Does the idea of pollutants lurking around inside your home bother you? Does their presence trigger health-related issues, such as allergies or asthma? If so, you can do something about it by installing Ultraviolet (UV) lights in your HVAC system to boost the quality of your home’s air and enhance your health all year long.
UV lights have long been used in health-related settings to purify air. In hospitals, clean air is critical not only for the patients, but also for health workers who are exposed to viruses and bacteria. These systems are now available for residential use and accomplish the same goal: purified air.
UV lights target a specific class of pollutants, ones that your HVAC system’s air filter cannot: organic matter like mould, viruses and bacteria. If left unchecked, these pollutants pose risks for even healthy individuals, and cause significant problems for people with compromised immune systems or respiratory issues.
UV light is a form of safe radiation, and its short waves hit organic matter at the heart of each cell, thereby rendering the cell ineffective at reproducing. Once the cell is hit with the UV light, the DNA of the cell is changed: UV-light rays essentially kill off contaminants by taking away their ability to reproduce.
When UV lights are combined with your HVAC system, you get targeted, effective air-purifying technology that can keep all of the air in your home clean. Your home’s HVAC and duct system is designed to circulate the air throughout every corner of your home. As the air is drawn into the system, it is either heated or cooled, depending on the season. The furnace blower then pushes that air back into your home through supply registers, and the return registers pull it back into the system to start the process all over again. When UV lights are installed upstream of the HVAC system, each time the air passes through it, it’s purified again and again.
Keep your home’s air at top-notch quality with a UV light system. For help selecting a system, or to ask questions, contact the experts at Arpi’s Industriestoday!
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