“You talked a few weeks ago about the UV lights in my system, will that help my dust problem?”
UV lights actually take care of bacteria, growth, anything on that coil and, if it’s powerful enough, anything growing in that unit. It is not going to help your dust problem. When you are looking at these contamination problems you are looking at three levels: dust particles, germs and bacteria, and gases. So, it is going to handle germs and bacteria, which is very important to your health but dust and particles is really handled by filtration.
There are some better filters you can get, also air cleaners you can get to help that problem. I always recommend air cleaning because it is a better filtration than just using a throw away filter. When we look at a duct system a lot of the dirt and dust come in because the duct system is not sealed.
You can actually seal your duct system with the sealing technology that is on the market and that will go a long way to help stop some your dust problems. You are not going to totally eliminate dust but you can improve the chances of not having so much dust by taking those steps in your home.
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Derek Cole is the General Manager of Simmons One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, an independently owned and operated franchise based in Laurinburg, North Carolina since 1953. He has been in the HVAC industry since 2001 and was named the Top 40 under 40 in the HVAC industry by the News magazine and featured in Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise Player Spotlight. Derek has also been seen on CBS, FOX, NBC, ABC, Huffington Post, and Bloomberg Business sharing about One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® and home comfort tips.