Do UV Lights Make Air Quality Better?
You may be wondering, what is UV Lights and UV Lighting? UV lights are used to disinfect food, water, and air in hospitals, schools, businesses, and more. If you’re interested in breathing easier with better indoor air quality, then UV lighting might be for you.
So how does this UV lighting work? UV lights emit a low level of ultraviolet radiation to kill mold, bacteria, and viruses. This lighting alters the cell structure of these microorganisms so that they can’t multiply. This acts as the sun and vegetation outside does by cleaning the air, but works inside your home that is closed up from the outside world. Homes that enjoy forced air ventilation systems often have increased levels of mold and your furnace fan does a great job spreading those spores throughout your entire home, so a UV light system can help with this issue.
The UV light systems consist of UV light bulbs that are installed in your air duct system near the evaporator coil, since this creates moisture and is an ideal spot to grow bacteria and mold.
As the air stream flows by the lights it becomes disinfected before entering the rest of the home, leading to cleaner air for you and your family to breathe. It also protects supply ducts from contamination, which helps prevent odors and recontamination in living spaces.
Installing a UV light system can help you breathe easier and can keep you healthier throughout the year because it is continually removing cold germs, viruses and bacteria that cause illness and infection. You can expect fewer sinus infections, fewer colds, clearer sinuses, better sleep and dramatic relief from asthma symptoms. It’s a fact that all homes have many invisible micro-organisms floating in the air, including a variety of molds, viruses, and bacteria.
At Priority Heating and Cooling, we do offer a U.V. Light Whole House Air Purification System.
By removing germs, bacteria, mold and dust mites from the air, BreatheCLEAN provides great health benefits for people suffering from asthma or allergies. Give us a call today to get your family’s home started on a path to clean air for all to breathe.