In the United States, 2020 has been full of uncertainty, chaos, and unrest due to social issues, politics, and the outbreak of COVID-19.

While most of the year has been full of disappointment and setbacks, we like to focus on the positive here at West Allis Heating & Air Conditioning.

Fresh-Aire UV, one of our favorite home air treatment manufacturers, has recently come out with some exciting news:

“Fresh-Aire UV, a world-leader in HVAC ultraviolet disinfection systems, 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).

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.”

That’s right, your house can fight COVID-19!

View the full report here.


Without getting too deep into the scientific details, every microorganism that is small enough to get through your filters (including COVID-19) requires a specific ultraviolet (UVC) dosage to be eliminated or inactivated.

UVC disinfection has been commonly used in healthcare, water treatment, and air quality systems for commercial and residential properties.

Additionally, these UV disinfection systems help to:

  • Reduce indoor air pollution
  • Sterilize viruses, bacteria, and mold
  • Neutralize odors and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)
  • Provide chemical-free air and surface disinfection


Many homeowners have taken proactive measures to implement a UV system like the APCO-X to ensure they catch the microorganisms that are small enough to get past filters.

Even if you’re one who may not buy into the dangers of COVID-19, a home air treatment system has plenty of benefits for you and your family.

Give one of our friendly customer service representatives a call today for more details about the APCO-X at 414-249-6235 or send us an email.

Stay safe and healthy out there!