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Consider the Benefits of a UV Air Purifier

As we approach the end of winter here in Waterloo, IA, prudent homeowners may want to start considering any repairs or upgrades on their systems for the spring. Spring means pollen, which in turn means a rise in allergic reactions and general misery for family members who may be vulnerable to colds. You can take steps to protect them from such attack and improve the overall quality of your indoor air with the installation of a UV air purifier. We’ve included a quick breakdown of how it works and why you should consider its benefits this spring.

How UV Lights Work

If you recall your high school science classes, you know that ultraviolet light exists beyond our ability to see. It appear in sunlight in copious amounts, causing our skin to tan when we’re out in the sun (and eventually burn if we stay out too long). In smaller amounts, UV lights can react with the chemicals in your laundry detergent to cause white clothes to glow in the dark: a feature you might see at dark rides in amusement parks or perhaps at a rock concert. While UV light in sunlight can burn your skin, Manmade UV lights are perfectly harmless to humans and other multi-celled animals. For germs and single-celled organisms, however, it’s a much different story.

Killing them With Efficiency

By placing a UV light in the apex of your ducts, you can affect the maximum amount of air for a minimal effort. The light stretches across the width of the duct, so that the air can help but pass through it when you run your heater or air conditioner. Any germs, bacteria, mites or other unwanted biological agents are killed or sterilized instantly when they heat the light. As the system runs, it gradually cycles through all the air in your house, leaving it free of germs and contaminants.

Call the pros at Dalton Plumbing, Heating and Cooling today to install a UV air purifier.

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