Air recycling in house means that you breathe the same particles over and over again, which move from room to room every single day. Without regular aeration of indoor space the skin cells and other microscopic trash enters your lungs. Over time you or the members of your household may feel the consequences of that in form of allergy or asthma. You can improve the quality of air at home by several ways. One of them is the using of UV lights for HVAC units.
What? The lamps in ventilation?
That’s right, ultraviolet air cleaning implies the installation of special lamps inside the air ducts. As a result you have a 24/7 sanitizing of ventilation and more clean air indoors respectively. Why the UV light? Since the beginning of 20th century it was proved that the ultraviolet is useful to prevent tuberculosis. Thankfully to the work of Faroese scientist Niels Finsen, UV light began to apply for sterilizing premises of food establishments and hospitals. Also, ultraviolet lights have been widely used for water sterilizing. So why not use it for air cleaning too?
Safety and other advantages
Some people think that the commercial HVAC UV lights can lead to a fire, but there were no such precedents. So you can sleep peacefully not fearing that there will be a fire in the house or in the office. Furthermore, there are additional HVAC UV light benefits:
- Lamps are located on safe distance away from children and pets
- It doesn’t interfere you by light — lamps are directed inside the air duct
- No damage — lamps are fixed on magnets, so y don’t need to drill any holes
- Low energy consumption — less than additional $25 per year to your regular house bill.
Types of UV lamps for HVAC system
The range of ultraviolet lamps is not so wide — there are only 2 types of them and it’s the best HVAC UV lights: for sterilization of the handler coil and for return air duct. The first type is most common, so we recommend pay attention to the lamps exactly for coil. By the way, we installing ultraviolet lights into the air ducts, so you know whom to contact.
Prices may vary depending on manufacturer models and characteristics, but we always ready to give you an advice about choosing an optimal option.
Mold spores, you shall not come!
The main feature of UV is that it kills all the malicious bacteria in the air. With special lights in your HVAC system you can be calm, as the mold will not disturb you. While these lamps are active, mold spores don’t have the time and favorable conditions to form. That is especially important if you or someone in your family has an allergy. It once again confirms that with UV lights HVAC system become safer for your health.
Before the installation we advise to check the air duct generally. It might be that the HVAC system seriously contaminated, so you need to clean it first and you already know, who can do this — your friendly neighborhood Green Ductors!