Nobody wants to get sick at any time of the year, but the winter season is when colds and flus can make life extremely miserable—and it’s also the season when they spread faster and can circulate easily around homes that are closed off to the cold outside air.
You can take many kinds of precautions during the winter to help keep away illness. But you may have skipped over one of the most powerful tools available to you: air purifiers to remove those harmful viruses, germs, microbes, and other Generally Icky Things™ from moving around the ducts and the spaces in your house. One of the best methods to fight winter sickness is to have an indoor air quality professional in Seattle, WA install UV air purifiers in your home.
The Power of the UV Air Purifier
What exactly does a UV air purifier do? While most air purifiers use ionization or oxidation of the air to remove unwanted particles, a UV air purifier uses ultraviolet radiation from UV lamps to clean the air of organic pollutants. Microbes, viruses, and mold spores are difficult to target using only filters or standard air purifiers, but the ultraviolet lamps are highly effective at the job. In fact, UV lamps are used in hospitals and in water treatment plants to kill bacteria and germs.
UV radiation is damaging to organic tissue. The radiation disrupts basic cellular functions, which either kills the cell outright or keeps it from reproducing, thus rendering it inert. However, you don’t need to worry about a UV air purifier harming anyone in your household or any household pets—the radiation level isn’t strong enough for that, and the lights are installed within the ductwork where they’re out of sight anyway.
Installation of UV air purifiers is a basic job for technicians. Once the UV lamps in place, you’ll hardly notice them—except for the healthier household they create. They have few maintenance needs and should last for a long time.
We Also Recommend the Air Scrubber Plus
When one of our IAQ experts comes to your home, they’ll find out the best type of air purifier to meet your needs. In addition to UV air purifiers, we often recommend the Air Scrubber Plus. This purifier uses Active Pure technology to not only clean the air, but also clean the surfaces in the home—which is something most air purifiers don’t do. The Air Scrubber Plus sends out cleansing molecules of oxygen and hydrogen to scrub the air and surfaces. An Air Scrubber Plus can clear the air of 90% of contaminants, and if used in connection with filters, you can eliminate around 99% of airborne pollutants.
Work With Us for Better Indoor Air Quality
You deserve to have a healthy household in the winter and during all other times of the year. We can help you thanks to our indoor air quality services. Ask us about air filtration, air cleaners, heat and energy recovery ventilators, and humidifiers/dehumidifiers.