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How UV Light Improves the Air Quality in Your Home

One of the simplest and most effective ways to reduce the likelihood of spreading infectious diseases throughout your Hampton, Virginia home is with Ultraviolet light. UV light has been used for more than a century as a sterilization method to get rid of harmful pollutants such as bacteria. If UV lights are used for effective sanitization of hospitals, they can certainly work wonders in your home.

UV light works effectively around the evaporator coil where mold and bacteria tend to thrive. The amount of moisture around the coil, and the potential for clogs present ideal conditions for these organisms to grow and multiply. Any dust mites, mold spores, bacteria or viruses that pass by the lights will be destroyed.

Five Benefits of UV Lights in Your HVAC System

  1. UV lights prevent mold growth inside the air conditioning system. Mold spores can develop and spread very quickly. It might not be possible to get rid of mold completely, but you can take steps to lower the impact on your home. You can treat areas that you see, but you have very little access to your ductwork or control over what happens in it. The same goes for other parts of your HVAC system. UV lights installed within the system means you can enjoy your air conditioning instead of worrying about what could be lurking within the system.

  2. There is a reduction of biofilms on the evaporator coil. Biofilms are microorganisms or a slimy film of bacteria that covers the surface of the evaporator coil. Shining UV lights on the coil will stop the growth of this bacteria. When it is covered, the film insulates the coil and reduces system efficiency.

  3. Safely out of reach, the lights present no harm to persons in your household.

  4. They are an affordable solution for improving indoor air quality. They use little energy and are inexpensive to replace.

UV lights destroy bacteria before they can affect your indoor air and make you sick. To learn more about UV lights for your HVAC system, contact Kearney & Sons, Inc. at (757) 269-9589. Our technicians are skilled in the installation and servicing of UV lights and other systems. Call us today!

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