How UV Lights Can Keep Your Home’s Air Fresher, Longer
Winter along the Mid-Altlantic and Northeast coast means cold and damp, the perfect breeding ground for molds, mildew and bacteria that can leave your home smelling musty. Over-the-counter air fresheners might cover those smells for a little while, but they linger, waiting until that fresh lemon scent fades away. There is a better solution for making your air smell fresher, longer. UV lights attack this problem at the source.
In-duct ultraviolet (UV) light systems, as part of your home’s force-air heating and cooling system, can boost your air quality above what can be achieved with a simple HVAC filter, even one with high efficiency ratings. As the air from your house circulates through the HVAC system, it passes through the filter, removing a variety of particulates from the air. With a UV light germicidal filtration system installed in the ducts, the air is treated again to catch microorganisms in the air, including certain bacteria, viruses and mold spores. The light sterilizes the organisms, eventually killing them. That musty smell in the house is not simply awkward.
Mold spores and bacteria that cause foul smells can also have a negative impact on your health. They can trigger and exacerbate allergic reactions and cause respiratory infections. Killing them at the source can help reduce the chances you or your family will become ill this chilly season. Stop the microscopic invasion of your home and keep the air smelling fresh with the addition of UV lights to your air treatment system. If you have mold or bacteria growing on the indoor coil and/or condensate pan of your heat pump or A/C, UV lights can be installed to shine on these components to eliminate the problem.
At Sobieski Services, we’re happy to answer any questions you have about UV lights or air quality in your home. Our goal is to help educate our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC & plumbing systems). Contact us today.
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