Do UV Lights Improve Indoor Air Quality?

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A question we get asked all the time is, “will UV lights improve our air quality?” The short answer is YES!

It’s crucial to stop harmful bacteria, mold, mildew, and other contaminants from entering your home or property. Adding UV lamps to your HVAC filtration system is another layer of defense to protect you and your loved ones and improve the indoor air quality of your home.

How do UV Lamps Work?

UV light filters, or Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, deactivates the DNA of viruses and bacteria, effectively eliminating them and their ability to multiply. Ultraviolet lights come in three wavelength ranges on the light spectrum. In terms of UV lights used in HVAC systems, we are talking about UV-C wavelengths, which are the most effective at reducing airborne microorganisms.

UV-C lights are great because they are a non-chemical way to sanitize and disinfect. When installed with your HVAC air handler, the UV light system will kill microbes as air passes through your system. These contaminants include:

  • Viruses
  • Germs
  • Mold spores
  • Chemicals
  • Cooking smells
  • Pet odors
  • Tobacco smoke

Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

At One Hour Heating and Air, we use high-quality OxyQuantum® LED UV-C lights to help eliminate and reduce harmful contaminants in your air. UV lights can dramatically reduce and control odors, mold, viruses, bacteria, and airborne toxic gases in your home. While improving indoor air quality, this system creates healthier air for your family and reduces symptoms of allergies and asthma.

Using these products in conjunction with UV lights can transform your HVAC system into a whole house air treatment center:

  • MicroPower Guard® — These air filters remove 99% of airborne particles that can contaminate your indoor air, making it safer and more comfortable for your family to breathe.
  • HEPA filter systems— HEPA filters provide hospital-clean air in your home through more advanced airflow and air cleaning. This level of air cleaning is not available through standard, pleated filters. HEPA filters also help protect your HVAC system.

Indoor Air Quality Experts

Our indoor air quality experts can convert your heating and cooling system into one that improves your health and well-being. Contact One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating® of Miami today to have our professionals install a UV light system in your home.