In Clearwater, keeping the inside of your home clean and healthy is a complex process that involves various features. One system that you may not realize is beneficial to indoor air quality is the home’s HVAC and ventilation system, particularly the equipment managing the filtering and purifying the surrounding air. Since your HVAC system covers your entire home, keeping the air circulating inside it clean, purified and with little to no contaminants is an excellent option.
A tip to help accomplish this is adding germicidal UV lights inside your HVAC system. Also known as sanitizing or purifying lights, the bulbs give off UV light, a light that contains germicidal properties. Germs, bacteria, mold and viruses are exposed to the light as they enter your HVAC system, and are killed before they can move deeper into your home. We suspect that every Clearwater homeowner will like that!
Continue below to find out the two major reasons you should consider adding UV lights to your home.
Despite the fact there are several up-front costs for installing UV lights, including materials and labor, the maintenance and fee of replacement bulbs is surprisingly low, roughly $100 to $150 a year or so in the Clearwater area. The bulbs last anywhere from 9-14 months determined by usage, so effective maintenance will help you see the best performance from each light, maximizing the overall efficiency of your HVAC system.
As these lights assist in keeping important components of the HVAC system free of potential contaminants, the total life expectancy of your HVAC system will be longer, which over time will save you money. Because your ventilation equipment is some of the most important in your home, keeping it in reliable working shape is a key part of maintaining a home and keeping your indoor air fresh and clean.
If this important system isn’t well-maintained, larger repairs and entire replacements may become necessary as your HVAC equipment struggles to run as efficiently. Routine maintenance is key in preventing these kinds of more costly problems.
Keeping your home a healthy place to exist is more important than ever, and when you install quality UV lights to your home’s HVAC system, you are putting another layer of protection from many potential harmful substances including germs and viruses.
UV light has germicidal qualities, which means it kills germs, bacteria and viruses. These microscopic particles can circulate throughout your home’s vents. With UV lights, however, it halts the makeup of the germs or bacteria so they can’t function or reproduce. With proper installation and maintenance, you could reduce the odds of falling ill while resting in the comfort and privacy of your Clearwater home.
In tandem with more options such as a high MERV-rating air filter or even a HEPA air filter, you can trap and eliminate many of the most Clearwater-area common pollutants, allergens and airborne particles before they enter your home. The cleaner you keep the air in your HVAC system, the healthier it is for your household! A properly designed air filtration and purification system can aide in helping with breathing problems while also reducing the effects of seasonal allergies.
Please remember that the most important tools for staying healthy are proper hygiene behaviors, and the advice of health professionals. For information about how HVAC equipment could potentially benefit the quality of air in your home, speak to an expert technician or with a trustworthy and insured contractor.
There are many different explanations for why adding UV lights. Our knowledgeable, helpful staff will ensure you’re making the right choice for you and your home.
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