UV Air Cleaner
Using ultraviolet light waves to clean air is rapidly gaining popularity as a safe and highly effective alternative to other home air purifiers. UV air purifiers are especially effective when used in combination with central air conditioning systems in the home.
UV purifiers attach to your central air and heating system and use small mercury vapor lamps to generate UV waves. It actually kills mold, bacteria, fungus, yeast and other airborne pollutants. The system cleans and sterilizes the entire home environment, including ducts and vents, and produces no odors or ozone emissions.
The challenge with UV purifiers is that they are designed to target "living" allergens and do not necessarily remove all particles. That is why they are best used with an air conditioning system, which normally has some level of air filtration as part of the system.
UV purifiers can cost from $300-$500 and can usually be installed by the homeowner. The higher up-front cost of these units, however, is offset by the lack of costly filters to replace. And you'll never pay to have your air ducts cleaned again!
For more information on purchasing an ultraviolet air purifier for your home, check out some of the shopping links at the top of this page.