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How Do UVC Air Purifiers Work?

You likely are aware that the sun’s ultraviolet light (UV) is to blame for your painful sunburn. But did you know that a different type of ultraviolet light can be useful for keeping your home’s air clean?

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

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

Durable Service uses this light in a few of our solutions to enhance air filtration in Holdrege houses.

What is an Ultraviolet Light Used For?

This specific wavelength is classified as “germicidal” as it kills the DNA of bacteria and viruses. When pathogens travel through this light, they eventually die because they can’t multiply.

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

It’s growing in popularity to disinfect air in houses in Holdrege. That’s since it can also wipe out typical indoor contaminants such as mold, mildew and bacteria. This is an extra benefit if someone in your household has seasonal allergies or asthma.

Installing Germicidal UV Light in Your House

We put a germicidal UV light within your HVAC system’s ductwork. Since the light is installed inside the ductwork, it makes it compatible with the majority of heating and cooling units. This also keeps its light safely confined while giving strong disinfection for your residence’s air.

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

This whole-house solution is superior to a portable air purifier, which is limited to cleaning the air in one room. Portable air purifiers also can’t freshen your ductwork or the interior of your HVAC unit. A clean HVAC system is usually a more efficient one that may even run longer. And, many portable air purifiers have a bad reputation for creating ozone.

When considering buying a germicidal lamp for your home, it’s critical to buy one that doesn’t make ozone. While ozone is great at getting rid of odors and chemicals, it could also irritate your lungs and lead to other respiratory problems.

If you’re seeking approaches to purify your house’s air, the indoor air quality specialists at Durable Service can help. We sell a wide range of products to help your household breathe more easily. Contact us at 308-995-8177 to request a free, no-obligation home comfort analysis and estimate today!

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