What Does Ultraviolet Light Do?
Ultraviolet (UV) light destroys the pathogens it shines on by deactivating their ability to multiply. That's right, simply shining UV light on bacteria and viruses can prevent them from replicating and overwhelming your immune system, making you sick. No harsh chemicals!
UV Light for Coils
There are two types of UV lights available for your HVAC system. The first kind focuses on the components that are most prone to growing mold and mildew or other allergens and contaminants. The coils in your HVAC system have condensation that drips into a pan. This creates a humid, dark place... The perfect environment for mold and other harmful materials to grow. When air is circulated in your house through your HVACs ductwork, those germs get spread around and can reach every part of your home. By directing UV light at the coils with the proper intensity, those germs are killed and prevented from multiplying or spreading. In addition to providing cleaner air, your HVAC will also be more effective because the coils will not have buildup. This greater efficiency not only helps reduce your overall energy consumption, but it can also 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 highly rated HVAC company. We will evaluate your home first to see if it is well-suited for a UV light. Then we'll handle the installation to make sure you get great results - and healthier air!
How Much of a Difference Does UV Light Make?
There are several benefits to having a UV light system installed in your HVAC. Most importantly, it helps increase the air quality in your home and could keep you healthier by destroying allergens, bacteria, and viruses before they cause issues. It makes such a big difference in air quality for our customers, that many notice immediately when the bulbs burn out and need to be replaced.
What Substances Can UV Light Destroy?
1) AllergensIf someone in your household suffers from allergies or asthma, air quality is extremely important to their quality of life. A UV light system can significantly help with this issue by eradicating common allergens in the duct work. You should notice that it feels easier to breathe and your lungs are less constricted than before.
2) SmellsNot only does the UV light reduce the number of bacteria in the air, but it also reduces smells and odors. When bacteria, viruses, and mold grow in your HVAC system, it can start to smell bad. Think about the moldy food you found in the back of the refrigerator... gross. Having UV light working for you to keep the air ducts free from contaminants can help improve the smell in your home.
3) SicknessAre your family members sick all the time? It may be due to a medical condition, but it also could be because of a buildup of bacteria, viruses, and mold in your duct work. Breathing in these pathogens every day is harmful to anyone's health. Your body may get tired of fighting off so many potential illness and infections and become more vulnerable. One sleepless night or one stressful day could be all it takes for your immune system to be overloaded and no longer able to keep up. A UV light system can remove these harmful materials from your air ducts and ease the burden on your body.
Best HVAC Company at the Lake
Want to give your immune system the best chance to stay healthy this cold & flu season? Give Royal Heating & Air a call to install a UV Light System in your home. It can help improve your HVAC efficiency and the air quality in your home! We can also help check-in on your furnace to make sure everything is working the way it should before it gets too cold. Call now! 573-480-4313.