Ultraviolet Air Purifier

Air pollution is a persistent presence in our daily lives, and many believe they can avoid it indoors. However, indoor air quality is often worse than outdoor air due to spending a significant amount of time inside. The addition of air purifiers can significantly enhance the living and working environment by addressing indoor pollutants such as mold, allergens, bacteria, and viruses. Hylton Heating and Cooling offers whole house and commercial-grade air purifiers that can be seamlessly integrated into existing HVAC systems to improve indoor air quality. To enhance the Sevierville indoor air quality in your residential or commercial space, reach out to Hylton Heating and Cooling's NATE-certified HVAC technicians today.

An ultraviolet air purifier works by utilizing ultraviolet light to disinfect and neutralize airborne particles, such as bacteria, viruses, mold, and allergens, as they pass through the HVAC system. This type of air purifier is installed within the ductwork of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

UV air purification system

Here's a breakdown of how it works:

The in-line UV air purifier is typically installed inside the ductwork or air handler of the HVAC system. It consists of a UV lamp or lamps positioned strategically to maximize exposure to the airflow.

UV-C Light Emission:
The UV lamps emit ultraviolet light in the UV-C spectrum. UV-C light has germicidal properties, meaning it can disrupt the DNA and RNA of microorganisms, preventing them from reproducing and rendering them inactive.

Air Circulation:
As air circulates through the HVAC system, it passes by the UV lamps. The UV-C light penetrates the cell walls of microorganisms in the air, including bacteria, viruses, and mold spores.

Improved Indoor Air Quality:
By neutralizing microorganisms, the in-line UV air purifier helps improve indoor air quality. This is especially beneficial for individuals with respiratory conditions, allergies, or those looking to create a healthier living or working environment.

Prevention of Mold Growth:
The UV-C light also helps prevent mold growth on the surfaces of the HVAC system, such as coils and ducts. This can contribute to maintaining system efficiency and preventing the circulation of mold spores in the indoor air.

Maintenance and Replacement:
Regular maintenance is essential to ensure the UV lamps are operating effectively. Over time, UV lamps may lose their effectiveness, so it's important to follow the manufacturer's recommendations for replacement intervals.