What are UV Lights?
UV Lights or ultraviolet air purifiers are installed into the plenum of your air duct system and are usually placed above the A/C evaporator coil. They stay on 24/7 to maximize their effect. Most ultraviolet lamps use UV-C to purify the air. Ultraviolet light helps reduce odors and air pollutants like viruses, bacteria and mold. For whole home purification UV lights are used in conjunction with electronic air cleaners to capture and zap pollutants. They can also help get rid of odors produced from cooking.
Do UV Lights get rid of dust?
No. They are designed to kill viruses, bacteria, mold, etc. UV Lamps do aid in eliminating odors from cooking or pets, especially when used in conjunction with an Electronic Air Cleaner.
Does UV create ozone gas?
Yes. They naturally put out ozone gas, but at a very small rate (0.003 – 0.08 PPM). This is under the OSHA safety limit for indoor air, the FDA limit for medical devices, and the EPA’s limit. We only install UV Lights that have been engineered to put out the lowest ozone as possible.
Do I have to Maintain the Lamp?
Yes. Most bulbs need to be replaced once per year. Some lamps will be effective for up to 2.5 years.
If you would like to add a UV Light to your home or if you need service on an existing unit then please call us at 719-491-2971.
Other Indoor Air Quality Products Include: