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Is a UV Air Purifier Worth It?

The recent global pandemic brought a lot of attention to air quality. We all breathe in contaminants, allergens, and other germs every day. Our immune systems are designed to fight off any unwanted germs that enter our systems so that we stay healthy. But if you were given the opportunity to improve your indoor air quality, would you take it?

You can breathe easy in the comfort of your home when you invest in a UV air purifier in Springtown, TX. But how does a UV air purifier compare to other types of air purifiers? Learn how a UV air purifier works and why it might be a great investment for your home and family.

Indoor Air Quality

You may think that you can trust the air inside your home. Sure, there are germs in public places, but in your home? Well, unfortunately, you bring germs, allergens, and illnesses back home with you on your clothes, hair, and handheld items like purses and bags. These particles then circulate through your air. They may multiply and land and surfaces around your home in addition to being in the air that you breathe.

Your HVAC air filter can only do so much to filter your air. It is designed to remove dust and dirt particles, but it can’t do much for the microscopic particles like airborne viruses, bacteria, and even mold. If you want to ensure that you have great indoor air quality in your home, a UV air purifier may be the way to go. There are many types of air purifiers on the market, but air purifiers that use UV lights are unique. 

How Do UV Air Purifiers Work?

There are special UV lights that create waves targeting airborne particles. The particles get deactivated so that they cannot harm you or your family when you breathe them in. Some UV air purifiers are smaller and plug into your wall. Other UV lights fit inside your existing HVAC unit so that they are out of the way. Plus, a light inside your HVAC system destroys particles before they ever enter the air in your home, and also protects your HVAC system at the same time. 

You can see the light when you plug in the lightbulb, but you don’t see the rays radiating from the purifier. That doesn’t mean they aren’t powerful! And don’t confuse these particular UV lights with UV rays from the sun that cause sunburn. A UV air purifier is perfectly safe for you, your family, and your pets. 

UV Air Purifier Benefits

Sure, a UV air purifier destroys airborne particles. But what other benefits does it offer? When you invest in a UV air purifier you can expect to benefit from… 

  • Less mold and mildew in your home
  • Better HVAC energy efficiency
  • Potentially lower energy bills
  • Needing to dust less often
  • Getting sick less often

Plus, installation is easy. With a whole-house UV light air purifier, you clean all of the air in your house and not just the air in a single room. Plug-in options are available, but they aren’t as efficient. Plus, they take up extra space in your rooms and may get in the way. 

Contact Don’s AC Service, Inc today for your HVAC and indoor air quality needs!

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