Benefits of Ultraviolet Lights in Your HVAC System

Benefits of Ultraviolet Lights in Your HVAC System

17 Oct 2017

Keeping your Corpus Christi, Texas, home free of allergens and irritants is challenging. One way you can keep your home healthier is by having an ultraviolet light installed in your HVAC system.

Types of UV Lights

There are two kinds of UV lights created for cleaning certain parts of a residential HVAC system. A stick-type UV light installed inside your return air ducts will clean the air handler coil, and another placed near the blower cleans moving air. Using both types together provides better indoor air quality than using one.

How UV Lights Work

Indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air. That’s because bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other irritants recirculate through it. Installing a UV light changes that because the light breaks down these contaminants and kills them.

Benefits of UV Lights

Besides keeping asthma irritants and allergens at bay, a UV light does much more. Colds and cases of flu are inevitable, but having a UV light cuts the number of germs circulating in your home in the winter months.

Unfortunately, almost all homes have volatile organic compounds polluting their indoor air. Some VOCs even cause cancer. Ultraviolet lights help reduce the concentration of VOCs in your home’s indoor air. 

Installing a UV light helps keep your HVAC system running smoothly. It prevents algae in the condensate drains, allowing water to move freely. When the coil inside your unit is cleaner, it improves efficiency and cuts costs.

Our Indoor Air Quality Services

One of our trained air quality inspectors can assess the levels of allergens and particulates in your home. They check for dangerous gases like carbon monoxide and radon, monitoring humidity and temperature levels. We also provide indoor air quality services like duct cleaning and offer products that help your family breathe easier, including UV lights, air exchange systems and dehumidifiers.

If you have questions about any of our air quality solutions, including UV lights, call Bodine-Scott Air Conditioning at 888-481-8511 today.

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