HVAC UV Lights to Remove Germs

Are you concerned with your home’s Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)? Does it seem to get worse in the autumn and winter? Think about installing an HVAC UV light to help fight against bacteria, germs, and also other harmful particles. Many homeowners have heard of using UV lights to manage IAQ. But, do they actually work? We’re want to help you understand the science behind using UV lights, the options available, and also the benefits they bring.

What Does Science Say About Using HVAC UV Lights?

For well over 100 years, UV lights have been used to kill off viruses, bacteria, and mold. They are used in hospitals, grocery stores, restaurants and other businesses to sterilize equipment. Studies indicate that UV lights are very effective in killing bacteria and other harmful germs. Studies also show that UV lights located within an HVAC system can kill off harmful particulates.

Who Would Benefit from HVAC UV Lights?

Individuals and families alike can benefit from installing HVAC UV Lights. You should consider installing them if you or your family suffers from:

Seasonal Allergies

Indoor Allergies

COPD

Asthma

A Compromised Immune System

Types of HVAC UV Lights

There are two primary types of UV lights that are used in HVAC systems: coil sterilizing lights and also air sterilizing lights. You may hear a variety of terms used to refer to these lights: purifying, sanitizing, cleaning, etc. However, all HVAC UV lights fall into one of these two categories.

Coil Sterilizing UV Lights

Coil sterilizing lights are certainly the most popular. These UV lights are installed near the indoor evaporator coil. Their sole purpose is to keep your HVAC’s coils free of bacteria and also mold. Coil cleaning UV lights remain on and they continuously protect your HVAC system and home from mold and also bacteria.

Air Sterilizing UV Lights

Air sterilizing UV lights, on the other hand, are made to kill bacteria and also other particulates in the air. These UV lights are installed within your air ducts and only turn on when your HVAC system kicks on. Air cleaning UV lights will clean the air as it passes through your ducts. This means harmful particulates are killed before they can enter your home.

Additional Benefits of HVAC UV Lights

In addition to improving your home’s IAQ, installing an HVAC UV filter can have even more benefits. Some include:

  • Improved airflow
  • Increased energy-efficiency
  • Fresh-smelling air
  • Reduced monthly bills

If you’re considering installing an HVAC UV light in your home, call your friends at Airforce Heating and Air. We will ask you some simple questions to learn more about your individual needs and also your HVAC system. This will help us recommend the best UV light for your home. Call Airforce Heating and Air today!