You will probably start to notice UV-C products in places you never though about before. Airplanes, subways, buses, restaurants, banks, and healthcare facilities are all using the powers of germicidal UV to try to get rid of as many pathogens as possible during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Air disinfection is critical to protecting your employees during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
One option to consider to keep your air clean: installing UV systems on HVAC equipment.
Reopening has started around the country. People are starting to fill restaurants, retails stores, grocery stores, and other buildings again.
At the same time, cases of COVID-19 are still rising in many states.
As we look at ways to reduce the spread of the virus, one of the main challenges is reducing transmission and keeping occupied spaces clean.
It may seem impossible to keep high-traffic areas free of germs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even with social distancing, areas like waiting rooms, lobbies, or retail stores can easily become crowded.
But this is where one type of ultraviolet lighting product really shines. It's called upper-room germicidal UV, and it's so effective because it can run constantly (even while people are in the room).
COVID-19 has brought a new spotlight to a tool relatively unused in many industries: UV energy.
Scientists have known about the disinfection powers of UV-C for decades. Hospitals and healthcare settings have used UV products for years. A scientist from Columbia University recently proved that UV-C wavelengths can inactive COVID-19 in laboratory settings. There is solid evidence behind the UV technology.
But what products should you trust? Which ones really work? And are they all safe?
Recently, a lot of customers have asked us questions like, "How long does it take for UV products to disinfect an area?" or "How do I know if UV products are working?" Even more frequently, we're asked, "Do these products actually kill COVID-19?" (More on that below.)
Germicidal UV lamps and products are not a new concept. Healthcare applications have used them for decades. But they may be a relatively new option for other businesses and industries looking to protect employees and customers against COVID-19.
For the first time, a scientist from Columbia University says germicidal UV can inactivate SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Restrictions are starting to soften across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some businesses are back to normal. Others are easing in to a new routine. But how are you going to let people know your building is safe for return?
Germicidal UV fixtures for HVAC equipment is one of the most effective ways to eliminate pathogens in your building, including viruses.