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Engineering Studies on Ozone and UV Home Air Filters

The best way to understand the differences among different filters is to read studies and reports. Engineering studies on ozone and UV home air filters show they have limited uses, so may or may not be the right filter for you. Having an air filter at your home or office is important to help create and maintain a good air quality, so make sure you get the best one for your situation.

How much do you know about ozone or UV home air filters? These two filters are among the newest air purifying systems on the market and the claims that they make may seem too good to be true. How do you make sense of what the companies say about their respective air filters versus the facts about their contaminant ridding abilities? Learning more about UV air filters and ozone air filters is the only way for you to determine which filter is best for your home and your family.

UV air filters use ultraviolet (UV) light to kill air borne pathogens and other allergens. They are very commonly used in hospitals to kill germs and viruses that are in the air in the hospital or in any healthcare environment. The ultraviolet light kills the different pathogens by destroying them in the air. This is great for killing viral germs because even the most sophisticated HEPA filter cannot capture virus germs because of their small size. Consumers can now purchase UV air purifying systems to use in their homes in addition to other air filters. This is great to help decrease the spread of illnesses, which can be a life or death matter if you or a family member has a diminished immune system or other health problems.

Ozone air filters are a questionable way to remove contaminants from the air. While the ozone does destroy all of the bacteria that is floating in the air, the release of ozone into your air may have some health consequences. Some people with existing breathing problems may find that the ozone only irritates their lungs even more causing them to become short of breath. Still other studies say that ozone air filters are fine for home use if used correctly and can even help decrease the incidence of respiratory problems that are caused by mold, such as colds and other respiratory viruses or illnesses. This decision needs to be made carefully for you to determine whether or not an ozone air filter is right for your home and your family.

Engineering studies on ozone and UV home air filters show that each of the filters is good for different purposes. While UV air filters are good for killing germs and pathogens in the air, these air filters have not been found to be able to kill mold efficiently. Ozone air filters can kill mold efficiently, but may not be as able to kill other pathogens.

Determine what you need your air filter to do so that you can better determine which air filter will fit you and your family’s needs the best. Research is critical in your decision. Choose research that is completed by industry leaders rather than fly-by-night companies who are only trying to get your money. Use your own common sense in your search. If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.