HVAC UV Lights and Germ Removal
Concerned with your Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) – especially during the autumn and winter? Consider installing an HVAC UV light to help fight against germs, bacteria, and other harmful particles. Most homeowners have heard of using UV lights to manage IAQ, but you want to know if they actually work. We’re here to help you understand the science behind UV lights, the options available, and the benefits they bring.
What’s the Science Say About HVAC UV Lights?
UV lights have been used to kill off viruses, bacteria, and also mold for over 100 years. They are used in hospitals, restaurants, grocery stores, and also other businesses to sterilize equipment. Studies show that UV lights are highly effective in killing bacteria and other harmful germs. Studies also indicate that UV lights located within HVAC can kill off harmful particulates.
Who Should Consider Installing a UV Light?
Many households can benefit from HVAC UV Lights. You may consider getting one if you or your family suffers from:
Seasonal or Indoor Allergies
Compromised Immune System
HVAC UV Light Options
There are two types of UV lights that are used in HVAC systems: coil cleaning lights and also air cleaning lights. Although you might hear a variety of terms used (purifying, sanitizing, sterilization, etc.) – all HVAC UV lights fall into one of these categories.
Coil Cleaning UV Lights
Coil cleaning lights are by far, the most popular. They are installed near the indoor evaporator coil and are also designed to keep the coils free of bacteria and mold. Coil cleaning UV lights are always on and also continuously protect your HVAC system from mold and bacteria.
Air Cleaning UV Lights
Air cleaning UV lights, on the other hand, are made to kill bacteria and also particulates in the air. These lights are installed within your air ducts and therefore turn on when your HVAC system kicks on. Air cleaning lights clean the air as it passes through your ducts and keeps harmful particulates from entering your home.
Other Benefits of HVAC UV Lights
Other than improving your home’s IAQ, installing an HVAC UV filter can have additional benefits. Some of these benefits include:
- Fresh-smelling air
- Higher energy-efficiency
- Lower monthly bills
- Better airflow
If you’re thinking about installing an HVAC UV light in your home, call your friends at 3D Air Services. We will ask some questions to learn more about your individual needs and also your HVAC system. This will help us recommend the best UV light system for your home. Call 3D Air Services today!