To begin, Ultra violet also known as (UV) lights have a variety of purposes that you may not even be aware of. One of its main purposes is for sterilizing medical or dental equipment, disinfection for viruses and bacteria, cancer treatment, fluorescent inspection, etc.
But for our main topic, how can HVACUV Lights help to improve your indoor air quality? Are they essential to have them on your HVAC air handler? Is it worth the money? Let’s dive in and find out all of the answers you might have.
How Can HVAC UV Lights Help
As mentioned above, the major purpose of UV lights are for killing organic causes of air quality issues such as bacteria and mold. But before considering installing HVACUV Lights you would want to find out what is the root cause of those indoor air quality issues that you and your family are sensitive to.
Those people who may have a strong sensitivity to a variety of allergies tend to get constant reactions to poor indoor air quality and get the symptoms of tightness in the chest, sneezing, itching, stuffy nose, watery eyes, etc. Therefore, those people who suffer from the symptoms above might want to consider HVACUV Lights as it they are very good at killing mold.
In Florida, we mostly struggle with high humidity and high temps. And one thing to remember, humidity is a place of growth for mold and other microbes and that is where the UV lights are often the most suitable solution for air quality issues in homes in Tampa.
Can HVAC UV Lights Help Improve Air Quality
Yes. Have you seen where the mold growths in your HVAC system? Well we are going to get into more details on where you can find it. We install the UV light in the air handler of the HVAC system. Why? Because all of the mold within “view” of the light will be destroyed. It is very important to know where to install the UV Lights because if you install it in the wrong place it will greatly reduce its effectiveness in preventing mold or mildew growth. Here in Florida, it is essential that the coil will always remain mold free, as we can all agree that is not an easy thing to have.
Most importantly, as air blows in and out through the coils of your air conditioning, mold spores and micro fungal particles will be destroyed so you and your family can get refreshing and clean air to the home. UV lights are the perfect solution for air purification of those live contaminants. With the help of UV lights it can help reduce and prevent microorganisms from contaminating and circulating within the duct-work of your home or office.
Should you Install HVAC UV Lights?
We can provide you with two main ways to install UV Lights such as coil sterilization and air sterilization. First, with coil sterilization you can purchase UV-C lamps and install them to target sensitive and problematic components such as cooling coils, condensation pans, and filters. Coil sterilization can target microbial growth in tougher-to-reach areas such as grooves, fins, seams and edges.
The second option is a whole air sterilization. Another term to it is “In-Duct UVC” system, and with this type of method, the UV-C light disinfects the air as it cycles through the return ducts with the air handler blower which makes it more effective than the stick light as the air sterilization disinfection in all direction not just in the reflective surface area.
So, if you’re looking to keep the coils mold free or if you’re trying to improve the air quality of your household or office you might want to look into installing HVAC UV Lights and see the benefits it.
Do you want to learn more about the root cause of those indoor air quality issues that you and your family are sensitive to? Are you interested in looking into getting a HVAC UV Lights to your system? Feel free to contact Momentum AC today. We serve Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Polk counties.