Indoor air quality is largely affected by airborne contaminants. There are millions upon millions of microscopic airborne contaminants floating around in the average home’s indoor air, including things like viruses, bacteria and mold spores. These biological contaminants are among the most dangerous you’re liable to encounter in your home. Some of the biological contaminants can make you sick, or even put you in the hospital in rare cases. For this reason, a UV air purifier is highly recommended in areas with suspect indoor air quality. Let’s take a look at how a UV air purifier works, and the benefits of using it.
What is a UV Air Purifier?
A UV air purifier is a large light bulb, which gives off a steady amount of ultraviolet radiation. UV air purifiers are often installed in the ductwork of the home for two reasons. One, the UV air purifier can treat all air circulating through the home if it’s installed in the ducts. Two, as long as the purifier is in the ducts you don’t have to worry about exposure to extra radiation. A little bit of extra UV rays won’t hurt you any more than sunlight exposure would. Still, you don’t want to have to wear sunblock in your own home.
The Benefits of UV Air Purifiers
A sizable amount of biological contaminants and infectious agents are phobic of UV light. Too much exposure to ultraviolet radiation either sterilizes or completely kills most of the germs that can be found in your air. By subjecting the air flowing through the ducts to ultraviolet light, the UV air purifier can kill most of the germs in your air and lessen the chances of you getting sick.
If you’d like to know more about the benefits of a UV air purifier, call Touchstone Heating & Air Inc. We serve all of Lake City, FL.