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UV Air Purifiers: Don’t Leave Your Indoor Air Contaminated

Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 11:00 am

Most homeowners don’t realize how bad the condition of their indoor air is, unless they get ill due to continued exposure to contaminants such as dust, pollen, and even mold. Fortunately, there are a number of indoor air quality solutions for you to choose from in order to stay both comfortable and healthy—from air cleaners to dehumidifiers.

One indoor air quality system that has gained popularity—and rightfully so—in recent years is the UV air purifier. While a standard air filter and even and upgraded air cleaner both do get rid of some particles, there are some biological contaminants that they just cannot combat, and that’s where the UV air purifier comes in.

What is a UV Air Purifier?

While standard or high-efficient air filters are fine for filtering out dirt and dust, biological pollutants prove to be more challenging. These harmful particles include mold, mildew, viruses, and bacteria. You and your family could become very ill by breathing in these microorganisms.

And since these particles thrive in dark, moist environments, your ductwork is the perfect place for them to grow. A traditional air filter won’t be able to reach or eliminate these contaminants—but a UV air purifier effectively eliminates them from your air ducts.

Will This Really Keep Me Healthy?

Yes. In fact, many allergy and asthma sufferers experience symptoms caused by these microorganisms without even realizing it. They may feel some relief by eliminating dust and pet dander with a standard air filter, but this really doesn’t reduce all of the allergens impacting them.

UV air purifiers cause cellular damage to, and destroy, developing germs, viruses, bacteria, and fungi before they have a chance to reach your indoor air and cause these symptoms.

Can I Trust it To Work?

UV air purifiers, also referred to as UV lights or UV germicidal lights, are extremely reliable. In fact, so much so that many commercial settings use them and employers have reported fewer illnesses in the workplace since installing them.

They are so reliable that even healthcare facilities and hospitals are using them. They work hand-in-hand with HEPA (high efficiency particulate arrestor) filters to create a sterilized environment. If you’re still wondering how a UV air purifier will work in your home, please give us a call!

For professional indoor air quality products and services in Jacksonville, FL, contact

AA Service and Repair-North Florida AC.

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