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What You Should Know About UV Air Purifiers


There are days when it feels really nice to take a breath of fresh air. You fill your lungs and you feel your whole body relax–it’s pretty nice. This may be a little tougher if the air in your home is too dirty for your liking. It can happen to just about anyone–poor indoor air quality is not a selective issue. But it is one that we can help you address.

One of the best ways to tackle poor indoor air quality is through the use of professionally installed indoor air quality systems such as an air purifier in Wheelersburg, OH. This is a system that will tackle some of the biggest contaminants in your house that you want there the least. Learn more below about these systems in contact us for an installation.

What Does an UV Air Purifier Do?

It is likely by this time that you have at least heard someone talking about UV air purifiers. Especially with recent events, air purification has been on the tip of everybody’s tongue. But what is it and how does it work? We are happy to answer those questions.

An air purification system is used to clean the air in your house, plain and simple. However, the way a UV air purifier does this is more on the unique side. Rather than using a permeable membrane like an air filter might a UV air purifier uses…ultraviolet light! We know the name kind of gives it away.

How UV Purifiers Work

Now you probably have a new question. How in the world does UV light clean the air in my home? It actually does this pretty effectively.

UV light is powerful. It’s the reason that we have to wear sunscreen when we go outside any day of the year and why were advised not to spend too much time in the sun during summer. It’s powerful enough to do good things for us, like providing vitamin D, and bad things, like sunburn. Thankfully there’s nothing good that UV light is going to do when it encounters airborne contaminants. And this is very good news for anyone who wants clean air in their home.

When UV light encounters airborne contaminants ranging from dust particles to pollen to viruses or bacteria and sets about breaking them down. This can result in one of two endings for those contaminants.

  1. Destruction: The contaminant is completely broken down and no longer a threat.
  2. Alteration: The particle’s genetic makeup is changed so that it cannot spread–especially important for things like viruses, bacteria, and mold spores because it renders them as harmless as dust.

The end result of all of this: you’ll enjoy better indoor air quality which can benefit your health and your home comfort.

So, we now have a question for you: are you interested in adding a whole-house air purification to your home HVAC system? If so, you’ll need a professional to perform the installation properly. And, as you may have guessed, we are here to help with that.

Contact Air Supreme Heating and Air Conditioning to schedule an appointment. We are Your HVAC experts in Flatwoods, KY.

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