When it comes to indoor air purification, the most thorough approach is a whole-house unit. One of the most effective is the use of ultraviolet (UV) technology within your HVAC system.
For UV light to be effective, microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria must receive sufficient exposure to a light of adequate strength. One way to ensure the lights have time to work is to use them in conjunction with mechanical filtration devices, which slow airflow. With the proper conditions met, UV lights actually break down the DNA structure of these microorganisms, rendering them ineffective in terms of reproduction. Without the power to reproduce, these pollutants quickly die off. As air continuously passes through your HVAC system, UV lights are able to quickly reduce the number of contaminants in your indoor air.
Viruses and bacteria are just two of the primary pollutants that UV lights deal with. They are also helpful in the battle against mold spores, especially those that might take residence inside of your HVAC system components if moisture conditions permit. With UV lights installed, however, your HVAC components stay cleaner along with your indoor air.
UV lights can also be used in conjunction with UV-activated catalysts to battle odors and gaseous pollutants, such as the smell and chemical residue left behind by cigarettes or even some household cleaners. In fact, many of the best systems combine UV-activated catalysts with mechanical filtration, enabling them to battle particulates, microorganisms, and chemical contaminants simultaneously.
If you’re interested in reducing the presence of pollutants such as viruses and bacteria in your household air, consider adding UV lights to your comprehensive clean air strategy. For more on how you can improve the indoor air quality of your Cleveland-area home, speak to one of our trained technicians. Contact us today at P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling.photo credit: aspecticide