Homeowners concerned about indoor air quality can opt for UV lights in New Britain, PA to neutralize harmful airborne particles and make their interior air cleaner. Indoor air is often more polluted than outdoor air because of tight building envelopes that make heating and cooling more efficient. These tight envelopes don’t allow for many fresh air exchanges, leading to a buildup of contaminants in your building.

TCS Heating and Air Conditioning can install an ultraviolet light device integrated into your HVAC system. You’ll have cleaner air with reduced mold, viruses, and bacteria.

New Britain UV Lights Recommendations

Installing an ultraviolet light device in your home can improve air quality in several ways. They are particularly effective at reducing mold and bacteria within your HVAC system, and they also contribute to the longevity of your system.

Installing a UV light in your home provides many advantages, such as the following:
  • Targets and controls microorganism growth
  • Neutralizes airborne allergens
  • Improves respiratory health
  • Keeps HVAC system clean
  • Eliminates unpleasant household odors

Ultraviolet lights are part of an overall HVAC system, not a standalone strategy. Many professionals consider them part of a holistic approach, along with high-quality air filters and proper ventilation to improve indoor air quality.

Two types of UV lights are available for installation in HVAC systems. Your technician can install an air sterilization light in the return air duct of your HVAC system, which will emit a steady stream of UV light. This type of light is ideal if you experience high humidity. Coil sterilization lights, placed near the system’s coil evaporator, kill mold, bacteria, and other organisms present. They work best for systems with microbial growth problems on the coil.

You should always have a technician install and maintain your UV light in an area that minimizes direct exposure to humans. Ultraviolet light from these devices can harm the eyes and skin. As with other HVAC components, they must be regularly maintained to maximize their effectiveness.

TCS Heating and Air Conditioning can check and service your light at the same time as annual system maintenance. UV lights require replacement every two to five years to maintain maximum efficiency, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations.