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UV Air Purifier Services in Des Moines, IA
Do you have concerns about biological contaminants like mold, mildew and fungus? Has your heat pump suffered from “dirty sock syndrome”? Are you looking for an air cleaning product that specifically targets micro-organisms like germs and bacteria? Then you’ll want to consider an UV (ultraviolet) air purifier for your home.
Other air cleaners, like electronic air cleaners or air filters, are very good at cleaning your indoor air. However, these air cleaning products do not specifically target biological particles like UV lights do. Our experts will make sure your UV germicidal lights are installed in the optimal locations to maximize on their effectiveness. If you already use UV lighting, we can check them annually and replace the bulbs as needed.
Schaal Plumbing, Heating and Cooling can help with all of your UV lighting needs in Des Moines, IA.
How Do They Work?
UV air purifiers are UV light bulbs. They are stationary and are typically placed in ductwork and over your evaporator coils for maximum effectiveness. UV lights do not draw particles to them. The particles are effected when they pass under the light’s rays. This is why they are usually installed in places where mold and mildew are prone to grow, such as your evaporator coils and/or your home’s ductwork.
The key to UV lights is the kind of light ray they emit. The ray is a specific one called UV–C, a ray typically screened out from the sun by the Earth’s atmosphere. This type of ray is deadly to biological organisms and cells, and when used correctly as with a UV air purifier, the rays are highly effective.
Does UV Lighting Help with Allergens and Other Particles?
UV–C rays are able to eradicate biological contaminants by doing two things simultaneously. First, they permanently damage the DNA in biological cells so that the organism can’t reproduce. Second, they destroy the life–sustaining proteins in the cells. These two actions kill the cell but also ensure the cell can’t replicate, and the result is total eradication of the organism.
UV air purifiers are designed specifically to remove biological contaminants only. As such, it is often recommended that if you also suffer from allergies or want to have better removal of particles like dust and allergen that you pair your light system with another type of air cleaner.
We Are Your UV Air Purifier Experts
UV air purifiers can be highly effective at keeping mold and mildew from growing on your HVAC coils, eliminating "dirty sock syndrome" from your heat pump system and eliminating other germs and bacteria. When you work with the indoor air quality experts from Schaal Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, we’ll make sure your UV lighting is placed in the perfect locations for best results, and we can also help you choose and install a secondary air cleaner to complement your UV air purifier. There’s no need to be without the clean air you want when the professionals from Schaal Plumbing, Heating and Cooling are just a phone call away!