Is UV Light for My AC or Furnace Worth It?

September 08, 2020

Perhaps you realize that the sun’s ultraviolet light (UV) is to blame for your painful sunburn. But did you realize that a different type of ultraviolet light can be installed to keep your house’s air clean?

The sun gives off two types of harmful UV rays, UVA and UVB. These damaging rays can lead to sunburn, skin cancer, wrinkles and other signs of premature aging.

There’s another variety of UV light, called UVC. While unprotected exposure to this ultraviolet light isn’t good for your skin or eyes, it can safely be applied to clean air, water and various surfaces.

Integrity AC & Heating LLC uses this light in some of our solutions to boost air filtration in Phoenix houses.

Applications for Ultraviolet Light

This precise wavelength is called “germicidal” because it eradicates the DNA of bacteria and viruses. When pathogens travel through this light, they eventually cease to exist because they can’t spread.

This makes UVC light a mighty replacement to chemical disinfection. Germicidal light is used in a lot of disinfection uses, such as medical laboratories and hospitals. It’s also used to clean drinking water and other liquids made in food processing.

It’s becoming a popular choice to disinfect air in residences in Phoenix. That’s since it can also wipe out common indoor contaminants like mold, mildew and bacteria. This is an extra advantage for loved ones who deal with seasonal allergies or asthma.

How to Use Germicidal UV Light in Your Home

We install a germicidal UV light in your HVAC system’s ductwork. Because the light is installed within the ductwork, it makes it compatible with most heating and cooling units. This also keeps its light carefully contained while delivering powerful cleaning for your house’s air.

Contaminated air is purified in a two-step process, first flowing through your air filter and then the UV light before spreading across your residence. Even when your heat or air conditioning isn’t running, these lights still function to keep your air, ductwork and home comfort unit clean.

This whole-house product is better than a portable air purifier, which is limited to cleaning the air in a lone room. Portable air purifiers also can’t purify your ductwork or the inside of your HVAC equipment. A clean HVAC system is typically a more efficient one that can even last for an extended period of time. And, many portable air purifiers are known for creating ozone.

When considering buying a germicidal lamp for your home, it’s essential to get one that doesn’t make ozone. While ozone is good at getting rid of odors and chemicals, it might also irritate your lungs and create other respiratory problems.

If you’re trying to find ways to purify your residence’s air, the indoor air quality pros at Integrity AC & Heating LLC can help. We sell a broad range of solutions to help your loved ones breathe more easily. Contact us at 602-971-0567 to schedule a free, no-obligation home comfort analysis and estimate right away!