There’s clean, and then there’s sanitary. They are two different things. At New England Clean Air, we offer installation of UV air purification systems, to help keep the air in your home not just clean, but healthy.
The filter in your HVAC system serves an important purpose — it traps dust and dirt that the system sucks in before heating or cooling the air and blowing it throughout your home. And while the air in New Hampshire and Maine is generally clear and smog-free, you have to keep in mind that the outdoors is expansive and never-ending. When you bring the air inside your home, contaminants can linger and become concentrated.
Dust and dirt can eventually build up on surfaces throughout your home. But what’s worse are the pollutants you can’t see — microscopic contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, pollen, pet dander, mold spores and more.
These originate from many sources. You may have mold or mildew growing in your home and not realize it. Even if you don’t, mold frequently lives outside, around the foundation of your house, in the landscaping and definitely in the leaves that fall throughout autumn. The air in New Hampshire and Maine is thick with them.
If you have a pet, you know how much they can shed. Regardless of whether your pet goes outdoors, their hair is often circulated — and recirculated — throughout your home. This can cause allergies to kick up, and can also contribute to the dander becoming embedded in places such as upholstered furniture, mattresses, bedding and linens, clothing, draperies and more.
Additionally, you may rarely see a mouse or even a bug in your home, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t around somewhere in the walls, attic, basement or chimney. The greatest danger comes from the deadly hantavirus, an airborne virus originating from mouse droppings. Other risks come from the droppings and body parts of bugs such as cockroaches, which can aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms.
A UV air purifier uses radiation to kill all these living organisms — before they enter your home. With one of these systems, you won’t have to worry about your family breathing in harmful contaminants when your HVAC system kicks on.
But it’s safe to use with family and pets in the home, because the system’s reach is limited to your HVAC ducts. In fact, when you or a repair person attempts to access your air ducts, the system automatically shuts down.
Call New England Clean Air today to learn more about how UV air purifiers work and how getting one installed in your home in New Hampshire or Maine can help your family stay healthier. Don’t wait another minute.