UV Light Air Purification
Ultraviolet (UV) light purification systems are growing in popularity among consumers who want cleaner and healthier indoor air. Minuteman Heating & Air provides clean air specialists for the installation of UV light air purification systems and other air purifiers. Installed in the home’s heating and air conditioning system’s ductwork, the UV lights destroy microorganisms and allergens like mold and pollen as contaminated air flows through the ducts. UV light air purification is commonly used in medical facilities and labs for their abilities to destroy bacteria and viruses.
UV lights provide an additional layer of protection in the battle against poor indoor air quality. UV lights can destroy up to 99.9% of germs in the air circulating throughout the home by disrupting their DNA, rendering them harmless. They are especially effective when combined with other filtration and air purification systems to improve the home’s air quality significantly, especially when used in combination with HEPA filters.
Studies Prove Effectiveness
- In 2012, researchers at Duke University Medical Center used ultraviolet radiation (UV-C) in 50 hospital rooms, reducing the number of drug resistant bacteria by more than 97%.
- UV light was used in a commercial air handler for heavy fungal contamination. After 4 months of operation the fungal levels were significantly reduced compared to the levels in the control units which remained unchanged.
- Prevents algae growth in condensate drains.
- Displays increased effectiveness in humid environments.