UV Lights Target Mold: Here’s How

UV Lights Target Mold: Here’s How

Mold and other microorganisms that collect in your HVAC system and float around in the air of your Monmouth County home can sometimes be a pain to deal with. Luckily, the installation of UV lights can go a long way to improving your indoor air quality by eliminating these harmful pollutants.

The Dangers of Mold and Other Microorganisms

While many homeowners don’t take the threat of airborne pollutants seriously, they are definitely something that shouldn’t be ignored. Mold, along with other microorganisms that include bacteria, viruses, germs, mildew and others, can be quite harmful to a person’s respiratory system when inhaled. If you or someone who lives in your household is already afflicted with an ailment such as asthma or allergies, the effects can be much worse.

UV Lights Are Quite Effective

Everyone knows that exposure to ultraviolet radiation is dangerous to humans in large quantities and/or over an extended period of time. What you might not realize is that mold and other such pollutants have no defense against UV rays at all. Sunscreen and sunglasses don’t exist for microorganisms, and exposure leads to the immediate breakdown at the molecular level, thereby eliminating any danger of inhalation. This is what makes the use of UV lights one of the most effective strategies available for homeowners.

Installation Depends on Desire

A professional HVAC technician is needed for installation for the UV lights and you’ll be given two choices. For the mold and mildew that collects on the components of your HVAC system, they can be positioned nearby. This will greatly improve the efficiency and longevity of your system. The other choice is to install the lights so that the air passing through your home’s ductwork is treated whenever your equipment is running. This will considerably decrease the number of airborne pollutants.

If you’d like to learn more about UV lights, or have questions concerning any other home comfort topics, be sure to get in touch with the knowledgeable experts at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc. We’ve been proudly servicing Monmouth County and surrounding areas for more than 60 years.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Monmouth County, New Jersey and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about UV lights and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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