UV Lights Are a Safe and Effective Way to Improve Indoor Air Quality

December 10, 2014
Ross and Witmer

Ultraviolet lights, commonly referred to as UV lights, have been used for sanitation in medical and food preparation for decades. Technological advances now allow homeowners to harness this power to help improve their indoor air quality.

UV Lights for Improved Air Quality

When used in HVAC systems, UV lights are able to eliminate both fungus and microbial growth. This results in cleaner air and a better air quality experience for everyone in the home. To accomplish this, the UV light is installed near the system’s indoor coil where allergens like mold, fungus and microbes are likely to grow. Once activated, the light is able to eradicate 99.9 percent of the organisms that have accumulated on the coil. Air passing through the system no longer has the potential to pick up organisms from the coil, resulting in cleaner air and improved air quality. And this is all accomplished with the utility costs of a single 75 watt light bulb.

Performance Enhancement

When allergens accumulate on the indoor coil, airflow to the home is reduced. Even a thin layer of accumulation can significantly impact system performance by as much as nine percent. The installed lights permanently improve system efficiency by removing pollutant buildup and preventing the accumulation of buildup in the future.

For more information on UV lights and how they can improve the indoor air quality in your home, contact the experts at Ross & Witmer today. Our expert technicians have faithfully served the HVAC needs of the Charlotte, Mecklenburg, Gaston and Union since 1945.

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