Ultraviolet energy – or UV energy – is Mother Nature’s way of cleansing the air outside. UV light is highly effective at breaking down micro-organisms (germs, viruses, fungi and other bacteria) and inhibiting their growth.
The good news is that UV energy is not necessarily relegated only to the outdoors. You can also take advantage of the benefits of UV light by having a UV air purifier installed in your home.
What are UV air purifiers and how do they work?
UV air purifiers work to control the proliferation of potentially harmful pollutants that may be caused by your furnace. They are typically installed in the ductwork of your house. These air purifiers bathe the air that passes through an HVAC system in UV light, effectively eliminating bacteria.
Different wavelengths serving different purposes
Many UV air purifiers feature two UV lamps, both of which emit different wavelengths and serve dual purposes. For example, one lamp may emit ultraviolet-C light measuring 254 nanometers, or the “germicidal range.” This light takes care of destroying bacteria. The other lamp may emit light measured at 185 nanometers and helps oxidize toxic compounds and gases within a home for cleaner, safer, odor-free air.
Safe and clean
AirNow provides a number of types of UV air purifiers suitable for any size home. We also take great care to ensure that all UV air purifiers are installed properly, making sure that no harmful ozone is emitted into your home – it all stays safely in the ductwork. Even then, we ensure that any ozone used is minimal; enough to keep the air in your home fresh and clean without posing any potentially harmful side-effects.
If you’re interested in having a UV air purifier in your home – or if your current UV air purifier needs some attention – please contact AirNow to set up an appointment to speak with one of our air quality specialists. We have been outfitting homes in Montgomery AL and the surrounding areas with UV air purification systems for many, many years, and are happy to help you with all of your indoor air quality needs.
By Terry Barrett