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UV Light Improves Indoor Air Quality

For years hospitals have used ultraviolet (UV) lights on large, industrial-grade machines to decontaminate rooms. Currently, they are sending robots armed with UV lights into hospital rooms to neutralize and remove dangerous airborne pathogens. But did you know that versions of those same UV sanitation lights are available to consumers as well? The HomeShield UV Purification System can be a life-saving addition to your home’s HVAC system that can remove indoor contaminants. Installing this medically-grade, cost-effective UV light to your current HVAC system can emit germicidal radiation into the surrounding air and keep your home free of dust particles, mold spores, animal hair, dander, pollen, dust mites, viruses and bacteria. The HomeShield UV Purification System is an effective method of purifying your indoor air quality so you can breathe easy and reduce the effects of seasonal allergies and other health issues and ensure healthier air in your home.

Ultraviolet light (UV) is part of the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum, which is organized based on wavelength and frequencies. The frequency of UV wavelengths ranges from 180 nanometers (nm) to 400 nm, falling between visible light and X-rays on the EM spectrum. About 10% of the light from the sun is UV light. The UV spectrum is divided into three categories: UVA, UVB, and UVC. UVA has the longest wavelengths (315-400 nm) and UVC has the shortest (180-200 nm).

The lights used in the HomeShield™ UV Purification System work on the UVC spectrum. UVC radiation can break chemical bonds in a process called photoionization in which electrons separate from atoms. This process results in a dissociation of matter into electrically charged particles and can kill airborne viruses without harming humans. In a recent study published in Scientific Reports it suggests that the use of UVC lights in hospitals, doctors’ offices, schools, airports, airplanes, and other public spaces could help control the spread of airborne-mediated microbial diseases. Now this cutting-edge technology is available to you the homeowner as a way to help diminish the spread of those same infectious diseases in your home.

clean air, using UV light technology

The HomeShield™ Ultraviolet Light Air Purification System is able to physically alter microorganisms through sterilization, stopping the spread and propagation as it intercepts the airborne pathogens that may travel through your home’s HVAC system. These microorganisms cannot reproduce when properly exposed to UV light and this powerful solution will dramatically improve your home’s indoor air quality. This is a chemical-free way to disinfect your home’s air and is a safe, proactive, and cost-effective method of ensuring greater health for your family.

At Ignite we can help you improve your indoor air quality with UV light air purification. Especially during this time when we are all spending more time indoors, we want to protect your home from harmful microbial contaminants. Installing a UVC light purification system is a safe and effective solution to maintaining and achieving improved air quality in your home. A Homeshield™ Ultraviolet Light Air Purification System has install option flexibility and can integrate into new or existing HVAC systems.

Call us today for a free quote to get the HomeShield™ Ultraviolet Light Air Purification System installed in your home. HomeSheild is a safe, proactive and cost-effective choice in improving ones health. Stop the spread of microscopic airborne pathogens and sterilize the air in your home with a medical grade ultra violet light system just like hospitals use. Call Ignite Heating and Air Conditioning Ltd. at (780) 919-4916 or contact us anytime online. At Ignite, your comfort (and health!) is our concern.

COVID-19 Precautions

As you know the World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared a pneumonia outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus a pandemic with sustained risk of further global spread. As of today there are 23 cases in Alberta and 107 confirmed cases across Canada. Alberta Health Services (AHS) is actively monitoring the situation and leading the response in Alberta. Ignite Heating will be taking our direction from AHS and Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw and will continue to respond and act in-line with their recommendations during this pandemic.

What Can We Do To Help Prevent The Spread Of COVID-19?

At Ignite, the health and safety of our employees and clients is our top priority. It is vital that everyone maintains a high level of infection control so we can do our part in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our community and beyond. We recommend the following steps* to prevent the spread of common respiratory illnesses (such as influenza) as well as COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often. If soap is not readily available, you can use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if hands are not visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
  • Use a tissue when you cough or sneeze and dispose of the tissue immediately and wash your hands.
  • Don’t share items that may have saliva on them such as drinking glasses or water bottles.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are shared and touched most often.
  • Anyone who has travelled outside of Canada should self-isolate for 14 days when they return.
  • Self-isolate and call HEALTH LINK 811 if you have been in contact with someone who was suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19.

*Ignite Heating & Air Conditioning Ltd. employees are committed to strictly upholding these recommendations. 

We would also encourage you to not rely on non-government sources for information about COVID-19, as misinformation abounds on the internet. The best sources for information are:

What Can You Expect From Us?

Ignite Heating is committed to taking reasonable precautions and being transparent with both our employees and clients. Currently we will continue accepting and completing jobs as regularly scheduled, all while upholding the above mentioned recommendations. We will make sure our employees are doing their part in preventing the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to do their jobs. If the situation changes and/or our ability to complete work is compromised by the pandemic then you will be the first to know. We will continue to monitor the situation and will adapt as necessary. 

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Contact Us Anytime

If you have concerns about COVID-19 or Ignite as your HVAC Contractor, please feel free to call us at (780) 919-4916 or email us today. As previously mentioned, our top priority is the health and safety of our employees and our valued clients. We are going to do everything we can to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Our employees are committed to taking the necessary action steps to help prevent the spread of the virus. We are keeping a close watch on the situation here in Sherwood Park, Edmonton and our surrounding area. So far we haven’t needed to adjust our hours of operation or reschedule work but if that becomes necessary we will definitely inform you. At Ignite, your health is our concern!