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Are UV Lights Worth The Investment?

February 8th, 2023 by eshoop

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Everyone wants a clean and sanitized home. One of the best ways to do this is to have a UV installed in your HVAC system. Ultraviolet emits a ray of energy that will kill viruses, fungi, and bacteria on contact. They have been in use for many years, especially in hospitals.

How Do UV Lights Work?

A UV light goes inside your HVAC system. It is either placed within your ductwork or the air handler yourself. When the air is flowing, it destroys germs and other bacteria make their way to the light.

UV Model Types

There are two different model types of UV lights for your HVAC system. All these work together and make your air cleaner. The first UV light choice is coil sanitizing lights. They look like a thin fluorescent lamp. This option is the most common and not expensive. This light helps to rid the liquid refrigerant of bacteria. The second option is coil sanitizing lights. These are on all the time. These lights are very inexpensive. These lights help to sanitize your coils and can help you to avoid long-term repair. If you want air-sanitizing UV lights, you will want air-sanitizing lights. These go inside your ductwork. They sanitize your air whenever the unit is on.

Benefits of Ultraviolet in Your HVAC System

There are many benefits to ultraviolet, and these benefits include:

  • Keeping you healthy. Ridding your home of germs can help to make you and your family healthier.
  • Fighting VOCs. These lights will help to kill off VOCs that can have a detrimental effect on the air quality of your home.
  • Enhancing the life of your unit. Keeping your unit cleaner will help to ensure that it lasts for as long as it should.
  • Efficiency. A cleaner unit will also keep your utility bills lower and save you money by avoiding repairs. Many HVAC professionals will recommend that you install ultraviolet in your system.
  • Reducing allergens. These lights will help to reduce allergens in your home.

Call Us Today

If you want to make sure that your home is as clean as possible, call us at Thornton Heating and Cooling today. Our HVAC professionals will speak to you about how a UV light will help improve your indoor air quality.