In a quest for improved indoor air quality, Cincinnati homeowners should consider the benefits of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) cleaners. The air you and your family breathe has a great impact on your overall health, and many are unaware of their home’s overall air quality until musty odors or health issues arise. 

How UVGI cleaners work

Also known as UV cleaners, these tools destroy biological pollutants and microorganisms with the help of ultraviolet radiation from UV lamps placed within an HVAC system. The UV light breaks apart the molecular DNA by penetrating the membrane and nucleus, rendering the microbe unable to reproduce. This process can help to:

  • Get rid of damp smells, as well as odors left behind by pet smells and cigarettes
  • Eradicate mold and pollen spores
  • Kill airborne irritants which can cause allergies
  • Improve indoor air quality

Surface vs. airstream disinfection

Microorganisms are easier to kill when they’re on the surface of an air duct, where they can encounter prolonged exposure to UVGI lamps. Airborne microorganisms that move through the vents are only exposed for short periods of time to UV lights.

A qualified professional can install a UV light system to improve your home’s air quality, but also remember to change air filters regularly and have your heating and cooling equipment serviced annually.

For more expert advice about how UVGI cleaners will be able to help you clean your system, and other issues related to home comfort, please contact us at Apollo Home Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. Our family-owned business has proudly served greater Cincinnati homeowners since 1910.

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