The Benefits Of UV Lights

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Many people hear the term UV light and immediately think of the hazards of too much sunlight on their skin. Sunscreen and UV resistant clothing sell in massive quantities to help protect us from these rays and the increased risk of skin cancer. But what only a few people are talking about are the amazing benefits of UV light. For years, these lights have been used in hospitals and clean facilities because of their ability to kill the DNA of bacteria, fungi, mold spores, viruses, and germs. And now, you can harness this fantastic purification in your home.


Inside the ducts and other components of your Woodbury or Spring Lake Park home, the climate can vary substantially. It could be cool and dry, hot and moist, or almost any other combination depending on the season and the amount of dust buildup retaining moisture. On many occasions, these surfaces are the ideal breeding ground for mold and mildew spores, bacteria, and many other undesirable inhabitants. With most homeowners only opting for professional duct cleaning once a year at most, the inside of Aducts and HVAC equipment can become a Petri dish of allergens, toxins, and more.


If the thought of what is inside your ductwork is making you cough, itch, or simply want to leave the house, understand that there is a simple and effective way to eliminate the potential for these infestations. Germicidal or UV lights installed in the HVAC system will kill close to 100% of these pollutants as they pass through the air circulating through the system.


The volume of air inside your home is massive. And placing UV lighting throughout the house is unsafe for humans. So the best way to benefit from the purification properties of UV light is to keep it contained in the HVAC system and sterilize the air as it moves through these components. This system is the most cost-effective and complete way to remove unwanted pollutants from your home.


For the average person, the thought of fewer contaminants in their home is enough to consider the purchase of a UV system for their HVAC. However, those who suffer from allergies or have a weakened immune system see a UV light in their home’s HVAC system as life-altering. Some of the major benefits include:

  • Fewer bacteria, viruses, and germs
  • Less pollen, dust mites, and allergens
  • Fewer odor issues
  • Keeps the HVAC ducts and components cleaner
  • Reduces damage to HVAC and excessive maintenance due to dust and dirt buildup
  • The lower operating cost of HVAC by keeping it cleaner

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of UV lights in your HVAC system, call 952-208-4570 to speak to the certified professionals at Blue Ox Heating And Air. Our team will assess your current HVAC system and provide you with options for UV light installations to increase the air quality in your home.