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We’ve been seeing a lot of curiosity about UV light air purifiers recently. It’s not surprising, since IAQ has become such a big deal, and in the Greater Lehigh Valley area, you want to be sure you’re getting the best option to improve health and comfort. Today, we’re going to tackle one of the biggest and most pertinent questions we get: Are UV air purifiers effective? Do they actually work? It’s a great question, so let’s get going and go a bit in-depth with it!
As to exactly what they are and how they do their job, we’ve been covering this topic a good deal lately, so we’ll just hit the high notes. If you want a very detailed response, we’d suggest reading our recent post about how UV air purifiers work.
Put simply, UV purifiers work by using UV light radiation, or more specifically UV-C, a frequency that mimics the anti-microbial light given off by the sun. This light is installed in your HVAC system, and helps clean the air of mold, bacteria, and common health-compromising pathogens.
Put in a word, we’d happily say “yes!” However, it’s important to note what this system can and cannot do. Whether you choose UV light purifiers, air filters, or both (which is the most effective solution) depends on what exactly you’re looking for. UV light purifiers are exceptionally good at performing specific functions, which we mentioned in brief above.
A UV light purifier is great at treating and removing:
In addition to all of these benefits, UV light systems are also fairly effective at removing smoke, and are somewhat effective at helping with dust and pet dander. However, if you are specifically looking to treat dust and dander, an air filter is still going to be more effective overall. This is why we stated that using both in-tandem is really the best course of action. It gives you full coverage against everything, massively improving the overall air quality of your home.
Looking for the best and most effective means of treating your in-home Pennsylvania air? Contact Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric! Our air quality experts are equipped with the knowledge, training, and experience needed to help you find the best solution to meet your needs.