Your indoor air quality can have a significant effect on your health. Allergic reactions to biological contaminants may take multiple exposures to appear, but eye irritation, sinus problems, and other severe reactions can occur as soon as the second exposure to an allergen. These contaminants can come from many sources including pets, plants brought into the home, insects, and central air systems contaminated with mold. To ensure the absolute best quality of indoor air, some form of air sanitation system should be used. This is where UV air sanitizers come in.
Read on to learn more about this system. If you think this is something that would work for you, contact us for an installation. We serve residents throughout Greenwood and surrounding areas.
How Does a UV Air Sanitizer Work?
In the past, air sanitizers relied on some type of filter to remove airborne particles, bacteria, and other pollutants. Systems based on filters do a good job of reducing biological contaminants but lose their effectiveness as the filter becomes clogged with pollutants. They can also be expensive and difficult to maintain. A unique system that uses ultraviolet (UV) light to sanitize air is a simple and effective alternative.
UV air sanitizers don’t try to remove contaminants from the air. Instead, they neutralize the biological contaminants that are present. UV light is deadly to bacteria, viruses, and mold, and helps to neutralize household odors. A UV air sanitizer that is professionally installed can be placed in an ideal location within your home’s existing air duct system to treat the air as it passes by. The UV light kills contaminants, making the air in the home healthier; odors caused by contaminants are reduced as well.
Is a UV Air Sanitizer Right For You?
If you suffer from allergies, have asthma, or have children and elderly individuals in your home that are more likely to be affected by respiratory diseases, installing a UV air sanitizer is an ideal choice.
The UV air sanitizer’s unique method of neutralizing contaminants in the air, rather than trying to remove them through filtration, makes them simple and cost-effective to maintain. This technology also allows for greater efficiency, as there are no filters to clog and restrict airflow; nor is there a chance for the system to become overloaded and stop removing pollutants.