If you suffer from allergies or want to lower your risk of sharing germs with members of your household, you might wonder which option is best for your Carrollton, GA, home. Having germicidal UV lamps integrated directly into your AC equipment is a wise choice for improving your home’s indoor air quality. Read on to find out how they work and the ways they improve your health and well-being.
What Germicidal UV Lamps Are
UV lamps use UV-C energy, which disrupts the nuclei of cells. By integrating them into your home’s air ducts or air handler, these systems rid your home of infectious particles. According to Berkley Labs, these lamps deactivate bacteria and viruses from your home’s air and from droplets inside the ducts or AC system. Putting the lamps inside the ducts or AC equipment sanitizes all the air cooled by the AC.
How Germicidal UV Lamps Work in Your AC Equipment
When UV lamps are installed in your home’s air ducts, the UV-C light irradiates bacteria and viruses within the ducts. This deactivates them before they get blown into your living areas during a cooling cycle. Some of the UV-C light is directed at the drain pan and evaporator coils. This eliminates microbial films and organic growth that cause poor air quality, respiratory problems and decreased cooling capacity.
Benefits of Germicidal UV Lamps
Integration of the UV lamps within your AC system ensures that all of the air you breathe is clean and free of germs. The lamp bulbs last for about one year, and they should be replaced during your annual AC tune-up. The cost of the bulb and the electricity to power it are low. Your improved health and AC efficiency are worth the small investment.
For more information about germicidal UV lamps and how they help keep your home’s air healthy and clean, take a look at Merrell & Associates’ indoor air quality products, or call us today for additional details.