April 5, 2021
Woman enjoying indoor air quality

UV lights are a safe way to improve the indoor air quality of your home. They’re used to prevent the spread of viruses, bacteria, and other microorganisms throughout your home.

How Do UV Lights Work?

A technician installs the UV lights in the air handlers near the evaporator coils of your air conditioning system. The lights kill bacteria, viruses, mold, and fungi that pass through. The lights don’t restrict airflow.

UV lights are a chemical-free way to clean the air in your home. Unlike disinfectants, UV lights don’t introduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into your home. VOCs can cause minor to serious health issues. Spray disinfectants also don’t stay in the air for very long.

Are UV Lights Effective?

UV lights are a proven way to kill microorganisms. They’ve been used in hospitals for years as a germicide. Food services companies also use them to keep things sterile.

Your air conditioner not only cools the air in your home but also removes humidity. However, humidity can collect on the evaporator coils. The coils have a drain pan below them, which empties into a drainpipe. Mold and mildew can grow in the drain pan, which reduces the air quality in your home. UV lights prevent this situation.

Quick Comfort of Lincoln, IL, installs UV lights and other indoor air quality solutions. We back all our work with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

Is There Maintenance Involved?

UV lights lose their effectiveness after about a year, so they need to be replaced. When an HVAC technician tunes up your heating and cooling system, they will replace the UV lights for you. Replacing the lights will maintain the effectiveness of eliminating microorganisms. You should change the filter in your HVAC system regularly to get the most benefit out of UV lights.

Quick Comfort repairs and installs furnaces, heat pumps, packaged systems, and air conditioners. We also provide maintenance for them. Our company also offers a refrigeration service. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment.

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