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Are UV Air Purifiers Worth It?

Ultraviolet (UV) air purifiers are a type of technology designed to improve indoor air quality. This technology uses rays of ultraviolet light to kill microbial particles that pass through the UV air purifier. These devices are especially helpful for people who have allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues. Here’s why they can be worth installing in your home.

How UV Air Purifiers Work

UV air purifiers use ultraviolet light to kill things like mold, viruses, and bacteria. The light is germicidal, so it kills living organisms as they pass through the UV air purifier. These devices use a strong fan to pull in air. Once inside, the air is slowed down so that the pathogens in it are exposed long enough to the light to die. It takes one to two seconds for this to occur.

Oconee Climate Control is based in Eatonton, GA. We help to improve indoor air quality in homes by installing UV air purifiers. Our goal is to help people breathe cleaner, safer air.

UV Air Purifiers Work With HEPA Air Filters

Having a HEPA air filter in your HVAC system isn’t enough to ensure clean, healthy air. HEPA air filters can’t trap pathogens smaller than 0.1 microns, for instance. They also just trap live pathogens rather than kill them. A UV air purifier paired with a HEPA air filter will provide the best indoor air quality.

Do UV Air Purifiers Work?

Some UV air purifiers can kill up to 99% of most viruses, mold, and bacteria. This can be very helpful for people with lung issues, asthma, or allergies or those who have compromised immune systems. UV air purifiers have been shown to effectively kill pathogens that bring down a home’s indoor air quality.

Heating, Cooling, and Indoor Air Quality Experts

Oconee Climate Control has been helping people in Eatonton and the surrounding communities for many years. Our services include the replacement, repair, and maintenance of heating and cooling systems. For indoor air quality, we offer ventilators, UV air purifiers, humidifiers, and air filtration systems. Call us today to find out more.

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