Indoor air quality is an important issue that many people are just beginning to understand. It’s natural to assume that you’re entering a safe and clean space when you go into your home, but in reality, there is a good chance that your indoor air is more polluted than the air outside. Your HVAC system is often a big contributor to the issue, since it can continuously spread contaminants through your home. However, there is a solution: UV filters. Could they be the answer for your home? Here is what you need to know.
How do UV filters work?
UV filters can be placed directly inside your HVAC system. There are two kinds of UV filters that are used in most residential systems. Coil UV sterilization looks like a stock light and is installed near the return air duct responsible for sterilizing the handler coil. The light is always on, so it is always sterilizing. However, the light cannot sterilize moving air. For that, you will need a UV air sterilization unit, which is installed in the return air duct. When your system cycles on, the UV system cycles on as well, to sterilize the air that moves through the ducts.
What are the benefits of using UV filters?
UV filters can dramatically improve the air quality in your home. They reduce mold, bacteria, and VOCs—all common causes of bad odors. They will cut back on the cold and flu germs that are circulated through the home when someone is ill, and they can stop algae growth in condensation drain lines, which will prevent clogs. Additionally, they keep coils cleaner, so that your HVAC works efficiently.
Are there any disadvantages?
UV filters that clean moving air can be expensive, but they are the most effective for HVACs. They can also cause drain pans and flex ducts to wear out faster than they would normally.
To find out if a UV filter or UV Air purification can help you achieve better indoor air quality in Tucson, call B & J Refrigeration Inc. – Heating and Cooling. Talk to a team member today by calling (520) 355-4857.