How UV Lights for HVAC Can Help You Stay Healthy

UV lights can help eliminate harmful bacteria and viruses

When you think of ultraviolet lights, the sun probably comes to mind first. But they have more uses than just adding color to your skin—believe it or not, they are also helpful to your heating and cooling systems. The indoor air quality experts at River City Heating & Air Conditioning explain how UV lights for HVAC units can benefit both your comfort and your health below.

How Do UV Lights Work?

Harmful microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, and mold live and thrive in dark, moist environments like your A/C’s inner coils. When you install UV lights within your ductwork or near those coils, the rays zap those pollutants away and sterilize the area with an ionizing charge.

Benefits of UV Lights for HVAC

Fewer Illnesses

Organisms like mold and bacteria are notorious for causing nasty illnesses. UV lights eliminate those pollutants before they circulate with your air and make you sick.

Better Airflow

In addition to flowing through your home, pollutants like mold and bacteria can build up inside your air ducts. Over time, that blockage can hinder airflow, putting more pressure on your HVAC systems to move air past them. That stress can lead to system breakdowns, and the lack of circulating air can cause comfort problems across the house. By zapping away those built-up contaminants, UV lights can keep everything running the way it should.

Increased Energy Efficiency

Without anything in your ducts blocking air—and without microorganisms affecting working parts—your heating and cooling systems can operate smoothly. That efficiency can help you save on energy bills every month.

For the Best HVAC UV Lights, Count on River City

From installing these lights to tuning up your furnace or A/C, the pros at River City will do whatever it takes to keep you comfortable. Simply call our team today at 507-454-7689 or contact us online and leave your air quality needs to us.

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