UV-C Air Sanitization - Clean Your Indoor Air

Now more than ever it is a priority to ensure that the air quality inside of your home is clean and safe. How do you protect your family while ensuring clean air in the home?


Air Filtration

The first line of defense to ensure clean indoor air is a high-quality furnace filter. When was the last time you changed yours? Double-check your furnace filter to make sure that it is clean. Replace your filter with a highly rated (MERV 13) filter that is electrostatically charged. This will protect against dust, pollen, pet hair, bacteria, mold, and particulates up to 0.3 microns in size. The main purpose of a furnace air filter is to protect the blower fan from pushing in-air pollutants that the return air ducts pull in and circulate into the heating and cooling system.

A stylish option to increase the indoor air quality is to incorporate houseplants into your décor. They do filter out carbon dioxide while releasing oxygen and may even filter out benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene from the air. Top houseplants for this are; Aloe, Spider Plant, Snake Plant, Dragon Plant, Golden Pothos, Bamboo Palm, and the Boston Fern.




Sanitize Your In-Home Air

The above solutions are standard. However, you sanitize most of the surfaces in your home. Why not sanitize the indoor air as well? Incorporating UV-C technology into your heating and cooling system is a chemical-free way to automatically clean the air while your heating or cooling system is running. This is the same type of technology used by hospitals to sanitize the air.


How Does UV Air Purification Work?

UV Air Cleaners work by producing germicidal radiation through the ultraviolet spectrum of light. This sterilizes and disinfects airborne microorganisms like bacteria, allergens, dust, mold, pet dander, and viruses before the air is passed through the heating and cooling ducts into the house. When exposed to UV light, microorganisms become unable to reproduce.


What Does UV Air Purification Do For Me?

UV Air Cleaners prevent microorganisms from reproducing, they reduce the effects of seasonal allergies by killing mold as well as other related respiratory health issues. UV Air Purifiers are chemical-free. UV light air cleaners that are part of the HVAC System in your home, like HomeShield, are medical-grade, meaning that it sterilizes the HVAC system components that are touched by their UV light. Air that is circulated through the home passes through ductwork and is sterilized before it enters the rooms of your home unlike an in-room or portable purifier which will only clean the air in the room that it is in.


Where Does HomeShield go in my HVAC System?


HomeShield’s UV Purification System can be configured in three ways. A full kit that places a unit before the air filter and one after the air passes through the heating and cooling for transport through the ducts into your home. The twin lamp sits at the outlet after the air has passed through the heating and cooling system and is now on its way into your ducts. And finally, there is an in-furnace lamp to purify the air as it is warmed.

Talk to a Napoleon Heating and Cooling Professional today about further protecting and improving your indoor air quality.