UV, known as Ultraviolet, lights have been used for quite some time, disinfecting essential elements in our lives such as the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe in hospitals, schools, commercial buildings, and much more. Today, UV lights are now offered to help enhance indoor air quality, known as IAQ, in your residential home! In this article, our IAQ experts at Xenia Heating & Air share how UV lights can improve your home’s overall IAQ.
What Do UV Lights Do to Improve IAQ?
Because outdoor air is purified thanks to the sun and fresh vegetation, indoor air can be left feeling stuffy and a breeding ground for pathogens and harmful bacteria because it is sealed up. To keep the air in your home healthy to breathe and clean, you need a great approach to cleaning your home’s air, such as UV lighting. UV lights control or kill the host of bacteria, germs, house mold, and viruses by emitting low levels of ultraviolet radiation. UV light systems achieve this by modifying the pathogens’ cell structure, which makes them incapable of reproducing.
How Do You Install and Maintain UV Lights?
Typically, in residential homes, UV light systems are installed inside air ducts and consist of one to three bulbs. Because the evaporator coil of your HVAC system produces a significant amount of condensation, it is best to locate UV lights near that area. The amount of moisture created and the darkness of the location of your evaporator coil can cause the growth of bacteria, mold, and other pathogens, making it the perfect area for a UV light system.
To get the best results for IAQ improvement in your home, our HVAC experts at Xenia Heating & Air suggest installing one UV light within the A-frame type evaporator and two more UV light bulbs on the evaporator’s outer tubing. The UV light bulbs in those locations will disinfect the airflow as it streams through the tubing. In addition, maintenance is simple when it comes to UV light systems by changing the bulbs every two to three years and can be done during preventive maintenance services on your HVAC system.
Let our Xenia Heating & Air IAQ experts transform your HVAC system into a piece of equipment that betters your overall health and well-being. Experience the Five Star Difference by calling us today at (937) 708-8451, or schedule an appointment online by clicking here!