Improving Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) with UVC Air Purifiers

Reduce the risk of airborne infections now and into the future

Why IAQ matters

Indoor air quality affects the wellbeing of building occupants, student learning, and worker productivity. Poor IAQ in commercial buildings can cause headaches, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and irritation to the nose, eyes, throat and lungs. In the past indoor air quality was often compromised for the sake of energy efficiency. For example, using less outdoor air for ventilation saves heating and cooling energy, but reduces IAQ.

However, now that we know coronavirus spreads primarily via airborne transmission, facility managers and building owners are now focusing on improving IAQ in commercial buildings to reduce infection risk for employees, customers, patients, students and other occupants.

 Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) offers an effective and efficient air purification or disinfection method for coronavirus, SARS, MERS, flu, and other airborne viruses, now and long into the future. To decide if a UVGI air purifier is the right air disinfection solution for your building, learn more about how UVGI improves IAQ, typical device formats and configurations available, and review comparisons to other air purification options.

How UVC air purifiers improve IAQ

How UVC air purifiers improve IAQ

Although UVGI disinfection has been in use for decades, the COVID-19 pandemic created new interest for the possibility of killing the virus in indoor air. UVGI air purifiers and systems use UV light in the UV-C wavelengths to inactivate viruses, bacteria, mold, and other harmful airborne microorganisms.

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The two primary ways UVGI air purifiers improve IAQ are:

  • Preventing growth of mold and mildew on coils – especially helpful for occupants with allergies or asthma, and it improves the energy efficiency of the HVAC system  Read a case study
  • Air purification and disinfection by inactivating viruses, bacteria, and other microbes in the supply air – reduces allergies and infection risk of building occupants now and into the future