Many homeowners in Murfreesboro, IL, are shocked to find out that the indoor air quality (IAQ) in their homes is up to five times worse than the quality of the outdoor air. In your home, dust, pollen, spores, pet dander and saliva, vapors, oil droplets, bacteria and viruses are all causes of indoor air pollution. Breathing these particles can lead to illness, respiratory disorders and long-term health effects. UV lights in your HVAC system offer many benefits for your health and well-being.
Eliminate Bacteria and Viruses
HVAC UV lights have germicidal properties. These lights eliminate the bacteria and viruses floating in your home’s air. They also prevent bacteria and spores from settling on surfaces within your HVAC system and contaminating the equipment. The UV-C energy disrupts bacterial and viral DNA and RNA. These germs are inactivated and unable to grow or infect anyone after exposure to the UV light. UV light will eliminate more than 99% of germs within 30 seconds, explains Healthline.
Enhance Air Conditioner Efficiency
According to ACHR News, a UV-C lamp installed near the evaporator coil can improve air conditioner efficiency by as much as 35%. It does this by keeping the coil free and clear of biofilm. When biofilm builds up on the coil, the refrigerant flowing through the coil has a more difficult time absorbing heat and humidity from your home’s air.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
A UV light in your HVAC system improves your home’s indoor air quality. By destroying cell walls and proteins, the light breaks apart allergens. It destroys dust mites, dander, pollen, and animal saliva, which are common sources of allergies. When paired with an air filter that has a minimum efficiency reported value (MERV) rating of 13 or higher, nearly all particles will be eliminated from your home’s air.
For more information about the benefits of installing HVAC UV lights, take a look at McKamey Heating and Cooling’s IAQ services, or get in touch with us today.