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Air Purification FAQ

It’s no secret that air purification is becoming a top priority in many homes across the tri-state area. While we sit in the midst of a global pandemic, it’s becoming more and more important to address the problem of viruses, bacteria, and mold in the air of our homes. That’s why air purification has become a topic of dinner-time conversations around the country, and we’re here to help make people more informed.

What misconceptions are being propagated about these devices? What do homeowners need to know before they call an HVAC company in White Plains, NY? How does an air purifier actually work?

These are questions that might be tricky to answer online, since sources can be less than reputable. Our team always provides information that’s backed up by years of service in the industry, so we always know what we’re talking about.

How Does an Air Purifier Work?

Air purifiers work by using ultraviolet light, or UV radiation, to eliminate microorganisms and remove them from the air. These kinds of air purifiers are the most common, often called UV germicidal lights, but there are other air purifiers that do the same type of job.

The ultraviolet light inhibits a cell’s ability to reproduce. When it comes to viruses, bacteria, and mold spores, this is essential to their ability to propagate and cause harm to people and animals. So, without a way to reproduce, these cells become harmless and are eliminated from the air. Simple, right?

What Will an Air Purifier Eliminate?

Anything that is alive will be eliminated by an air purifier. Don’t worry, those UV lights aren’t harmful to people or our pets, and they’re mounted in ductwork so they don’t even come into contact with guests and homeowners.

Air purifiers also eliminate mold spores, which can be devastating to a home and indoor air quality. Mold can destroy the structure of a home, ruin furniture, and cause serious health problems. An air purifier can deal with mold easily.

What Else Can an Air Purifier Do?

This is a good question! Air purifiers are well known for eliminating harmful microorganisms, but they do have some other benefits. For starters, air purifiers will eliminate odors that are permeating through a home.

Since most bad odors are caused by contaminants in the air, it makes sense that an air purifier will help reduce these odors by finding and removing their source. So any homeowners who invest in air purifier technology can seek to have better-smelling air!

What If an Air Purifier Runs Into Trouble?

Air purifiers are robust as systems are concerned. They can last for years working at peak performance in a home’s ductwork. That being said, if an air purifier noticeably starts performing poorly, there are ways to get it repaired or replaced.

Our team specializes in repairing and replacing these kinds of systems. We can ensure that an air purifier is running efficiently and effectively, and discuss other ways to improve indoor air quality aside from air purification.

Contact Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling & Generators today for air purifier installation or repairs.

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