Contamination of air by dust, dirt, mold spores, pet dander, and more can trigger allergies and worsen other respiratory problems, such as asthma. For allergy sufferers, that means runny noses, coughing, sneezing, wheezing, eye irritation, and hives. Allergic reactions to contaminants in your home’s air might not be life-threatening, but they can cause fatigue and frustration. Sometimes, they can weaken your immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to severe infections.

Removing environmental allergens to improve indoor air quality will help alleviate your allergies. UV air purifiers are highly effective at removing allergens. If you suffer from allergies, a UV air purifier is an excellent choice for your home. Our air quality specialists at Southport Home Services are here to help you understand how air purifiers work, the advantages you can expect, and how to choose the right UV air purifier for your home.

How UV Air Purifiers Reduce Allergens

The assembly of a UV air purifier comprises a forced-air system and a filter such as an activated carbon or medical-grade HEPA filter. As such, the UV-C light acts together with the filtration process to achieve the maximum results in reducing allergens in the air.

Air passes through the filter, which traps dust, dirt, and other contaminants. Downstream of the filter is a chamber with LED lamps or bulbs that emit UV-C light. The filtered air passes through this chamber, exposing it to UV–C light. This UV light interferes with the DNA and RNA in the cells of biological allergens such as mold spores, pollen, pet dander, fungi, and dust mites, effectively eradicating them.

UV-C light has proven germicidal capabilities. The air on the other end of this UV module, ready for recirculation back to your spaces, will be free of allergens, disinfected, and safe for breathing. With such high effectiveness in reducing the allergens in the air, symptom flare-ups among family members suffering from allergies will be significantly reduced.

Benefits of Using UV Air Purifiers to Reduce Allergens

Installing a UV air purifier can be a cost-effective way to improve your allergy management. UV light air purifiers are generally more energy-efficient than traditional air purifiers. You don’t have to worry about your energy bills soaring while improving indoor air quality. While UV light air purifiers are not inexpensive, they are highly effective in removing allergens, and you will not have to spend any more money on breathing aids. UV light air purifiers are also more cost-effective than other air purification solutions.

UV air purifiers have minimal upkeep and maintenance requirements. Remember to be careful not to touch the UV lamp with your bare hands. Wear gloves whenever you need to handle the lamp on your UV air purifier. The oils on your bare hands tend to reduce the lamp’s intensity. You won’t need to do much else to ensure your UV light air purifier keeps working well except periodically changing the filters and lamps. Wearable UV light air purifiers don’t have filters, so you don’t have to worry about filter replacement. The maximum output intensity from the UV lamp reduces gradually over time. To get the most from your UV purifier, replace the lamp annually.

Additionally, UV air purifiers work quietly. This near-silent operation makes these purifiers an excellent choice if you are sensitive to noise. They can be a great addition to your bedroom, study room, and other areas of the house that you’d like to keep noise-free.

Are UV Air Purifiers Safe?

A common concern among homeowners is whether UV air purifiers are safe. Will the UV air purifier also damage your DNA or cause skin cancer? Will you get relief from your allergies at the expense of your skin and overall health? The answer is a resounding no.

You don’t have to worry about exposure to UV radiation when installing a UV air purifier because the unit is designed to contain all the UV radiation. Our team of air quality professionals always confirms that the air purifier casing is securely closed. You don’t have to worry about any openings that will expose you to UV radiation.

Extra precautions, even after installation, can help you feel safer. We always disconnect the air purifier when opening the unit to change the UV lamp and filters. As a homeowner, remember not to remove the air purifier’s UV lamp for use elsewhere.

Additionally, UV light air purifiers don’t produce ozone. You can confidently use your UV light air purifier without worrying about byproducts that would affect your overall health in any way.

The Right UV Air Purifier for You

At Southport Home Services, we want to ensure you never have to worry about allergies when installing a UV air purifier. Selecting the right one for your needs is critical to getting the most out of your investment, which is why we offer personalized support right from the start.

Our air quality specialists will assess your home and inform you about choosing a UV air purifier that is well suited for the size of your home. This way, you can be sure the purifier you select will reach your entire space, leaving no corner impure.

The assessment will also provide insights into the specific contaminants you may be dealing with in your home. Look for a UV air purifier that targets the contaminants that cause you to suffer from an allergic reaction. Choose a UV air purifier with a high clean air delivery rate [CADR] for the best performance for problematic allergens. For example, if you are only allergic to pollen and not pet dander, you will get the most relief with an air purifier with a high CADR for pollen. The higher the CADR for the different contaminants, the more effective the air purifier will be in removing these allergens from the air.

In addition to helping you find the right UV air purifier, our trusted, trained, and experienced professionals can install this indoor air quality device for you. Proper installation is critical to ensuring your UV air purifier functions as expected and protects your whole house. It can also help preserve the warranty that typically accompanies new appliances.

Alleviate Allergies With UV Air Purifiers

UV light air purifiers are not only highly effective in reducing allergens in your home’s air, but they are also safe, quiet, and easy to maintain. At Southport Home Services, our trained professionals provide impeccable UV air purifier installation and maintenance services. If you are eager to improve the indoor air quality in your home, we’re ready to explore your options for UV air purifiers.

At Southport Home Services, we also offer other indoor air quality services that can optimize the potential of your UV air purifier, including duct cleaning and humidifier and dehumidifier installation. Our company is also your source for any heating, cooling, or plumbing needs. We are proud to serve customers throughout Southeast and Northwest Wisconsin. Contact Southport Home Services today to learn more and schedule your appointment.

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