At Heating Specialties of Fairton, N.J., we are often asked about indoor air quality solutions. After all, nobody wants to feel sick or fatigued because their home’s air harbors dust, mold, allergens, viruses, and other irritants. That’s why any discussion of air quality should include a discussion of ultraviolet (UV) germicidal lamps. Let’s look at how this sophisticated technology can improve your home’s indoor air quality.
What are UV lights, and how do they work?
UV light is an invisible form of electromagnetic radiation. You may hear the word “radiation” and think we’re talking about something dangerous. In a way, you’d be right. But hear us out. UVC light, which has the shortest wavelength of UV light, is a killer. Used correctly, it can quickly eradicate microorganisms by altering their DNA and preventing replication. When UV lights are placed within your home’s HVAC system, they can reduce or eliminate certain harmful viruses and bacteria. They’ll also kill mold spores, certain chemicals and odors, and even tobacco smoke.
How do UV lights work within my HVAC system?
UV lights are essential components of certain air cleaners, which rely on the lights to zap the microorganisms bringing down your home’s indoor air quality. A trained HVAC technician can install UV lights within your existing HVAC unit near the evaporator coils, where bacteria, viruses, and mold can accumulate thanks to condensation. UV light systems can also be installed in the ductwork to treat the air circulating your home actively.
Are UV lights harmful to my family or pets?
When UV air cleaners are installed safely and professionally, you don’t have to worry about direct exposure. This is why we recommend allowing trained specially trained HVAC technicians to handle the task for you.
How do I know which indoor air quality solution is right for my home?
If you’re concerned about indoor air quality, reach out to us today at (866) 923-2653 to schedule an appointment, or schedule your appointment online. We can discuss the different options we offer, from mechanical air filtration systems to air cleaners and UV germicidal lamps. What you can’t see in the air CAN hurt you. Talk to Heating Specialties in South Jersey now to learn more about indoor air quality solutions.