Whether a home is old or new, the air inside becomes stagnant over time.
Windows are closed during the cold weather of winter and the hot days of summer, trapping air and producing a soup of pollutants. Despite re-circulation, air grows stagnant over time and contains concentrated amounts of things like mold, pollen, dust, and pet dander.
The air inside most homes is not as clear as it might look
Although the air filters we use will help to trap a good number of these pollutants, it may not be able to capture many of the microscopic particles that float around, such as viruses and bacteria, that may cause health issues. And since we spend so much time in our homes, it’s important to think about having clean, healthy air to breathe.
UV purification can significantly improve air quality, and a professionally installed UV air purifier is a great way to clear the air at home and breathe easier.
How Ultraviolet Air Purifiers Work
UV light air purifiers work to eliminate bacteria, viruses, mold spores, and other microbes from the air by sterilizing and eliminating them on contact. Ultraviolet light contains just the right amount of energy to break organic molecular bonds: when microorganisms pass by the UV light, they are broken up and destroyed.
Certain bacteria, viruses, and mold thrive inside the moist environment of your home’s heating and cooling system, and a UV air purification system ensures these contaminates aren’t spread throughout your home through the HVAC system.
Many microbes may be undetectable by the eye, but not the nose. UV systems can also help to control common odors in the home, such as those from pets, smoking, and cooking.
Air purifiers with UV lights are widely used hospitals and labs, as well as individual homes. But whatever the environment, you can count on a UV air purifier to dramatically reduce:
To learn more about how UV air purifiers can improve air in your home, contact an HVAC professional for more details.