How Do UV Light Indoor Air Quality Products Work?

April 13, 2021

The quality of indoor air can be up to 10 times worse than outdoor air quality. Some common pollutants in the air include pollen, dust, bacteria, viruses, and other forms of microorganisms. Ultraviolet (UV) light has chemical properties that allow it to inactivate several types of harmful pollutants. When installed in the HVAC system or used as a standalone system, a UV light air purification system can clean the air inside your home, allowing you and your family to breathe cleaner and healthier air. Here is a look at how UV indoor air purification systems work. What Makes UV Light Inactivate Pollutants? UV light is a chemical-free way to kill bacteria, mold, and other forms of pollutants. For decades, UV light solutions have been used for disinfection purposes. The UV light solutions are designed to provide UV-C type radiation. It is one of three types of UV radiations emitted by the sun. The other two types are UV-A and UV-B radiations. The UV-C type light from the sun does not reach us, as it is completely absorbed by the Earth’s atmosphere. UV light is made of small protons that vibrate at a certain wavelength and frequency. The type of UV...

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Do Professional Ultra Violet Lights Improve Indoor Air Quality?

March 3, 2018

Does your family suffer from severe allergies, even when you’re in the house?  Are you worried about the air quality of your home?  One of the solutions for improving the air quality inside a home is ultraviolet lighting placed in the air handler of your HVAC system.  This UV light will kill microbes, and can even be instrumental in making air cleaner by eliminating mold problems in the air ducts. Bacteria live in the air ducts of nearly every home. When the HVAC is turned on, those bacteria are spread throughout the home.  UV lights are a proven way to protect your home. They also help your family breathe easy by killing that bacteria.  Basically, the UV rays attack the germs and make them powerless to affect people or pets. Ultraviolet lights can be focused on drain pans and cooling coils, stopping mold and other harmful bacteria before it can even start.  The addition of a UV light can not only remove allergens, mold, mildew, and bacteria, but it can also help lower your energy costs by allowing coils to operate more efficiently. Hunter’s Air & Heat, Inc. helps make certain that your HVAC system protects you and your family,...

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