The importance of indoor air quality, also known as IAQ, cannot be stressed enough. IAQ has a direct impact on human health and well-being. One technology that can be used to create healthier indoor air is UV (ultraviolet) lights. UV lights have been shown to effectively eliminate harmful pathogens, improve overall air quality, and provide other health benefits. At Variable Comfort Solutions, we install UV lighting throughout homes in the Huntington, WV area. We are always happy to meet with homeowners who are interested in learning more about installing UV lighting in their homes.

These are just a few of the benefits of installing UV lights in your home.

Banish Harmful Pathogens

Did you know that UV lights, particularly in the 200-280 nm spectrum, can destroy a variety of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and mold? When installed in HVAC systems or air purifiers, UV lights work by disrupting the DNA/RNA of the pathogens and making it impossible for them to replicate. In turn, these pathogens die off. Killing airborne illnesses and infections creates a healthier environment for you and your family.

Limit Allergy and Asthma Triggers

If you suffer from allergies or asthma, then you know how debilitating it can be to sneeze, cough, and feel under the weather almost constantly. Allergy and asthma sufferers typically experience triggers year-round. Keeping your indoor air quality high limits the number of allergens present. UV lights can, therefore, alleviate allergy and asthma symptoms, providing serious and long-lasting relief. UV lights can also limit the growth of mold and mildew, which are both common triggers for asthma and allergy sufferers.

Limit Mold and Mildew Growth

Mold and mildew thrive in damp and dark environments, making them common problems in areas with poor ventilation or high humidity levels. They are also dangerous to both your home and your health. Mold and mildew growth negatively affect everyone, regardless of whether or not you have an existing respiratory condition. Mold and mildew also damage the structural integrity of your home and can lead to costly remediation. UV lights installed in the HVAC system or air purifier prevent mold and mildew growth by sterilizing the air and the home surfaces where the microorganisms would grow. By disrupting the reproductive cycle of mold spores, the UV lights make it difficult to colonize and spread.

Odor Elimination

Unpleasant odors caused by cooking, smoke, pets, and other sources can linger in indoor spaces. Unwanted odors make everyone uncomfortable. UV lights help you enjoy your space again by neutralizing odor-causing molecules. This process works because the UV light breaks down the chemical bonds in the odors in a process called photolysis. You won’t need air fresheners or scent sprays anymore. Instead, you’ll have a naturally fresh, clean home free of any odors.

Better Energy Efficiency

UV lights also contribute to better energy efficiency in HVAC systems. Keeping the cooling coils and components free from microbial contaminants, the UV lights help the system with airflow leading to better air conditioning and heating performance. The better airflow reduces the workload on the HVAC system, which means that your system needs less energy to function and therefore your utility costs will lower. So not only do you get cleaner air, but you also get greater energy savings.

Longevity of the HVAC Machine

Your HVAC unit will last longer thanks to UV light installation. By preventing microbial growth on critical components such as coils, drip pans, ductwork, and other pieces, your HVAC machine will last longer. You won’t need to buy a new unit for many years and you also won’t be stuck with as many repair bills. Microbial buildup can lead to corrosion, clogging, and reduced efficiency, causing premature wear and tear on equipment. UV lights keep surfaces clean and free from biofilm, as well as other contaminants.

Contact Us Today

Ready for a UV light installed in your home? Contact Variable Comfort Solutions and we’ll bring our state-of-the-art, customizable UV light system to your home. While we’re there, we can also take care of any heating or air conditioning issues. With our expertise and attention to detail, you can trust us to deliver reliable solutions tailored to your specific needs, leaving you with peace of mind and a healthier living environment.

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