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  • Use a UV Air Purifier to Cut Down on Colds This Winter

    We live in a very warm climate here in the Southland, and even our winters are unusually mild. But that doesn’t mean you won’t still be facing other common winter problems, like colds and flu bugs. We get them here just like everywhere else does, and they’re not any less aggravating just because we’re not buried in snow. Luckily, there’s something you can do to protect your family from colds and flu bugs: the installation of a UV air purifier in your home.

    Ultraviolet Light

    UV stands for “ultraviolet,” a spectrum beyond our ability to see but which is responsible for tans and sunburns when we go out in the sunlight. At lower levels, it’s perfectly harmless. In fact, if you’ve ever been on Space Mountain at Disneyland, you can see UV lights in action: they make your white clothes glow in the dark. But while it’s harmless to multi-celled organisms like humans and pets, it will kill or sterilize any germs that come into contact with it. That makes it a potent weapon for keeping your home free of illness.

    The Best Location

    Obviously, you can’t simply cover your home in UV lights in order to sterilize it. You need a spot that can do the most good with the least amount of space. The apex to your duct system makes an ideal spot. As your furnace runs (or your air conditioner runs in the summer), it cycles through the air in your home, pulling it into the ducts after being heated (or cooled) for distribution into your home. By creating a sheet of UV light stretching across the apex, the air can be sterilized as it passes through. Every time you run your HVAC system, it will scrub the air clean, keeping your home happier and healthier as a result.

    Call AZ Air Conditioning and Heating today for services throughout Torrance, CA.

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