You may have heard that airborne contaminants can create an ongoing health hazard in your Schaumburg, Illinois, home. Tightly sealed homes help you save energy. However, insufficient ventilation allows toxic particles to accumulate and pollute the air you breathe. Fortunately, UV lamps can resolve this indoor air quality dilemma. Energy efficiency is maintained while UV lights keep indoor air clean and fresh.
What’s in My Indoor Air?
Indoor air can be loaded with unwanted particles like dust, pollen, dander, and mites. There can be fumes from VOCs, insect droppings and microbes like mold, mildew, bacteria, and viruses. UV lights work with your HVAC to sterilize indoor air and to render it harmless. UV lights also prevent the growth of bacterial slime in the condensate drain line and in the drain pan. That reduces the incidence of condensate drain line clogs.
How Do UV Lamps Work?
Indoor air is heated or cooled by your HVAC. It is then circulated throughout your home via ductwork. UV lights create a protective sheet of light across the top of your ducts. That sheet of light is situated at the point where treated air enters the ductwork distribution system. Toxic particles contained within treated air are then zapped and destroyed by the light. During heating and cooling cycles, all the air in your home passes through the UV light shield and is neutralized.
Is UV Light Harmful?
UV light is safe for humans and pets in low concentrations. However, it’s lethal for mites, viruses, mildew, mold and bacteria. The lights will either kill contaminants in their tracks or prevent them from reproducing. UV lights also prevent mold, bacteria and other contaminants from infesting your HVAC and growing on your cooling coils. That protects your family from potential health risks and keeps indoor air quality high.
Are UV Lamps Difficult to Install and Maintain?
Antibacterial lamps are routinely used in hospitals and laboratories to maintain a sterile environment. They are easy to install, work quietly behind the scenes, require minimal maintenance and make virtually no noise.