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UV lights are commonly used in medical facilities such as hospitals because of their ability to minimize germs. These lights are now becoming more common in residential homes. When connected to your HVAC system, they reduce microbial buildup on duct surfaces, cooling coils and more. The lights also improve HVAC efficiency and reduce overall maintenance costs in your Woodbridge, Virginia, home.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

UV (ultraviolet) light is invisible to the eye. If we could see it, it would fall onto the color spectrum after the color violet, thus giving it its name — ultraviolet light. UV light is different from other lights because of its high frequency and how it affects organisms. The light disrupts organisms at the cellular level, making it impossible for them to reproduce. This is why UV lights are used for decontamination, and it’s how they improve indoor air quality.

Increase HVAC Energy Efficiency

Over the years, the HVAC unit becomes less energy efficient. This is typically a result of contaminant buildup on the system’s air filters, drain pans, coils and duct surfaces. The greater the buildup, the less efficiently the HVAC unit can operate.

UV lights stop this buildup from becoming worse. By combining UV lights with regular maintenance and HVAC cleaning, you’ll essentially restore your system to perform at optimal efficiency. As a result, you can slash your home’s overall energy consumption by as much as 35 percent.

Reduce Transmission of Diseases

UV lights kill bacteria and viruses. As a result, they help reduce the transmission of diseases. Your home becomes healthier, and your family enjoys cleaner indoor air. UV lights also kill dust mites and other allergens, which is especially of benefit if you suffer from allergies or asthma.

Want to learn more about UV lights and how they can increase energy efficiency, improve indoor air quality and reduce disease transmission? Contact Brennan’s Heating & Air Conditioning at 703-763-0399 today. A service technician can explain the benefits and perform an assessment to determine whether they’re compatible with your HVAC system.

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