Even though winters in Las Vegas are about as mild as they can get in the country, that doesn’t mean we get to escape a major part of winter: its flu and cold season! Our dry air can especially contribute to the fast spread of illness in households over the winter.
There are ways to combat flu season, and not all of them have to do with medicine. There are improvements to your HVAC system that will eliminate many of the germs and flu viruses that can move through your house and spread sickness. But not just any air purifier will handle the job. You either need extremely powerful filters—which will probably end up cutting off airflow—or you can have a UV air purifier installed. The latter is the best way to go.
How Does a UV Air Purifier Help?
Ultraviolet light has been used in medicine for over a century, after it was discovered that application of doses of UV radiation helped treat tuberculosis. Eventually, other uses were found for UV germicidal lights. One of them is eliminating microbes from the air in commercial and residential buildings.
The ultraviolet light that comes from the lamps in a UV air purifier are harmful to organic tissue. (Don’t worry, however. The power of the lamps is not strong enough to harm people or pets.) The UV radiation disrupts basic cellular functions in bacteria, mold spores, and microbes. This either kills them outright or it renders them inert. The lights leave behind no chemicals from the process, do not place any strain against the airflow the way a HEPA filter does, and require very little maintenance. In fact, you probably won’t even notice the lights at work in your home—aside from everyone being healthier!
Contact us today to find out more about installing UV air purifiers for your house.
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