Did you know that there are indoor air quality systems called UV air purifiers (a.k.a UV germicidal lights) that are great for your home? It’s not every day that you hear UV radiation can actually be good for you, but in this case, it is!
UV air purifiers are among a line of air purifiers that could be helpful for your Northwest Florida home. Even if you already have another type of air purifier installed in your home, you can benefit from the installation of UV germicidal lights. We’ll get into the “how” below.
As you read on, keep in mind that you always want to be thinking about your overall indoor air quality. Many homeowners hear that term–indoor air quality–and all they think about is the temperature of their home, when good indoor air quality is actually about so much more. Read on!
What Is a UV Air Purifier?
Ultraviolet germicidal lights are indoor air quality devices that get installed directly into the ductwork of your HVAC system. They emit UV lightwaves throughout that ductwork–it’s like a black lamp for your ventilation system.
If you’ve ever been to a concert at night and noticed your clothes glowing, this is the effect of a UV light. This means, it’s a form of UV exposure that has no danger to people or pets, just the pollutants that could be lurking in your ductwork and that you don’t want entering your home.
Eliminating Biological Contaminants
UV air purifiers are designed to eliminate biological contaminants like mold, mildew, and even some virus particles. Unlike dust and dirt, these biological contaminants cannot just simply be filtered out of the air within your home.
Mold, mildew, and virus particles are living microorganisms. This means that they can reproduce, which means that even if they got filtered out of the air, if they’re still living in your ductwork they can multiply.
This is why it’s so important you have a system in place that will destroy the cells versus just removing them. The UV rays emitted by the purifiers disrupt biological pollutants’ molecular processes. It renders them incapable of multiplying at all and destroys them completely. This means you don’t need to worry about them now or in the future, once you have a UV air purifier in place.
Supplement Your Indoor Air Quality Efforts with a UV Air Purifier
If you decide that a UV air purifier is right for you and your home–a choice we can help educate you on–remember that they work even better when used in combination with more traditional air filters and air purifiers.
UV air purifiers aren’t going to remove pollutants like dust and dirt from the air, and they shouldn’t be left free to float around your household as they can cause problems, especially for household occupants who may suffer from allergies or asthma.