How UV Lights Help to Purify the Air

You may tend to associate UV rays with tanning or the occasional sunburn, but UV rays can do much more than give your skin a painful bright red tint. UV light actually harms or kills small organic matter, which is why overexposure to the sun can lead to skin damage. But while short periods of time lounging in the sun’s rays won’t do much to affect you, it can kills and sterilize small organic matter that you don’t want in the air you breathe. That’s why many homeowners and business owners alike turn to UV air purifiers to help clear the air of organisms that could otherwise make people sick.

UV air purifiers are installed on the indoor air handler of your forced-air heating and AC system, a common breeding ground for bacteria and viruses and a source of mold development. Moisture is likely to develop at the indoor air handler. The components frequently heat up and cool down, and the indoor blower fan constantly blows potentially humid air over the air handler every day. Condensation can then collect at the indoor air handler, which creates an ideal condition for some microorganisms to thrive. UV air purifiers are positioned atop the air handler and can kill any microorganism that passes through or any that are already living in the system.

UV air purifiers are most important for people with allergies, asthma, or immune disorders. Bacteria and viruses can have a debilitating effect on those with compromised immune system, and mold spores can aggravate allergies, asthma, or other respiratory disorders. That’s why UV air handlers are so often employed in hospitals, to prevent illnesses from worsening and to protect hospital staff. UV air purifiers can even eliminate odors from cooking and pets from the air. In fact, they’re employed at sewage treatment plants so that plant workers don’t have to work in unpleasant conditions.

No matter what you use your UV air purifier for, it takes a professional to install this system and test it for proper operation. We have experience with many types of air purifiers in Walker County so you can get the filtration you need in your home.

To make sure that your new UV treatment system works as desired, trust the professionals at Ardon Maintenance.

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