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UV Air Purifiers Kill Germs

Say you’ve just brought a newborn baby home, and want his or her air to be free of germs. Or you have a family member suffering from asthma who needs your living space to be as clean and healthy as possible.¬†Perhaps you’re jut tired of mold and bacteria growth in your home, or your family getting sick every time you turn around. The solution could be a UV air purifier installed in your heating and air conditioning system. UV light is extremely effective in keeping your home free of germs and bacteria, and can make a huge difference in your quality of life. Here’s how it works.

Ultraviolet Light

You’ve experienced ultraviolet light any time you’ve been to a rock concert or an amusement park ride and see your white clothes glow in the dark. UV light is invisible to the naked eye but causes the residual chemicals from your laundry detergent to glow. it’s perfectly harmless as long as you’re a multi-cellular life form like a person or a pet. Germs and similar single-celled organisms, on the other hand , are either killed instantly or rendered incapable of reproducing.

Placement is Key

So how do you harness that ability in the most effective way possible. You choose a tight restricted space that will circulate lots of air. The apex of your ducts forms a choke point where the UV air purifier shines the UV light from one corner to the other. As the air blows through your heater or air conditioner, it gradually scrubs the air in your home clean. As a result, your air is healthier, incidents of illness go down and your home feels fresher overall. Best of all, the purifier has few moving parts, and as long as you replace the light bulb periodically, it should give you many years of reliable use.

Atlantic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning can install and maintain a UV air purifier in your Seaford, DE home today!


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