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Why You Should Use a UV Air Purifier

Posted by Empire Blog at 11:55 am on November 4, 2014

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Oftentimes, routine Atlanta HVAC maintenance is not enough to keep contaminants and harmful particles from getting inside. Clean air ducts are important for many reasons, including reducing the amount of indoor pollution, but extra measures must be taken to eliminate hard-to-capture debris. 

The Importance of Installing an Air Purifier

Mold and mildew spores are notorious for making their way past standard and even HEPA air filters, the latter of which are designed to block up to 99 percent of contaminant. Despite being built with eco-friendly materials and with energy efficiency in mind, most homes lack adequate air purification protection.

Unless yours is equipped with a device made to stop the flow of airborne contaminants, re-circulation of these harmful particles is inevitable. The safety hazards posed by these and other types of bacteria cannot be overstated, especially in households where young children, the elderly and individuals who have respiratory illnesses like asthma live. Cleaner air should always be one of your top priorities, and there are fortunately a number of purification options available.

UV models are by and large the most popular. What differentiates UV purifiers from their conventional counterparts? Answering that question requires delving a bit into how these systems work. Ultraviolet (UV) light is a specific wavelength of light known best for its cleaning abilities. It is commonly used to sanitize laboratory equipment and other areas where disinfection is essential. In the Atlanta HVAC industry, UV technology works by eliminating mold, mildew and airborne bacteria by way of light transmission. The contaminants are automatically destroyed as they attempt to pass through the system, long before they can get to the duct lines or air vents.

You may be wondering whether buying a UV purifier is worth the investment. Would the HVAC indoor air quality in your home be OK with a premium air filter and regular maintenance? Yes and no. Given that airborne contaminants are invisible to the naked eye, you will not notice an immediate difference and may question whether the purifier is doing its job. Take it from your friends at Empire HVAC — the long-term health benefits that you will receive from the installation of a UV purifier are well worth it. Your family’s safety matters most!