Despite the fact that we may want to be outside as much as possible in the fresh, clean air, it’s a fact that the average person spends most of his or her time indoors. Unfortunately, that same clean air we get when we’re outdoors doesn’t tend to follow us inside.

 

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside our homes can be up to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air. This comes from a number of factors, including mold, dust, allergens and other pollutants circulating throughout the home and not escaping outside.

 

What shocks many is that this problem can sometimes be even worse in newer, more energy-efficient homes. These homes tend to be much better sealed and don’t allow air to exchange regularly from the inside to outside. This keeps contaminated air in and fresh air out.

Fortunately, there are some ways to keep your inside air clean and pure without having to constantly leave your windows open. Ultraviolet (UV) air purification systems use ultraviolet light to rid the air of these harmful contaminants and also prevent things like mold from becoming an issue in your home. They help reduce and eliminate mold, bacteria and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

 

At BelRed, we offer two useful ways to disinfect your home’s air with the installation of two UV products/systems:

 

•    Ultraviolet coil lamps – by keeping damp indoor AC coils clean, these systems not only make your air healthier to breathe, they also help maintain the efficiency of your cooling system. BelRed offers several models to fit most any system.
•    Ultraviolet catalytic air purifiers – providing the ultimate in clean air, these devices convert odors, fumes and toxic chemicals into harmless water and carbon dioxide by-products with no ozone generation.

 

UV treatment systems have been proven effective in reducing molds and certain airborne contaminants in your comfort system and in the air your family breathes. If you’re interested in learning more about cleaning up your indoor air with ultraviolet light, contact us today.

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