UV Lights and Indoor Air Quality

Clean air in Brampton, ON

Ultraviolet (UV) light gets a lot of bad press, not least because it can cause sunburn and premature aging. But did you know it can also clean the air inside your home? The air you breathe while indoors could be up to five times dirtier than the air outside and could be worse if a member of your household smokes or you have poor ventilation. Brampton UV light air purification systems are highly effective at combating contaminants in your air and giving you and your family fresher and healthier air to breathe. But how do they work? Are they worth it? And how do you go about arranging installation? Let’s delve a little deeper to find out.

What Are UV Light Air Purification Systems?

UV light air purification systems use UV-C light to clean the air inside your home. This type of light has electromagnetic properties that are capable of neutralizing contaminants, such as allergens, bacteria, and viruses. You can’t see these microscopic pollutants but they lurk in the air throughout your home. As the pollutants are removed one by one, your air quality will improve.

Where Are UV Lights Systems Installed?

UV light systems are usually installed in your indoor air handler. This is the area in your system that is most prone to a build-up of bacteria and impurities. As the air in your home passes through the UV light, bacteria and allergens are destroyed instantly. UV-C light has the shortest wavelength of all types of UV light and the strongest. It can kill the most microscopic of particles – particles that would slip through air filters with ease. In fact, this type of air purification is 99 percent effective in most homes.

UV Air Purifiers and Indoor Air Quality Testing

UV light systems can be used alone or alongside your HVAC system and an air purifier. Together, these systems will work in harmony to create a more comfortable home with a fresher and healthier air supply. The best way to determine which air purification system will be best for your home is to arrange air quality testing. This process will not only identify the levels of contaminated air but also the source of the problem. From mold and mildew to dust and pollen, so many contaminants can be present in your home air without you realizing it. If anybody in your family suffers from allergies or asthma, air testing could be the start of alleviating their symptoms.

UV Light Cleaners For AC Systems

You can also use UV lights to clean your AC system. The light is directed over the coils of your air conditioner and destroys bacteria in the air as it passes through your system. An AC system that uses UV light technology will also work more efficiently since its performance is not being hampered by mold, bacteria, and other particles that can interfere with its operation.

What Are the Benefits of UV Air Purification?

When installed correctly, UV light systems can dramatically reduce the harmful pathogens that are in the air that you breathe. If you or members of your family suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory conditions, you may that find your symptoms improve with a UV light system installed. The number of viruses and bacteria will also reduce which can help you to avoid colds, coughs, and other illnesses. We’ve also mentioned how a UV system can improve the efficiency of your AC system. So, as you can see UV light installation can really be a win-win for your home.

But Wait, You Can Do Even More…

If you have particularly poor indoor air quality, there are more things you can do to boost the effectiveness of your UV lights system and clean your air even further.

Here are some further steps you can take to make your air sweeter:
  • Install a whole-home air cleaner
  • Insulate windows and doors
  • Staying on top of filter changes
  • Arrange regular HVAC maintenance
  • Install whole-home humidity control

Only the Best UV Lights Systems For Our Customers

At Pinnacle Group, we understand that you’ll be naturally concerned about your indoor air quality. That’s why we’ve chosen some of the best UV light systems on the market today. The Fresh-Aire APCO® system, for example, is a leader in its category. Using EverCarbonTM technology, this system neutralizes odors and toxic pollutants before they make their way into your home environment. Germicidal UV-C light prevents the growth of mold and will help your HVAC system to function more efficiently. In short, it’s one of the best investments you can make for your home.

If you’d like to find out more about our UV light air purification systems or any of our indoor air quality services here in Brampton and the surrounding areas, speak to our team at Pinnacle Group today. We’d be delighted to tell you more!