Benefits of a HVAC UV Light for Your Home

HVAC UV Lights Destroy Bacteria and Germs

Have you become concerned with your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ)? Does the air quality in your home seem to get worse every autumn and winter? If you’re constantly wrestling with IAQ issues, we highly recommend installing an HVAC UV light. This will help eradicate germs, bacteria, and many other harmful particulates before they enter your home.

At some point, most homeowners have heard of using UV lights to clean air and a variety of surfaces. But, if you’re going to install them in your home, you probably want to know if UV lights actually work. In this newsletter, we’ll provide supporting evidence for UV lights, show you the options available, and what their benefits are.

HVAC UV Lights Supported by Scientific Studies

Studies have shown that UV lights are highly effective in killing bacteria and other germs. In fact, UV lights have been used to kill off harmful mold, viruses and bacteria for over 100 years. Hospitals, hotels, grocery stores and airlines use them to sterilize equipment and the air you breathe. In relation to HVAC systems, this study supports using UV lights to kill a variety of airborne particulates.

Who Can Benefit from Having HVAC UV Lights?

Every member of your household can benefit from having UV lights installed. But, they will benefit some people more than others. If you suffer from asthma, COPD, allergies or also a compromised immune system, you should definitely consider having UV lights installed.

 2 Types of Residential UV Lights

Residential heating and cooling systems either use coil cleaning UV lights or air cleaning UV lights. There are several different terms that might be used to refer to these lights: sanitizing, sterilizing, purifying, etc. But, all HVAC UV lights fall into one of these two categories.

Air Cleaning UV Lights

Air purifying UV lights are focused on killing bacteria and other particulates that are already in the air. These lights will turn on when your HVAC kicks on and they are housed within your air ducts. These lights clean the air as it passes through your HVAC system and therefore before it enters your home.

Coil Cleaning UV Lights

Coil sterilizing lights, on the other hand, are designed to keep your HVAC’s coils free of bacteria and mold. They are, by far, the most popular choice for homeowners. Coil sanitizing UV lights are installed near your HVAC system’s indoor evaporator coil and also run continuously.

Additional UV Light Benefits

Other than improving your home’s IAQ, UV lights have many other benefits. They can make your air fresher, improve your home’s airflow, increase your energy-efficiency, and also lower your bills.

Contact Green Heating & Cooling Today!

If you’re ready to install an HVAC UV light, call Green Heating & Cooling. We will ask you a few simple questions to learn more about your needs and your current HVAC system. We can then pair you with the best UV light for you and your family. Contact us today!