Something that most homeowners don’t realize is that the air filter that comes standard with their HVAC system is not actually designed to protect their indoor air quality. It’s there to protect the inside components of the system, to help it run efficiently and effectively. Air filtration devices and air cleaners do a great job at eliminating allergens such as dust mites, pollen and pet dander—all of which can aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms. But what about smaller particles—microorganisms such as mold and bacteria?
UV Air Purifiers
This is where UV air purifiers, also referred to as UV germicidal lights, come in. This type of system can be installed within your HVAC system on its own or as part of a larger air filtration system. Either way, the air that passes by is sterilized on contact. UV light is able to kill and eliminate microscopic organic matter on contact. Plus, since it’s only a small amount of UV light located within your HVAC system that is doing this, it won’t have any negative effect on your health. In fact, it will only help improve your health.
How Does a UV Air Purifier Help?
Mold and bacteria thrive in cool, dark environments, making your ductwork the prime location for the development of these microorganisms. However, a UV air purifier eliminates the particles these create and render them unable to multiply.
Mold development is more than just unsightly or smelly. It can actually cause ill health effects in many individuals, particularly those who suffer from allergy and asthma symptoms. Eliminating mold by using this system will help keep these individuals healthy.
Viruses are another thing that UV air purifiers eliminate. Even the healthiest person can be affected by a virus such as the flu. Even someone without any preexisting respiratory or immune system disorders can be effected by this as well as bacteria.
To schedule your UV air purifier installation in Plano, TX, contact Oaks Heat & Air today.