Improves indoor air quality – UV Lights
Benefits of UV Lights
Most people only hear about the negative aspects of UV light. And while it is true that too much UV light (which the sun produces) can damage your skin, UV lights actually have a number of applications that can actually be beneficial to you and your home. Here are just a few of the known benefits of using these lights:
- Improves indoor air quality – Did you know that UV lights can actually kill airborne germs and bacteria? As the air passes around these lights, the light actively kills these germs. This is why UV lights are sometimes used in HVAC systems; they help to purify the air before that air is pumped into your home through the vents. If you are concerned about microorganisms in your air, this could be a good way to combat them.
- Could improve energy efficiency – When compared to other types of energy usage in your home, UV lights use very little energy and they provide far more benefits. Especially when it comes to your HVAC system, the addition of UV lights can help to improve overall performance, making the amount you have to pay for power overall significantly reduced. This is good news for older systems, which almost always take a performance hit over the years, as they age.
- Could reduce the need for maintenance –UV lights have a much longer life than other types of lights in your home. You will likely see them need to be replaced far less often than the standard incandescent light bulbs in your home. This means that if you have these types of lights in your home, whether they are used just to clean the air handlers in your HVAC system or if they play some other role, they will save you money and reduce maintenance in the long run.