UV Light – The Unsung Hero of Clean, Home Air
For decades, ultraviolet (UV) disinfection technology has proven itself in health care and industrial settings where excellent indoor air quality is a paramount concern. Recently, it has become a mainstay for home air conditioning systems. Installing a UV light in your indoor unit eliminates mold and bacteria growth before they infiltrate the air you breathe—the air you depend on for your health and well-being.
Have you thought about adding a UV light to your home AC system? After reading this blog, you will!
The History Behind Ultraviolet Light
We have known about ultraviolet light for over 200 years. In 1892, an exciting time for science and healthcare, scientists discovered its bacteria-killing ability. Since then, technology has continued to improve to the point where some UV light products kill 99.9% of all bacteria and viruses.
UV Light Helps Prevent Disease
The air in your air conditioning system races through your ductwork as often as 75 times per day during the heating and cooling season and up to 150 times per day if your system is on “fan” mode. Any dust, bacteria, mold and viruses that reside in your ducts come along for the ride too.
Ultraviolet lights installed in your AC system can kill these contaminants on contact—not just weaken them, but strike them a fatal blow. UV lights alter the genetic structure of germs so they can’t multiply. If bacteria can’t reproduce, that means fewer pollutants and harmful microorganisms in the air to get you sick or exacerbate current illness.
UV Lights Improve the Efficiency of Your AC System
A portion of regular airborne contaminants is removed by air filters. When filters remove it from the air, they don’t disappear. They stick to your filter. That’s why it is so important to change your air filters regularly.
Ultraviolet lights installed in your AC system can kill 99.9% of contaminants on contact—not just weaken them, but strike them a fatal blow.
UV Light is Helpful for Those with Allergies and Asthma
UV lights don’t just kill germs; they also kill allergens like dust, dust mites, mold and mildew from the air. Those allergens make it difficult to breathe; they can also worsen or even cause respiratory illness with prolonged exposure. Those who have severe allergies or respiratory issues should welcome a UV light into their home.
Ready to Add a UV Light to Your AC System?
Not only are there many benefits to UV lights, but they are also affordable and easy to install in your central heating or air system. At Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we can install one in your system within an hour. Furthermore, this home improvement project is incredibly low-maintenance and economical for the significant benefit of fresh, clean air.
Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioning is a full-service heating and air conditioning company in Central Florida. Whether you need repair, maintenance or installation of a new heating or cooling system, we make it a priority to provide efficient, cost-effective and professional service. When it’s hot, call Scott!Tags: Air Conditioning, clean air, indoor air quality, uv light