In Jacksonville, keeping all of your home clean and healthy is a complex process that involves many different features. One system that you may not realize is beneficial to indoor air quality is your HVAC and ventilation system, particularly the equipment managing the filtering and purifying the surrounding air. Because your HVAC system spreads to your entire home, keeping the air circulating inside it clean, purified and free of debris is a great option.
One such way you can help accomplish this is adding germicidal UV lights inside your HVAC system. Also known as sanitizing or purifying lights, these bulbs make UV light, a light that has germicidal properties. Germs, bacteria, mold and viruses are exposed to the light as they enter your HVAC system, and are killed before they can move deeper into your house. We suspect that every Jacksonville homeowner will like that!
Continue below to find out the two major reasons you should consider adding UV lights to your house.
Even though there are some up-front costs for installing UV lights, such as materials and labor, the maintenance and fee of replacement bulbs is surprisingly minimal, around $100 to $150 a year or so in the Jacksonville area. The bulbs last about 9-14 months depending on usage, so effective care will help you see the best performance from each light, enhancing the overall efficiency of your HVAC system.
As these lights work to maintain important components of the HVAC system free of potential growth, the total life span of your HVAC system goes up, which over time will save you money. Because your ventilation equipment is some of the most important in your home, keeping it in reliable working form is a large part of maintaining a home and keeping your indoor air fresh and clean.
If this critical system isn’t receiving proper maintenance, more expensive repairs and entire replacements may become necessary as your HVAC equipment struggles to run as efficiently. Routine maintenance is key in preventing these kinds of more costly problems.
Keeping your home a healthy place to be is more important than ever, and when you install quality UV lights to your home’s HVAC system, you also benefit from adding another layer of protection from a lot of potential harmful substances including germs and viruses.
UV light has germicidal qualities, which means it kills germs, bacteria and viruses. These microscopic particles can circulate throughout your home’s vents. With UV lights, however, it halts the structure of the germs or bacteria so they can’t function or reproduce. With proper installation and maintenance, you could reduce the chances of falling ill while relaxing in the comfort and privacy of your Jacksonville house.
In tandem with other features such as a high MERV-rating air filter or even a HEPA air filter, you can trap and eliminate many of the most Jacksonville-area common pollutants, allergens and airborne particles before they enter your home. The cleaner you keep the air in your HVAC system, the healthier it is for everyone in your home! A well- designed air filtration and purification system can help reduce breathing problems while also reducing the effects of seasonal allergies.
Please remember that the most important tools for staying healthy are appropriate hygiene habits, and the guidance noted by health professionals. For information about how HVAC equipment could potentially benefit the quality of air in your house, speak to an expert technician or with an experienced and insured contractor.
There are many different explanations for why adding UV lights. Our knowledgeable, helpful staff will confirm you’re making the right choice for you and your household.
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