As research progresses and we learn more about COVID-19, evidence is showing that sanitizing the air we breathe can be just as important as sanitizing the surfaces we touch. Research about airborne transmission shows that poor indoor air quality increases the probability of spread, and this can be addressed by implementing an effective air purification system such as UV lights within the HVAC system.
UVC and UVV Rays
In addition to the conventional filtration and dilution strategies, a UVGI device neutralizes pathogens in air distribution and on high-touch surfaces. The UVC (254nm) and UVV (185nm) light produced by Ainsworth partner Sanuvox’s UV systems are the same two wavelengths produced by the Sun.
The UVC wavelength attacks the micro-organisms on a molecular level, deactivating and destroying contaminants, while the UVV wavelength degrades the chemicals and odors.
Air Purification: A piece of the Indoor Air Quality Puzzle
In November 2020, Ainsworth released the smartIAQ program that leverages specialized technologies to measure, monitor, and adjust a building’s system to create healthier indoor air quality. The program includes:
- Dilution Ventilation
- Enhanced Filtration
- Space Occupancy Management
- Air Purification with UVGI units
All of these indoor air quality upgrades for commercial HVAC systems are installed to address airborne viruses and bacteria to reduce the spread of germs, such as SARS-CoV-2.
Ainsworth experts can evaluate your HVAC system to determine what it needs for the best indoor air quality possible. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org today to find out more information about the benefits of Ainsworth’s smartIAQ air purification service.