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How Can UV Air Purifiers Boost Indoor Air Quality?

A surprisingly tricky aspect of owning a home is simply ensuring that the quality of the air within that home remains as high as possible. There are a lot of different ways in which your indoor air quality may suffer, and it is necessary that your home is properly outfitted with the equipment necessary to overcome any challenges that you may face. Various air purifiers are available to homeowners, and each has its uses.

UV air purifiers are a great option to consider if you are concerned with biological pollutants. It should go without saying, though, that your UV air purifiers in North Seattle must be installed and serviced professionally. That is why you should call the pros at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. to ensure their optimal performance. 

What Are UV Air Purifiers?

UV air purifiers, such as UV germicidal lights, are devices which use small amounts of UV (ultraviolet) radiation in order to destroy biological pollutants, rendering them incapable of reproduction. They are installed directly into the air ducts in a home, typically near the air handler, so that they are able to treat all of the air passing through the system. The pollutants that they target, such as viruses, mold, and bacteria, are often too small for air filtration systems to deal with effectively. Plus, even if trapped on a filter media, these pollutants could continue to reproduce and cause problems. UV air purifiers, on the other hand, can stop them dead in their tracks.

Proper Use of UV Air Purifiers

When installed correctly, UV germicidal lights can help to alleviate allergy and asthma symptoms, as well as illness stemming from the presence of biological pollutants. While they will not remove mold present in the house, they can destroy mold spores before they have a chance to take root in your home. It is important to remember, though, that UV air purifiers do not address problems with airborne pollutants, such as dirt and pet dander. That is why they make an excellent supplement to, but not replacement for, air filters or electronic air purifiers. Call for more details.

 

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