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Viruses and Bacteria Hate This One Piece of Equipment

Sometimes, the solution to your indoor air quality needs boils down to one thing. You can find thousands of guides, tutorials, and advertisements online that will try to sell you products and services that might slightly help your air quality issues, but none of them will produce the effect that this one will.

That’s simply because this product is based on science, and it’s one of the most advanced technological pieces of equipment to come out of the last 50 years in this industry. We’re talking, of course, about UV air purifiers. A UV air purifier in Cedar Rapids, IA will work exceptionally well at eliminating viruses, bacteria, and even mold spores depending on your home’s situation. And, it all does this with a light bulb.

Sound too good to be true? It’s not, but by the time you read this blog post, you’ll understand how effective this unit can be in treating your home.

The History of UV Light

Ultraviolet light was discovered hundreds of years ago, in 1801 when German physicist Johann Wilhelm Ritter was observing the spectrum of visible light. Just beyond the violet end of the light spectrum, there existed an invisible rays that interacted with his silver chloride-soaked paper–thus discovering the existence of ultraviolet light.

But, it wasn’t until 1878 when the sterilizing effect of ultraviolet light would be discovered when the light was first found to kill single-celled organisms like bacteria. From this point onward, the 20th century would forever be changed by germ theory and the discovery of an invisible type of light that could immediately eliminate organisms that would otherwise cause us to become very ill.

The Culmination of Years of Science

Here we are in the 21st century, generations beyond the people who previously discovered ultraviolet light and germ theory. This is good news, because decades of scientific discovery have brought us to a point where even regular folks on a budget could have their homes treated by ultraviolet light.

UV light purifiers are the product of all this scientific discovery, fitting a small UV light bulb inside of a system that constantly pulsates the invisible rays to impact microbial contaminants. And thanks to the scientific discovery, it works perfectly well at what it’s supposed to do.

Where You Come In

A UV air purifier can be mounted in your air ducts where it sits far away from you and your family. Therefore, you don’t get dosed with incredibly high levels of UV radiation, but those single-celled organisms still get destroyed by it. From bacteria to viruses like Rhinovirus and COVID-19, your home’s air could be cleaned on a regular basis with just a simple UV light purifier.

Just make sure you trust a licensed professional to install this system. Your ductwork could get contaminated or damaged by DIY installation, and a UV air purifier requires an airtight setup so it can affect the vast majority of air that flows through your home.

At Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc., your comfort is our promise! To set up an appointment in the Cedar Rapids area, give us a call at the number above, email or schedule an appointment online. 

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