In 1903, Niels Finsen won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his use of ultraviolet light in the treatment of tuberculosis. Since then, ultraviolet lights have been widely adapted for all kinds of uses: sterilizing hospitals, sterilizing water, germicidal lamps in food establishments, and even curing nail polish faster. If UV light is so effective, how can it be applied to improving indoor air quality for residential HVAC systems? Will it kill mold and bacteria in HVAC systems? Yes, but you need to understand the priorities of indoor air quality and the types of UV lights available for residential HVAC systems.
HVAC UV lights:
Control mold and bacteria
Reduce colds and flus – germs are not re-circulated by HVAC system
Reduce smells / odors
Are more effective in humid climates than dry climates
Reduces clogging in condensate drain lines by preventing algae growth.
Maintain a cleaner coil, improving cooling efficiency and reducing electricity costs.
Moisture and dust inside your home provides a perfect breeding ground for mold, bacteria and viruses – contaminants that can cause reactions ranging from headaches and fatigue to itchy eyes, allergies and asth
Fortunately, an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light filter system can kill up to 87 percent of all airborne bacteria and up to 99.9 percent of all airborne mold spores. These filters are so effective against fungus, mold, bacteria and viruses that hospitals, laboratories and commercial kitchens use similar units for indoor air protection.
UV light filters connect to your duct system, safely sanitizing the air and then recirculating it through the house. By irradiating the air – safely and without harm to you – it destroys living airborne viruses, mold spores, bacteria and more.
UV lights need very little power to run and provide affordable, effective control of air quality in your home. If you need service for your current UV unit, we can do that, too.
Keep mold and mildew at bay with a UV light filter system from CHS.
HVAC UV lights are an effective means for improving indoor air quality, but only after following the indoor air quality priorities. Install an HVAC UV light and experience healthier indoor air quality.
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