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August 28, 2014
What a UV Air Purifier Is and Why You Need One
There are many options when it comes to providing cleaner air in your home. Because the modern home is foremost build with energy efficiency in mind, it can be difficult to stay on top of the various airborne contaminants and pollutants that can circulate (and recirculate) throughout your indoor space. If you use a whole house heating and cooling system, then you may also want to consider an indoor air quality device to clean your air while it’s being heated and cooled. There are several options on the market today, including the UV air purifier. What is this device and what does it do? That’s the subject of today’s post.
UV air purifier? The UV stands for ultraviolet, a type of light that is regularly used to clean laboratory equipment and remains highly prized for its germicidal capabilities. The UV air purifier takes this technology and uses it to clean your indoor air as it passes through the HVAC system. As your air passes through the ductwork, a UV light bulb destroys the mildew, mold or bacteria that are travelling within your air. It does at a cellular level, so that it prevents such particles from reproducing. While it cannot remove a serious mold issue on its own, it’s an excellent means of preventing such issues.
Do I need one? It can be difficult to assess the status of your indoor air quality, because doing so is rarely so straightforward as feeling the temperature. Such particles are often invisible to the naked eye. However, there are other indications that may reveal a need for a UV air purifier, such as strange or musty smells, an aggravation of allergies and other issues. Keep an eye on your indoor air quality so that you can take advantage of air purifier technology to ensure that your family breathes clean air while inside the home.
A whole house UV air purifier is the best way to ensure that your home’s indoor air is cleaned thoroughly and properly at all times. Call us today to learn more about this technology.