Friday, July 16, 2021

How Your Home or Office May Benefit From UV Light Technology in Your HVAC System

Allergens, pathogens, and odors, oh my!  If you are worried about what is floating around in your air, Royal Heating and Air has solutions for you.   It has been scientifically proven that UV light is effective in killing mold, bacteria and viruses.  That is why they are commonly used in hospitals, grocery stores, and restaurants to sterilize the HVAC system and maintain excellent indoor air quality. 

While testing is still being done, the CDC has said that “Vaporous hydrogen peroxide, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, and moist heat are the most promising decontamination methods” for COVID-19.  That has created a lot of interest in UV lights and we are happy to answer our clients questions about them because we know there are so many different benefits to utilizing this technology in your home.

UV Light for Coils.

There are 2 types of UV lights available for your HVAC system.  One focuses on the components that are most prone to growing mold and mildew or other allergens and contaminants.  The coils in your system are where water will condense and drip into the drain pan.  This creates a humid, dark place for bad things to grow.  Then when air is circulated throughout your house through your HVACs ductwork, those germs are spread around and can reach every part of your home.  By directing UV light on the coils at the proper intensity, those germs are killed and prevented from multiplying or spreading. 

This effectively keeps your coils cleaner and free from the buildup that results from the contaminants collecting on them.  So, in addition to benefitting from cleaner air, your HVAC will be more effective when it comes to heat exchange and airflow.  This greater efficiency can not only help reduce your overall energy consumption, but it can even help extend the life of your HVAC system. 

UV Light for Air Ducts.

The second type of UV light for your HVAC is designed to focus on the air in your air ducts and to sterilize the air as it passes through.  The positioning and intensity of the light can make a huge difference in its effectiveness.  You will want to rely on a trusted HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks to evaluate your home first to see if it is well suited for a UV light, and second to handle the installation to make sure you get the results you are expecting.

Benefits of UV Lights.

Installing a UV light in your HVAC system at the Lake of the Ozarks can have a number of beneficial effects.  It will prevent the growth and spread of mold and mildew within your system.  It will also kill bacteria, fungus and viruses that are exposed to it.  Some additional positive side effect of that include greater efficiency and improved indoor air quality along with elimination of unhealthy odors.   

If any of this interests you, keep in mind that you will want a qualified HVAC technician at the Lake of the Ozarks to inspect your current system and make sure it will benefit from UV light technology.  At Royal Heating and Air we ready and able to help you decide which type of UV light system is best for you and get it installed safely and properly.  Just give us a call or fill out a request service form on our website. 

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