Improve IAQ with UV Lights – Sobieski Services | DE, NJ, PA, MD

Improve IAQ with UV Lights

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Your indoor air picks up a lot of pollutants, from cooking and cleaning fumes to microscopic organisms that thrive in dust or high-humidity areas. Those microscopic organisms, especially, can cause a lot of health problems, from allergic responses to respiratory illnesses. UV lights installed in your HVAC systems can help protect your home and your family from organic pollutants.

Ultraviolet (UV) light is a natural component of sunlight — in fact, it’s what you wear sunscreen to block. The cell-damaging power of UV light makes it so useful as part of your HVAC system: concealed within a duct or the inner components of your system, where residents aren’t exposed to it, it can sterilize mold spores, bacteria, viruses, and fungal spores as they’re carried through your home.

That means lower pollutant counts inside your indoor air, and less chance that mold, mildew, and other problems can spread within your home. But it’s not a complete solution for your indoor air quality: combining a UV light with proper air filtration, ventilation, and humidity control will help you keep your indoor air healthy.

UV lights can be installed within your ductwork, sterilizing the air that passes through as it’s pushed by your furnace, air conditioner, or whole-home ventilation solution.

Or you may choose to install your UV lights to keep a filter clean. Extended media filters, especially in certain areas of your home, may catch mold spores or bacteria and moisture. This provides a breeding ground for contaminants, as well as clogging the filter and obstructing air flow. A UV light can keep a filter in this situation clean.

To learn more about UV lights and air cleaning in your Wilmington-area home, call us!

At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues.

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