Maintaining good indoor air quality has never been more important. In addition to dust and pollen, you also have to protect your family from organic indoor pollutants like bacteria and viruses. One of the best ways to do so is with a UV air purifier. In this blog, the HVAC and roofing contractors at Hader share an overview of how it works, as well as its features and benefits.
How UV Air Purifiers Work
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is known to have natural sterilizing properties. This is why hospitals use UV light to sterilize scalpels and work surfaces. It’s also used in advanced water sterilization processes. UV radiation doesn’t emit heat, which makes it suitable for use on most substances, and is proven to be effective in eliminating mold spores and bacteria.
UV air purifiers come in many different forms. One type can be mounted in your existing HVAC system as a lamp that purifies the air as it passes through the cooling coils. Others can be mounted in front of air filters, while still others which are meant for use in larger homes and facilities are standalone units. Installation requires minimal changes to your existing HVAC system, and, on average can be installed in a matter of hours by competent HVAC and roofing companies.
Features and Benefits of UV Air Purifiers
Having UV air purifiers installed in your HVAC system provides many benefits:
It Eliminates Pollutants That Air Filters Miss — Indoor air pollutants come in many sizes, some of which are so small that they can pass through air filters. UV air purifiers destroy bacteria, viruses and other harmful microorganisms, which are typically smaller than dust and pollen, resulting in cleaner indoor air.
It Helps Reduce Strain on the HVAC System — High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are air filters with fine holes. While they can filter out very small particles, including most microorganisms, they also restrict airflow, which places more strain on the HVAC system. A UV air purifier, on the other hand, can eliminate the same microorganisms without affecting airflow. The less strain placed on the HVAC system, the more efficient it will be.
It Helps Prevent Odors In the Air Ducts — Mold spores that linger in the air ducts can lead to mold growth, which often goes unnoticed until a moldy smell starts coming from the vents. A UV air purifier kills mold spores as well as bacteria, which helps prevent odors from spreading in your home.
Call Hader for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
For your heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality needs, take advantage of Hader’s roofing and HVAC services at (513) 661-1910 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Cincinnati, Ohio, and nearby areas.