Numerous pollutants can enter the ventilation system in your house and blow through your indoor air: dust, dirt, pollen, dander from pets, dust mites, and various types of chemicals like carbon monoxide and pesticides. One of the most worrying contaminants when it comes to your health is the toxic spores that can come from mold and fungi that often take root inside ductwork. These biological pollutants do not respond to many standard duct cleaning methods, and using chemical fungicides against them will place those toxic chemicals into your air… hardly much of a solution.
However, there is an effective method of remedying the growth of bacterial contaminants inside your ventilation system: UV germicidal lights. Here are reasons we think you should look into installing UV germicidal lights in Wynnewood, PA for your home’s ventilation system when you have trouble with bacterial growths.
Contact our indoor air quality specialists at Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. to find out more about how we can help you keep your vents clean of contamination.
Here is how installing UV germicidal lights benefits you
Professionals fit UV lights into your existing HVAC forced-air system to bathe all the air that passes through the ductwork with short wavelength ultraviolet radiation. This radiation affects cellular organisms by stripping away their nuclei, killing bacteria and preventing it from reproducing. The advantage of this system is that the radiation isn’t dependent on a filter to take care of preventing the spread of bacteria and spores, which are too small for regular mechanical filters to catch. The spread of UV radiation works on all the bacteria that tries to pass through it and eliminates it, no matter the size.
Another advantage of UV lights is that they are safe for your air and household. The use of lights means there are no chemicals placed inside the ducts that will end up entering your home. UV lights leave your air clean of bacterial infections without adding anything to the air. The lights are also positioned so the UV wavelengths will not endanger anyone inside the living spaces.
UV lights are simple for technicians to install and to maintain, and do not require any extensive re-working or re-design of your current ductwork. They will need occasional maintenance and bulb replacement, so make this a part of the routine inspections done on your ventilation system and air conditioner and heater.
Keep in mind that UV lights kill off living organisms inside your ductwork, and will not filter out dust and dirt contamination. You will also need to have a filtration system involved in conjunction with the UV lights to receive a thorough cleaning of your ventilation system.
Contact Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. to talk to our indoor air quality technicians to find out the best way to combine a filtration system and UV germicidal lights in Wynnewood, PA.