Lurking in every home are unseen germs and bacteria. When you flip on your HVAC system, these hidden attackers are often spread throughout your home. The good news is that you can combat such microorganisms with the use of ultraviolet lights. UV lights have proven effective in cleaning and protecting your indoor environment, allowing you and your family to breathe easy when spending time in your favorite place — home.
Ultraviolet Lights 101
When it comes to the power of ultraviolet lights, microorganisms like bacteria, mold and different viruses don’t stand a chance. The short wavelength light zaps germs, rendering them useless. Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) systems can be installed in your HVAC system to destroy the microorganisms found in airborne particles as they move through the ducts. What’s more, the lights can be directed towards the drain pans and cooling coils in your A/C unit to wipe out mold and the microbial film that can build up in such wet areas. Cleaner coils also mean a more energy efficient system.
The effectiveness of a UVGI system depends on factors such as the location of the system, the intensity of the lights and the humidity level inside. UV light systems can be excellent air cleaners, but keep in mind they don’t remove airborne particles like pet dander and dust the way an air filtration system does.
Benefits of UV Light Systems
The following are just a few ways a UVGI system can improve your indoor air quality:
- They destroy mold, mildew, viruses and bacteria found in your living space.
- Your HVAC system will be more energy efficient, which means lowered utility costs and a reduced carbon footprint.
- Removing harmful bacteria from your air will create a healthier home for you to kick up your feet at the end of the day.
- UV lights also serve to freshen your air and reduce the odors that go along with mold and bacteria growth.
For more information on UV lights, please feel free to contact us at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors anytime. We are proud to serve the Monmouth County area.
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