Ultraviolet light is one of our most powerful weapons in the ongoing battle against indoor air pollution. Microorganisms such as mold, bacteria and viruses make their way into your home, contributing to the poor indoor air quality that the Environmental Protection Agency cites as a top health concern. UV light cleans your air by neutralizing dangerous microorganisms, rendering them harmless.
UV light is a sterilizing agent that is naturally found in the environment, and it is concentrated to great effect in purification systems. How can light clean your air? Its high frequency ruptures the cell structures of microorganisms, altering their nucleic acid and making it impossible for them to repair themselves or reproduce. In the environment, ultraviolet rays present in sunlight are organic sterilizers and are some of nature’s strongest weapons against spreading disease.
Ultraviolet light can neutralize potentially hazardous microorganisms, including:
- Mold spores
Ultraviolet light performs the same way in indoor air purifiers as it does outdoors, but at a stronger, more concentrated level. UV purifiers are quiet, safe and effective. Air passes through an exposure unit, where it is treated with UV light, then circulated back into your home. The light doesn’t pass out of the exposure unit; your family, pets and plants face no risk from it.
How do you know if you have indoor air problems? Microorganisms are too small for the eye to see. The primary way they enter your body is through dust. That’s how they accumulate on household surfaces and collect in carpets and upholstery. But just because you can’t see excessive dust doesn’t mean contaminants aren’t present.
By cleansing your air of dangerous microorganisms, UV purifiers can help benefit people suffering from:
- Respiratory problems
- Skin irritations
- Chronic colds
- Ongoing fatigue and lethargy
Your home should be a safe, comfortable place. If you think a UV light air cleaner might help make it that way, please contact Jon Wayne Heating & Air Conditioning. Serving the San Antonio area, we’re always happy to provide answers.
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.
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