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Why You Should Install a UV Light for Your AC System

If you suffer from spring allergies, now is the time to do everything in your power to make sure your indoor air quality is top-notch. After all, you deserve some relief from pollen-coated days. Even if you don’t get a stuffy nose and itchy eyes this time of year, poor indoor air quality can do some serious damage to your health.  


One way to optimize your indoor air quality is to install UV lights in your HVAC system. Our AC technicians share how doing so can make the difference you need to breathe with more ease. 



What is an HVAC UV Light and How Does It Work? 


UV light sends out short wavelengths of energy that can penetrate and kill germs. This is why these things have a harder time growing when exposed to sunlight! A concentrated UV light kicks it up a notch, sanitizing your air as it circulates through your HVAC system. It’s capable of killing or deactivating the following airborne pathogens: 


  • Viruses  
  • Bacteria 
  • Mold 
  • Fungi  


Are UV Lights Effective? 


UV lights have proven to be very effective at reducing microbial growth in an HVAC system. These lights are so powerful that they are often used in hospitals, restaurants, and other businesses to sterilize items and equipment.  


Studies have shown them to be even more effective than air purifiers. Additionally, UV lights are: 


  • Environmentally-friendly 
  • Chemical-free 
  • Affordable  
  • Fast-acting 
  • Able to kill microbes without leading to microbial resistance 
  • Odor-reducing 
  • Able to improve HVAC efficiency and airflow 


How Are They Installed? 


UV Lights are made for air conditioners and furnaces and add further protection on top of your air filters. Two main types of UV lights can be installed in your HVAC system. 


Coil Sanitizing Lights 


These lights are designed to sit near your evaporator coil since this is a moist area where mold and bacteria can reproduce as grime and pet dander accumulate. 


Air Sanitizing  


Air sanitizing lights are installed in your supply vents. These are part of the ductwork of your central HVAC system. The air gets sanitized by lights before it is circulated throughout the home.  


The Best UV Light for Your HVAC System  


Our top recommendation for the best UV light money can buy is the RGF REME-HALO. This light disperses low levels of gaseous hydrogen peroxide throughout your space, which naturally disinfects viruses, germs, mildew spores, smells, VOCs, and other microbes.  


Contact us to learn about our current specials and schedule your REME-HALO Whole House Purifier installation. 


The Inside Scoop > Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality 


Inhale, Exhale with ACHV Services 


If you want to keep your family healthy and avoid respiratory issues, your indoor air quality isn’t something to ignore. Installing protective measures like UV lights can kill harmful pathogens that can cause allergies and illness. 


Your loved ones will thank you for making the call. Schedule with ACHV Services today! 

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