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Do UVC Air Purifiers Work?

Perhaps you realize that the sun’s ultraviolet light (UV) is to blame for your painful sunburn. But did you know that another variety of ultraviolet light can be installed to keep your house’s air clean?

The sun lets off two types of dangerous UV rays, UVA and UVB. These damaging rays can lead to sunburn, skin cancer, wrinkles and other types of premature aging.

There’s another kind of UV light, called UVC. While direct exposure to this ultraviolet light is bad for your skin or eyes, it can safely be applied to purify air, water and some surfaces.

E.B. Air, LLC uses this light in a few of our systems to boost air filtration in East Bernard houses.

Applications for Ultraviolet Light

This distinct wavelength is referred to as “germicidal” because it destroys the DNA of bacteria and viruses. When pathogens travel through this light, they eventually cease to exist as they can’t reproduce.

This makes UVC light a potent alternative to chemical disinfection. Germicidal light is used in a lot of disinfection applications, such as medical laboratories and hospitals. It’s also applied to sterilize drinking water and other liquids made in food processing.

It’s becoming more popular to freshen air in homes in East Bernard. That’s since it can also eliminate common indoor contaminants including mold, mildew and bacteria. This is an additional advantage for loved ones who deal with seasonal allergies or asthma.

Having Germicidal UV Light in Your Residence

We install a germicidal UV light within your HVAC system’s ductwork. Because the light is put inside the ductwork, it makes it compatible with most heating and cooling systems. This also keeps its light carefully confined while delivering strong disinfection for your residence’s air.

Dirty air is freshened in a two-step process, first traveling through your air filter and then the UV light before spreading around your house. Even when your heat or air conditioning isn’t working, these lights still work to keep your air, ductwork and home comfort system clean.

This whole-house option is superior to a portable air purifier, which can only clean the air in a single area. Portable air purifiers also can’t clean your ductwork or the interior of your HVAC system. A clean HVAC system is often a more efficient one that could even work for an extended period of time. And, the majority of portable air purifiers are notorious for creating ozone.

When thinking about adding a germicidal lamp to your residence, it’s critical to get one that doesn’t produce ozone. While ozone is great at getting rid of odors and chemicals, it can also irritate your lungs and cause other respiratory troubles.

If you’re seeking ways to clean your residence’s air, the indoor air quality professionals at E.B. Air, LLC can help. We offer a broad range of options to help your loved ones breathe more easily. Contact us at 979-335-4262 to set up a free, no-obligation home comfort analysis and estimate now!

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