We’re getting a lot of inquiries from Covid-concerned East Nashvillians about air purification systems and which home air purifier can best combat potentially deadly viruses.
Never thought we’d write a sentence like that one.
But hey, here we are and we totally get it, we’re pretty concerned about the pandemic too. (And, by the way, we’re being as careful as we can be as we offer our essential services throughout the neighborhood. We love y’all, but keep your distance, please!)
So what can we do to help protect our families?
Well, here’s an idea or two: “Supposing we hit the body with a tremendous — whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light … And then I said, supposing you brought the light inside the body, either through the skin or some other way,” POTUS or, POTUS via Sarah Cooper.
Ultraviolet, or UV light, is in the spotlight a lot these days — for better or for worse. In fact, you’ve probably heard a lot of buzz (or laughter) about whether or not it can destroy viruses like the novel coronavirus, which causes Covid-19.
“It’s not all hype. In fact, there’s good evidence that UV light in the ‘C’ range, also known as UVC, can kill this particular virus, notes Tod Cooperman, MD on Livestrong’s website. However, he goes on to say that “There’s no point in buying a UV wand if it means that you’ll have to slowly move it over your phone for an hour. Plus, if irradiance is high, it can damage your skin and eyes.”
We’re going to be clear here: there’s a big difference between a UVC wand that you wave over your cell phone, the powerful UV sterilizers used by hospitals, and a residential whole-home UV air purifier.
Air purifiers that use UV light, promise to eliminate airborne pathogens. Plus, they’re relatively inexpensive and easy to install. However, as Top10 Reviews notes, “UV purifiers clean about as much air as your television does.” So yes, they’ll eliminate airborne pathogens, but they’re only going to eliminate a few.
Plus, UV air purifiers need regular maintenance and the bulb replacement costs can really add up.
So what can Cumberland Cooling do for your indoor air quality?
iWave uses carbon fiber brushes to produce a refined electrical charge to safely clean the air in your home. The air purification device produces equal amounts of positive and negative ions that react and break down pathogens, allergens, particles, smoke, odors, and VOCs in the air.
All this helps to create a healthy indoor air quality environment without producing ozone. (Oh, this is the point where we mention that many off-the-shelf, stand-alone air purifiers create harmful ozone).
iWave also makes this pretty bold claim: “The iWave family of products have been proven through independent lab testing to significantly reduce a wide variety of pathogens in the breathing zone and on hard non-porous surfaces.”
If you live in East Nashville or Near East Nashville (also known as Madison, TN), contact Cumberland Cooling at 615-576-0742 for the best heating and cooling installation and repair the right side of the Cumberland. Estimates and opinions are always free.