Now more than ever, people realize the importance of keeping their homes clean and free of harmful bacteria. What many people may not know, however, is that by installing Ultraviolet or UV lighting devices in their HVAC duct systems, they can take significant steps towards filling their home with beneficial and clean air. Read on to learn how UV lights can improve the cleanliness of your home and the health of your family.
UV Lighting Can Help Reduce Illness and Disease
Because an HVAC system is designed to circulate air throughout the building, this means it can also distribute a variety of airborne bacteria. UV lights can help reduce disease transmission by destroying pathogens and other microorganisms that would otherwise thrive in your HVAC system. Standard HVAC filters can help block dust and particles, but do not prevent bacteria and germs from circulating. That is why the addition of UV lights is a more comprehensive health and safety feature for your home’s HVAC system.
UV Lights Improve Airflow
UV lighting in your HVAC system can help prevent microbial buildup on air filters, cooling coils, drain pans, and duct surfaces. This will help your HVAC system operate smoothly throughout the year as well as reduce contaminants that build up in your system’s ductwork. The lack of these contaminants means that heat exchange and airflow are dramatically improved. Improving the airflow can reduce your home’s energy use, enhance air quality, and reduce maintenance costs over the life of your HVAC system.
UV Lights Increase Energy Efficiency
In addition to increasing the health and safety of your home, UV lighting can also reduce your home’s energy consumption by nearly 35%! UV lighting helps return the heating and cooling system’s performance levels to optimal levels, which reduces the amount of power it needs to operate.
It’s a Low-Cost Investment
UV light installations are a cost-effective investment for homeowners because they keep your system clean, which reduces maintenance and repair costs, while also reducing the amount of power consumption. However, to determine whether UV lights are compatible with your current setup, a few factors must be considered, including:
- The size of the UV light required
- The number of lights to install
- Where the lights need to be placed
- The reflectivity of surrounding surfaces
- Your home’s temperature and humidity levels
Ultimately, installing UV lights in your HVAC system is a cost-effective way to save money on a variety of expenses as well as ensure your family’s health for years to come.
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