By DON RACKLER, Jon Wayne Heating & Air Conditioning
Do you own an older house that may have problems with mold and mildew? Do you have someone in the family who has severe allergies? If so, you may want to ask your local HVAC company to explain the benefits of UV lights. Here in Texas, many homes suffer from an accumulation of air pollutants. Air pollutants can irritate existing health conditions, especially any condition related to breathing and lung function.
You’re probably wondering what HVAC UV lights can do to minimize these problems. Your conventional HVAC air filtration system is designed to trap a remove a percentage of the air pollutants that filter through the system each day, but these systems can only do so much. Changing the filters often can improve the efficiency of traditional systems, but the best way to improve the filtration capacity is to install UV lights.
High efficiency air filtration systems with UV lights HVAC use ultraviolet lights to kill bacteria, mold, mildew and other airborne pollutants. This means the air pollutants are actually destroyed, completely removing them from the air, which improves your home’s air quality considerably. The food industry has used UV lights to sterilize food preparation environments for years; that’s how effective these lights are at decimating pollutants.
There are several ways to install UV lights. You can have your HVAC contractor install lights inside your existing system, or you can buy an entire filtration system with the lights included. An HVAC expert can tell you how efficient your current system is and give you quotes on a variety of options.
Installing lights is not that expensive, although you will want to change out the bulbs every year or so for maximum effectiveness. If you have an allergy sufferer in the home, you will notice a significant improvement in the air quality, which can make a huge impact on quality of life.
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