Although they require professional installation and incur maintenance costs over time, UV lights could be the most effective and convenient way to improve your indoor air quality (IAQ). These lights are silent, have no moving parts and create no odors.
Selecting a UV lighting system for air purification and better IAQ reduces the number of harmful viruses, bacteria, mold spores, allergens and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the air. They work by altering the DNA of organic compounds that prevents them from reproducing. They’re one of the few ways of reducing harmful VOCs in the air. VOCs are especially stubborn and can cause serious health problems.
In this humid climate, the lights can sit inside the air handler to shine on the evaporator coil to prevent mold and biofilm growths during the cooling season. They can also be installed inside the ductwork in a position where they might be easier to access.
Unlike other kinds of home lighting, they lose effectiveness over time. Most manufacturers recommend annual replacement under normal use.
Using UV lights to improve your IAQ and safeguard your health is an effective strategy. If you’d like to learn more, contact Powers Heating & Air, serving Peachtree City homeowners.
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