A critical component to maintaining your family’s health is ensuring that the air quality in your home is as good as possible. Even if you don’t have allergies or asthma, poor indoor quality can cause negative effects like stuffiness, itchy eyes, sore throat, and fatigue.
Pollutants such as emissions from indoor appliances, dirt buildup in ducts, and pet dander can affect your respiratory health, aggravate asthma, and cause headaches. In addition to portable air purifiers, you can purchase whole-house filtration systems that work with your existing home comfort system. However, the only systems that operate in complete silence use UV lights to disinfect.
Ultraviolet (UV) light includes both the white light that you see from overhead UV lights and the “C” band of the spectrum, which effectively kills bacteria, germs, and other unwanted organisms. UV lights have a long history of being used in industrial settings like commercial kitchens and hospitals; and they are also effective in when used in household heating and cooling systems.
UV lights kill bacteria and viruses as they pass through the light, so they can be installed in air ducts to deactivate these airborne particles before they enter your home. Unlike air filtration devices, UV lights also do not use fans or blowers, so they operate silently and do not require inconvenient filter changes. You will also find that stale odors are eliminated when UV light disinfection has reduced airborne particles.
Using UV light to improve indoor air quality can also lengthen the life of your home comfort equipment by killing mold spores. When mold forms on cooling coils it can negatively impact airflow and energy efficiency, which means larger monthly utility bills.
The professionals at Detmer & Sons can integrate UV devices into your existing home comfort equipment so that you will benefit from improved air quality without even knowing they are working. We have been proudly serving the Dayton area for more than thirty years; and we have the expertise to properly install your equipment right the first time. Contact us today to learn more about improving your indoor air quality.
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