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Would UV Air Filtration Benefit You?

Posted on AC Maintenance, The Cooler Blog September 29, 2010

According to the EPA, indoor air may be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. That surprises a lot of people, but the fact remains that indoor air pollution may be greater than outdoor air pollution and, in many cases, deserves the homeowner’s attention.

We don’t believe in using scare tactics, but feel that homeowners need to be more aware of their indoor air quality. Air filtration systems often trap airborne particles like dust, but may not be as effective in eliminating or preventing pathogens, mold, microorganisms and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Sources of VOCs may include cosmetics, building materials, smoking, air fresheners, cleaning chemicals, fuel, oil, gasoline, moth balls, vehicle exhaust and others. Depending on the environment and conditions in the household, VOCs may vary from one house to the next.

Ultraviolet (UV) light sources may be installed in air conditioning systems to kill pathogens, mold spores, microorganisms and VOCs. They may be used to destroy microorganisms and mold that collect on the coil, air handler and other surfaces, while other UV air filtration products are installed to kill these pathogens, microorganisms, mold spores, etc. while they are still in the air.  

An All Year Cooling indoor air quality expert will answer any questions you have regarding indoor air quality or UV air filtration products specifically.


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