Improving the indoor air quality of your Greater Cleveland area home doesn’t have to be difficult; you simply need a good tactic. One such tactic is to add UV lighting to your HVAC system, which will get rid of the majority of micro-organisms in your air.
The Power of UV Lighting
Micro-organisms consist of pollutants such as viruses, mold spores, mildew, bacteria and other types of germs. Many of these substances can be dangerous if they’re able to enter your lungs, especially if you already suffer from a respiratory affliction. To protect the health of your family, you must learn how to rid your indoor air of these pollutants.
If there’s anything good to say about micro-organisms, it’s that they have no defense against ultraviolet radiation. This is why UV lighting can be so effective in keeping them under control. When harmful micro-organisms are exposed to UV lights, their molecular structure is interrupted, rendering them inert.
The Power of Installation
Many HVAC technicians will recommend installation at the evaporator coil. This is the area of your A/C or heat pump system where moisture tends to accumulate, which over time brings with it mold and mildew. As the ultraviolet light shines on the coils, it kills mold and bacteria that collects here and interrupts the heat exchange that’s vital for cooling and heating.
UV lights also can be installed in your home’s ductwork, so the high-intensity lights shine on air as it flows through your HVAC system, eliminating many of these unwanted micro-organisms. Even if you don’t have a reason to heat or cool your home, this process will work by simply using your system’s “fan-only” function.
For more expert advice about the installation of UV lighting, or for questions relating to home comfort, please contact us at Stack Heating & Cooling. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of the Greater Cleveland area since 1976.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Cleveland, Ohio about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about UV lights and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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