Hi-Tech Flu Protection: Using UV Light in Your HVAC at the Office
You may have heard that UV lights in an office HVAC system improve indoor air quality. Here are the facts about UV lights and the benefits they provide.
What are UV Lights?
A UV light emits ultraviolet radiation. This radiation disinfects the air that passes through it. Since all the air in an office circulates through the HVAC system, indoor air quality is improved.
Furthermore, they improve airflow and efficiency. This reduces energy consumption and saves you money on your energy bills. UV lights also reduce wear and tear on your HVAC system, helping it last longer.
What Do UV Lights Help With?
UV lights kill viruses, germs and bacteria. They also control mold and destroy volatile organic compounds. Additionally, they reduce odors in your office.
Ultraviolet radiation was shown to kill viruses, germs and bacteria in 1903. It was first used to treat people with skin infections. It is now used in hospitals, grocery stores and restaurants to sterilize the air.
At Johnson & Johnson Heating and Air Conditioning in Martinsburg, WV, our crew understands how UV lights work with HVAC systems. We install the Warrior UV Light, which is made in the U.S. We also service all the systems we install.
Two Types of UV Lights
The first type of UV light is coil sterilization. This light is installed in the return air duct and operates 24/7. Coil sterilization is the most common type of UV light to be installed.
Air sterilization is the second type of UV light. It’s also installed in the return air duct but only operates when the air handler is blowing. Since it uses reflective surfaces to maximize the light in all directions, it’s more effective than coil sterilization when in operation.
Johnson & Johnson Heating and Air Conditioning installs, repairs and maintains air conditioners and heating systems in homes and businesses. Our services also include indoor air quality solutions, light commercial work, free energy audits and duct cleaning. Please call our office today to find out more or schedule an appointment.