I am easily impressed by new technology.
When I discovered that I could activate the flashlight on my cell phone by shaking it twice, I marveled at it like a child. That same year, my wife bought motion detection lights for our driveway, porch, and the front of our garage door. They activate with movement within fifteen feet and then automatically turn off in twenty minutes after the last detection of movement. Granted, there’s nothing particularly new or interesting about motion activated lighting, but it was still a marvel to me. Better yet, different lighting technology soon found its way into our home. My wife and I suffer from asthma and are always looking for new ways to keep our indoor air as clean and allergen free as we possibly can. The owner of our heating and cooling supplier was telling us about ultraviolet lights that can be installed inside air handlers for a number of different applications. Some bulbs are designed to specifically prevent mold and pathogen growth between the air filter and evaporator coil. Often these are paired with a secondary bulb that goes after the coil and cleans air as it moves out the air handler and into the ductwork. But, you have to select the right voltages and style of bulb for the right application or it won’t do much of anything. If you use a bulb that is too weak, you can’t expect it to purify much if any of the air that passes around it. The same goes for the bulbs that prevent microbial growth inside the air handler enclosure primarily, you have to select the right strength or it won’t achieve the desired results. There are even bulbs with slightly different light spectrums to specifically target odor in the air.