April 17, 2020

Do UV Lights Help Improve Indoor Air Quality?

Homeowners who are seeking to enhance their indoor air quality are always looking for effective solutions for their HVAC systems. You might have heard using ultraviolet (UV) light is a good, efficient way to fight air born germs, bacteria and mold.

UV lights are a solution you can add to new or pre-existing heating and cooling systems. They are a strong resource in your search for healthier, cleaner air in your home or business. Let’s go over this germ-fighting equipment.

What Are UV Lights? What Do They Do?

UV light has germicidal qualities. Also referred to as sanitizing lights and purifying lights, this solution destroys germs, bacteria and mold. It’s also a deterrent, keeping them from coming back.

It can be added to many comfort systems, and are very practical in preventing the movement of indoor pollutants in your residence.

This purification process keeps the your home and indoor air healthier. Working in tandem with a quality MERV rated filter, this system will reduce the chance these substances will enter your house’s ductwork.

What Are the Perks of Using UV Lights?

For starters hospitals have been cleaning with UV light as an extra layer of cleansing for years, this has been backed by research by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

Keeping bacteria, mold and germs out of your air has a lot of health benefits , even if they aren’t as noticeable.

This is even more important if you are someone who suffers from allergies, asthma or other illnesses that might cause difficulty breathing.

Are UV Lights Economical?

Adding UV lights has upfront costs and regular service. But it gives better quality air as well as many health benefits, particularly for those with allergies or asthma.

A common complete installation, including the labor and the desired system, ranges from $600 to $1,800. Your expense may vary based on where you own your home and the model of comfort equipment you have.

Because this equipment is put into your existing heating and cooling equipment, it’s important that you use a licensed expert, like Blue Diamond Heating and Air.

The UV bulbs will also need replaced eventually. Replacing the bulbs is typically $130-$300.

However, the total price tag is related to the equipment and the amount of bulbs to replace. But overall these units are very economical because they treat your entire home.

Do UV Bulbs Last?

Most leading brands sell HVAC UV air purifiers. The bulbs run anywhere from 9 to 14 months.

To keep your heating and air equipment at its peak, make sure you’re replacing these lights around that date.

This is also a great time for your routine air handler or furnace maintenance.Blue Diamond Heating and Air technicians can perform a checkup that will keep your system in excellent health for years to come.

Want to learn more about UV lights or schedule an appointment? Get in touch with the Blue Diamond Heating and Air Professionals at 619-567-9361 or contact us online today.

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