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How a UV Air Purifier Can Help Your Home

Monday, January 24th, 2022

UV-air-purifier-lightWe’ve always spent a great deal of time indoors during the winter months in Colorado Springs. Now we’re spending more time than ever indoors, even during the other months of the year. This makes it more important than ever to maintain the best indoor air quality in our homes, and special powerful air filters and air purifiers can help you achieve the goal of the cleanest, healthiest air possible for your family.

One of the most useful types of air purifiers is the UV air purifier, also known as a UV germicidal light. If your main concern about indoor air quality in your house is the spread of germs and the presence of mold, then installing a UV germicidal light in Colorado Springs, CO may be the right option for you. Our expert team can help you find out and then handle the installation.

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Achoo! Allergy Season Is Here—We Can Help

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

blowing-noseThe arrival of warm weather in spring is a cause for celebration. But spring also brings with it a problem that can make life much less enjoyable for people in your household—allergies.

Spring is allergy season because the plant bloom that occurs during the first warm weather of the year releases large amounts of pollen into the air. The increased pollen count triggers seasonal allergies, known as hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Hay fever isn’t a viral infection, but its symptoms are similar to those of flus and colds, and can be just as unpleasant: runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, congestion, and sinus pain. And unlike fevers and colds, hay fever’s symptoms start immediately after a person is exposed to the allergens that trigger it.

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Install UV Lights to Prevent Illness

Monday, April 25th, 2016

As the weather changes, it seems like the people in your family always seem to get sick. This is when allergens in the air multiply, and there may also be more germs in the air along with them. If your forced-air heater and air conditioning system has a filter, you have some form of protection from contaminants, but it’s probably not enough.

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2 Reasons for Poor Indoor Air Quality (and What to Do about It)

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Do family members in your home have asthma or severe allergies? Do you notice that family members seem to get sick frequently? Are you worried about the quality of the air in your home? It’s time to think about ways that you can improve the quality of the air in your home. Of course, keeping living spaces clean is one place to start, but it’s difficult to keep common contaminants out of the air, no matter how clean the house is. Here are three reasons your indoor air quality may suffer, and what you can do to remedy the situation.

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What Is a UV Air Purifier?

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

The quality of the air in your home is important to you, which is part of the reason you mop, vacuum, and/or dust as regularly as you can. Unfortunately, there may still be several different contaminants floating around in the air you breathe, and many of these contaminants live in the ducts. Yes, your home heating and air conditioning system contains a filter which traps particles that may otherwise get sucked into the air handler. But these aren’t effective at filtering out every different type of particle, especially smaller ones. Besides that, there may already be microorganisms living in your ducts.

A UV air purifier is installed right above the indoor air handler of your air conditioning and heating system because this is an area where microorganisms tend to thrive. A furnace or air conditioning cooling coil can collect moisture as the components continuously heat up and cool down. A furnace may collect moisture when water vapor is created during combustion and a cooling coil gathers condensation as warm air blows over it.

Very small living organisms can thrive in areas with high levels of moisture. And since a fan blows over the parts to move conditioned air into a room, it’s likely that these microorganisms, which often aggravate allergies and may even cause illness, will blow into the room as well.

UV air purifiers emit enough UV radiation to kill small organisms like mold, bacteria, and viruses. Ultraviolet rays are able to kill small organic matter. When you go out into the sun for short periods of time, you won’t notice an effect, but a microscopic creature can die instantly when it’s exposed. It also sterilizes the organisms so that they no longer upset the quality of your air.

UV air purifiers are recommended for homeowners and residents with allergies, asthma, or immune conditions, or just those who notice that family members are frequently sick. A UV air purifier can even help to eliminate some odors left over from cooking and pets.

Call the indoor air quality experts at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more about the benefits of UV air purifiers in Monument, CO.

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