History of Steril-Aire | UVC Solutions by Steril-Aire

A history of proven success.

Steril-Aire, a leader in UVC solutions, launched “UVC for HVAC” market in 1994. At the time, “Sick building syndrome” was a concern for many building owners and managers.

Upon investigation, HVAC system’s dark, damp environment was found to be a prime breeding ground for pathogens like mold and bacteria, particularly on the cooling coils. UV-C’s germicidal qualities, when applied in HVAC systems, was shown to eliminate these pathogens from surfaces, including coil fins. An ASHRAE/AHR Exhibitor since 1995, Steril-Aire began what today is the UVGI air and surface disinfection industry.

Steril-Aire, ISO Certified in both 9001:2015 & 14001:2015, has held multiple pioneering patents throughout the history of the company and developed new and better ways to get the power of UVC directly where it needs to be in sufficient dosage to provide true solutions for the eradication of biological problems. Steril-Aire has always delivered the greatest UVC output in HVAC system conditions and according to the EPA and US Department of Homeland Security testing, generates a 6x disinfection advantage or more over any other UVC offering in the industry, even now almost 30 years after our high powered Emitters were first developed.

A constant innovator developing novel ways to employ UVC technologies, Steril-Aire surged to the forefront again in the fight against the dangers of worldwide pandemics. In October of 2020, Steril-Aire became a member of the Madison IAQ group of companies and continues to make the world safer, healthier, and more productive.

Today, Steril-Aire remains the unrivaled leader in the development of high performance UVC solutions for air and surface decontamination.

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