Why you should buy UV air filters...

...and what is the real difference between UV light and HEPA air filters

Viruses float in the air - wouldn't it be good if there were air filters?

Corona, like many other viruses, spreads mainly via aerosols. The risk of infection is therefore high when many people are close together and there are not enough fresh air changes per hour.

Filters that remove hazardous substances from the air already exist. They are tried and tested for filtering pollen or dust particles, thus helping allergy sufferers. However, virus filters have higher requirements. Filters that can remove viruses out of the air have to be so-called HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters.

Air filters using UV light are very efficient and offer a number of advantages.

Forced-air HVAC ventilation systems use filters to clean the air as it moves through the ducts to deliver clean air throughout the building. What is the difference between UV and HEPA?

HEPA air filter

With HEPA filters, the captured viruses collect in the filter. When the filter is full, it must be replaced because it can no longer collect viruses. Filter changes must be made regularly. That's expensive and can reintroduce virus particles into the building.

UV light air filter

A UV air purifier inactivates the passing viruses. The UV light affects the genetic information of the virus. As a result, the virus is no longer infectious. This works again and again as long as the UV light remains operational. And UV lamps are very durable.

Soluva® Air D – in-duct air filter

- Intense UV for effective virus inactivation even at high air flow rates without impacting air handling fan capacity

- Easily retrofits into existing ducts due to modular design

- Completely chemical-free and without expensive, regular filter changes

- Faster and safer protection - with a tested virus reduction of 99.99%.

In short: the best UV air purifiers are intense, modular, easy to retrofit - and they are called Soluva® Air D