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Jan 31 2022

How Do UV-Light Air Purifiers Work?

Even though you cannot see it, your home’s air is a part of your comfort and health. Maximizing the air quality in your home can lead to a healthier and more comfortable daily life. Air cleaners or purifiers can help boost your home’s air. Filters as part of your furnace is one way that you can improve your air quality. They can grab and hold bits of dust, dirt and other tiny floating things. UV-Light air purifiers take this air scrubbing to another level. Let’s look at how these purifiers help boost your air quality.

The power of light: UV light is an invisible form of electromagnetic radiation that is a concern when you are out in the sun on a hot day, but is helpful when it comes to scrubbing your air clean. The light can zap air impurities, particularly mold and mildew. The light is just outside our spectrum, so it is not visible to the naked eye. 

What’s bad is good: The property of UV lights that is a concern and harmful to our skin, eyes and health is what makes it good at purifying air. While you do not want UV light to harm your cells and DNA, you do want it to zap and blast the junk that is in your air.

The technology: An air purification unit works this way: air is brought into the air purifier and sent through an initial HEPA filter to grab what it can. Then an internal chamber exposes the cleaner air to UV light before it is pushed back out into the room and your house. You will never be exposed to the light from the purifier as it is encased in the unit itself.

What it gets rid of: Since UV light is most effective at killing cells, it is great at eliminating the mold and mildew spores that are in your air. This is helpful for those who suffer from allergies and asthma. Research has also shown that this type of light can help combat the amount of viruses and bacteria in your air.

Let Us Help You Improve Your Air Quality 

Our professional team of technicians at Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning do more than AC and furnace work. We can also assist you with your home’s air quality. Our crew can come out to your place and look over your current situation and advise the best next steps to keep your air at its best. We can take a look at your need for a humidifier as well. A humidifier adds a small amount of moisture to your air, which can ease dry skin and chapped lips, asthma, snoring and allergy symptoms. 

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