If you suffer from allergy or asthma problems, you pay more attention to maintaining good indoor air quality (IAQ). Since even a small amount bacteria or pollen can make someone sick, you have to take the extra step to make your air breathable. A UV light can easily help to boost your indoor air quality. Read on to learn more.
UV Lights Tackle Particulates
It’s difficult to destroy some particulates, especially if they’re extremely small. Standard filters can catch some pollutants but can’t remove the most bothersome contaminants in your home. A UV light’s power lies in its sterilization capabilities. The UV rays destroy particulates like microbial. UV lights are also powerful enough to destroy germs and some viruses.
UV Lights Sterilize Air and Coils
You can have a UV light installed in two places in an HVAC system: the coils and the return duct. Aiming a UV light at the coils will sterilize the coils. Placing a UV light in each location is a good way to sterilize the air that passes through the system before it recirculates in your home.
UV Lights Aren’t the Whole Solution
When your indoor air quality is poor, installing a UV light isn’t the first measure you should take. Taking a whole-home approach is the most effective solution. You should:
- Seal your ducts.
- Insulate your windows and doors.
- Change your air filter.
- Schedule regular HVAC maintenance.
If particulates are still a concern, especially when someone in your family is hypersensitive to dust and other pollutants, a UV light is a good solution. If you don’t eliminate these growths or accumulations, they’ll worsen. They’ll affect everyone in your household, not just those with sensitivities or respiratory problems.
Call Bodine-Scott Air Conditioning Co. today if you have any questions about UV lights. We’ll recommend the best solutions for your home to keep your entire family safe and comfortable.
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