Biological contaminants are sneaky little particles for a few reasons, one of which is their size. Typically these particles are smaller than 0.3 microns, making them difficult to capture. But there is one indoor air quality product that not only removes biological contaminants, it eradicates them: UV air purifiers. These air purifiers, also known as UV lights or UV germicidal lights, work differently from other kinds of air cleaning devices. However, without expert installation, they may not work at all.
Our professionals have installed UV lights in numerous properties. As such, we know the best locations for these devices, and we can help you replace them when needed. Have concerns about biological contaminants in your home? Call us today!
Air Services Unlimited provides UV air purifier installation services.
Here are some questions our experts are asked often when it comes to using UV germicidal lighting:
UV lights hit biological organisms with a one–two punch: first, the UV rays generated by the lights permanently mutate the organism’s DNA so that it can’t reproduce; second, the rays destroy the organism’s life–sustaining proteins so that it can’t survive. The end result is total eradication of the organism because it can’t survive or reproduce.
UV air purifiers are stationary, so they are typically placed in areas where they will be most effective. Two very common locations are over the evaporator coils in your system and inside ductwork. Because UV lights are stationary, they do not draw contaminants to them; for a contaminant to be affected by the UV rays, it must pass directly under the lighting.
UV air purifiers work solely on biological contaminants, so they do not remove particles like pollen, pet dander, or dust. This is why it is strongly recommended that you pair your UV air purifier with a secondary indoor air quality product like an air filtration system or electronic air cleaner.
UV lights typically last 12 months; they can last longer, but to ensure you continue to be protected, it is recommended that an expert replace them annually.
UV lights are over 99% effective at destroying the biological contaminants they come into contact with.
Ridding your home of biological contaminants, particularly ones that are hard for allergy sufferers to bear, such as mold and mildew, can be challenging. But when you work with our indoor air quality experts to install and use UV germicidal lights in your home, you are making a choice that helps ensure the removal of these types of contaminants. All you have to do is give us a call, and our helpful staff will schedule an appointment for you with one of our IAQ pros.
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