Did you know that the air in many Coachella Valley homes is contaminated with germs and bacteria that can affect the health of you and your family? If you want to reduce the amount of those contaminants in your air, you’re going to need more than a high-efficiency filtration system. For the healthiest possible indoor environment, consider installing a UV light air purifier.
The concept behind a UV light air purifier
According to the EPA, indoor air is 2-5 times (and sometimes as much as 100 times) more polluted than the air outside. That’s because there are a number of natural air purification processes that take place outdoors that are not naturally present in our homes. One of those purification processes is sterilization from the sun.
You see, the sun gives off UV light rays that naturally kill viruses and bacteria in the air. Since these rays aren’t naturally present inside our homes, those viruses and bacteria can circulate undisturbed in our indoor air.
A UV light air purifier is designed to bring the sterilization powers of UV lights into our homes. These air purifying devices are installed in your ductwork before air reaches your air conditioning system. When air passes the device, the UV light that it gives off penetrates the cells of germs, gasses and bacteria and damages or kills them.
What are the benefits of installing a UV light air purifier?
- Removes airborne contaminants that other filtration products can’t. Most air filters and air cleaners are unable to remove the germs and gasses that a UV light can kill. That’s why UV light air purifiers are installed in addition to air filters or air cleaners in order to provide ultimate protection of indoor air.
- Reduces illnesses. By killing the germs, gasses and bacteria in your air, you can significantly decrease the likelihood of getting sick or spreading illnesses from person to person in your home. In addition, UV lights can help reduce symptoms of allergies and asthma.
- Prevents buildup of contaminants on your air conditioner. Without a UV light, mold spores and other contaminants can build up on your air conditioner. This can affect the performance of your cooling system and allow contaminants to continue to circulate throughout your home.
If you have any questions about a UV light air purifier, or if you’d like a cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact Hyde’s, your Indio, CA, air conditioning company.