Features and Benefits of Ultraviolet Light Air Purifier
Bring the sanitizing power of the sun into your home! Ultraviolet light air purifiers will kill 99.9% of the viruses circulating throughout your home. As the air continually circulates through the ventilation system, the Air Purifier will continually bring the level of contamination down. With every pass more and more contaminants in the air are destroyed. In a typical application, with a home that has 4 air changes an hour, after 4 hours of operation, the purifier will on average have treated in excess of 80% of all the contaminants in the air. The Purifiers will destroy the contaminants quicker than they will be introduced into the environment. In-duct models are designed to run 24 hours a day. That is not to say that they will. In-duct models have either a sensor or are hardwired to the home’s ventilation system, which means the purifier, will only run when the fan is on.
The EPA states that indoor air pollution can be much higher than the outdoor environment. In order to fight indoor air pollution people who suffer from asthma or allergies attempt to dust more, keep the windows closed, clean frequently but the allergy or asthma symptoms usually still persist. One reason is the presence of airborne germs, their particles and by products. These microbes are a considerable factor in indoor air pollution.Ultraviolet light – UVC – is mandatory in hospitals, laboratories, food processing plants, any facility concerned with the indoor air quality as a health factor. UV was incorporated by the U. S. General Services Administration Office of the Chief Architect in The Standard for the Public Buildings.Numerous health studies have shown that germicidal ultraviolet light – uvc – is very effective against allergies, asthma, mold, mildew, fungi and any DNA based airborne viruses, bacteria and spores. UV light can play a great role in secondary allergy prevention especially where airborne allergens are concerned. It can reduce suffering from allergies. The UV air cleaners help control germs that make asthma worse. Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation – UVGI is the use of short UV waves, known as UVC, which has been proven to kill or inactivate tuberculosis in the indoor air. There are two ways in which UV lamps are used for indoor air quality control – upper-room air and in-duct ultraviolet germicidal irradiation. Many airborne pathogens, such as Anthrax and its spores, can be removed from the indoor air by the use of germicidal ultraviolet air purifiers.
UV Light Air Purifier Facts & Studies
- The U.S. government now specifies that UV light should be used in air handling units to improve indoor air quality in government buildings, by controlling airborne and surface microbial growth.
- The Air Institute of Respiratory Education suggests UV lights be used in buildings for indoor air quality purposes, and states that may be the final line of defense against those diseases that have developed resistance to drugs, such as tuberculosis and others.
- According to the Aerobiological Engineering Dept. at Penn State University, the ultraviolet component of sunlight is the main reason microbes die in the outdoor air. The die-off rate in the outdoors varies from one pathogen to another, but can be anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes for a 90-99% kill of viruses or contagious bacteria.
- The Centers of Disease Control (CDC) recommends UV lights in homeless shelters to prevent the spread of disease, particularly TB (tuberculosis).
- A study by Air & Waste Management Association found the combination of a HEPA air filter and germicidal UV lamp reduced bacteria by 80% in a 3072 cubic foot chamber.
Installing an Ultraviolet Light purifier, along with an Whole-House Air Cleaner, will create the cleanest and healthiest environment possible in your home! Call All-American Air Conditioning today for more information and let us show you just how clean and healthy your home can be.
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