23 Jan Reduce Indoor Allergens with UV Lights This Fall
Fall allergies are just no fun. Out of all the many methods to reduce allergens in your home, the top method is to remove as many of the allergens as possible.
Now, if you’ve tried to reduce indoor allergens before, you know it’s no easy task. When properly maintained, filters in your HVAC system are effective but only up to a point. However, even the best filter lets in a large number of allergens and pollutants through to recycle back into your air.
Are you then doomed to a home full of indoor contaminants that affect your air quality? Thankfully, not! There’s a solution that’s been around for some time but many homeowners aren’t aware of it: ultraviolet (UV) lights.
How UV Lights Work
Ultraviolet lights have been proven to be hugely effective against many different airborne contaminants. They are installed inside the ductwork of a home and will work in two ways to improve indoor air quality:
- Air containing various contaminants moves through your duct system and passes the rays of UV light. The lights then alter the DNA and RNA of the contaminants. This weakens the contaminants so that they can’t grow or reproduce and die off quickly.
- In addition to disinfecting the air from outside pollutants, ultraviolet lights may also help eliminate the natural growth of mold on your HVAC coil and drain pan.
Are UV Lights Safe?
Some homeowners show concerned about the safety of ultraviolet lights. While UV rays from the sun can definitely be damaging, UV air cleaners are installed inside ductwork where they don’t come in contact with your family. UV lights don’t use chemicals or produce ozone, so they are a safe method for removing indoor allergens.
A Two-Pronged Attack
Both UV air cleaners and properly maintained filters can help remove allergens from your home when used alone. Used together, they’re even more effective for getting the indoor air quality you need.
For more information about UV lights or other HVAC concerns, contact us at Airtron Heating & Air Conditioning Houston.