Ultraviolet Purifiers/UV Air Filtration
One potential problem with your heating and cooling system is that mold and bacteria may actually be growing in the moist areas of your system. For example, your air conditioning coils may be hosting mold and bacteria that are making their way into your family’s air. An ultraviolet, or UV, germicidal lamp is a great way to kill these pollutants.
One of the best ways to promote long-term health is to keep indoor air pure and free of contaminates as well as germs, bacteria, and other microbes. A good filter is a must‐have for your heating and cooling system and is a great start to catching dust, mold particles, mold spores, and pollen. However, most filters can’t catch the smaller airborne viruses and bacteria. When it comes to choosing an air purifier and filtration system that will deal with these microscopic organisms, a filter that provides UV air purification may be the best choice to meet your needs. Ultraviolet air cleaners can effectively remove these contaminants from your home. In this way, a UV air cleaner allows your family to enjoy a healthier environment. This is especially beneficial if any of your family members suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory problems.
Germicidal UV is a specific type of ultraviolet light (253.7nm wavelength). It does not prevent transmission of infections—like colds—through direct person‐to‐person contact, but it is known to kill airborne germs that transmit infections from person‐to‐person within buildings.