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A New Year’s Resolution for Better Health & Improved Air Quality


With the joy and festivities of the holiday season behind us, it’s time to think about New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps you’ve resolved to adopt habits geared towards improving health. Why not start by making the air that you breathe in your home healthier?

It’s been proven that a home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) is often worse than the air outside. Portable air filters only go so far. You need a whole house solution to address this issue. That’s why we offer UV air purifier services. Read on to learn about the many benefits of these systems.

What Is a UV Air Purifier?

How was your health during the holiday season? Perhaps your household was plagued by colds, flu, or respiratory viruses that hindered your enjoyment of the holidays. 2023 had a huge surge in colds and flu with symptoms that for many people, lingered for weeks.

A UV air purifier is the ideal solution for combatting germs and viruses in your home. Whenever you go to work and your kids go to school, you’re potentially bringing back germs and viruses home with you where they recirculate in the air. 

UV air purifiers work by shooting UV light across the apex of your HVAC system’s ductwork. It essentially targets your air at the source where it’s then distributed throughout your home. The UV light is harmless to humans and pets but can kill airborne organisms such as viruses, bacteria, and mold on contact.

Why Is a Whole House UV Purifier Better than a Portable Unit?

Portable units can only work on a small area of one room. You’d need several to even attempt to clean the same amount of air that a whole house system can easily tackle. With a whole house system, the UV light stretches across the entire width of the air ducts. This ensures the maximum efficiency for the minimum amount of space. 

Are UV Air Purifiers Safe?

You may be thinking that UV light is harmful. After all, isn’t that the type of light that can cause sunburns and skin cancer? We want to assure you that when the system is installed by a professional HVAC company, a whole house UV air purifier is completely safe.

We’ll install the system within your HVAC system’s ductwork. You won’t even see it: it’s out of sight and out of mind. Even if you were to come into contact with it, it wouldn’t be harmful because these systems use a different type of UV radiation. 

However, a poor installation job can disrupt all of that, leading to misaligned UV lamps and other problems that can interfere with the system’s efficacy. You can rely on us to do the job right. 

You may have also heard that these systems can produce ozone. This was true of some older models, but these have been phased out.

If you think a UV air purifier is a good investment for your home, or you already own one and need maintenance or repairs on it, pick up the phone and call us today!

Contact Fulmer Heating & Cooling today for UV air purifier services in Pomaria, SC!

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