Ultraviolet lights – are they worth the hype? At Loveland Heating & Air, we think so! But don’t just accept our word for it. Please continue reading to learn more about the benefits of UV lights’, their history, and the reasons we believe they help raise indoor air quality in a home.
What Is the History Of UV Lights?
In 1801, Johann Wilhelm Ritter discovered UV radiation. However, it was not until 1903 that UV rays became popular when Niels Finsen received the Nobel Prize for his continuing study and comprehensive research of UV radiation. Since then, UV lights have been used in hospitals, laboratories, and food and water plants, with a success rate of 99.9 percent. The capacity of UV radiation to nearly eliminate airborne germs and pollutants is unrivaled. The good news is that UV lights don’t just have to be used in commercial settings; they can also be utilized in residential dwellings! When combined with your HVAC system, UV lights may become the ultimate “secret tool” for improving indoor air quality throughout your home.
How Do UV Lights Get the Job Done?
Great question! How do they function? There are two coils in your air conditioner. One is on the outside of the equipment, and the other is on the inside. The interior coil tucked away inside is vulnerable to moisture owing to the AC system’s lack of light and condensation; it becomes an ideal breeding ground for uninvited microbes. When biological pollutants like these germs are allowed to grow and ferment within the equipment, there’s a high chance that they will get blown throughout the house by the blower fan.
That’s why it makes sense to stop this at the source. UV lights are generally installed inside the air handler or within your ductwork directly. This way, germs, and pollutants may be caught before they are dispersed throughout your house. When germs come into the proximity of the UV bulbs, they are zapped with UV radiation, damaging the bacteria’s architectural structure and eliminating its DNA, making it unable to restore itself. It’s a simple but efficient process!
Why Are UV Lights Beneficial?
Before you take the plunge, it’s important for you to understand why UV lights are beneficial. Indoor air quality is important because it has an influence on general health. Poor indoor air quality can have a variety of negative repercussions, both temporary and long-term. So, while you may be the cleanest housekeeper you know, germs, contaminants, and other airborne pollutants will undoubtedly remain undetectable to the naked eye. UV lights can deter these germs, keeping your home clean and comfortable. Using UV lights in your HVAC system can assist with:
- Reducing Bacteria & Viruses
- Preventing Mold & Mildew
- Lessening Unpleasant Smells & Odors
- Providing Relief For Those with Allergies & Asthma
There’s nothing more soothing than knowing your house and HVAC system are protected from bacteria and poor indoor air quality’s adverse effects. UV lights are an excellent way to take preventative actions while also improving the air quality in your home. Allow Loveland Heating & Air to assist you if you want to enhance the air quality in your home. If you are looking for a local heating and cooling company you can trust, look no further! You can reach us at (513) 216-5913 or schedule an appointment online by clicking here!