UV Lights: Here’s What They Can Do to Improve IAQ

UV Lights: Here’s What They Can Do to Improve IAQ

UV Lights: Here's What They Can Do to Improve IAQOne of the big, regular threats to your indoor air quality is the incidence of micro-organisms – mold spores, bacteria, fungal growth, etc. – in the air that circulates through your home. These disease-causing organisms often thrive in hard-to-access places, including inside your air conditioning system itself, and can be difficult to stamp out.

Installing UV lights to handle this threat makes sense for a lot of homeowners. Ultraviolet (UV) light in extremely harmful to life on the micro-organism level, and the lights, properly installed within your HVAC system (including near the high-moisture area of the A/C evaporator coil) can dramatically reduce the number of micro-organisms in your indoor air.

Mold, bacteria and fungal growth don’t only degrade your indoor air quality. If they establish colonies, they can restrict airflow through vents and air filters as well, increasing wear and tear (and future maintenance costs) on HVAC system fans, and making it more difficult for heated or cooled air to reach parts of your home. Preventing this buildup and clogging – also a principal reason for changing your air filters regularly – results in lower energy costs, more than offsetting the operating costs of the UV lights themselves.

UV light filtration systems can also be installed in your ductwork, so the deadly rays shine on all the air that passes through your HVAC system, killing mold, viruses, bacteria and other micro-organisms.

If you’d like to learn more about UV lights and indoor air quality control for your Peachtreee City area home, don’t hesitate to contact us at Powers Heating & Air. Our trained HVAC professionals stand ready to help you meet your home comfort needs.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). 

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