How a UV Air Purification System Keeps Your Home Safe
There are many preventative measures and installations we now use to keep our homes safe and healthy, but many are still unaware of the dangers of radon radiation or what they can do about it. It is a naturally occurring gas but impossible to detect without a radon tester, and high levels can cause serious health issues, including cancer. A UV air purification system is one tool that can be used to keep your home safe from radon. This quick guide will tell you all you need to know:
How Does It Work?
The system is installed directly into the building’s existing heating and cooling unit. It uses ultraviolet light to kill germs, viruses, bacteria, and microorganisms in the air, purifying and sterilizing the air. It also cuts down on radon gas, which is invisible and odorless but nonetheless highly dangerous.
Why Do I Need One?
Air purifiers are commonly used to keep the air free of contaminants, particularly important for allergy sufferers and for the removal of second-hand smoke. UV purifiers attract airborne particles and dispel them so that they don’t linger in the home and affect our lungs.
How Does It Cut Down Radon?
No home can be kept 100 percent free from radon radiation, but a UV air purification system will ensure consistent air flow which will dispel the build-up of radon in a room so that it is kept at a low and safe level. The system won’t fully cut down on radon on its own but will become part of a household system that will keep radon levels as low as possible and monitor these levels to ensure they don’t grow too high.
Using a UV purifier alongside a mitigation system, regular radon tests, and calling a mitigation service, if required, will keep a house free from high levels of radon.