Do UV Lights Improve Your Overall IAQ?

Jul 1, 2022 | UV Lights, Blog, IAQ, Indoor Air Quality, Kettering, Kettering-Oakwood, Oakwood, OH, Ohio

“Do UV bulbs really have an impact on indoor air quality?” is a question we get asked often. Our resounding answer is, “Yes!” The mechanism of UV lights is quite basic and fascinating. So, if you’ve been searching for a method to improve the air quality in your home, there’s a good chance that using UV lights is the answer you’ve been looking for. However, keep in mind that before you jump into anything, you should have a basic understanding of how things work and what to anticipate. Fortunately, your team at Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air is well-informed and experienced in this area. And we are ready to equip you with the following information about UV lights so you can make an informed decision as to whether you think UV lights may be the best fit for your home as you endeavor to raise your home’s IAQ (indoor air quality).

What Ways Do UV Lights Raise Indoor Air Quality?

According to studies, the air inside a home may be up to five times more polluted than the surrounding natural environment outdoors. Fresh air and sunshine are two key elements as to why the air outdoors remains cleansed. This makes sense that UV lights are the most efficient approach for removing airborne particles and pollutants from your house. So, how effective are they? UV lights successfully remove 99.9 percent of bacteria in the air. They can effectively eliminate most new pollutants thanks to their high efficiency. When it comes to decreasing pollutants, UV lights have an excellent record of reducing:

  1. Airborne chemicals
  2. Pet odors
  3. Allergy triggers
  4. Mold and mildew
  5. Germs
  6. Viruses
  7. Other unpleasant odors

What Is the Installation Procedure?

Next, let’s discuss the installation process. Since UV lights work in tandem with your HVAC system. They are typically installed inside your ductwork. Air ducts offer an excellent solution to protect your home from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Because the lights will be kept in an enclosed space within your ductwork, the UV rays will not harm you or your family. As a plus, maintenance and upkeep are easy! The good news is that our service professionals can replace them for you at scheduled seasonal maintenance inspections. So upkeep is minimal and you won’t be taking this job on yourself!

Why Are UV Lights So Powerful?

So, what’s the reason for the UV light’s 99.9 percent success rate? The UV bulbs are placed within your air ducts, as previously said. Airborne pollutants are channeled along with the airflow from your HVAC system inside of your ductwork. So they are carried past the UV lights positioned in your air ducts and forced to come into touch with the UV rays. As a result, the UV rays then zap the pollutants by attacking them at their core, ultimately removing their DNA and leaving them ineffective and unable to rejuvenate. This is what virtually terminates the pollutant. Your overall health is our top priority! In households with poor IAQ, indoor air quality may have short and long-term health impacts. So although you might not be aware of any negative side effects at this time, long-term effects may surface later on down the road. Interested in having UV lights installed in your home? Call Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air today and we will be happy to provide you with more information. Call (937) 502-3842, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!