coronavirus?

Top Notch, your comfort specialist in Kansas City and Johnson County, Kansas, is proud to carry two of the HVAC industry’s best germicidal UV light solutions:

  • Lennox Healthy Climate® Germicidal Light – Providing the highest UV intensity on the market, once installed with your HVAC system, you are guaranteed healthier air with its 5-year limited warranty. Ask Top Notch about our $375 special on this virus killing germicidal UV light.
  • Air Scrubber by Aerus – Using patent-pending ActivePure® Technology, Air Scrubber attaches directly to your HVAC ductwork to remove pollution and contaminants indoors. ActivePure® with Certified Space Technology™ was created in cooperation with NASA to protect the health of the astronauts onboard the International Space Station. Top Notch is offering this leading technology with a $750 sale on the Air Scrubber UV Light. We also have their portable UV lights available.

Top Notch also offers a variety of other products to help clean the air in your home from Merv 16 air filters to whole home purification systems. Call Top Notch Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, your top-rated HVAC company in Kansas City since 1974, for more information on the above products, sale expirations and how you can breathe easier during these trying times!