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UV Air Purifiers: What Are They and How Effective Are They

UV Air Purifier Cleaning your indoor air is not as simple as it may sound. Within your home, indoor air pollution can be as little as dust particles or as serious as gases. Thankfully, with modern technology, UV air purifiers are booming and allow families the peace of mind that air pollutants are being taken care of. Ultraviolet (UV) lights have been used for years to disinfect water, air, and surfaces. The team here at Clay’s Climate Control is sharing all there is to know about UV air purifiers, so keep on reading to learn more!

What Are UV Air Purifiers? 

Terms such as “UV-C sanitizers” or “UV Light Germ Killers” are commonly used to refer to UV light air purifiers. UV air purifiers have the same goal as any other air purifier: to reduce indoor air contaminants. 

While the name may seem fancy, the system is quite simple. The UV air purifier is designed to use short-wave UV lights to deactivate airborne particles such as pathogens and microorganisms like viruses, mold, and bacteria to lessen the amount of indoor air pollution. 

The device will use UV light technology to capture the air through a small chamber to be exposed to the UV light. When the system captures the polluted air, the UV light will damage the DNA of the living organisms to ensure the bacteria can no longer replicate in your home. This is a vital step that makes the UV air purifier stand out compared to other systems by stopping the replication of bacteria and viruses rather than allowing the pollution to continue to contaminate the air. 

Once the air is free from airborne contaminants, the purifier will release it back into the room. 

How Effective Are UV Air Purifiers? 

Fewer illnesses 

With the help of your UV air purifier, you can keep colds and other viruses from spreading. The system works against common bacteria and viruses using UV light and will, in turn, reduce the number of pollutants you are exposed to, ensuring you and your family stay healthy! 

Less maintenance 

With other air purifiers, you will typically have to schedule regular maintenance to switch out the old filter. Fortunately, UV air purifiers have no filters to worry about! The system runs entirely off of the UV light, allowing you to skip out on cleaning. You may eventually have to change a light bulb, but it is very easy to do!

Higher energy savings

Compared to common air purifiers, UV light purifiers use significantly less energy to run efficiently, given it has no filter and does not run constantly. The UV purifiers can also keep your HVAC system’s air filter cleaner, ensuring no clogging occurs.   

How Clay’s Climate Control Can Help You? 

Since most people spend the majority of their lives inside their homes, clean indoor air with low levels of dust, particulates, and contaminants is important for day-to-day health and comfort. Here at Clay’s Climate Control, we are ready to help you achieve cleaner air goals! Our team of experts will take you step by step in terms of UV air purifier installation and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to learn more about how to improve indoor air quality at 609-916-1106