Bacteria and viruses aren’t only found on surfaces such as countertops and doorknobs in your home. They’re also found in the air. Mold, dust mites and pet dander are also common indoor air contaminants. Referred to as bioaerosols, they significantly contribute to poor indoor air quality. Consider using UV lights to combat these unwanted microorganisms in your Florida home.
There are multiple reasons you should take indoor air quality seriously:
- The average American spends the vast majority of his or her time indoors.
- Indoor air pollution can be significantly worse than outdoor air pollution.
- About half of all illnesses are caused or worsened by poor air quality.
Germicidal lights use intense UV light to critically injure bioaerosols and prevent any further growth. There are many factors that affect their efficiency such as temperature, relative humidity, air velocity and duct reflectivity, so it’s best to have them professionally installed. UV light systems are usually installed in the HVAC system, so any airborne bioaerosols will stream past the UV light. In addition to reducing bioaerosols, this helps keep your furnace clean and running efficiently. This can be important in the hot and humid climate of South Florida as air conditioner coils are especially vulnerable to biological contaminants.
It’s important to remember that UV lights don’t remove non-organic particles from your indoor air, so you’ll want to use your germicidal light system in tandem with a high-efficiency filtering process.
For more information about germicidal lights or any other HVAC-related topics, please contact us at NisAir Air Conditioning & Heating. We provide dependable services to Palm Beach, Indian River and Martin counties.