Are you worried about the threat of microorganisms in your home? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, poor indoor air quality is one of the top five environmental health risks. Installing UV lights in your HVAC system could vanquish airborne bacteria and viruses, reduce the risk of allergy-causing molds and mildew and help optimize your HVAC system’s efficiency.
What Are UV lights?
Ultraviolet (UV) light travels via short wavelengths, invisible to the human eye. You’ve probably heard of the potential danger from the sun’s UV rays, or from tanning beds. But not all UV light is dangerous; it has many productive uses, such as killing live pollutants via air purifiers installed in your home.
How Do They Work?
More effective than filters -- which basically stop pollutants in their tracks -- ultraviolet light has a much more proactive role in killing germs. Developed to eradicate organic matter such as bacteria, viruses and mold, UV radiation is deadly to most common culprits of indoor air pollution.
UV lights work by altering the molecular bonds in a microbe’s DNA and breaking them up so the cells are unable to reproduce -- rendering them harmless.
When household bacteria contacts the "kill zone" around the purifier, it is immediately exposed to UV radiation from the light, and is quickly and effectively destroyed, therefore neutralizing the threat of pollutants in your home and giving you ultimate peace of mind.
Installing UV Lights
Relatively inexpensive and simple to install, research by the EPA has proven that effective installation of UV lights in well-designed systems can greatly reduce vegetative bacteria, molds and other viruses.
For more information on installing UV lights in or around the Hampton Roads area, contact the friendly pros at Russell’s Heating and Cooling
. Serving Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown, and Williamsburg.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about UV lights and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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