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3 Ways a Germicidal Light Can Help Your Home

Your HVAC system works hard to improve the air quality in your home. It does this by heating or cooling the air, monitoring humidity levels and filtering out some dust and dirt particles. But that does not mean your indoor air quality is great, even with these efforts.

Sometimes your AC needs a little extra help, and a UV germicidal light in Charlottesville, VA, may be just a ticket. It’s a relatively inexpensive investment that offers a variety of benefits. Keep reading to learn more about what a UV germicidal light can offer your home and family, even lightening the load on your HVAC system.

What Is a UV Germicidal Light? 

A UV germicidal light is an addition to your HVAC system that can help to kill germs, bacteria, viruses, and even mold spores. Usually, the light gets installed inside your HVAC system at a point where all airflow into the unit will pass by. It’s a great way to improve your indoor air quality and reduce the chances of getting sick. It also benefits your HVAC system, too.

Fewer Airborne Pathogens

One of the greatest UV germicidal light benefits is the reduction of airborne pathogens. Sure, you will still bring germs, bacteria, and viruses in with you when you come back home. But, the particles will not spread as easily with a UV light destroying any particles that enter your HVAC system. This is especially beneficial if you have kids in daycare and school who bring home a variety of germs. It’s also a great investment for anyone who has a compromised immune system and needs an extra boost to stay well. 

Less Chance of Mold and Mildew

Again, no solution is completely foolproof. But a UV germicidal light also kills mold and mildew spores that get into your HVAC system. And since your HVAC system can be a dark and sometimes moist environment, mold and mildew have the opportunity to thrive if they can get in. If mold and mildew begin to grow inside your HVAC system, that increases the number of spores blowing out into your home, which can negatively affect your health. 

Lightening Your HVAC Load

A UV germicidal light also helps your HVAC system by reducing some of the strain on it. If the air entering your HVAC system has fewer airborne particles, the system doesn’t have to work against them to heat and cool your air. Dust and dirt also have less opportunity to build up in between gears and dry up lubrication that helps parts work so well. 

And when your system is more efficient, it uses less energy. You can save on your monthly energy bills, even if it’s just a little. Plus the reduced strain also means less wear and tear so that your HVAC unit may have fewer repair needs and a longer lifespan. It’s easy to justify the investment when you consider the potential savings. 

We can’t control the weather outside of your home, but we can control the weather inside your home. Contact our team today to schedule an appointment for UV germicidal light installation.

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