UV Lights in HVAC Systems

August 23, 2023

Many homeowners in the Kansas City area don’t give much thought to pollution inside the home, but the reality is that indoor air is often more contaminated than the air outdoors! Is adding UV lights to your HVAC system a good idea, and what is the purpose of doing so? We’ll answer these questions below, so that as a homeowner you can make an educated decision regarding whether this is something you should consider.

First of all, what is UV (Ultraviolet) light?

UV light is a type of light that has been around for nearly 100 years, and used early in the 20th century to kill germs. A Nobel Prize winning technology, hospitals and doctors have used UV light for sterilization purposes and to treat tuberculosis. Basically, this type of light is effective against germs that can pollute the air inside your home.

How does it work to reduce pollution in your indoor spaces?

Basically, homeowners in the Kansas City area have three options when it comes to reducing pollution and contaminants. First, you can remove or reduce the source of pollutants. Other than that, improving the ventilation in your home and cleaning the air are the primary methods of enjoying healthier indoor air. A UV light added to your heating and cooling system is effective for cleaning the air inside your home, and one of today’s newest technologies.

UV lights kill bacteria, viruses, and germs as the air moves through your HVAC system, and is also capable of destroying potentially harmful VOCs, or volatile organic compounds.

What are the benefits of UV Lights in HVAC Systems for homeowners?

Not only can UV light reduce the germs and bacteria in your home, they are also capable of helping eliminate odors. When air quality inside your home is improved, many healthy issues can be avoided or improved including asthma, allergies, heart disease, headaches, and even cancer, according to some. In areas of the country that experience high humidity levels, UV lights can be effective in reducing mold and mildew. This can result in your heating/cooling system running more efficiently, thereby reducing utility costs each month.

UV lights are located in the ductwork of your HVAC system, and virtually eradicate germs not only inside your home, but inside the ventilation system as well as the air passes over the UV light. Many homeowners also enjoy the benefit of eliminating odors whether from cooking, tobacco smoke, and even pet odors. Combined with regular vacuuming and dusting, adding a UV light to your HVAC system can help ensure the indoor air your family breathes is as clean, fresh, and healthy as possible!

For more information on UV lights or to have a UV light installed in your Kansas City HVAC system, count on the Kansas City cooling and heating professionals at Hamilton Plumbing, Heating, A/C, Rooter. Give us a call today, and enjoy cleaner, more comfortable living.

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Last Updated: August 23, 2023