The HVAC system in your Aiken, Georgia, home can distribute allergens, debris, and even strange odors. Installing ultraviolet lights in your HVAC system can eliminate carbon-based debris and improve your system’s efficiency and your health. Here are a few ways to do so:
Reduce Illnesses and Allergies
Many illnesses and allergens can easily spread through your HVAC system. But with the right placement and strength, UV light can kill or eliminate the majority of microorganisms that lurk deep within the coils and air ducts of your HVAC system. You might notice not only a reduction in illness with a UV light but also mild allergy symptoms.
Occasionally, your HVAC system can transport odors of tobacco, paint, burned food, and other contaminants throughout your home. Some odors are just annoying; others can be downright dangerous to your health. Luckily, UV lights can help eliminate these volatile organic compounds from the air and have you breathing easier.
UV lights reduce the contaminants that build up in your ductwork, which causes your system to work harder. When you install UV lights in your HVAC system, they clear the buildup and improve airflow. In addition to improving your airflow, maintenance costs will also go down.
Improve HVAC Efficiency
It’s not uncommon for the inside of your HVAC system to become clogged with dirt, pollutants, and other debris, which can diminish your system’s ability to deliver air to the rooms of your home and function effectively. Installing UV lights in your HVAC unit can help clean your system and remove buildup in ductwork and pipes and in cooling coils. A cleaner system will have improved airflow, which can increase system capacity by as much as 35 percent. This increased efficiency translates into reduced energy costs, and it also means your system might require less maintenance over the long term.
If you’re ready to learn more about how installing UV lights in your HVAC system can improve your health and comfort while extending the life of your system, call Plunkett Heating & Air today. Our technicians can help you explore your options for taking advantage of this technology.
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Originally published in Sept. 2018, updated in March 2020