It’s no secret that organisms such as viruses and bacteria cause diseases. Aside from strengthening your immune system, there’s another way of combatting the scourge of airborne diseases. Installing ultraviolet (UV) light air filters is an effective way of getting rid of cold and flu viruses at home.
UV light is used to sanitize water, surfaces, and the air. Due to its germicidal properties, it is also utilized to treat tuberculosis as well as disinfect hospitals, laboratories, and kitchens.
By incorporating this technology to residential air purification systems, it’s guaranteed that you are breathing in clean air in your home. But how exactly does it work?
How UV Light Purifies the Air
Like radio waves and x-rays, UV light is an invisible type of electromagnetic radiation. Air filters with this kind of technology use short-wave UV light (UV-C) to effectively eliminate airborne contaminants such as pathogens, mold spores, and viruses.
UV-C has the ability to harm cells by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA. As a result, microorganisms that are exposed to UV light are either killed or incapacitated.
To further disinfect the air some virus-protecting air filters use hydro-peroxide plasma. The element is distributed through the duct system and swept into the living space to neutralize pollutants that may have gotten past the filtration system. On top of that, charged plasma causes contaminant particles to coagulate, making them easier for the filter to catch.
If you’re looking for virus-protecting air filters, the REME HALO is one of the best devices you’ll find in the market. This award-winning purifier combines UV light and hydro-peroxide, and zinc ions to get rid of pollutants and foul odors.
Home Comfort Experts is happy to provide you a REME HALO unit and help you with the installation. You may also come to us for other HVAC system concerns. Give us a call today!