What Does an UV Light Do for HVAC?
Our air conditioners, heat pumps and ventilation systems are not designed to kill germs, bacteria or viruses. The inside of your air conditioning system is a dark and humid place that can quickly turn into a science experiment. Germicidal or UV lights are engineered to prevent just that!
If you’re like most people, you don’t know how to properly maintain an HVAC system. And it’s really tough to know what’s going on inside the system. The Lightstick and Lightstick Plus are designed to keep your HVAC system free of mold, bacteria and viruses with germicidal UV-C light, giving you peace of mind year-round.
It’s important to consider UV-C as just one part of the air purification process because there is no guarantee pathogens will remain under the light long enough. We recommend combining it with a whole-home air purifier and high-efficiency air filter.
Why You Should Get a Whole-Home Purification System: Improve indoor air quality with a whole-home purifier and minimize the pollution in your living space. Targeting and removing any kind of contaminant is one way to reduce harmful substances around you, which can have an impact on all aspects related to your health. You can learn more here →
The Best UV Light for HVAC Home Systems (Buying Guide)
An UV light is obviously a great way to protect your HVAC system from the buildup of bacteria and mold. But how do you know which UV light is best for your system? There are a few factors to consider before you go shopping. Your UV light needs to be compatible with your HVAC unit in order to be effective. It must be powerful enough to clean the surface it’s sitting on and emit an appropriate wavelength that will kill off any germs that may linger. Additionally, the light needs to be the correct size and shape to fit on or in your unit. Make sure you read reviews, customer feedback and ask questions before making a purchase!
The most important factor in the performance of your UV light will be its placement and positioning. It needs to be placed in a spot where it can easily reach all of the surfaces in your HVAC system. The light should also be directed at the coils or damp areas to ensure that all of the bacteria and mold are eradicated.
For this type of product, we strongly recommend that you consult with your local IAQ expert before making a final decision or purchase.