Breathe Easy With an UV Air Purifier

Does your home suffer from air quality problems? Many homes do. In fact, the air quality in most homes is worse than the air outside.

Regular air filtration will help with catching airborne pollutants and preventing them from circulating through the air in your home. But air filters don’t kill biological contaminants like mold, bacteria or viruses. A UV air purifier adds extra protection for the air in your home.

A UV air purifier uses ultraviolet radiation from UV lamps to kill biological air contaminants. This type of purification system can be part of your home’s HVAC system. In this configuration, the UV lamps are located in your ductwork. Airborne pollutants are moved through the ducts via the air circulation created by your heating and cooling system.
There are some considerations to keep in mind with a UV system, though. UV radiation is effective in killing mold spores, and dead mold spores aren’t able to grow new mold. However, they can still cause problems with allergies. A UV air purifier can kill biological contamination in your home’s air, but things like dust and dead mold spores can still get circulated in the air. So the EPA suggests using a UV purification system in conjunction with a regular air filtration system and proper ventilation to get the best indoor air quality.

If you have questions about air purification, or other concerns about the air quality in your home, contact us at ASI Hastings Heating and Air Conditioning. We’re always happy to help. We have the products and the services you need to keep the air in your home safe and fresh.



By | 2011-07-19T22:55:41+00:00 July 19th, 2011|Articles|