Keep Mold Out of Your Home With HVAC UV Lights
There are many ways to help improve the quality of your indoor air. But did you know that UV lights (yes, the same ones as the sun’s) are one of them? It’s true—and Tom’s Heating Service can install them for you. Learn all about these systems below, then call 262-548-1300 to see if they’re right for your home.
How Do UV Lights Work?
Installed as part of your heating and cooling systems, ultraviolet lights kill a variety of contaminants invisible to the naked eye like mold, bacteria, and mildew. These systems have been a mainstay in settings where sterilized air is essential to health—think labs, hospitals, and even airplanes. Today, homeowners like you can get the benefits of that same basic technology right in your own home.
Why Do I Need UV Lights?
Within your ductwork is a moist, dark environment where viruses and mold spores thrive. Any such contaminant has the potential to recirculate throughout your home and negatively affect your indoor air quality. You and your family may be more susceptible to allergy-like symptoms like coughing, sneezing, skin irritation, and more. Those with existing respiratory issues will likely be impacted the most.
While having your ducts professionally cleaned can clear existing mold and bacteria from your vents, it doesn’t prevent those microorganisms from re-accumulating. However, UV lights do. They are installed near your evaporator and work continuously, helping eliminate 99 percent of these germs all year long. Other advantages include:
- Increased HVAC efficiency
- Lower energy bills
- Reduced musty smells
- Decreased microorganism exposure
- Improved overall indoor air quality
If Breathing Issues Are a Concern, Look to Tom’s Heating
If you or someone in your household has respiratory issues, you’re not alone. Millions across the U.S. have asthma or another respiratory illness, and while UV lights aren’t a cure, they can significantly improve your indoor air quality.