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Apr 6 2022

Air Purifiers vs. UV Lights: What’s Best for My Home?

Air comfort is always top of mind for homeowners, especially when your air conditioner or furnace stops working and you are hot or cold! But what about air quality? Homeowners – particularly those with allergies or asthma – should keep an eye on their air quality, which will lead to a boost in quality of life. Both air purifiers and UV lights can “scrub” your air of allergens, mold, dirt, and more. But what is the difference? We take a look at these two options for breathing in your best air possible.

What Air Purifiers Are all About

Purifiers enhance your air quality by capturing dust, pollen, and allergens when they are in the air. These tiny or invisible particles are grabbed when air flows through the air purifier unit. While there are standalone options, our team at Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning can install a whole home system that works with your HVAC unit. We work with quality units: Pure Air whole-home air purification systems. 

Of course, keeping an eye on your filter is also important to ensure that it is working in conjunction with your air-purifying system. Schedule a day each month to remember to change your filter as it is easy to forget and have it fall off your radar. Your air purification system cannot work as well if you have a dirty filter.

UV Light Options

Beyond utilizing filters to capture pollutants in your air, UV lights actually zap them out. UV is the highest energy portion of the UV radiation spectrum and it can eliminate molds and viruses from your air. As your air conditioner or furnace runs and the air is flowing, it will come into contact with the UV light unit and these airborne microorganisms will be affected. It really is another layer of taking care of your air quality. UV lights can help with the air throughout your home and take care of any mold or bacteria in your home that may be causing breathing problems for those with asthma or allergies. With less stuff going through your system, you can extend the lifespan of your HVAC system as well.

Making a Decision for Air Quality

Homeowners should consider if they have family members who have breathing issues when deciding on an air purifier or UV light system. Quality of life can truly be enhanced when your air is at its best. Our technicians are happy to answer your questions and review your space to determine what may work the best. We have years of experience in the industry and understand how more and more community members are concerned about air quality and their health. Our additional services range from air conditioner repair and installation to furnace repairs and water heater installation. Humidifiers can also add to the comfort of your home’s air. Make an appointment with our team today. We are available through our online contact form.




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