You don’t need to be an expert in air quality to know that purifying the air in your home is a good thing. Eliminating as many tiny particles from the air as possible makes your air cleaner, your home smell better, and gives you a more enjoyable place to spend time. While there are a few different options for equipment that can do this job, a UV air purifier may be the best solution available on the market today.
If you decide that you’d like to have a UV air purifier added to your HVAC system, turning to Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric for the project is the smart move. With decades of experience in this field, and countless satisfied customers to be found throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, you can be sure you’ll be in good hands when you trust Walker. Contact us today.
What is a UV Air Purifier?
To best understand what a UV air purifier is and what it does, you must first understand traditional air purifiers. In a standard purifier, physical filters are used to clean the air that passes through the unit. Anything larger than the microscopic holes that exist in the filters are captured, and the air will come out on the other side quite a bit cleaner. This method works, but it’s not perfect and does come with the downside of needing to change filters periodically to maintain the effectiveness of the system.
This is where UV air purifiers enter the discussion. With this type of device, the air passes in front of an ultraviolet light, which inactivates particles in the air such as bacteria, viruses, and even mold. In most cases, the UV light will be paired with a more traditional filter to provide stronger results. This sort of blended approach to air purification can lead to excellent outcomes and impressively clean air inside your home.
Consider the Many Benefits
Now you understand the basics of how a UV air purifier works, let’s jump into a list of the benefits you may enjoy when adding this type of equipment to your home.
- Improve allergy symptoms. Ongoing allergies can be frustrating to deal with, especially when they affect you inside your house. Adding a UV air purifier – especially one that is included in your HVAC system and cleans the air for the entire house, should help to reduce your allergy symptoms and help you breathe easier throughout the year.
- Save time. Once installed, the UV air purifier is going to require very little from you, other than the occasional maintenance to change the light and filter (if your model includes a physical filter). Also, as an added benefit, there will be less dust in the air in your house, meaning you shouldn’t have to spend as much time dusting and generally cleaning up.
- Make your house smell better. It’s a treat to walk into a home that smells nice after a long day at work. Your home should be an enjoyable place to spend time with family and friends. Gaining a fresh smell with the help of a quality UV air purifier is a worthwhile upgrade.
Few Drawbacks to Consider
Everything comes with its own list of pros and cons, but there isn’t much to say on the “con” side of the ledger when talking about UV air purifiers. Most likely, the one drawback that will be found with this approach to air purification is the cost. These kinds of systems are still relatively new to the market, and as a result, they tend to come with a higher price tag than some of the other systems available.
That doesn’t mean you should stay away, however. By spending money on this kind of high-performing equipment, you can potentially gain meaningful benefits like cutting down on allergy symptoms, having a cleaner house, and more.
Investing in a UV air purifier is one of the biggest upgrades you can make to your house. And, unlike some other types of home improvement projects, you don’t have to wait long to start enjoying this new feature. The team from Walker Air will get it installed promptly and you can start breathing cleaner air immediately. If you have any questions about this type of project, simply give us a call and we’ll be happy to chat.