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What Sets Apart an Air Purifier?

What Sets Apart an Air Purifier?

There is more than one type of indoor air quality system on there that can help your home comfort. Not all of these systems are the same though. We’ve discussed UV air purifiers in Tampa, FL before but we feel like these systems deserve their own blog post so you can discover what makes them so unique.

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A UV air purifier is a system that works in tandem with your heater and air conditioner to clean up your airflow. The goal is to improve your indoor air quality and your comfort. Let’s look at what makes these systems effective, helpful, and safe so you can determine if this is the right fit for you.

What is a UV Air purifier?

You may have already guessed this one but a UV air purifier uses ultraviolet light to help improve your indoor air quality. Also known as a UV germicidal light, this air purifier sits in your ductwork and cleans the air that passes out of your HVAC system and into your house.

Unlike an air filter, the UV purifier doesn’t use a permeable membrane. The use of UV light allows it to address airborne contaminants effectively.

Are UV Purifiers Safe?

The short answer is yes! But we know you might want to know more details.

As we mentioned briefly above, UV air purifiers are installed as a part of your ductwork. This means that they are out of sight and they will also only impact the airflow through the ducts. The UV light that this system produces will never present any risk to anyone in the home–unless you’re a pollutant that is!

The Impact of a UV Purifier

Okay, so a UV air purifier won’t present a risk to your wellbeing but is it actually going to help improve your air quality. It very much will. Whether you have this purifier on its own or you pair it with an air filtration system, it can help to address a wide range of airborne contaminants including

  • Dust motes
  • Dirt particles
  • Pollen
  • Fur
  • Mold Spores
  • Viruses
  • Bacteria

Depending on the contaminant that comes in contact with the UV light, it will either be destroyed or it will be alerted so that it can’t grow or reproduce, rendering it harmless.

Is a UV Germicidal Right For You?

If you are wondering whether or not a UV germicidal light air purifier is the right fit for you, we’d love to help you figure out the answer. Consider the following questions:

  • Are you or others in the house getting sick too frequently?
  • Does it feel like your seasonal allergies bug you year-round?
  • Do you have problems with mold growth in the house?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then an air purifier may be a good fit for your home. But you should still talk to a professional before you buy any new system.

If you are looking to add an air purifier or any other air quality system to your home, you can contact IERNA’s Heating & Cooling for the service you need.