How to Clean the Air You Breathe

woman-looking-comfortable-in-homeThese days, more and more homeowners are seeking methods to improve the safety and health of their households. One way to achieve this is by tackling any indoor air quality needs you might have, through the right services and products. This can include air filtration systems, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, and air purification systems.

There are many things that can have a negative effect on your indoor air quality. In fact, without the right precautions in place, your indoor air quality can be worse than the quality of the air outdoors. Fortunately, we have solutions that will help keep your family healthy all year long. One such solution is a UV air purifier, also called UV germicidal lights. Read on to learn more about these systems. 

What Does an Air Purifier Do?

You probably have a little bit of an understanding of what an air purifier is–it’s an indoor air quality product that helps clean the air of contaminants and circulate cleaned air throughout your living space. Rather than using a fiber mesh to trap pollutants like an air filter would, a traditional air purifiers draws particles in from the air.

Speaking of filters, there’s a bit of a misconception we’d like to get out of the way. Many people think that the air filter that comes standard with their HVAC system is in place to protect their indoor air quality. In reality, this air filter is in place to protect the interior components of the HVAC system itself from dust, dirt, and other debris that could harm the components. While this air filter does have a minimal positive impact on your indoor air quality, this is not its main purpose.

But air purifiers are much different. Maybe you’ve heard of an ionization air purifier or an electronic air purifier. These systems charge unwanted particles floating through your indoor air, drawing them down into the system. From there, they can be cleaned off by the homeowner. This isn’t a super effective method against all contaminants that could potentially enter your home’s airflow, like bacteria, viruses, mold, or mildew. This is where the UV air purifier comes in.

Discover the Power of a UV Air Purifier

Referred to by a few different names–the UV air purifier, UV germicidal lights, or just UV lights–this system is a set of lamps that send out very low-frequency ultraviolet radiation–hence the name. This is the same type of tradition that the sun gives off. The difference is that this type of low-level radiation is harmless to people and pets, but will eliminate single-cell organisms like viruses and bacteria.

The great part about UV air purifiers is that they’re installed directly into the ductwork of an HVAC system. This means that they can destroy viruses and bacteria right at the source, before they even have the opportunity to come into contact with your indoor air. Interested in learning more? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.

Contact HB Energy Solutions today and schedule a professional installation for an air purifier in Southern Vermont

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