How Ultraviolet Light Air Purification Systems Work


Homeowners, you may have heard of UV air purifiers and what they do in your home, and you have probably heard about UV light.

But have you ever heard of UV Air Purifiers and know what they actually do? UV air purifiers are an effective way to purify your home’s air. They can easily be integrated with your existing HVAC system. Making your home life as safe and clean as it possibly can be. 

So what even is UV Light?

UV or ultraviolet light is a type of electromagnetic radiation (we apologize for such big terms).

Electromagnetic radiation encompasses the visible light spectrum, radio waves, X-rays, and ultraviolet rays… It’s pretty cool, right?

Ultraviolet light is different from others because it isn’t part of the visible light spectrum, Which means it can’t be seen with the naked eye. UV rays come in three wavelengths: UVA and UVB rays come from the sun, whereas UVC rays are the type of rays that are produced by UV air purifiers.

Unlike other forms of light, UV light can damage tissue and other cells, which is why UV light is the perfect type of light for air purification. This is the reason why you can get sunburned on a sunny day. In addition to being produced by the sun, UV light can be made artificially. Additionally, tanning beds, black lights, and germicidal lamps are all artificial sources of UV rays. 

How do UV Air Purifiers Work?

We are so glad that you asked! 

UV air purifiers use short wave UV light, known as UVC light, to kill airborne microorganisms. It’s harmless to people (unlike the UVA and UVB rays that cause skin damage) but can kill microorganisms like mold, bacteria, and viruses. We are so focused on making sure germs do not spread, this acts as a great addition to your home environment. 

Also, UCV light is practically the same technology that is used to sterilize equipment and spaces in very sensitive settings and equipment, including in scientific laboratories and hospitals. 

It isn’t just the winter months that keep us indoors, Canadians are spending more time indoors for work and school. Ignite Heating and Air Conditioning Ltd. is here to help you create a healthy and comfortable living space.

We can install a UVC purification system in your home that can work with new or current heating and air conditioning units. Prevent the spread of airborne pathogens, pollen, and other harmful particles with a medical-grade UV air purifier. Connect with us today at 780-919-4916 and get a free quote on getting a HomeShield™ Ultraviolet Light Air Purification System installed in your home.