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7 Benefits of Using UV Light to Improve the Indoor Air Quality

Top 7 Benefits of Using UV Light to Improve the Indoor Air Quality of Your Home

Some risks in life are simply unavoidable. Some we choose to accept because doing otherwise would restrict our ability to lead our lives the way we want, such as driving in cars, flying in planes, and nowadays even enjoying friendly gatherings. 

However, your home should always be a safe place. Luckily, indoor air pollution is one risk that you can control.

And, when it comes to health, an extra layer of protection is always a good idea. 

Enter UV light technology.

The use of UV light to preserve the indoor quality air of your home helps manage sources of pollution, helping your HVAC system provide healthy ventilation.

Your HVAC equipment is prone to:

  • Mold growth in drip pans, ductwork, coils, and humidifiers
  • Improper venting of combustion products
  • Dust or debris in the ductwork

Many of these unwanted issues need something more than a filtration system.

UV lights are a cutting-edge solution that plays a large part in creating a healthier indoor space killing viruses and other contaminants. 

If you’re still undecided about installing UV light in your HVAC system, keep reading…

1. Reduce Mold And Mildew

Mold contamination in HVAC units is a common issue caused by systems that grow fungi, germs, bacteria, pathogens, and viruses. Thankfully, UV lights help you develop a robust air purification system to keep your family healthy.

2. Reduce Allergy Symptoms

UV light in your HVAC system can reduce your allergy symptoms. Some of the airborne particles that trigger your allergies get damaged by the UV light, reducing allergens in your home. They can even help you avoid illnesses, like colds or the flu, by eliminating viruses and bacteria. They’re especially helpful for people who have weakened immune systems from other health issues.

3. Reduce Foul Odors

With a UV light system, you can avoid unpleasant musty or rotting smells from biological growth and have your home smelling fresh and clean. UV lights also protect your walls, ceilings, floors, and furniture by preventing unsightly stains caused by microorganisms.

4. Cleaner Air Ducts

The ductwork in your home that carries air to each room is made of metal surfaces ideal for colonies of bacteria, mold, and viruses. With UV lights, the interior of your ducts is much cleaner.

5. Extend Your HVAC System’s Useful Life

Your HVAC system has an expected lifetime that the manufacturer specifies. However, the accumulation of airborne particles inside your HVAC system, ducts, and filter may diminish the life expectancy of your system. A UV light helps ensure that the equipment operates in an environment as close to ideal as possible.

6. Reduce Energy Consumption

A clean HVAC system is energy-efficient because particles are not interfering with the operation. Clean air allows your system to run efficiently and may need less energy to heat and cool your home, ensuring lower bills and higher comfort levels year-round.

7. Extend the Benefits of Routine Maintenance

A UV light helps to keep your heating and cooling equipment running properly and may reduce the need for unexpected and costly repairs extending the benefits of performing routine maintenance on your HVAC system.

Ready to Improve the Indoor Air Quality of Your Home?

Poor indoor air quality can be detrimental to your health because of the small particles, such as mold and dust, in the air leading to the spread of infectious diseases throughout your home’s HVAC system. 

Now more than ever, we understand how important it is to keep our homes free of pathogens. 

The air filter plays a large role in removing many of these particles, but to remove more dangerous organisms, such as mold, bacteria, and viruses, you need something that can kill them rather than simply trap them. UV lights are one tool that can be beneficial in destroying these dangerous organisms.

If you’re ready to take your home’s indoor air quality to the next level, or you are considering installing UV lights into your system, give us a call and our team of experts will be happy to assess your HVAC system and personal needs and offer you the most effective, and cost-efficient solution.

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