Household pollutants can cause a variety of health problems, usually involving your respiratory system. Some of the most common household micro-organisms that cause health problems are viruses, bacteria, and mold. These contaminants can grow in various areas of your Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system—anywhere there is moisture.
A UV Light in My HVAC System? Why Would I Do That?
You already have filters and a regular cleaning/maintenance schedule to keep your house’s “lungs” healthy. Adding a UV light to your existing HVAC system is another good tool to keep your home’s air quality in top condition. As noted by ambientedge.com:
Your home’s HVAC system is designed to circulate air throughout the building, but the downside to this is that it can also circulate a variety of airborne bacteria and viruses.
Since the UV lighting used in HVAC systems prevents or eliminates the buildup of any type of organic material on the system’s drain pipes, cooling coils, and interior ductwork, it not only improves airflow and reduces maintenance costs, but it also kills pathogens and other microorganisms that would normally thrive in an HVAC system.
UV lights can be added to the air exchange systems in your house (in your furnace blower or in your air conditioner), or you can add a UV light system to your air ducts. The placement of UV lights is critical to getting maximum effectiveness, and they should be installed by professionals like 4 Seasons Home Comfort.
Here’s a video overview of adding a UV light to your home’s existing HVAC system.
Benefits To Adding a UV Light to Your HVAC
Beyond the health benefits, adding a UV light to your HVAC system can also save you energy and money. Your system works best when it is not clogged. Adding a UV light to your HVAC system can reduce organic contaminant growth by preventing mold and bacteria growth on coils and filters.
An efficiently functioning system saves you money and energy, since the system is not working harder than it needs to. Your HVAC system will also last longer when it is not struggling to do its job.
Contact 4 Seasons Home Comfort to discuss HVAC options or visit our showroom at 3620 9th Ave North in Lethbridge.