The air inside the average home is positively infested with millions of microscopic particles. Some of these are harmless, but most of them are not. Dust, dirt, and the like are lung irritants, capable of causing coughing and sneezing fits in people with allergies.
What is far worse, though, are the bioaerosols. These are any airborne particles that have origins in biological organisms, including viruses, bacteria, mold spores, and other infectious agents. These bioaerosols, are by far the largest threat to your health when it comes to common indoor air pollutants.
You’re going to need a specialized system if you want to protect yourself from the contaminants that you inhale with every breath. That’s what a UV air purifier system is for. Contact Pelletier Mechanical Services, LLC today for more information, or to schedule your free estimate!.
Many of the viruses, bacteria, and mold spores floating around inside your air are very vulnerable to ultraviolet light. Exposure to too much of this light will destroy the cellular structures that they need to survive and reproduce. A UV air purifier takes advantage of this weakness in order to sterilize your air.
A UV air purifier, sometimes called a "germicidal light," is a lightbulb that gives off ultraviolet radiation. Though this radiation is relatively harmless to humans, it will kill the majority of the germs that are exposed to it. UV air purifiers are often installed in the air return duct of the home’s HVAC systems so that they can treat all air being circulated around the house.
If you have a weakened or compromised immune system, a UV air purifier could be of great help to you. Often, it is the most common germs that pose the biggest threat to people who don’t have an immune system strong enough to fight them off. A UV germicidal light substantially reduces the number of infectious bioaerosols in the air, thus decreasing the likelihood of you becoming ill.
Because they don’t actually physically impede the flow of air, UV air purifiers don’t need to be frequently cleaned or replaced like other air filters. If a mechanical air filter is not properly cleaned or replaced, it can become clogged and actually harm the HVAC system. UV germicidal lights have no such problem.
Installing a UV air purifier involves gaining access to the home’s ductwork, hooking up an appropriate power supply, and ensuring that the light is properly secured. This isn’t really something you can do yourself. You’re going to need the skills of a professional, someone who knows exactly where the system is supposed to go, and how it is to be installed in order to work properly.
If you need a UV germicidal light installed then contact Pelletier Mechanical Services, LLC today by clicking below or giving us a call in order to schedule your free estimate! We also offer a variety of other indoor air quality options in Waterbury, Bristol, Torrington and Greater Waterbury.