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Why Do I Need a UV Air Purifier?

If your family has recently added a newborn baby, you might have heard about UV air purifiers to elevate the level of cleanliness in your Dover, DE home. The same holds true for family members with asthma or similar lung conditions, or for elderly family members. Like newborns, they may have a decreased immune system, leaving them more vulnerable to colds, viruses and other infections. A UV air purifier makes a stalwart line of defense, and even if your family members are all healthy as horses, the system can be a good investment. How do they work and why would you need one? We’ve provided a quick outline below.

Deadly to Germs

UV stands for ultra-violet, a wavelength of light that we can’t see, but which still affects us. It’s the light that causes tanning and burns when we go out in the sun, and which makes our white clothes glow in the dark at rock concerts and amusement park rides. It’s harmless to higher life forms like human beings and household pets. But to germs and bacteria, it becomes an absolutely lethal weapon. Not only does it kill them on the spot, but it prevents them from replicating, ensuring that they don’t spread past the point of first contact.

Whole-House Protection

The trick to UV air purifiers is presenting that kind of protection using the least amount of space. So it’s installed in your HVAC vents, which circulates air throughout the entire house as a natural part of its cycle. The UV light creates a field that stretches across the width of the air duct, making it impossible for germs to slip through untouched. As your system runs, it methodically rids the air of biological contaminants, leaving your home safe and healthier in the process.

For more on UV air purifiers, give Atlantic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning a call today!

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