According to the EPA, indoor air is 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air outside. We also spend most of our time indoors. Inside air pollutants can lead to health problems over time. Children and older adults with underlying conditions are most at risk. So, what’s a concerned homeowner to do? A new trend is to install a UV light inside your HVAC system.
Read on to learn about the benefits of HVAC UV lights and decide if it’s right for your home.
1. Can Prevent Sickness From Viruses and Bacteria
UV or ultraviolet light can damage the chemical makeup of viruses and bacteria. That’s why UV machines have been used to disinfect hospitals. You can even find products that use UV to clean tech devices like phones and laptops.
The same technology is at play in air purification systems that use UV. While the light may not kill viruses and bacteria, it damages them enough so they can’t replicate.
If you’re looking for another way to keep your family safe and healthy, you should consider adding UV technology to your HVAC system.
2. Improves Allergy Symptoms
Allergens like pet dander and pollen can lead to a runny nose, coughing, and asthma symptoms. Changing your HVAC filter regularly can help, but allergens can still slip through.
A UV light can help with air purification to make your home an allergy-free zone. Even when the pollen count outdoors is high, you can breathe easier indoors.
3. Can Prevent Mold Growth
UV light can neutralize mold growth, which is common in dark and damp places.
Since your ductwork is already dark, any sort of moisture can turn it into a potential place for mold to grow. Mold isn’t just smelly, it’s dangerous to your health.
UV light keeps mold from regenerating, which will protect your home and ductwork.
4. Helps HVAC System Run More Efficiently
Dust and other debris can buildup inside your duct work and HVAC system. That extra buildup makes your system work harder. Eventually, you might need a technician to do a duct cleaning.
A UV light will keep your system cleaner so you won’t have to worry about your system efficiency.
5. Cuts Down on Maintenance and Energy Costs
The harder your HVAC system has to work, the higher your energy costs will be. Plus, you’ll need to have your system serviced more regularly. Parts may wear out faster when they have to work harder.
This extra maintenance and energy costs can eat into your budget. Installing a UV light can actually help you save money in the long run. Plus, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing your system is running smoothly.
Consider Installing an HVAC System UV Light
If you’re looking for a way to improve your indoor air quality and protect your HVAC system, consider installing a UV light. It’s a safe and proven way to cut down on indoor pollutants.
If you’d like to start breathing cleaner air today, we can help. Contact us today to book an appointment or learn more about our services.