Have you heard about the benefits of a UV light for your HVAC system? Ultraviolet (UV) light is used to sterilize air or water. UV technology used in HVAC systems can be as simple as a special lamp where the air handler (blower) is located to a sterilization unit. Each HVAC system needs to be evaluated for its compatibility with UV light treatment by a professional prior to installation because of the ability of UV light to degrade some materials such as plastics.
UV Mold Inhibition and Sterilization
There are UV light fixtures that install in HVAC systems where the blower motors are located. They are always on to inhibit mold and are effective on all surfaces the light reaches. This is great for insulated and other surfaces inside air handler units. However, they cannot kill organisms in the flowing air due to limited contact time. Sterilization units are self-contained and attach to return air systems. They kill mold, bacteria, and viruses. Some systems remove odors and volatile organic carbons (VOCs) as well as allergy-causing particulates.
Enhanced With Filtration
Some UV units also have HEPA (high-efficiency particulate arrestance) filters to remove very tiny particulates in the air. UV light destroys organisms and odors, but it takes filtration to remove the actual particles. Filtration traps pollen, dust and other particles, including mite feces. Not all forced-air systems can handle HEPA filtration due to air resistance of the filters. Some air cleaning units use supplemental blowers in them to overcome air resistance. The level of filtration may be limited by the system the units are connected to.
More Benefits of a UV Light When You Contact Us
We have been providing quality service for Brevard County, Florida residents for 40 years. Even in the hot and humid climate of Florida, indoor air quality can be significantly improved using modern technology from UV sterilization units combined with filtration. This is especially important to our customers who suffer from seasonal allergies, asthma, and other issues that are affected by the quality of the air they breathe. Contact us today for a consultation with our experts on how to improve the air quality in your home.