Why Should You Consider Adding UV Lights to Your Residence?

In Dallas, keeping the inside of your home clean and healthy is a complex task that involves various features. One system that you may not realize is beneficial to indoor air quality is the home’s HVAC and ventilation system, particularly the equipment taking care of filtering and purifying the adjacent air. Because your HVAC system extends to your entire home, keeping the air circulating inside it clean, purified and free of debris is a wise option. 

One such way you can help accomplish this is with the installation of germicidal UV lights inside your HVAC system. Also known as sanitizing or purifying lights, the bulbs produce UV light, a light that offers germicidal properties. Germs, bacteria, mold and viruses are exposed to the light as they go into your HVAC system, and are killed before they can move deeper into your home. We suspect that every Dallas homeowner will like that!  

Read on to find out the two major reasons you might consider adding UV lights to your home. 

It’s Going to Provide Long-lasting Savings 

Even though there are some up-front costs for installing UV lights, such as materials and labor, the maintenance and cost of replacement bulbs is surprisingly low, around $100 to $150 a year or so in the Dallas area. The bulbs last anywhere from 9-14 months depending on usage, so effective maintenance will ensure you achieve the best results from each light, enhancing the overall efficiency of your HVAC system. 

As these lights assist in keeping important components of the HVAC system free of potential contaminants, the total life expectancy of your HVAC system extends, 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 state is a big part of maintaining a home and keeping your indoor air fresh and clean. 

If this main system isn’t well-maintained, bigger repairs and entire replacements may become necessary as your HVAC equipment struggles to run as efficiently. Routine maintenance is a good step in preventing these kinds of more costly problems. 

UV Lights Have Health Benefits 

Keeping your home a healthy place to exist is more important than ever, and when you incorporate quality UV lights to your home’s HVAC system, you could be inserting another layer of protection from a variety of potential harmful elements including germs and viruses. 

UV light has germicidal qualities, which means it destroys germs, bacteria and viruses. These microscopic particles can circulate throughout your home’s vents. With UV lights, however, it breaks down the formation of the germs or bacteria so they can’t function or reproduce. With proper installation and maintenance, you could reduce the likelihood of getting sick while relaxing in the comfort and privacy of your Dallas home. 

In tandem with more options such as a high MERV-rating air filter or even a HEPA air filter, you can trap and destroy many of the most Dallas-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 you and your family! A properly designed air filtration and purification system can aide in helping with breathing problems while also reducing the effects of seasonal allergies. 

Please remember that the best steps for staying healthy are proper hygiene habits, and the information from health professionals. For additional ideas how HVAC equipment could potentially benefit the quality of air in your indoor space, 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 ensure you’re making the right choice for you and your home. 

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