Benefits Of HVAC UV-C Light

Benefits Of HVAC UV-C Light


With all the concerns about the spread of viruses and bacteria, many homeowners from Anoka to Wayzata are interested in learning more about how their HVAC system could harbor and even spread dangerous germs throughout their homes. And who better to turn to for reliable answers to these questions and solutions than the HVAC experts at Blue Ox Heating And Air?

Can Germs Live In My HVAC System

The short answer is yes. It has been proven in several scientific studies that germs and contamination do exist inside ductwork and HVAC equipment. In addition, that contamination can be distributed all around the house when the HVAC system operates via the circulating air. So all homeowners must understand that ductwork cleaning and other preventative measures are essential to prevent their loved ones from becoming ill due to these germs.

Proper Filtration To Reduce Germs

According to the Centers for Disease Control, High Efficiency Particulate Air or HEPA level air filters can be used to remove larger particles and germs from the air. In addition, removing larger particulates from the air ensures that other dust and dirt do not shield germs and viruses from the UV light that is installed to eliminate them and disinfect the HVAC system.

More On Good UV Radiation

Ultraviolet light, while not visible to the human eye, is divided into four ranges. Those ranges are called UV, UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C. The UV-C range is called short-wave and spans from 280 to 200 nanometers. This is the ideal part of the spectrum for germicidal control. It makes it perfect for the UV lights inside an HVAC system used to disinfect and remove potentially harmful germs and bacteria from your home.

Your UV-C Lighting Choices

There are two types of UV-C installations used in HVAC systems. The first is a coil sterilization system that focuses the UV-C light on problematic areas of the HVAC system like the coil and condensing panel. These systems target hard-to-reach areas like the fins and groves to keep your home’s air more germ-free. The second type of system is called air sterilization. As the name implies, it works to scrub germs and contaminants directly from the air circulating in the HVAC system rather than focusing on the equipment. The air sterilization effect is boosted by adding reflective material to the inside of the ductwork to maximize the cleaning power of the UV-C lighting.

Your Trusted Partner For Air Purification

When you are ready to explore your options for increased air purification in your home, call 952-208-4570 or schedule an appointment online to meet with a Blue Ox Heating And Air expert. Our pro will evaluate your HVAC system and provide you with all of your options for air purification, including price estimates. Our team can begin the process of increasing your indoor air quality with a professional duct cleaning and then move forward with any additional air purification equipment installation you choose to better protect your loved ones from germs and viruses that could be lurking in your HVAC system.