For years, people have used ultraviolet light to sanitize water and surfaces. Residents of Parkland, Florida, may not be aware that technology has made it possible for UV lights to also purify the air in their homes. But what are UV light purifiers, and how do they work?

What Is a UV Light Purifier?

UV light purifiers are air purification systems that use UV light to deactivate airborne pathogens and microorganisms. While other air purifiers sometimes use UV light components, they do not use UV power against air pollutants. You can install a UV light purifier directly into your home’s HVAC system.

How Do They Work?

Indoor air quality is one of the most important aspects of your home. While there are plenty of products on the market, UV lights are one of the best that actually attack the DNA of air pollutants. Altered DNA of microorganisms is less likely to be harmful.

How Effective Are They?

To answer how effective a UV light purifier is, there are several questions that to answer first. The most obvious question is whether or not the contaminated air will come into direct contact with the light purification system. If there is dust or other particles blocking the light from the air, it will be significantly less effective.

Other questions that will determine the effectiveness of your UV light purifier revolve around how long the air is in the light, the temperature and frequency of the light and the material of the bulb. These factors are why it is so important to have a UV light purifier installed by a professional.

Our friendly team of service techs can install your UV light or any other indoor air quality product that you need. Contact HI-VAC Air Conditioning Service today to find out how we can make your home more comfortable, safer, and more efficient. We can also answer questions about why this technology may be right for you and your home.

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