An ultraviolet (UV) light air purifier can effectively help to improve the air quality inside of your home. Hospitals around the country use ultraviolet lights to kill a variety of germs, including the Clostridium difficile spores that cause flu-like symptoms. Now you can benefit from this technology at home with a UV light air purifier installed alongside your HVAC system.
While an HVAC filter catches dust, dirt and small airborne particles, an ultraviolet light air purifier targets germs that pass through its rays. The UV light also helps to improve the efficiency of the HVAC equipment, preventing bacterial buildup on the coil.
An ultraviolet light air purifier emits UVC rays to kill viruses, harmful bacteria and mold. While viruses and bacteria can trigger allergies or worsen asthma, mold can be particularly problematic, as it is known to cause legionnaire’s disease. If mold should ever penetrate your HVAC system, the UV lights will treat the mold particles that pass through its rays.
One of the primary advantages of installing a whole-house UV light system is that it will purify all of the air in your home. As the HVAC equipment circulates the air throughout the day, it is simultaneously treated with UV rays. And as long as your furnace or A/C operates, the UV lights will purify the air.
You will not hear any noise as the system operates. It runs silently, generally installed upstream of or at the coil inside your heating and cooling equipment.
With an air purifier system, you can create a healthier environment inside of your home. For expert advice or help selecting a system, contact Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning today, and enjoy a breath of fresh air tomorrow. Serving the Route 495/128 area, we’re always happy to help.
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