Ultraviolet light is used for a variety of processes across fields of science, medicine, and home improvement.
Ultraviolet light has the potential to eliminate the spread of bacteria and mildew.
Technology and home improvement should go hand in hand when it comes to HVAC systems and efficiency. Ultraviolet rays are used for ultraviolet germicidal irradiation which is the removal of bacteria, mold, and other pathogens to increase the air quality of a particular space. This is especially important in your home since allergens, mold, viruses, bacteria, and more pollutants exist. The practice of using UV has been adopted by HVAC professionals in both commercial and residential areas to increase the air quality of both HVAC units and homes. Repeated and continued use of UV lighting in HVAC units decrease the risk of air contamination and possible illness due to exposure to airborne pathogens that are commonly present in heating and cooling systems. When installing UV in your home, considering energy usage, placement, and lifespan are important to consider. Since high pressure lamps will consume more energy than low or medium pressure lamps, choosing the correct lamp for each unit is essential for energy savings. The placement of UV lamps can affect the effectiveness of germicidal irradiation. The intensity and number of lamps will affect the optimum function of the UV lighting inside of the HVAC unit. Regular maintenance and limited lifespan of UV lighting in HVAC units is yet another issue to be aware of. Most UV lamps need to be regularly checked and cleaned and will need to be replaced every one to three years. Hiring a HVAC professional that is properly educated and trained in this area is paramount.