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Do UV Lights Really Clean the Air?

In recent years, we’ve added elements to our homes that have accelerated the growth of microorganisms, including self-defrost refrigerators, humidifiers, and energy-efficient AC units. While these systems do a lot to improve our indoor air comfort, they also provide a breeding ground for mold and bacteria pollutants that could be in your ductwork or drainpipes.

Ultraviolet germicidal lights use ultraviolet radiation to destroy these biological pollutants. It is important to realize that UV lights are to be used as a supplement to your air filtration system, rather than as a substitution. This is because they do not filter out particles that are already present in the air. However, they do help your HVAC system provide you with purified air.

So Do They Really Work?

Yes. Numerous studies have been conducted that prove UV lights have the ability to destroy the DNA of germs. This includes viruses, mold, spores, fungi, and bacteria. UV lights can even help prevent the onset of allergies and asthma symptoms related to airborne particles.

But Isn’t UV Light Harmful to People?

Prolonged, direct exposure to UV light is harmful to any living organism. However the UV germicidal lights designed for your heating and cooling systems are developed with your safety in mind. UV germicidal lights are installed within the HVAC unit itself, minimizing the exposure of UV rays to people.

Do They Last?

Just like any other HVAC component, your UV germicidal lights should be regularly maintained. This is will keep them working at maximum efficiency and effectiveness. When we come to check your UV lights, we’ll inspect and adjust all the components of your indoor air quality system to ensure you’re getting the performance you need.

Call AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. to learn more about UV germicidal lights and our other indoor air quality products in Hilton Head, SC and surrounding areas.

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