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How Does a UV Air Purifier Work?

You’ve probably heard of air purifiers, but you may be less familiar with those that use UV light to eliminate harmful particles in the air. UV air purifiers are actually one of the best solutions for improving indoor air quality.

If you’re ready to schedule UV air purifier services in Salem, give our team a call. We can complete an in-home assessment and talk to you about how a UV air purifier would be set up in your home. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about how a UV air purifier works and why this unique option is a great way to boost your indoor air quality.

About UV Air Purifiers

A UV air purifier works very similarly to a more standard air purifier that uses a filter. The key difference is that instead of having a filter that captures particles, a UV air purifier instead uses UV light to neutralize particles so they are no longer harmful.

Instead of requiring a high-quality filter that can capture microscopic particles, UV light can neutralize any particle passing under its rays. UV air purifiers are installed directly in your HVAC system, usually right before the ductwork. This ensures that all airflow passing through and into your home is purified using the UV light.

Say Goodbye to Harmful Particles

As we already said, a UV air purifier can neutralize all sorts of harmful particles. For many homeowners, the things that come to mind are viruses, bacteria, and allergens like pollen and pet dander. But other particles can be just as dangerous. These include bad odors from bathrooms, chemicals from cleaners, and even pollution from cars. 

All of these pollutants can bombard your sinuses and cause health problems, even if they are minor. Installing an air purifier means that all harmful particles in the air are neutralized, and you can breathe easier. There’s less of a chance that you’ll get sick or suffer from allergy symptoms. 

Although we can’t protect you from allergens and bacteria that are out in the world, you should be able to breathe easy when you are at home and have peace knowing that your air is as clean as it can be. 

Maintenance Expectations

Perhaps one of the best things about an air purifier is how low maintenance it is to care for. Our team can complete the installation for your whole house air purifier to ensure that it is done correctly and working the way it should. 

After that, the only maintenance needed is a once-per-year inspection. Our team will make sure that everything is continuing to work the way it should and change out the lightbulb. This ensures that you have another year of excellent indoor air quality.

We can help you make the best choice for air purifier installation. Rely on the experts at W.C. Butler Heating and Air Conditioning and schedule an appointment today.

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