How Do Professional Ultra Violet Lights Make Indoor Air Quality Better?

UV light in an HVAC system by IntegrityGerms and bacteria lurk in every home. These hidden attackers spread to every room when the HVAC system is switched on. The combination of these organisms with dust and other particulates in the air compromises the quality of indoor air. Poor indoor air quality can lead to serious health issues in your home. For instance, you may start to notice allergy attacks among the members of your household.

Fortunately, you can combat the microorganisms that contribute to the deterioration of indoor air quality using ultraviolet (UV) lights. Have your indoor air quality inspected by an HVAC professional every few years. The air duct cleaner or HVAC technician will recommend the installation of UV light to clean and protect your indoor environment and allow you and your family to breathe easy at home.

How UV Lights Work

Microorganisms such as mold, bacteria, and viruses don’t stand a chance against the power of UV lights. The UV lights release a short wavelength light that annihilates these microorganisms and renders them powerless. UV lights are very effective against microorganisms in the indoor environment but they work within a specified range. They zap organic growths such as mold and bacteria but they don’t have any effect on other allergens including pet dander and dust.

In most instances, HVAC professionals will install the UV light near the evaporator coil on the HVAC system. That’s because that’s where mold and bacteria are more likely to grow, and since all air must pass through the coil to get into the house, all the air that gets into the house is free of disease-causing microorganisms. In humid climates where evaporator coils can easily get wet, UV lights are very effective in ensuring that the air circulating indoors is of high quality.

UV Lights Maintenance

Ultraviolet lights kill bacteria and mold spores before they get blown into the system. The UV light is an essential part of an HVAC system and it needs regular maintenance to maintain optimal performance at all times. Generally, the bulbs should be maintained annually. Regular cleaning is a must.

The installation and maintenance of UV lights must be done by a licensed HVAC services provider. Integrity Heating & Cooling is a leading HVAC services provider in Charlotte and Lake Norman’s areas of North Carolina. We are the number one source of year-round comfort in the greater Charlotte area. Give us a call if you need HVAC installation, repair, or maintenance servicesAnchor in the area.

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