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    Jan 23, 2014

    posted by: McCall's Supply, Inc.

    Why UV Air Filters are the Indoor Air Quality Technology Wowing Homeowners Everywhere

    Why UV Air Filters are the Indoor Air Quality Technology Wowing Homeowners Everywhere

    Understanding the benefits of UV air filters and how they improve indoor air quality.


    Why UV Air Filters are the Indoor Air Quality Technology Wowing Homeowners Everywhere

    If you’ve heard about the possible dangers of poor air in your home, you know that pollutants and contaminants can cause some nasty health issues.

    Worse, winter can worsen the quality of your indoor air. Most homeowners seal up their houses during winter months to keep the heat in and the cold out. And with the increased efficiency of windows and doors, even less air passes into and out of your home. That can make the problem worse if the air quality in your home is already poor.

    One of the best ways to improve the air quality in your home is with an air filter. There are many options when it comes to air filters, but UV filters are in a league of their own. While not a new technology, UV filters are still a new idea to many people. Here are some reasons UV air filters are the indoor air quality technology wowing homeowners everywhere.

    What It Is

    A UV (Ultra Violet) filter is made up of a UV light that resembles a fluorescent light tube. It is encased in special insulation so it can be placed in your heating or cooling system.

    How They Work

    UV air filters work by shining ultra violet light into the air that comes into your heating and cooling system. The UV light damages the cellular membrane of pollutants, removing the germs and bacteria. This removes the airborne pollutants and improves indoor air quality.

    Where They Work

    UV air filters focus light in areas where mold and pollutants can affect your indoor air quality, such as in your heating system or air conditioner cooling coils. Thus, the filter cleans the air before it is circulated throughout your home.

    The Work They Do

    UV filters eliminate many of the pollutants ruining your air quality, including mold spores, dust mites, airborne allergens, pollen, smoke, and bacteria, to name a few. By removing the pollutants and improving the air quality, the UV filters help prevent allergies, colds and flu, and breathing symptoms including asthma. They also help prevent mold and mildew from growing in your HVAC system, which eliminates the need for regular cleaning and mold removal.

    Sound too good to be true? Call a professional to learn more about the amazing technology in UV air filters and how they can improve the air quality in your home. Check out our specials this month!

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