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What are UV air filters?

UV air filters, also known as UV air purifiers, are devices designed to improve indoor air quality using ultraviolet (UV) light technology. Here’s how they work:

  1. Air Filtration: UV air purifiers initially capture air and pass it through a filter. This filter helps to remove larger particles such as dust, pollen, and pet dander from the air, improving overall air quality.
  2. Exposure to UV-C Light: Once the air passes through the filter, it enters a small internal chamber within the UV air purifier. Here, the air becomes exposed to UV-C light, which is a specific type of ultraviolet light known for its germicidal properties.
  3. Microbial Inactivation: UV-C light effectively neutralizes or kills microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and mold spores that are present in the air, helping to reduce the spread of airborne pathogens and improve indoor air hygiene.
  4. Additional Filtration (Optional): Some UV air purifiers include an additional filtration stage after exposure to UV-C light, where the air passes through another filter before being released back into the room. This secondary filtration stage further improves air quality by capturing any remaining particles.

However, it’s essential to note that while UV air purifiers are effective at removing airborne pathogens, they may not effectively remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or gases from the air. Additionally, UV air purifiers can emit ozone, which may be a concern for individuals sensitive to ozone exposure.

Ensure your home remains a safe and healthy environment with regular maintenance of UV filters. Our expert technicians offer professional HVAC installation and maintenance services to keep your UV filters operating at peak performance, guaranteeing optimal air quality year-round.

Don’t compromise on indoor air quality. Upgrade to UV filters today and enjoy cleaner, fresher air for you and your loved ones.