HVAC UV Lights to Kill Germs
Are you concerned with the quality of the air inside your home? Does your air quality always get worse in the autumn and winter? D. McKeon Heating & Air suggests you install an HVAC UV light. This will help kill off bacteria, germs, and other harmful particulates before they can enter your home. Many people have heard of using UV lights to manage air quality. But you probably want to know if they actually work. We’re here to provide you with evidence supporting UV lights, show you the options available, and what their benefits are.
Science Supports Using HVAC UV Lights
UV lights have been used to kill off mold, viruses, bacteria and other harmful particulates for more than 100 years. Hospitals, grocery stores, restaurants and other businesses use them to sterilize equipment and the air. These studies indicate that UV lights are highly effective in killing bacteria and other germs. In addition, this study shows that UV lights located within an HVAC system can kill off harmful particulates.
Who Can Benefit from Using a HVAC UV Light?
Everyone can benefit from HVAC UV Lights. But, you should definitely consider installing them if you or your family suffers from:
A Compromised Immune System
2 Primary Types of HVAC UV Light Options for Your Home
Residential HVAC systems use one of two different kinds of UV lights: coil purifying lights or air purifying lights. Several different terms are used to refer to these lights: purifying, sanitizing, cleaning, etc. However, all residential HVAC UV lights fall into one of these two categories.
Coil Sterilizing UV Lights
Sterilizing Coil lights are definitely the most popular choice for homeowners. Coil purifying UV lights are installed near your system’s indoor evaporator coil. They run continuously to keep your HVAC’s coils free of bacteria and mold.
Air Sterilizing UV Lights
Air sterilizing UV lights are specifically designed to kill bacteria and other particulates in the air. Purifying UV lights come on when your HVAC kicks on and they are installed within the air ducts. These UV lights focus on cleaning the air as it passes through your system. They effectively kill off germs and bacteria before they can enter your home.
Additional Benefits of Installing a HVAC UV Light
UV lights can do more than just improve your home’s indoor air quality. HVAC UV lights’ additional benefits include:
- Better airflow
- Fresher-smelling air
- Lower utility bills
- Higher energy-efficiency
If you’re ready to have an HVAC UV light installed in your home, call D. McKeon Heating & Air. We will ask you some simple questions to learn more about your needs and your HVAC system. This will help us select the best UV light for you and your family. Call D. McKeon Heating & Air today!