Can UV Lights Really Improve Indoor Air Quality?

UV Lights and indoor air quality

Everyone wants to improve indoor air quality to feel better and have a healthier home, but many people don’t know the options available to do it. Here’s what you need to know to improve your indoor air quality with something as simple as light.

What’s In Your HVAC Unit?

Before discussing how to address it, let’s look at what’s in your HVAC unit. Most people assume clean air is coming and going through the heating and cooling vents. Unfortunately, the hard truth is that the air in your home is as bad as, or often worse than, the air outside, even when you live in an urban environment. Pollutants such as dust, dust mites, pollen, cleaning chemicals, smoke, pet dander, mold, and bacteria are just some of the things in your indoor air that blow into and out of your HVAC unit. All these things can lead to allergy symptoms, respiratory issues, health concerns, and an overall decrease in your well-being.  

How UV Lights for Indoor Air Quality Can Help

Ultraviolet or UV light is like what we get from the sun. The light itself varies depending on the wavelength. The type of UV light used to clean your indoor air is UV-C, which is the spectrum that helps kill harmful microorganisms, including those in your HVAC system. It works by neutralizing the pollutants, disrupting their DNA, and rendering them harmless. When installed in your HVAC system, the UV light attacks the allergens, viruses, bacteria, and other pollutants as it passes through the system, allowing the cleaned air to circulate through your home.

If you’re ready to see the light and to try it to improve your indoor air quality, find out more about UV lights for your HVAC system. Contact G+S Heating and Air for all the information you need and service and installation you can trust.

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