The use of Ultraviolet or UV Lights isn’t new. They have been used for decades in commercial spaces such as food-processing plants, hospitals, water treatment facilities, and schools to help disinfect the water and air. Today the most common residential use for UV technology is to improve the indoor air quality in homes. If you are looking for ways to make the air you breathe cleaner….we encourage you to keep reading!
How Do UV Lights Work?
Ultraviolet systems emit low levels of ultraviolent light to kill or control a host of germs, mold, bacteria, and viruses. By altering the cell structure of microorganisms, a UV system can make germs and bacteria unable to reproduce.
UV light systems consist of one to three UV light bulbs that are installed inside your HVAC system in the air ducts. As airflow passes through the ducts, it is disinfected by the lights. Additionally, UV light systems protect supply ducts from contamination, which can help to prevent odors and restrict the flow of harmful substances throughout your living spaces.
Outside, this happens naturally. The outdoor air is naturally cleaned by the sun, plants, and trees. In contrast, the air inside your home has been sealed up all winter long to keep the could out and to save energy. Unfortunately, this can create a breeding ground for harmful bacteria, mold, and viruses. Installing a UV light is one way to ensure that the air you and your family and friends breathe is as healthy as possible.
The UV lights are completely concealed inside the air ducts, so they won’t cause harm to people or pets. Maintenance is simple too! You only need to change the bulbs every two years or so which can be done during your annual HVAC preventive maintenance. If you want to find out more about UV Lights and how they can improve the air quality in your home, we encourage you to give us a call at 845-447-3347.