Germicidal UV Filters: A Simple Step to Healthier Air

Posted: September 21, 2017

Healthier air

The air inside your home could be anywhere from two to five times more polluted than the air outside of it – and one contributor to that poor air quality is a build-up of microorganisms like mold spores, fungi, viruses and pollen.

Left unchecked, these microorganisms can cause respiratory discomfort and even lead to more chronic issues like asthma.

Fortunately, there’s a solution to the big problem of tiny critters: an ultra-violet (UV) air purifier.

You probably know that in high doses, ultraviolet light (UV) light is not good for people (it’s why you wear sun screen). As it turns out, it’s even worse for microorganisms: not only does it kill them off, it prevents them from reproducing, too.

Working in tandem with your HVAC system, a UV air purifier goes to work on the smallest particles in your indoor air, provide two key benefits:

  1. Healthier air – Having an airtight home is great for energy efficiency, but it’s also great at trapping things inside – like polluted air, for instance. UV lights can reduce indoor-air pollution levels significantly, ensuring a healthy environment for your family without the need for nasty chemicals.
  2. Better HVAC performance – With cleaner air, your home’s heating and cooling systems will operate more efficiently, and they won’t work as hard – which means your equipment will last longer.

Breathe easier this heating season with a UV light expertly installed by Oehlert Bros! Contact us today for a FREE estimate.