You have many options when it comes to filtrating your indoor air to make your home more comfortable, and your family healthier. Each type of air filtration system has its own method of removing pollutants from your air. Air filters are beneficial, but they can only do so much, and may not be fully effective for your needs. UV germicidal lights are an excellent addition to your indoor air quality devices. But is it really worth it?
Not All Pollutants Can be Filtered Out
Dust and dirt can easily be filtered out of your indoor air with the proper air filters. However, biological pollutants are a bit trickier. Microorganisms such as mold, viruses, and bacteria present a challenge as they cannot be easily eliminated and can make you and your family sick. These contaminants build up in dark and damp environments, making your ductwork a prime location. While an air filter can’t reach them, UV germicidal lights can.
Why Does This Matter?
Bacteria and mold are very unhealthy to breathe in. There has to be an effective way to eliminate these pollutants in order to protect your health. Those with allergies and asthma are particularly susceptible to aggravated symptoms due to the presence of mold. Eliminating dust and pet dander with air filters just isn’t enough. UV lights, however, cause cellular damage to germs, viruses like COVID-19, bacteria, and fungi. This effectively destroys them and reduces the number of airborne allergens plaguing your home.
Are They Really That Effective?
UV disinfection systems for HVAC are an ideal proactive measure to complement filtration. More and more business have been having UV air purifiers installed, stating that they’ve experienced fewer illnesses in the workplace since doing so. UV lights work hand-in-hand with HEPA (high efficiency particulate arrestor) filters to create a sterilized environment. These systems are so trusted, that many hospitals across the U.S. are now using them.
Oasis Heating, A/C & Refrigeration offers quality UV germicidal light service in Lorton, VA and surrounding areas. Call our office today to have us help you meet your comfort needs.
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