Mechanical air filters are great for indoor air quality, but capturing certain kinds of biological contaminants with air filters alone can be challenging. This is because many bacteria and viruses are very small, and can slip through the filter media. Additionally, even if they are captured in a filter, they are not eradicated. To truly remove biological contaminants from your home, you may want to consider an option like UV germicidal lights for your Jeffersontown property. UV germicidal lights can be easily added to your current air conditioning system by trained professionals from Accutemp Heating and Air Conditioning.
What Do UV Germicidal Lights Do?
UV germicidal lights emit radiation from UV-C rays. These types of rays kill the DNA of cells and destroy the life-sustaining proteins the cells need to reproduce and survive. So not only do UV lights kill existing biological contaminants; they also destroy any ability for them to reproduce, thereby eradicating them from your air conditioning system. UV lights are over 99% effective in destroying contaminants.
Where Are UV Lights Placed?
UV lights can be easily placed in a variety of spots, but two of the best places are the evaporator coils and ductwork. This is because growths like mold, mildew, algae and fungi thrive in cool, moist, dark places.
What Are the Other Benefits of UV Lighting?
Aside from destroying biological contaminants, UV lights also:
- Eliminate odors
- Destroy volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- Create negative hydroxyl ions
Do UV Lights Filter the Air?
UV germicidal lights do not filter pollutants out of the air, so they are often paired with an air filtration system. Additionally, UV lights do not attract particles to them; particles have to pass underneath the light to be affected by the radiation.
If you are concerned about biological contaminants in your home, one of the best options available for both your health and peace of mind is the installation of UV germicidal lights to your Jeffersontown AC.
Correct installation is important to proper functioning, so be sure to hire professionals, like the trained experts at Accutemp Heating and Air Conditioning. Call us today!