What is a Residential UV Light System?
A residential UV Light System is an air quality product installed inside the HVAC system and they benefit the equipment as well as the homeowner. Years ago, UV Lights were only for special places like laboratories and hospitals. However, today we sell and install a residential line of UV Lights for protection against hazardous organic airborne particles. Residents who are vulnerable to allergens and other organic particles, UV lamps are very great because they kill these organisms as they pass through the light. They kill germs, bacteria, and viruses.
Overall, ductwork UV Lights or Air Germicidal HVAC lights are designed to kill airborne allergens and pollutants making their way through your HVAC return vents. They are hard wired into the system. They coordinate with your blower motor, which means they turn on and off with it so as not to waste energy. We also offer Blue Tube UV Light Installation at competitive prices and they make really good add-on products whenever you go to upgrade HVAC equipment or have a home heating or cooling repair made.
Benefits of UV Lights
Using ultraviolet (UV) lights offers a myriad of benefits to both commercial and residential spaces. UV lights are able to effectively kill microorganisms, including viruses, mold, and bacteria. Because of this, they’re used in healthcare facilities and popular in homes where they improve your indoor air quality and reduce the spread of infections. This can be especially beneficial for people with air pollution problems or homes prone to mold needing extra air care.
Reduce Mildew and Mold
As suggested above, fungal contamination from your HVAC system is a common problem you shouldn’t try to ignore as it can spread allergic rhinitis. In any case, infectious diseases and asthma-inducing organisms spread other types of disease. Ultraviolet (UV) lights help homeowners create a robust air purification system that kills and eliminates germs, fungi, mold, bacteria, pathogens and viruses to keep everyone safe.
Home comfort systems circulate the air throughout our homes. If one person becomes sick, the system can circulate airborne viruses and other types of bacteria throughout the home to otherwise healthy people. UV lighting eliminates organic buildup on cooling coils, drain pipes, and ductwork, destroying microorganisms and pathogens that would otherwise end up making people sick.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
Our UV lights improve your indoor air quality tremendously. They kill all sorts of things that could make you sick or cause your sinus passages to flare up and create issues. They combat pollutants originating in your air-handler and fiberglass insulation in addition to airborne fungi. UV lights also remove drug-resistant bacteria inside hospitals by better than 97% or more.
We all know airflow is essential when it comes to HVAC equipment. Since Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) technology has been in use inside HVAC systems going back to the 1990s, it’s had a tremendously beneficial effect on air supplies, improving air flow. UV lights improve indoor air quality by killing off germs and other types of pathogens and help eliminate excessive moisture.
Use UV lighting in your HVAC system to help it clean itself. That’s one reason UV installations are cost-effective. If you’re interested, we at New Albany Heating & Cooling would be happy to come over and inspect your home and system to make sure you’ll benefit from UV lighting. There are many things to consider before you install UV lighting in your HVAC system. This amazing technology’s success depends on the power level and placement of UV lamps installed. It also depends a great deal on how professionally the installation is performed. The reflectivity of surfaces near the UV light and your home’s humidity and temperature levels also affect the effectiveness of UV lamps.
General UV Light FAQ
Are UV Lights worth it?
Do I need a UV light for my air conditioner?
A UV light can be an important addition to your air conditioner, especially if you want to ensure that the air in your home is as clean and healthy as possible. The use of a UV light can help reduce the amount of airborne contaminants such as dust mites and pet dander, as well as potentially harmful bacteria and viruses. When you use the UV lights, they will help increase efficiency by significantly reducing your energy consumption. Keep in mind that when your cooling system uses less energy, not only does it save you money. Additionally, it helps the environment also.
How do UV Lights work?
Ultraviolet (UV) lights are a type of light that emits energy in the form of electromagnetic radiation. This energy is outside the visible spectrum, meaning it’s invisible to our eyes. UV lights work by producing short-wavelength ultraviolet radiation that can penetrate into surfaces and cause molecules to react. Many bacteria, fungi, and viruses are sensitive to the UV rays emitted by UV lights and will die upon contact with them. Additionally, UV light is used in water purification systems as an effective way to kill off microorganisms in drinking water.