How a UV Light Helps Your Health and Wallet
With the chill of winter on the horizon for the Longview, Texas, area, you might be thinking about ways to eliminate viruses, bacteria and allergens indoors. One of the easiest ways to keep your home healthy is by installing a UV light in your heating system. Ultraviolet lights reduce the amount of allergens and irritants in the air, and they also lower energy use.
How Do UV Lights Work?
When you install a UV light in your HVAC system, the light prevents microbial buildup on coils, ducts, air filters and drain pans. The UV light breaks down the cell walls of bacteria, viruses and mold spores, effectively killing them.
Benefits of Installing a UV Light
During winter, we tend to hole up in our homes, where our heating systems circulate germs in the air and create poor indoor air quality. Without fresh air and sunshine, we’re more likely to catch illnesses.
With lower levels of contaminants in the air, your family is less likely to get sick during cold and flu season. Not only does this keep your family comfortable but it also saves on missed work and school days, doctor bills and medical costs.
Adding UV lights to your home can reduce your energy use significantly. A UV light keeps the unit running better because it’s clean and grime-free. A UV light improves overall airflow in your system by killing contaminants and preventing organic materials and biofilm from settling. It keeps your system’s inner components cleaner and helps them run more efficiently.
Installing a UV light can help raise your home’s resale value and marketability. You’re spending money on your family’s health while making a smart investment.
It’s important to have your UV light maintained regularly. Most contractors that install UV lights offer preventive maintenance agreements for home heating systems.
At JD’s A/C, we offer many indoor air quality solutions, including UV lights, purifiers and ventilation systems. Give us a call at (903) 759-7483 for more information about making your home as comfortable as possible.
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