Clean air is important when you exercise indoors. That’s why I use a carbon furnace filter with a high MERV rating that get’s replaced every three months, if not sooner. I am also meticulous when it comes to cleaning my fitness studio and workout area. This involves routine dusting, vacuuming and mopping as well as disinfecting all mats, handles, benches and exercise equipment in between every client. In addition, I recently installed a UV light purifier for my HVAC system. Why? Because UV light helps to eliminate germs, mold, bacteria and viruses that float in the air. It was relatively easy to install. I drilled two holes on the metal duct next to the furnace then inserted the lamps through the openings. The black plastic frame of the purifier sat on the outside of the duct. It could have been attached with screws, but I decided to use high temperature aluminum tape instead. I found the nearest outlet, plugged it in. . . and Voila! It worked! When the furnace is running (heat or cold), the UV rays kill microorganisms in the air as they pass by the bulbs. The cool thing is that there is an LED indicator on the unit so I know when the lights need replacing.
This is the unit I ordered on Amazon.com. For $99 I feel it’s a good deal.