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When to Use a UV Air Purifier

Most homeowners are under the impression that filtering the air in their homes is enough to maintain great indoor air quality. For some, this is true (though many mistakenly believe that the standard air filter in their HVAC systems will do the job, which it won’t). In some cases, though, even the best air filters are not the best tools for the job.

Certain pollutants simply cannot be effectively removed from the air. They must be destroyed. This is the case when dealing with biological pollutants, such as viruses, mold, and bacteria. That is when you are going to need a UV air purifier in Summerville, GA.

How Does UV Air Purification Work?

UV, or ultraviolet, air purifiers use UV radiation in order to destroy biological pollutants. Some people see the word “radiation” and immediately decide that this type of system has no place in their homes. In truth, though, these UV germicidal lights emit the same UV waves that the sun does in its light spectrum. Plus, the rays are confined to the air ducts in your home. They pose no risk to you, your children, pets, etc.

What they do pose a risk too, however, are the aforementioned biological pollutants. The reason that you cannot simply filter or remove these pollutants from the air is the fact that they are living microorganisms. Not only are they too small for most residential air filters to effectively handle, but they also reproduce. That means that they can continue to thrive and grow their numbers, even after they’ve been trapped.

UV air purifiers do not filter the air, though. They use UV rays in order to disrupt these pollutants biologically, rendering them incapable of reproducing and destroying them. That helps you to live in a more healthful environment. If you do use UV air purifiers in your home, they should be paired with filtration equipment.

Schedule your IAQ services with the pros here at Moody Heating and Air Conditioning.

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