When you think about ultra violet aka UV lights, you may think of the sun’s UVA, UVB or UVC rays. The UVA and UVB are the rays that cause sunburn. UVC rays on the other hand are emitted by the sun only to be blocked by the earth’s ozone layer which results in UVC rays never actually reaching earth’s surface. Simply put, you won’t be exposed to UVC rays from the sun, the only way to be exposed to it would be from an artificial source like a light or lamp.
So, what’s the hype with UVC lights? Well, it has been found that UVC lights produce germicidal benefits and can actually eliminate microorganisms. The FDA considers UVC radiation to be a “known disinfectant for air, water and nonporous surfaces.” It is likely you have seen ultra violet lights used in places like hospitals and spas or even in certain household appliances like air purifiers to protect against mold growth and bacteria. But have you ever considered UV lights for your air conditioner system? Did you know UV lights for HVAC are a thing? When UV lights are used in your HVAC system they can help:
Installing ultra violet lights in your air conditioning unit serves as another layer of protection and peace of mind for your family. How does it work? If you are considering or have decided to get UV lights installed in your HVAC unit the process is simple. An experienced technician would install ultraviolet lamps in your ductwork. When the air comes through the lights the UVC rays go into action producing many of the above benefits. Another option is to install UV lights right above the coils in the unit to prevent mold growth.
So, the question remains, are UV lights for HVAC worth the investment for your Tampa Bay home? Ultimately it is a personal decision only you can make (with the help of an experienced HVAC technician). Cost will vary from home to home, but Mason Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. is here to present you with options and help you determine if they are worth the investment. For many the answer is yes, it is worth the cost based on both the health and money-saving benefits UV lighting in your HVAC system can provide.
If you have more questions about UV HVAC lights, or just want to learn more about the benefits and cost, call the professionals at Mason Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. at 727-433-9853 or schedule an appointment online.