Germicidal or UV Lights for Your HVAC System: Do They Work?

How does UV light improve your home’s indoor air quality and benefit your family’s health?

Germicidal or UV lights can be added to your home’s heating and cooling system – but do they work? The fact is, ultraviolet devices offer several benefits when added to your home’s HVAC system.

However, what are UV lights, and how do they improve your home’s indoor air quality and benefit your family’s health? Here are a few reasons to consider adding UV lighting to your HVAC system.

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What are UV Lights for HVAC Systems?

Ultraviolet radiation is a type of energy produced by the sun. But UV lighting used in technology as a sterilizing agent has been around for a little more than 100 years. Is it currently embraced as an effective way disinfect air in homes and businesses.

In the beginning, scientists initially proved that UV light contained bacteria-killing properties. This tremendous discovery allowed UV air purifiers to reduce the spread of diseases and improve indoor air quality. Modern-day UV air filtration has improved exponentially and can benefit homes, schools, commercial buildings, and more.

How Does UV Improve Indoor Air Quality?

Commonly referred to as ultraviolet germicidal irradiation systems, these lights target particular types of air contaminants. As the air blows out of the HVAC system, it moves over or past the UV lights. The effectiveness of the light depends on several factors, including:

  • The number of lights
  • Lamp position
  • Lamp wavelength and intensity
  • Duct reflectivity

UV lights improve indoor air quality because they disinfect the air we breathe and, at the same time, reduce energy consumption. These two benefits combined make UV light a great addition to your HVAC system. These added benefits include:

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating specializes in helping customers improve the indoor air quality in their homes. We offer a full line of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) solutions, including air purifiers, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, germicidal UV lights, and ventilation systems.

We are committed to following all COVID-19 safety protocols during our HVAC visits to keep you, your family, employees, customers, clients, and our technicians safe.

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At Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating, we pride ourselves in being a locally owned and operated HVAC company. With more than 30 years of experience and a master technician and mechanical engineer as our owner, we can replace, repair, and provide maintenance for your business or home’s HVAC system.

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