UV – Ultraviolet Air Purification Systems
Many families are becoming more aware of the need for cleaner air in our homes. As homes are built tighter in response to energy conservation concerns, indoor air quality & air purification has become a larger concern. Along with dust and other more familiar indoor air contaminants, colds and sinus infections often come from live bacteria, viruses, and mold particles also in the air we breathe. While standard furnace filters barely adequate to filter out larger particles, most can’t stop any bacteria and mold spores, and certainly not viruses.
Approaches to Indoor Air Quality & Air Purification
There are many approaches to indoor air quality and air purification. HEPA filters are extremely effective at particle filtration, but do little to eliminate many bioaerosols (short for biological aerosol) and viruses. In order to attain what most would consider good indoor air quality, a combination of ventilation, particle filtration and disinfection with a UV air purification system.
UV Air Purification
UV air purification systems produce harmless hydroxyl ions (not ozone) that destroy the DNA cell structure of many bacteria and mold spores, and viruses. Installing a UV light air purification system in your furnace duct will kill bacteria, viruses, and most mold spores. A whole home HEPA filter can filter particles as small as 0.3 microns. This is small enough to trap the bacteria, mold spores, viruses, dust mites and other small respirable particles that can infiltrate deep into your lungs. An ultraviolet air purification system also works well to eliminate odors that may come from organic molecules in the air.
All UV light air cleaner systems are not the same. It is important to make sure that the bulbs are at least 36 watts. Lower wattage UV lights sold as air purification devices do not produce enough light intensity to kill many of the bacteria and mold spores that may be present.
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