Tell Me How UV Lights In HVAC Units Work
Posted by Daniel Lawrence on May, 2019
people breathe dirty air through the ducts in their homes, they spend
a lot of money at the doctor office. The ducts are the perfect
breeding places for mold, mildew, dust, dirt, pet dander, wildlife,
and other contaminants. It’s a scientific fact that indoor air
quality is worse than that outdoors.
The trouble is that
homeowners can’t see inside the ducts, or they would clean them.
That’s where your local air
conditioning company from Palatine
enters the picture. They use UV lights to kill bacteria and other
contaminants in the ducts. How do UV lights work?
UV Lights Work
passes through the coils of the HVAC unit. Before it’s blown into the
structure, the UV lights kill the bacteria and mold spores in the air
along with other growths. UV lights don’t affect dirt and dust, but
the other growths are history. UV lights are particularly useful in
hot and humid areas which keeps the coils wet.
To Maintain UV Lights
lights require maintenance along with the HVAC unit. The bulbs should
be replaced every year and dusted twice per year. The bulbs are
expensive and should be used only for those with allergies, asthma,
and chronic pulmonary disease. Homeowners not mechanically-minded
should call their local air conditioning company for maintenance,
including UV lights.
Tip: Protect your eyes when working with
UV lights. They will burn the retina of the eye in seconds
Those whose chests have closed up from breathing mold
spores know what it’s like to have dirty ducts. There’s no fright
quite like being unable to breathe.
For help in cleaning the
ducts, as well as installing UV lights. We’ll be happy to help.
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