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Do UV Lights Improve Your Overall IAQ?

Ultraviolet equipment offers various benefits when incorporated into your home’s heating and cooling system. UV lights are a tremendous defense for indoor air quality (IAQ) from unhealthy bacteria. The quality of air in your household is essential for the health and pleasure of you and your loved ones. As we exhaust time indoors, seeking rest from the summer rays, we must not dismiss the air quality we inhale. UV lights used to strengthen IAQ will develop cleaner, healthier, and fresher-smelling indoor air. So please resume reading for some more practical information from our experts at Monroe Heating & Air!

Why Utilize UV Lights?

The standard UV light for disinfection is ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, aka UVGI. In-duct UVGI is the primary application, which decontaminates air as it makes its way through your HVAC system. In-duct UVGI irradiates across the entirety of a duct at high intensities and disinfects surfaces within HVAC systems, like cooling coils and drip pans. It will comfort you knowing that UVGI fixtures produce UV-C energy, which has shorter wavelengths than more intrusive UV-A and UV-B rays, and, therefore, not as bad for your health & safety. Decontaminating these HVAC surfaces may even reduce HVAC system maintenance needs and deter building-related illnesses, further preventing the spread of many contagious afflictions.

What Is the UV Installation Process?

When placed strategically, UV lights abolish around one hundred percent of harmful pollutants such as germs, viruses, mold spores, bacteria, and fungi. Ensuring one of our educated technicians install UV lights in your air handler is a cost-efficient method to disinfect your home’s air as it blows through the system. In addition to the air handler, UV lights may be stabilized in the air return or strategically placed throughout your ductwork. When established around reflective surfaces, UV lights work best along with high-efficiency filters. UV lights can dramatically diminish health problems within your indoor environment. Nevertheless, strategic installation is essential to reap these overall health benefits; accordingly, we urge you to appoint Monroe Heating & Air for your UV technology installation needs.

How Do I Maintain UV Lights?

UV lights require further replacement and maintenance than your typical light bulb to maximize their effectiveness and efficiency. While a UV lamp will still produce light to the extent of your regular fluorescent bulb, its germicidal resilience wanes after about a year. Annual replacements are thus highly recommended, even more so for lights installed within airflow ducts. Those positioned at the evaporator coil often persist, effective for up to two years. Moreover, you should clean UV lights every six months, ensuring they remain dust-free in the meantime. Do try to avoid touching UV lamp surfaces. The oils in your fingerprints can weaken UV production and result in uneven heating. Also, direct exposure to UV-C is hazardous, specifically to the skin and eyes. Eye damage can be substantial and potentially irreversible, which is another motive for surrendering all UV handling and installation demands to an experienced technician.

The idea of bacteria and mold flourishing in someone’s HVAC system and dispersing around their home is unsettling. Not only is UV light beneficial to anyone who desires a healthier home atmosphere, but it can have life-changing advantages for those battling breathing disorders like asthma or C.O.P.D. UV lights can be cost-efficient and easy to maintain, but to efficiently profit from the perks of UV lights, call Monroe Heating & Air today at (513) 540-4890, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here! Let’s increase those IAQ levels within your home by saying “so long!” to inadequate indoor air quality and giving a warm welcome to a healthier and more hygienic household atmosphere for all occupants!