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Oct 17 2022

Are UV Light Air Cleaners Effective?

Having clean air is an essential part of maintaining an individual’s health and well-being. While most people believe the air they’re breathing is already clean, it could be filled with harmful pathogens and viruses that can lead to illness. An effective way to achieve clean air is through the use of UV light air cleaners. If you’re unfamiliar with UV light air cleaners, or are interested in their effectiveness, a trusted technician at Van Drunen Heating and Air is here to help.

What Are UV Light Air Cleaners?

While most people are conscious of healthy habits, such as washing their hands and disinfecting surfaces, the air you’re breathing is often overlooked as potentially being harmful. UV light air cleaners aid in purifying the air of harmful pathogens and viruses that could make an individual sick. Many individuals enjoy the benefits that come with having an air cleaner in place of or in addition to a traditional HVAC air filter system. While HVAC filter systems work to capture debris, a UV light air cleaner can capture additional microscopic particles that contribute to illness. These air cleaners work by utilizing UV light to not only trap harmful particles, but actually kill them on contact. In addition, UV light air cleaners are convenient to install and can be added as a system attached to your HVAC unit, or as an individual unit for a room, making this a perfect addition for either your whole home or a specific space. At Van Drunen Heating and Air, we can answer any questions you may have about the installation process, what unit may be best suited for your space, and how UV light cleaners can help keep you healthy.

Do UV Light Air Cleaners Really Work?

While no air cleaner will be 100% effective at killing every particle in the air, UV light air cleaners can produce a significant reduction in the number of harmful pathogens in the air. UV air cleaners not only trap microscopic particles, but they can help trap common allergens, such as mold, dust mites, and pet dander. This can lead to improved breathing and improve dry and itchy skin. However, individuals with these allergies should still take proper precautions to minimize their contact with them and shouldn’t solely rely on a UV light air cleaner to remove all allergens from their space. Research has shown that UV light air cleaners are effective at killing particles, but their effectiveness is also dependent on the unit itself. Some units may be more effective than others, and our team at Van Drunen Heating and Air can help explain the different unit choices to you. So while UV light air cleaners are definitely effective in keeping the air clean and healthy, individuals shouldn’t expect to have a perfectly clean space. However, the benefits of a UV light air cleaner can aid an individual in their goal to lead a healthier life. Deciding whether to get a UV light air cleaner is a personal choice, and our team can help you determine if it’s right for you.

Contact Our Team Today

If you have questions about UV light air cleaners or are interested in learning more about the installation process, contact our team in South Holland today. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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