Do UV Lights Kill Bacteria and Germs?
If you’re concerned with your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ), especially during the cooler months, consider installing UV lights. These popular additions to HVAC systems can kill off bacteria, germs, etc. before they enter your home.
Of course, you need to know if HVAC UV lights actually work before you proceed with having them installed. This post will provide you with evidence supporting UV lights, show you what’s available, and what their benefits are.
Scientific Evidence Supporting HVAC UV Lights
UV lights, their overall effectiveness and their uses have been studied for decades. Several studies show that UV lights can successfully kill off bacteria and germs. UV lights have been used by hospitals and other businesses to kill viruses, mold and bacteria for over 100 years.
Scientific evidence supporting the use of HVAC UV lights is also easy to find. This study shows that UV lights can successfully kill a variety of airborne particulates. These studies are 2 among many. By installing an HVAC UV light, you can rest-assured they will improve the quality of your home’s air.
Who Will Benefit from HVAC UV Lights?
Every member of your family will reap the benefits of using HVAC UV lights; some more than others. If you have a compromised immune system or suffer from COPD, allergies or asthma, definitely consider installing UV lights.
Types of Residential HVAC UV Lights
When shopping for residential UV lights, you’ll come across coil cleaning UV lights and air cleaning UV lights. There are several different terms that manufacturers use to describe these lights: sanitizing, cleaning, purifying, etc. However, all residential UV lights fall into one of those categories.
Air Sterilizing UV Lights
These UV lights are only active while your HVAC system is on. Air cleaning UV lights are designed to kill particulates that are in the air before they enter your home. These lights are installed within your air ducts.
Coil Sterilizing UV Lights
These UV lights are always on. They are installed near your indoor evaporator coil and keep your HVAC coils free of bacteria and mold. Most homeowners choose this type of HVAC UV light.
Even More Benefits to Using UV Lights
In addition to improving your home’s IAQ, UV lights have many other benefits. They can lower your bills by increasing your energy-efficiency, make your air fresher and improve your home’s airflow.
Call Maxwell Heating & Cooling Today!
If you’re shopping around for an HVAC UV light, call Maxwell Heating & Cooling. We can learn a little bit about you and your system and then pair you with the best UV light for you and your family. Contact us today!