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Target Contaminants With an Air Purifier

Air purifiers are amazing pieces of technology. Before UV air purifiers were invented, we paid professionals to do extensive work throughout our air ducts and our homes just to remove half as many contaminants as these systems can do on their own. The amount of legwork and elbow grease that was required to do what an air purifier does is pretty remarkable.

We know that to anyone who isn’t familiar with air purifiers in Vaughan, ON, they can seem like magic. We’ve met plenty of homeowners that just don’t trust them because they simply don’t understand how a system so small and simple could do so much.

Well, you’re in the right place. Today, we’re going to go into deep detail about how UV air purifiers work, how they target contaminants, and ultimately how they keep your home clean, safe, and odor-free. Just make sure you call our team for an installation if you’re interested!

How UV Air Purification Works

Let’s start by talking about the process of UV air purification. There’s a very good reason why mold has trouble growing in direct sunlight. The sun gives off rays that have a special wave length that we call “ultraviolet,” or UV for short. Ultraviolet light can be extremely dangerous to single-celled organisms like viruses, bacteria, and mold spores. This is because it can mess with the DNA of these cells through a process called irradiation.

The Science of Irradiation

Irradiation is the process by which UV light affects the DNA of single-celled organisms and causes them to lose their ability to harm us.

Take a virus, for instance, viruses can be extremely harmful because of their ability to infect their host and reproduce more viral cells which allows them to quickly make people and animals sick. However, if a virus cell passes through an air purifier that gives off UV light, that light will affect the DNA of the cell’s nucleus and inhibit its ability to reproduce. This causes a simple virus cell to become basically harmless and ripe for clean-up when it settles on a surface. Isn’t that neat?

Air Purifiers Are Harmless to Us

Before you start thinking that your UV air purifier might start harming you, the good news is that they don’t. UV lights don’t affect humans the same way they do single-celled organisms, because we have a vast array of skin cells that block out the harmful effects of UV light.

Sure, prolonged exposure to UV light can be a problem, which is why spending a whole day at the beach requires sunblock, but a single UV light isn’t going to produce the same effect on us as the sun might.

Also, your air purifier is going to be mounted inside your air ducts, which means it will be out of sight and out of mind. So no, this air purifier will have no effect on your own personal health, aside from the numerous positive benefits it grants us!

Remove Odors and Keep Your Home Safe

All in all, a UV air purifier will help to eliminate contaminants that would otherwise make us sick and cause our homes to have foul odors. By investing in this type of technology, you can safely and efficiently keep your home clean.

Call Peatson’s Heating and Air Conditioning Ltd. for air purifier installation services.

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