With many of us spending more time at home over the past year, indoor air quality is more important than ever. Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, we are extremely concerned about the quality of the indoor air and ensuring the health and safety of our family members. Incorporating an air purifier into your home with an Ultraviolet light system is said to help sterilize the indoor air and help protect us against the spread of germs and viruses.
Whether or not a UV light system can kill viruses such as COVID-19 is definitely still up for debate, however, it is said to enhance your indoor air quality. Here we’ll take a look at how an Ultraviolet light system works and the benefits it can bring to the air you breathe.
The goal of a UV air purifier is to reduce pollutants and purify our indoor air. They are designed to use short-wave UV light to deactivate airborne microbes and pathogens like viruses, bacteria and mold. A UV air purifier can be installed as a stand-alone device, or it can be installed into your pre-existing commercial or residential HVAC unit. The way it works is that as the air is forced through the device, it passes Ultraviolet lamps and is sterilized through a germicidal irradiation process. The pollutants are then filtered out through the HVAC unit ensuring clean air to circulate through your home or office space.
Since an Ultraviolet light system is used to destroy pollutants, the major benefit of these systems is for them to work in conjunction with your HVAC unit to enhance your indoor air quality.
Here are some of the benefits it can bring to your home:
Mold and mildew are very common issues and often tend to grow during the wet season when the humidity is high. Mold and mildew not only spread a funny smell throughout your home or workplace but can also cause health problems. Mold in your home can be terrible for small children and lead to allergic reactions and even asthma. An Ultraviolet light system installed into your HVAC unit can eliminate the growth of mold and mildew in your home and keep your family safe.
The purpose of UV lights is to combat pollutants in the air. Adding UV light to your HVAC system can improve your indoor air quality by killing the pollutants that can make you sick or cause irritation to your nasal passage that can affect your breathing. UV lights can kill bacteria and help bring extra protection into your home.
Improving the airflow in your home is important to make sure that you are continually breathing fresh and clean air. Adding Ultraviolet light into your HVAC system can improve the airflow in your home by killing germs and pathogens in the air, as well as eliminate extra moisture. This enhances the air that circulates through your home and ensures you breathe in clean air.
It’s important to have a professional HVAC technician inspect your home and your HVAC unit to make sure you would benefit from installing UV lighting. Once you have got the go ahead from your HVAC technician, adding UV lighting into your HVAC system can keep it cleaner for longer. This means the maintenance costs on your HVAC unit should be less, savings you money each year.
At Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric our technicians offer a variety of solutions to enhance your indoor air quality and improve the quality of the air you breathe in your home. With solutions like Ultraviolet lighting, you can breathe easy knowing your air is clean and safe for your family. If you want the best for your home, then give us a call today to learn how we can help meet your air quality needs and desires.
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