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UV Air Filtration: What It Is And Why You Need It

Posted on AC Repair January 29, 2014 by Terry Jones

Ultraviolet air filtration refers to a method of disinfecting the air that relies on ultraviolet (UV) light to kill microorganisms. UV air filtration can be used to kill volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are produced by building materials, air fresheners, hair spray and other cosmetic residue, fuel, mothballs, exhaust and smoking. It can also kill pathogens in the air that could have otherwise harmed you or your family.

UV Air Filtration Is Far More Effective Than A Simple Air Filter

Filters that simply trap dirt, dust and other floating particles are not nearly as effective at capturing and killing VOCs, pathogens and other microorganisms as UV filtration systems. The UV light is able to penetrate the cell membrane of a microorganism, which either kills it or alters it entirely so that it can no longer reproduce. If you have a standard air conditioning system, it probably came with some kind of attached filter.

If you want to upgrade to a UV air filtration system, though, our experts at All Year Cooling can help. For more information, call us at 1-"> ">, and schedule a call today!

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