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How Do UVC Air Purifiers Work?

You probably know that the sun’s ultraviolet light (UV) is to blame for your painful sunburn. But were you aware that another kind of ultraviolet light can be installed to keep your home’s air clean?

The sun lets off two types of dangerous UV rays, UVA and UVB. These dangerous rays can cause sunburn, skin cancer, wrinkles and other kinds of premature aging.

There’s another kind of UV light, called UVC. While unprotected exposure to this ultraviolet light isn’t good for your skin or eyes, it can safely be applied to purify air, water and some surfaces.

Cool Air Solutions uses this light in a few of our solutions to better air filtration in Murrieta residences.

Applications for Ultraviolet Light

This distinct wavelength is referred to as “germicidal” since it wipes out the DNA of bacteria and viruses. When pathogens pass through this light, they eventually perish as they can’t reproduce.

This makes UVC light a potent alternative to chemical disinfection. Germicidal light is applied in a lot of disinfection uses, such as medical laboratories and hospitals. It’s also applied to clean drinking water and other liquids produced in food processing.

It’s becoming a popular choice to freshen air in houses in Murrieta. That’s due to the fact it can also eradicate frequent indoor contaminants such as mold, mildew and bacteria. This is an additional benefit if someone in your household has seasonal allergies or asthma.

Using Germicidal UV Light in Your Residence

We install a germicidal UV light within your HVAC system’s ductwork. Since the light is placed within the ductwork, it makes it compatible with most heating and cooling systems. This also keeps its light safely restricted while delivering strong cleaning for your home’s air.

Filthy air is freshened in a two-step process, first moving through your air filter and then the UV light before spreading across your residence. Even when your heat or air conditioning isn’t operating, these lights still function to keep your air, ductwork and home comfort equipment clean.

This whole-house product is superior to a portable air purifier, which is restricted to cleaning the air in one room. Portable air purifiers also can’t clean your ductwork or the innerworkings of your HVAC equipment. A clean HVAC system is usually a more efficient one that can even operate for an extended period of time. And, many portable air purifiers have a bad reputation for creating ozone.

When thinking about getting a germicidal lamp for your house, it’s critical to look for one that doesn’t create ozone. While ozone is great at getting rid of odors and chemicals, it might also irritate your lungs and cause other respiratory problems.

If you’re trying to find approaches to freshen your home’s air, the indoor air quality pros at Cool Air Solutions can help. We have a broad range of options to help your household breathe better. Contact us at 951-299-9853 to request a free, no-obligation home comfort analysis and estimate now!

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