For those with sensitive immune systems, asthma, or respiratory conditions, air quality is a major concern. During our current pandemic with COVID-19, many people are looking for ways to keep their home a healthier and cleaner environment. As a result many people are seeking out UV air purifiers and seeing if they are the answer to a cleaner home. There are many questions about UV air purifiers that Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning would like to answer to see if your home would benefit from a UV air purifier.
Question 1. Do UV Light Air Purifiers Kill Mold, Bacteria & Viruses?
Homes are prone to mold, bacteria, and viruses which are found in the air and on many surfaces. UV light has been used to kill mold, bacteria, and viruses for over 100 years. The first time UV lights were used was in 1903, as a medical procedure to remove a serious skin infection. Today, UV lights are used as a germicidal treatment for hospitals, restaurants, grocery stores and more. UV light air purifiers are widely used inside the HVAC system as it cleans the air as it enters the home. Back in 2012, studies have proven that UV light can kill up to 97% of germs, bacteria, viruses, and airborne fungi inside air handler units.
Question 2. Does a UV Light Air Purifier Work on COVID-19 Coronavirus?
Due to the recent pandemic the coronavirus has become a number one concern in many household. As the COVID-19 virus is still new, not much research has been verified of this issue as of now. However, it is very promising that UV light does kill COVID-19. According the U.S. Center of Disease Control and Prevention, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation as well as Vaporous Hydrogen Peroxide and moist heat can decontaminate areas exposed to COVID-19 and other types of Coronaviruses. In short, UV air purifiers can help to rid your home of a number of coronaviruses and possibly COVID-19. However as research is still on-going, there is no definitive answer as to whether or not UV light will kill and prevent COVID-19.
Question 3. What Types of UV Light Air Purifiers Can Be Used for an Air Conditioner System?
There are two major types of UV light air purifiers: one is a “coil sanitizing light” and the other is an “air sanitizing light”. Coil sanitizing lights are mostly used in central air conditioning systems. This is because central air conditioning systems are prone to mold and bacteria in the coil. The light purifier prevents mold or bacteria from ever developing. Coil sanitizing systems are installed directly next to the evaporator coils inside the central air conditioner unit. Not only does coil sanitizing light keep the evaporator coil clean, it also cleans the air as it passes through the coils. Air sanitizing light can be used in any HVAC system and is installed inside the air ducts. As the air travels through the air duct system, the germs, bacteria, mold and viruses are killed before it enters inside the home.
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If a UV air purifier is right for your home and you want to see what it takes to have a UV light air purifier installed inside your residence, contact Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning today.