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This Winter, Don’t Let Cold Germs Get the Best of You!

uv lightWhile it may be true that we don’t experience the freezing, dry-as-a-bone winters that other parts of the country do, there is still one winter woe that homeowners throughout the sunshine state have to contend with—cold and flu bugs.

There may not be much you can do to prevent the conditions that make these illnesses more common this time of year, but there is a way to help decrease the spread of germs in your home. A UV germicidal light installation in West Palm Beach, FL is a safe and effective way to make your home healthier and happier. Keep reading to learn more!

Why Do Colds Flourish in the Winter?

There’s a common misconception that cold temperatures are to blame for cold and flu symptoms. But if that were the case, none of us here in Florida would ever get sick, right? There are a few reasons that we still catch germs.

  • Cooler weather is dryer weather. Now, our climate can almost never be called “dry” but the air certainly does dry out to some extent when winter comes. This dries out our sinuses and mucous membranes, which is your body’s first line of defense against cold germs. Therefore, you’re more vulnerable this time of year.
  • Airtight construction keeps germs in. Whether you need to use your air conditioner or it’s a chilly night and you’re utilizing your furnace, you’re going to have all your windows and doors shut. This means that there is no flow of fresh air, and germs get trapped inside, where they can pass from family member to family member.

Combat This with UV Lights

This is where UV lights come in. This indoor air quality system is designed to kill germs in your home directly at the source—your ductwork. Ultraviolet lights are perfectly harmless to humans and pets but deadly to microorganisms and bacteria that can make you sick and more susceptible to illness.

You might be familiar with UV lights—referred to as “black lights” in settings such as concert venues and amusement parks. They make your white clothes glow in the dark. Who knew something so benign, used for entertainment purposes, could be so helpful?

The key to using UV lights in this manner is their placement. As we mentioned above, UV lights do their job from your air ducts. By shining UV light across the apex of the ducts—the point where your HVAC systems blow air for distribution throughout your home—the maximum amount of air is cleansed, with the least amount of effort. UV germicidal lights sterilize the air on a continual basis, making sure that your home is always cleaner and healthier than it would be without this system in place.

UV lights also have very few moving parts and therefore don’t require much servicing beyond changing out the light bulb every once in a while. This makes it a very good investment for your home and your health.

For superior indoor air quality services in the West Palm Beach area, look no further than Envirotech Air Quality Services. Contact us today!

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