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Should I Use a UV Air Purifier in My Home?

May 30, 2016 | Blog

Living comfortably in your home requires more than just the maintenance of comfortable temperatures. You also need to be able to maintain great indoor air quality in your home. That may be a bit trickier than you realize, though, especially when you learn that the level of pollutants in your home may be even more concentrated than it is in the air outside. It is for precisely this reason that you may want to consider the use of a UV air purifier. A UV air purifier is a unique way in which to successfully deal with a very specific type of pollutant. 

Pollutant Destruction Is the Key

Most people think of pollutant removal systems when they think of cleaning up the air in their homes. Such systems include basic media filters and even electronic air purifiers. There are certain pollutants, though, that these types of systems just are not capable of dealing with effectively. Biological pollutants, specifically, demand a different kind of attention.

Dirt and dust can be removed from the air, and the filter or collector plates that have trapped them can be cleaned or replaced. When dealing with biological pollutants, though, you are dealing with entities that are both very small, and also capable of reproducing. Viruses, mold spores, and bacteria would require a very efficient air filter in order to be removed from the air in your home. Even if they were actually trapped, though, they could continue to thrive, producing more and more pollutants that could give you further trouble.

UV air purifiers, however, use ultraviolet light in order to actually destroy these pollutants. They are disrupted on a biological level, and are rendered incapable of reproduction. This makes the UV air purifier a much better option for dealing with such pollutants. Just keep in mind that UV lights do not filter the air, so they should be used in conjunction with, not as a replacement for, pollutant removal systems.

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