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Is UV Air Filtration Effective Against Killing Viruses in Your Home’s Air?

By October 21, 2020November 29th, 2020No Comments

At FiltersFast.com, we are proud to offer high-quality UV air filtration products from Fresh-Aire UV, a world leader in HVAC ultraviolet disinfection systems. Fresh-Aire UV systems are tested to achieve 99.999996% reduction of microorganisms and are tested and validated against bacteria, viruses, mold, and fungi. You can learn more about Fresh-Aire UV Air Filtration and a few of the products we offer in this blog post we wrote a while back.

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At the time we wrote our initial blog post, Fresh-Aire UV filtration systems had not been tested against coronavirus. After a few months, we are thrilled to share that Fresh-Aire UV has successfully completed phase-1 third-party testing of their residential, commercial, and healthcare products for effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 disease).

fresh-aire uv graph testing
Graph courtesy of Fresh-Aire UV

The testing was conducted by Innovative Bioanalysis a CAP, CLIA, and AABB certified laboratory (CA, USA) and was designed to model exposure time comparative to inactivating the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the moving airstream within an HVAC or ventilation system. In the test report titled “SARS-CoV-2 Neutralization by Germicidal UV Light System from Fresh-Aire UV” the systems delivered greater than 4-log inactivation (>99.99%) on the SARS-CoV-2 virus within 0-2 seconds of exposure to Fresh-Aire UV UVC 254nm light systems. The Fresh-Aire UV products that were tested were:

  • Fresh-Aire UV ADS™ (duct-mounted airborne disinfection) for commercial and healthcare applications
  • Blue-Tube XL™ (HVAC coil and airborne disinfection) for commercial and healthcare applications
  • APCO-X™ (HVAC coil and airborne disinfection with VOC/odor reduction) for both residential and commercial applications
fresh-aire apco-x in test chamber
Fresh-Aire APCO-X in test chamber. Photo courtesy of Fresh-Aire.
fresh-aire ADS in test chamber
Fresh-Aire ADS in test chamber. Photo courtesy of Fresh-Aire.

 

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According to Aaron Engel, Vice-President of Business Development at Fresh-Aire UV:
Fresh-Aire UV has been manufacturing proprietary germicidal UV systems for 20 years, and with everything we know about the SARS-CoV-2 virus combined with our testing experience, we were confident our systems would be very effective at inactivating the virus. We now have independent verification of the successful inactivation of the SARS COVID-19 virus and an even better understanding of how well our disinfection systems perform within the HVAC system, duct work, and on surfaces. We are thrilled.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fresh-Aire UV has been providing UV system recommendations for residential, educational, commercial, and healthcare facilities. Fresh-Aire UV systems were also used in the FDA sponsored testing of UVC’s ability to disinfect and extend the life of N95 masks as published in the American Journal of Infection Control. Fresh-Aire UV products reduce indoor air pollution, sterilize viruses, bacteria, and mold, neutralize odors and VOCs, and provide chemical-free air and surface disinfection. Phase-2 testing is currently underway.

To shop our selection of Fresh-Aire UV air filtration products click here:

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To learn more and to stay updated on Fresh-Aire UV’s COVID-19 testing, visit their website.

For the most up-to-date information on coronavirus, please visit the CDC’s website.

 
EcoBlueLife.com is a replacement water and air filter company located in the United States. The views and opinions contained herein are solely those of the original author and do not represent Eco Blue Life or its affiliates. This article was originally published on FiltersFast.com  

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