Have you ever heard the saying “Sunlight is the best disinfectant”? It’s not just a figure of speech. Since the 1800s, scientists have known that certain types of ultraviolet light from the sun can kill and inhibit the growth of microorganisms, like viruses, bacteria, and mold.

Today, we’ve harnessed the power of ultraviolet light to disinfect our air and water. Many utility companies use ultraviolet systems to disinfect water for drinking. Hospitals use ultraviolet light to disinfect their facilities. And homeowners can use UV light to make the air in their homes cleaner and healthier too.

The BLU QR UV Stick Light is a device from RGF Environmental Group, a company that has been leading the way in ultraviolet systems for hospital and industrial use for over a quarter of a century. With the “Blue Stick,” you can take advantage of that expert experience in your home.

The Blue Stick is installed inside of your HVAC unit. It’s easy to install, takes up little space, and includes a quick release for lamp replacement, which means that when it’s time to replace the UV bulb, it’s even quicker and easier.

The ultraviolet light works constantly to disinfect your coils, keeping them free of mold, mildew, bacteria, and viruses. That way when air circulates through your HVAC system, it won’t pick up potentially harmful microorganisms from your coils.

That keeps your air cleaner and better smelling too. When coils have mold and mildew on them, you can get a foul odor inside of your home—we actually call it “dirty sock syndrome,” because that’s what it smells like! The Blue Stick UV light can help prevent that syndrome as well as the allergy symptoms that can be caused by mold spores in your HVAC system.

Finally, the Blue Stick can also help your system to run more efficiently. When mold and other microorganisms build up on your HVAC’s coils, it inhibits heat transfer through those coils. That means your HVAC has to work harder to produce the same amount of heating or cooling.

Keeping those coils clean will make your system more efficient as well as cleaning your air and reducing bad odors.  That’s a whole lot of benefit from one little Blue Stick!