Do Germicidal UV Lights Actually Improve Indoor Air Quality?

Airborne pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and mold spores can make life at home pretty miserable. If you suffer from allergies or find yourself getting sick frequently, you may be dealing with mold or other microscopic organisms in your home’s air that can be detrimental to your health.

Air filters, dehumidifiers, and more can all help with this issue, but no solution is as effective at eliminating these micro-organisms entirely as a UV purifier, or germicidal UV light system.

What is a UV Purifier?

Ultraviolet light (UV) is a harsh type of light beyond the visible spectrum of the human eye that has special properties, including being lethal to things like mold and bacteria. A UV air purifier system, or germicidal UV light system, kills off these microbes while they are still in your home’s ventilation system, rendering them completely harmless almost instantly. Think of it like a giant death-ray for micro-organisms in your air.

Where Do You Install These Germicidal UV Lights?

Most of the time, an HVAC technician will recommend installing one of these UV light filtration systems pointed at your air conditioner coil. This does not harm the coil nor the working machinery in any way, as UV light does not impact metal, but it can help keep your coil dry when water condenses on it. Water condensation on your coil is also a breeding ground for airborne bacteria and mold, but one of these UV lights quickly eliminates these microbes before they can be flushed through your system.

How Germicidal UV Lights Effective?

These systems are not for everyone, but in hot and humid areas like most of the state of Florida, these systems can do wonders. The moist and warm air is ideal for sustaining microscopic life, and in many cases, these minuscule organisms can get through your existing air filter and get ingested into your body. For those who suffer from a chronic disease and may be extra sensitive to airborne pathogens or those who have particularly active allergies, a UV system can provide you with much-needed relief.

It’s important to know how they fit into your existing system, however, as these are not designed to replace your existing air filter. Additionally, they are only lethal to living invisible organisms. Other allergens such as pet dander, dust, pollen, and more are not eliminated or really even affected by one of these systems. If you use a high-quality air filtration system in your heating and cooling in conjunction with one of these bacteria zapping UV lights, you could see a remarkable improvement in your air quality and a sharp improvement in your own quality of life.

25+ Years of Experience Helping Families Throughout Sarasota

Want to learn more about installing a germicidal UV light in your home’s HVAC system? Airrific Air Conditioning and Heating can provide you with expert advice and installation services. With more than 25 years of experience serving Sarasota & Manatee County, our highly-trained and certified HVAC technicians have the knowledge and skills need to perform your maintenance or repair quickly and effectively the first time.

We offer emergency services at no extra charge and can even provide you with a wide range of financing options to help you restore your home’s most important appliance at a price that won’t break your bank.

Discuss the possibility of installing a germicidal UV light system in your HVAC system today! Call Airrific Air Conditioning and Heating at (941) 677-5957.

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