It’s that time of year again… allergy season. The average home contains 40 lbs. of airborne dust and all kinds of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and molds that can thrive in environments where the air is not filtrated properly. An option to lower your exposure to these harmful microorganisms is UV-C technology that has been used in medical applications for controlling microorganism and has been growing in popularity in the HVAC industry due to its proven effectiveness.
We found that several people wanted to be more informed about the benefits of UV Light Technology so we organized a Q & A:
Question: What is a UV Light?
Answer: Ultraviolet light is the frequency of light between 200 nanometers and 400 nm; it is invisible to the human eye. UV-C is a 254-nanometer wave of light-wave radiation. This frequency has been proven to kill microorganisms
Question: Why Use UV Light Protection?
Answer: Using UV light will keep mold from growing on the surface that it is radiating. It will also disinfect the air that passes through the HVAC system.
Question: Are mold and bacteria a concern in HVAC systems?
Answer: Yes, these contaminators are a widespread issue that shouldn’t be ignored. Molds, bacteria, fungus, and yeasts can cause allergies, asthma, and various diseases. UV lights can help eliminate many of these contaminators.
Question: Where does the UV Light sit within the system?
Answer: A UV Light kit is placed in the air handler. If you have a slant coil then only one kit is required, if it is an “A” coil then we recommend two kits.
Question: Will UV lights increase the air quality in my home?
Answer: Yes, this has been scientifically proven by many studies. Duke University Medical Center used UV light to eliminate drug-resistant bacteria in 50 hospital rooms, eliminating the number of bacteria by 97%.
There are many UV products on the market, and you can purchase many online. What’s very important to know about UV lights is that if they are not handled properly and professionally they can cause damage to your eyes. They can also cause damage to the wiring and possibly the motors inside the equipment if not protected properly.
We highly recommend having professionals like us to handle Indoor Air Quality Products on your behalf.
If you would like more information give us a call or email us and we will assist you in making the right choice.
We would require to know what size and tonnage of equipment you have to enable us to give you your options.
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