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How Does a UV Air Purifier Eliminate Pollutants?

Do you have concerns about biological pollutants in your indoor air? Your ductwork, a cool and dark environment, serves as the perfect breeding ground for many microorganisms such as mold and mildew, among other contaminants. The best way to rid your system of these pollutants is with a UV air purifier.

This indoor air quality product is also known as a UV germicidal light, and literally destroys biological contaminants. UV air purifiers are over 99.9% effective, and are safe for home use. Some people worry about the exposure to ultraviolet rays; however, they are not strong enough to negatively affect a human or even a pet’s life.

So, How Does It Work?

UV air purifiers emit radiation in the form of UV-C rays. These rays have the ability to destroy the DNA within biological contaminants and the life-sustaining proteins that keep their cells alive. This dual action kills the cell and keeps it from replicating, thus eradicating biological pollutants and contaminants.

What Are the Benefits?

There are a number of benefits to having a UV air purifier installed. Keep reading to learn more.

  • Better Indoor Air Quality: Your indoor air quality will be much better without the presence of biological contaminants entering your home.
  • Stops Mold and Bacteria Growth: Both of these things can make even a healthy person ill, but the anti-microbial effect that UV air purifiers have stops biological growth.
  • Eliminates Odors: Mold can leave a pretty nasty smell in your home. But UV lights kill the causes of that odor.
  • Flexible Placement: Your UV air purifier can fit virtually anywhere, but the most common placement for this indoor air quality product is in vents and over evaporator coils—so directly in your HVAC system.

To have a UV air purifier installed in your Alamo Heights, TX home, contact Riteway Service Company today!

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