Ultraviolet, or UV, light is a type of light that cannot be perceived by the human eye but can be very beneficial if used in proper doses. Many air purifiers employ the use of UV light to kill certain air pollutants and bacteria.

These purifiers work by exposing harmful bacteria, mold, and viruses to UV lights as they pass through the device. The pollutants cannot survive UV exposure because it alters the molecular bonds in the microbes’ DNA and makes reproduction impossible. As a result, the health threat is neutralized.

Of course, different models of air purifiers offer varying degrees and effectiveness of purification. Some models have higher doses of UV radiation and some target specific pollutants. Be aware that UV light does not solve air pollution problems such as dust, nor will it solve indoor mold growth problems.

Be sure to look for a purifier that also filters dust. And, if you think you have a mold problem, hire a professional to investigate and remove the mold altogether. Air purifiers are especially beneficial if someone in your home suffers from allergies. They can also be effective in homes with young children, the elderly, or anyone prone to getting sick.

It’s practical to install a UV air purifier in any home, business, or public building since it can be put into your existing HVAC system. For more information on the benefits of UV lights, or to make an appointment, contact one of our experts at Pipe Works Services. Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about UV lights and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide. Pipe Works Services serves Chatham, NJ, and the surrounding areas.

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