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Can a UV Air Purifier Really Improve Your Indoor Air Quality?

The short answer to this is “yes” but don’t worry, we’ll elaborate further!

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First, it’s important that we stress why your indoor air quality matters. Too many homeowners hear the phrase indoor air quality and think that it just means ensuring the temperatures are right in your home. This is certainly an important part of your indoor air quality, but it’s not the only part by any means.

When we talk about your indoor air quality, we’re talking about the temperature, the humidity levels, and the level of contaminants in your home. Did you know that without the right indoor air quality products and services in place, the air inside your home can be more polluted than that of outdoors? This is because of how homes are built today—they use tight construction to allow for ideal HVAC efficiency, but this isn’t great news for your indoor air quality. A UV air purifier is one of the many solutions that can help with this! Read on to learn more.

The Benefits of UV Air Purifiers

There are a number of different types of air purifiers on the market, each of which help with different areas of air quality. For example, a whole-house electronic air cleaner pulls particles out of the air into a fiber mesh or a plate where it can be later cleaned off. A UV air purifier is a bit different. Instead of drawing particles out of the air, a UV air purifier, also referred to as germicidal lights, is installed right into your ductwork and kills potentially harmful contaminants like mold and mildew before they even have the chance to enter your indoor air.

How does this benefit you?

UV Air Purifiers Neutralized Airborne Viruses and Bacteria

This is the main reason many homeowners choose to invest in UV air purification. UV radiation literally takes down viruses and bacteria that can make members of your household ill. This is particularly beneficial for homes where you have asthmatic or allergy-ridden occupants. This also helps boost immunity to deal with cold and flu season. Additionally, while no indoor air quality product is guaranteed to eliminate the virus, UV radiation does help lower the risk of COVID and other virus transmissions in the home.

A UV Air Purifier Works in Tandem with Your HVAC System

You could buy multiple portable air purifiers and place them in various spots of your home. But this is unattractive, usually quite noisy, and expensive to maintain! A UV air purifier is installed directly into the ductwork of your HVAC system. It’s up out of the way, makes minimal noise, and attacks contaminants where they start.

UV Air Purifiers Are Cost-Efficient

Remember how we just mentioned that UV air purifiers are integrated into your existing HVAC system? This means they’re very cost-efficient. Why’s that? Because you only need to purchase and install a single air quality product and have it maintained on an annual basis by our professionals, instead of buying and maintaining multiple smaller units throughout the seasons.

When you’re ready for an air purifier in Cerritos, CA, look no further than Greenleaf Heating & Cooling. Contact us today!

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