UV Lights and Air Quality
Ultraviolet light, also known as UV light, is not as uncommon or as hyper-scientific as it might sound. Anyone with windows is exposed to natural UV light from the sun’s rays. It is what causes nasty sunburns in the heat of summer. With long-term exposure, it can also cause permanent skin damage. Despite the potential cost of long-term exposure to ultraviolet rays from the Sun, UV lights are very common and safe to use in HVAC systems in the home. Especially if a house is prone to mold issues, it is worth it to talk to an HVAC technician about installing UV lights in your system.
UV Light Benefits
In the same way that too much exposure to UV light from the sun can damage your skin, installing a UV light in your HVAC system creates an environment that doesn’t support sustained life for mold spores and other organisms. When UV lights are installed in your home’s HVAC system, this effectively sanitizes the air flowing through your home at the source. With a little effort from your HVAC technician, the air that flows through your system can be clean, refreshing, and safe for everyone in your home to breathe through installing one of these lights.
How can you tell that your home might benefit from UV lights? There are a few different signs that might indicate you have a problem with mold or bacteria in your home. If you find that you or members of your family sneeze a lot, have consistent issues breathing, or are getting sick constantly, it might be time to have your HVAC system checked out. However, if you clean your system regularly and still experience issues, or if you live in an area where mold is common, UV lights could make all the difference.
UV Lights and Indoor Air Quality
The best way to tell if your air quality could improve with the help of a UV light is by scheduling an appointment with one of our HVAC technicians. They understand which systems could benefit the most from UV lights and will guide you through the process of installing lights that work for your budget and needs. In the long-run, installing a UV light in your HVAC system could save you time, money, and increase the comfort of you and your family. Contact us today to learn more