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How Installing UV Lights in Your HVAC System Eradicates Viruses

The sun releases three varieties of ultraviolet (UV) light: UVA, UVB and UVC. You are likely most familiar with UVA and UVB rays, which may cause sunburn unless you wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen. UVC rays are different. The sun still creates them, but the earth’s ozone layer soaks up all UVC rays, so you aren’t exposed to them in nature. 

UVC light comes with highly beneficial germicidal benefits. In fact, it has been used as a sterilization method for a long time. As the highest energy portion of the UV radiation spectrum, UVC light helps destroy microorganisms such as bacteria, algae and fungi within 10 seconds of contact. When used in your HVAC system, germicidal UV lights can seriously boost your indoor air quality

How Do HVAC UV Lights Work? 

Ultraviolet lamps are placed in your ductwork, where they run around the clock. Air moves past the lights when the furnace or air conditioner operates, and strong UVC rays inactivate and kill the majority of viruses, bacteria or mold found in the air. Inactivated microorganisms can’t reproduce and die briefly after UVC exposure. 

5 Pluses of Installing UV Lights in Your HVAC System 

With other kinds of air cleaning on the market, why should you consider installing a UV light in your HVAC system? Think about these perks: 

1. Sterilized Coils 

The evaporator coil in your HVAC system is routinely damp, namely when it’s hot. By constantly shining UVC light on the coil, mold and bacteria cannot flourish. 

2. Cleaner Indoor Air 

Media air filters can catch tiny bacteria and viruses. UV lights decrease the number of microorganisms in the air without restricting airflow. 

3. Improved Efficiency 

By providing steady airflow and keeping the equipment as clean as possible, UV lights help your HVAC system operate more efficiently. This, in turn, lowers your energy costs each month. 

4. Greater HVAC Life Span 

Clean equipment works more smoothly and needs repairs less regularly. It may even run years longer. 

5. Less Chance of Condensate Drain Line Clogs 

Air conditioners and high-efficiency furnaces create condensate, which flows away from a nearby pipe. As time passes, algae can collect in the drain line. By stopping organic growth at the beginning, UVC lights reduce the likelihood of water damage from a blocked condensate drain pan. 

Who Should Use Germicidal UV Lights? 

When you review all the advantages they offer your HVAC system, UV lights could quickly prove worthwhile in any house. You are most likely to benefit from having HVAC UV lights if you or anyone in your home has: 

  • Allergies 
  • Asthma 
  • Any respiratory issue 
  • Compromised immune system 

If you’re thinking about installing germicidal UV lights, chat with Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. We can help you determine the perfect system based on your HVAC equipment and indoor air quality needs. It’s important to leave UV light installation and maintenance to an expert because UVC exposure might result in skin or eye injuries. To learn more about how UV lights function, or to arrange a free home comfort consultation, call us at 866-397-3787 now! 

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