Stop germs from entering your home

With the rapid spread of Covid-19 and other diseases around the world, we wanted to give you the best information to keep your family healthy and safe. After conducting research, we compiled this list:

  1. Wash your hands often.
  2. Wash your hands while preparing food and meals.
  3. Wash your hands after completing daily tasks such as, doing laundry, or changing a diaper.
  4. Wash your hands often while caring for someone who is sick.
  5. Wash your hands before and after you treat a cut or wound.
  6. Clean and disinfect high traffic areas of your home.
  7.  Disinfect your toothbrushes and store properly.
  8. Clean your cell phones, tech and toys often.
  9. Create a new policy – no shoes in the house.
  10. Look for places where mold might be hiding.
  11. Wash your sheets and clothes at least once a week.
  12. Leave bags at the door.

These are all great ways to prevent germs.We have a solution to stop germs from entering the air in your home. At Sledge Total Protection, we like to protect our customer’s heating, ventilation, and air condition.We always want to exceed our customer’s expectation. In addition to cleaning, servicing, supplying and installing equipment to keep you feeling comfortable in your home. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is also important, this is why we  offer solutions to sanitize the air coming in to your home.

There are  two ways they can help you breathe easier: purifying your indoor air and preventing microbial growth on your indoor coil.

Can UV lights purify the air?

Installing UV lights can be a great IAQ upgrade in conjunction with a media filter.Ultraviolet (UV) lights inside your HVAC system exterminate any potentially harmful bacteria before it enters your living space. UV lights can also keep your air conditioner’s indoor coil free from fungal growth. This is great since the coil stays wet for several months out of the year.

Installing a media filter in your return ductwork in conjunction with indoor air quality products. A media filter traps tiny particles down to .1 micron in size. If someone in your home has allergies or asthma, cleaning your coils isn’t enough; you would want to purify your indoor air. Some UV lighting systems use activated carbon cells to remove noxious odors, VOCs, and chemical vapors that may be making you feel sick. Our goal is to help you improve the indoor air quality ensuring your ability to constantly breathe clean air.

Are UV lights used for preventing microbial growth?

Your air conditioning system has two coils, one that is located  inside and the located outside. The indoor coil is located inside your air handler or above your furnace. This is a dark and space. Water condenses on the coil all throughout the cooling season, creating a petri dish for microbes.

When and if biological contaminants start growing on the AC coil, there is a possibility the blower fan can blow them into your home. UV lights as a preventative measure to stop this process before it starts.  If this process has already started once you had installed the UV lights; it will get rid of it.

Does ultraviolet (UV) radiation from UV lamps kill mold?

 According to the EPA, “If properly designed, Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) cleaners that use ultraviolet radiation from UV lamps may destroy indoor biological pollutants such as viruses, bacteria, and some molds that are growing on the moist interiors of HVAC surfaces (e.g., cooling coils, drain pans, or ductwork). “

A UV light and media filter combination can mollify these problems. They eradicate the microbial contaminants that pass through the HVAC system.  There are many systems out there but our preferred UV light system is the  APCO Whole-House Air Purifier . The APCO is powerful tool for allergy and asthma relief! It kills the microbes on your AC coil and captures VOCs and potentially toxic chemical odors.

We’re happy to install them upon your request. We think it’s important to amend the underlying framework and environment in which your UV lights operate.