3 Benefits of a Germicidal UV Filter

Did you know that microorganisms could be building up in your HVAC ductwork right now?

If you’ve ever noticed a funky smell when you turn on your air conditioner or furnace, you probably have a build up of the little critters – not a good thing for your respiratory health.

What is a good thing is a germicidal UV light – a device that works with your HVAC system to improve indoor air quality and deliver other benefits to your home and family.

What is a germicidal UV light?

We can’t see Ultraviolet light (UV), and overexposure to it can lead to skin-cancer and blindness. But when it’s delivered by a light bulb into your duct system (it’s usually installed near the supply or return vents), UV light can kill off mold spores, bacteria, viruses, and pollen spores in your home (UV light changes DNA and RNA sequences in microorganisms, which inhibits reproduction and eventually causes the microorganisms to die off). Think of it as a super-powerful air filter capable of catching the tiniest microorganisms that circulate in your home’s air.

3 Key benefits of a germicidal UV light

UV lights are a smart edition to a home’s HVAC system because the provide:

  1. Healthier air – UV lights can reduce indoor-air pollution levels significantly, ensuring a healthy environment without using toxic chemicals.
  2. Continuous operation – UV germicidal lights operate even if the HVAC system is offline, ensuring that your home remains toxin-free 24/7.
  3. Improved efficiency and longer life for your HVAC system – Germicidal UV lights can even extend the life of your home’s heating and cooling systems because the HVAC system’s components work less hard if the air is cleaner.

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