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How Can UV Lamps Help?

June 14th, 2016 by THS

At first glance, you may be unsure as to how UV lights fit into the world of HVAC. However, they pose many benefits to your home comfort system, and thus your home. That’s because ultraviolet (UV) light kills the bacteria and mold that could be growing on the indoor coils of your home comfort system BEFORE it circulates through the home and potentially makes you sick. Here at Thornton Heating Systems, our technicians are trained on an ongoing basis in UV lamp installation so as to ensure the best fit and best results. 

Our technicians will install the lamps near the existing indoor coil on your home comfort system, with proven products that work to rid your home of the bacteria, viruses, mold and germs that can have an adverse effect on the health of your family. This is just one service out of many that we offer when it comes to indoor air quality. In addition to duct cleaning and dryer vent cleaning, we depend on the top manufacturers to provide us with top of the line products designed to keep you healthy, including:

  • UV lights
  • Ventilators
  • Whole house humidifiers
  • Media filters
  • Air cleaners

To learn more about UV lamps, schedule your in-home consultation today.

Why You Need UV Lights

Residential ductwork can become a breeding ground for airborne pathogens, acting as a vessel to help those pathogens spread and circulate through the air of your home. That’s why we use and trust the high intensity energy from Honeywell UV air treatment system, which kills up to 87% of airborne bacteria passing by the lamp in a single pass. Originally coming onto the HVAC scene in the mid-1990s, the ability of ultraviolet light to reduce 10 to 35 percent of HVAC energy use is what leads nine out of 10 home and business owners to choose UV installations, says The NEWS.

They work essentially by eliminating accumulated organic materials and biofilm growth within air handlers, improving airflow and heat-exchange efficiency levels. These two factors combined help cut back on energy use and decrease system maintenance costs. Of course, the end result is cleaner, healthier air that your family, customers and employees can breathe in every day.

Features of UV Lights We Use

As your expert HVAC installation, repair and service professionals, Thornton Heating Services is happy to discuss the benefits to UV lamps. We understand you may have many questions when it comes to the use of these lights, how they work and why they’re cost effective for you. Here are a few features of our Honeywell UV air treatment system:

  • SnapLamp has a replacement lamp handle featuring detachable replacement bulb, UC18W or UC36W, for economical replacement
  • UV-C light kills airborne bacteria and surface mold
  • Continuously emits ultraviolet energy
  • DOES NOT produce ozone
  • Neutralizes household odors
  • Solid warranty for your peace of mind
  • Affordable solution for indoor air quality

Contact Thornton Heating Services in Chicago

Are you curious about UV lamps and how they fit into your overall home comfort system? We can enlighten you further when you call Thornton Heating Services for an appointment and pricing. Contact us at 847-905-1608. We always have great money-saving specials going on, so check them out! From heating and cooling to air quality and beyond, Thornton Heating Services does it all.