Winter is not only the season of snow and chilly temperatures, it’s the season of flus and colds. We know that you don’t want to get sick, or for anyone in your household to come down with something. But aside from a few medical preventions and some other precautions, is there much more you can do to protect yourself and your family?
There is a tactic that you might not have thought of: contact HVAC professionals to install a UV air purifier for your house.
What Is a UV Air Purifier?
It’s a simple device in concept. It consists of a set of ultraviolet lamps that the HVAC professional installs inside your ductwork, usually located so the UV rays fall across the coil of the air conditioner. This is a spot where all the air coming from the blower must pass. The UV radiation bathes this airflow so that it targets all the air that circulates through your house.
Why Is This Beneficial for Health?
In the early 20th century, a scientist discovered that UV irradiation was effective at killing germs and viruses. (He won the Nobel Prize for his discovery.) UV radiation became a major part of medicine for the treatment of many types of diseases. But its principle also works at sterilizing air and water.
A UV light inside your home sends out rays that are destructive to numerous types of organic pollutants: viruses, germs, bacteria, various microbes, and mold spores. The rays disrupt their cellular functions, which either kills them or renders them inert and therefore harmless. The lamps aren’t powerful enough to harm people or pets, so a UV air purifier is a safe way to eliminate the airborne pollutants in your home that lead to illness. Aside from a healthier home, you won’t even notice that the air purifier is at work!
Air Creations, Inc. provides indoor air quality services for better living in Summit, NJ and the surrounding areas. We Do It Right Since 1987!