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UV Air Purifiers Help Stop Spring Allergies

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

UV-air-purifierEvery spring, the air is filled with allergens of all varieties, as well as mold and bacteria spores that can make your life miserable. Allergens and germs can also cause problems for newborns and the elderly, who may be more vulnerable to colds and illnesses. You can’t keep your home safe from them by closing the doors or windows, but there are methods you can use to stop those microscopic intruders cold.

We recommend the installation of UV air purifiers in any home worried about biological contaminants like germs and mold spores, as well as cutting down on allergens. How do they work and what kind of benefits do they provide? Read on for the answers.

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Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Indoor air quality is important all year round, but it becomes especially important in the winter. Dry air breeds lots of dust and dirt, as well as encouraging the spread of colds and flu bugs. Luckily, there are steps you can take to keep your family healthy and happy by improving the quality of your indoor air.

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How Does Ultraviolet Light Make Your Household Healthier?

Monday, January 30th, 2017

With winter here in Bryn Mawr, PA, you’ve likely had to deal with a round or two of winter colds by now. No one likes to get sick and when the snows fall, it can feel like it’s happening to your home every week. Luckily, you can do more to stop it than just stock up on chicken soup and make sure everyone’s dressed warmly. Ultraviolet lights can make a potent weapon in your fight against winter illness. You just need a trained HVAC professional to lend a hand.

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Stop Germs this Winter with a UV Air Purifier

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Winters in Bryn Mawr, PA are as cold as they cold, and this year looks to be one of the coldest on record. Cold air means dry air, since the ambient moisture is pulled out of the atmosphere and will dry out your sinuses as a result. That leaves your body more vulnerable to colds and other germs, which is why winter tends to be cold season. There’s a way to protect your family from germs and other biological contaminants, however: a UV air purifier installed in your furnace.

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Cut Down on Germs with UV Purifiers

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Temperature control is vitally important to residents of Havertown, PA, who have to deal with freezing cold winters and stiflingly hot summers. That means your heating and air conditioning systems need to be top-notch. But they’re not the only things you need to focus on in order to make your home safe and comfortable.  Germs and bacteria in the air can spread illness through your home, as well as creating mold and other health hazards in hidden locations. We usually recommend a UV air purifier to take care of those germs the right way. Here’s a quick primer on how they work.

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UV Germicidal Lights Keep You Healthy This Winter

Monday, November 16th, 2015

When the temperatures start dropping here in Springfield, PA, you can rest assured that colds and flu bugs won’t be far behind. We tend to button up our homes for the winter in order to keep the heat from escaping. It’s a wise policy for saving energy, but it means that the air in your house can easily stagnate, and when germs of flu bugs come in, they can easily circulate to infect every member of your household. This is of especial concern if you have a newborn in the house, or if your family includes elderly members with compromised immune systems.

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The Benefits of UV Germicidal Lights

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Your HVAC system can do a great deal to keep your home cool and comfortable during those hot summer months. Here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, that’s far more than a luxury. But regulating temperatures isn’t the only thing your HVAC system can do for you. The addition of UV germicidal lights can vastly improve your indoor air quality, as well as the health and happiness of the people in your household.  The benefits of UV germicidal lights should not be underestimated, and with the right technician as your guide, you can begin enjoying them almost immediately.

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3 Air Purifiers that can Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, April 13th, 2015

The air quality inside the average home is not nearly as good as many homeowners believe it to be. Inside the air you breathe are millions of microscopic contaminants, including dust, pollen, mites, dander, germs, and mold spores. Some provoke allergy attacks, while others can infect and sicken people.  Though you may not realize it, you are constantly being exposed to these contaminants while in your home. So what can you do to improve your indoor air quality? The best solution is to install an air purifier. Read on for a brief outline of 3 of the more popular air purifiers.

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Benefits to Installing UV Germicidal Lights

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Numerous pollutants can enter the ventilation system in your house and blow through your indoor air: dust, dirt, pollen, dander from pets, dust mites, and various types of chemicals like carbon monoxide and pesticides. One of the most worrying contaminants when it comes to your health is the toxic spores that can come from mold and fungi that often take root inside ductwork. These biological pollutants do not respond to many standard duct cleaning methods, and using chemical fungicides against them will place those toxic chemicals into your air… hardly much of a solution.

However, there is an effective method of remedying the growth of bacterial contaminants inside your ventilation system: UV germicidal lights. Here are reasons we think you should look into installing UV germicidal lights in Wynnewood, PA for your home’s ventilation system when you have trouble with bacterial growths.

Contact our indoor air quality specialists at Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. to find out more about how we can help you keep your vents clean of contamination.

Here is how installing UV germicidal lights benefits you

Professionals fit UV lights into your existing HVAC forced-air system to bathe all the air that passes through the ductwork with short wavelength ultraviolet radiation. This radiation affects cellular organisms by stripping away their nuclei, killing bacteria and preventing it from reproducing. The advantage of this system is that the radiation isn’t dependent on a filter to take care of preventing the spread of bacteria and spores, which are too small for regular mechanical filters to catch. The spread of UV radiation works on all the bacteria that tries to pass through it and eliminates it, no matter the size.

Another advantage of UV lights is that they are safe for your air and household. The use of lights means there are no chemicals placed inside the ducts that will end up entering your home. UV lights leave your air clean of bacterial infections without adding anything to the air. The lights are also positioned so the UV wavelengths will not endanger anyone inside the living spaces.

UV lights are simple for technicians to install and to maintain, and do not require any extensive re-working or re-design of your current ductwork. They will need occasional maintenance and bulb replacement, so make this a part of the routine inspections done on your ventilation system and air conditioner and heater.

Keep in mind that UV lights kill off living organisms inside your ductwork, and will not filter out dust and dirt contamination. You will also need to have a filtration system involved in conjunction with the UV lights to receive a thorough cleaning of your ventilation system.

Contact Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. to talk to our indoor air quality technicians to find out the best way to combine a filtration system and UV germicidal lights in Wynnewood, PA.

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