5 Factors to Consider Before You Pick a UV Air Purification System
An ultraviolet or UV air purification system uses UV light to destroy air pollutants indoors. These rely on ultraviolet light to eliminate any biological pollutants inside your home or commercial property, such as bacteria, viruses, and allergens. Molds that might airborne or that thrive on HVAC surfaces are also eliminated, according to the EPA.
If you’re looking for the right UV air purification system, here’s a look at a few things you’ll want to consider:
Is it easy to install?
Yours might come with its own installation requirements. Checking the manual is always a great idea. You can do the task on your own, but hiring a professional to take care of the installation is a good idea. Just makes sure the unit is installed in a way that makes it accessible for use, repairs, and maintenance down the road.
How much does it cost?
Don’t just calculate the unit’s cost, factor in any installation charges along with maintenance expenses, operational costs, and energy consumption bills. That should give you a more accurate take on how much you’ll ultimately spend for the unit.
Will it take care of the odor?
In many cases, these systems are only designed to eliminate pollutants but are unable to do anything to get rid of any lingering odors. You’ll need to look for other measures to address this issue.
How noisy is it?
Some systems generate noises during operation; however, they are easy to overlook and typically join ambient noise. Sooner or later, you’ll forget it’s even there. You could also think about where to put it strategically if you want to reduce noise levels.
What’s the size of the unit?
Make sure it’s the right size. If the space is small, get those room dimensions so you can easily check if the system will fit into that spot or not. For more information, contact the professionals at S.W.A.T. Environmental for an appointment.