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How UV Germicidal Lights Can Help Your IAQ

If you’ve ever been concerned about indoor air quality at home, a UV germicidal light can help put your mind at ease. If you’ve never considered what the indoor air quality of your home is like, it’s time to think about it now. Indoor air can have up to five times more pollution than the outdoor air we breathe. 

This is because germs and allergens get trapped inside and recirculate again and again. Plus, we continue to bring in new particles every time we return home.

If you want to install a UV germicidal light in Burlington, VT, our team is here to help. You can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of this type of air purifier for your home’s indoor air quality, and then give us a call for your in-home assessment. 

How Does a UV Germicidal Light Work? 

When you think of air purifiers, you may think of highly rated air filters that trap particles. But, indoor air purifiers have evolved to include UV light filters, too. Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation works by deactivating viruses and bacteria. This is beneficial for two reasons.

First, the individual particle is no longer dangerous for your health. Plus, it also eliminates the ability of these microorganisms to multiply and spread throughout your home.

These UV germicidal lights are so powerful that they can eliminate 99.9% of microorganisms that are airborne. It’s a great way to sanitize and disinfect your home without using chemicals. Plus, when the UV light is installed directly in your HVAC system, you ensure that all air blowing throughout your home passes through the UV lamp. 

Type of Particles Eliminated

Just think about all of the things you do in a day. If you walk past smokers, you are bringing home some of that secondhand smoke on your body and clothes. The same goes for vehicle pollution and even outdoor allergens like pollen. Every day, you bring home new bacteria and allergens.

Your air filter can only do so much to trap these particles. In fact, many particles are so tiny that they pass right through your air filter, entering your HVAC system, and re-circulating through your home. Examples of particles that a UV germicidal light can help with include:

  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Mold spores
  • Chemicals
  • Pet smells
  • Cooking odors
  • Allergens

Other Benefits

A UV germicidal light is not just great for your health. It can also improve your HVAC system efficiency. Even though particles in the air are microscopic, they can still have a major impact on how well your HVAC system can heat and cool your home.

Over time, these particles can build up in between gears and dry up lubrication. They can also interfere with airflow so that conditioned air does not reach your home as well. 

When you do install a UV germicidal light, it is also a good idea to invest in a complete HVAC cleaning. This will help to eliminate any existing dust and dirt inside the system and give you a completely fresh start.

Red Rock Mechanical, LLC serves Northwest Vermont and Northeast New York. Schedule service with us today to improve the indoor air quality in your home.

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