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Know the Benefits of a UV Air Purifier for Your Home

There are a number of issues out of our control that can lead to poor indoor air within our homes. Since many of these issues can negatively impact our health and comfort, it’s essential that we invest in the systems we need to protect the quality of the air in our living spaces.

For many homeowners, the answer is a basic air filtration system, while others may choose an electronic air purifier. Sometimes though, this is just not enough and you need to actually eliminate more than simply particles already in the air. This is where a UV air purifier comes in.

Contaminant Elimination

When polluted air passes through a standard air filter, those pollutants are trapped on the filtering media as the air continues on its path. This is effective for things like dirt, dust, and even cigarette smoke and pet dander. However, biological pollutants are oftentimes too small to be effectively filtered out of the air.

These biological microorganisms include viruses, mold spores, and bacteria. These are all items that can simply pass through most residential air filters. You may think that buying a more efficient air filters is the answer, but on the contrary, too efficient of a filter will obstruct airflow and cause your HVAC system to work harder to do its job.

Another factor to keep in mind is that biological pollutants reproduce, even after they’ve been filtered out of the air. A UV air purifier does not remove biological contaminants from the air; rather it destroys them at the source. While absolutely safe for humans and pets, the UV lights destroy the DNA of mold and other biological pollutants to eliminate them and prevent further development. This system can be integrated right into your HVAC system for your convenience.

Contact AllTech Services, Inc. today for quality UV air purifier installation and services in Reston, VA today.

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