Canadian Manufacturing

New furnace includes COVID-19 killing technology

Napoleon's new furnaces now include a virus-killing UV-C sanitization system called HOMESHIELD

August 25, 2020  by CM Staff

BARRIE — The COVID-19 pandemic has made people more in tuned about safety and cleanliness, which is why Barrie, Ont.-based steel fabrication business Napoleon created a furnace that allegedly kills COVID-19.

Napoleon’s new furnaces now include a virus-killing UV-C sanitization system called HOMESHIELD. This is the same technology used in hospitals to kill all viruses and pathogens quickly.

“An inadequate heating and cooling system can create a risky situation in a home,” said Stephen Schroeter, co-Chief Executive Officer of Napoleon, in a prepared statement. “Pathogens like viruses, bacteria and other airborne contaminants can re-circulate and be transferred between rooms. But with a furnace with Phillips Ultraviolet-C technology, that kills pathogens like COVID-19, everyone will breathe cleaner, safer, fresher air.”


Napoleon uses the UV-C wavelength light inside their furnace. This ultraviolet light does not occur naturally on Earth due to the filtering effect of the atmosphere. Germicidal UV-C light is powerful and breaks down DNA, damaging and killing viruses and bacteria.

HOMESHIELD produces the UV-C ‘killer effect’ safely inside the furnace, to sterilize the air inside, stopping the spread of harmful viruses, molds, bacteria, parasites and allergens.

“Due to surging demand in the last three months, we are ramping up production of our unique technology that kills pathogens as air cycles through a home about 50,000 times a year,” said Schroeter.