Installing ultra violet (UV) lights to your home’s heating and cooling system can produce numerous benefits, including improving air quality. UV lights generate radiation that destroys the reproductive capacity of microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi, which can circulate through your home’s HVAC system.
UV lights are placed at specific locations where microbial buildup is most likely to occur and then kill all bacteria or mold within the lights reach.
Benefits of HVAC UV Lights
UV lighting eliminates contaminants, bacterial growth and other materials that can build up in your HVAC system over time. With the installation of UV lights you not only eliminate existing buildup and pathogens, but you are also able to better prevent future buildup on air filters, coils, and other components of your home’s heating and cooling system.
By reducing these potentially hazardous contaminants you can significantly improve the air quality in your home by purifying the air that passes through. With improved air quality you and your family will benefit from a healthier indoor environment and lower risk for disease transmission.
It is important to note however, that UV lights are effective for killing organic causes of poor air quality such as mold or bacteria, but they are not an effective means of preventing pet dander, dust, pollen or other non-organic allergens.
The Cost Benefit
UV lights will essentially allow your HVAC system to clean itself, which in turn will allow it to work more efficiently, saving energy and money. Components are kept free from mold and other microbial growths, ensuring optimal performance while increasing your system’s life span.
The cost of setting up a good quality UV light in a home can be anywhere from $100 to $1500 depending on the type of UV light you choose to employ.
There has been much research done on the effects of UV lights on health. In one such study, UV lights were placed in three office buildings. It was later found that employees reported 20% to 40% decrease in work-related health issues. A similar study on children showed 30% to 50% improvement in their health. Another study conducted by The Journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology concluded the use of germicidal UV lamps in AHUs (Air Handling Units) resulted in significantly lower levels of fungal contamination after UV operation.
Las Vegas HVAC UV Light Installation
For more information about the installation, cost and benefits of HVAC UV lights, contact Elite Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today
Elite Heating, Cooling & Plumbing
3085 E Post Rd , Las Vegas, NV 89120