With homeowners being much more cognizant these days about the health of their households, it makes sense that you may be considering the addition of an air purifier in your home. But not all air purifiers are created equal! They all have their specific purpose, and some will meet your home’s specific needs better than others.
So to answer the question of “is a UV air purifer installation worth it?” Probably!
The thing is, the quality of your air indoors is actually worse than that of outdoors, without the right indoor air quality products and services in place. Read on to learn more!
The Power of Air Purification
First, what does an air purifier actually do? Well, rather than using a fiber mesh to trap pollutants like an air filter does, an air purifier actually draws particles from the air. The most common types of air purifiers are actually electronic and ionization systems, which you may have heard of before.
These types of air purifiers charge unwanted contaminants in the air, bringing them down into the system where you can clean them off. However, this method isn’t good for all types of contaminants that can enter your living space–namely mold and mildew. This is where the UV air purifier comes in!
Also called UV lights or UV germicidal lights, a UV air purifier is a set of lamps that sends out low-frequency ultraviolet radiation, hence the name. This is the same type of radiation that comes from the sun, and eliminates the cells of organic tissue by disrupting cellular function and making them incapable of reproduction.
Wait, Does That Mean UV Lights Are Dangerous?
Nope! We understand why you might think that, since UV radiation can certainly be harmful to people. After all, this is why we’re advised to wear sunscreen on sunny days, right?
However, the level of UV radiation that’s present in a UV air purifier won’t create any health concerns for your household. In fact, you won’t even see the lights as they’ll be installed and integrated directly into your air ducts.
But what UV purifiers are powerful enough for is to kill microbes and other microscopic organic pollutants that are moving through your ductwork.
Of course, just like any other important air quality product or home comfort system, for yours to work as it should it needs to be professionally installed by a trained and experienced expert. We’ll be able to make recommendations for products and services based on your specific needs–you might even find that your home will benefit from a variety of solutions.
You can rely on our team of indoor air quality professionals to set up your home with the right products and services to keep your family as comfortable and as healthy as possible. Contact us to learn more about UV air purifiers, and the other air quality solutions we employ for customers throughout Northwest Florida.