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In this day and age, having clean indoor air is a top priority. With spring and summer right around the corner, so are high pollen counts in Ballard, CA. If you already have an air filtration system in place for catching particles like dust, you can take it a step further by adding a UV light. Read on to learn how a UV light system works to improve your indoor air quality.

What Are UV Lights?

UV stands for ultraviolet. Light in the ultraviolet spectrum can break down the DNA of things like mold, bacteria, and viruses, rendering them harmless. UV lights use short-wave ultraviolet light, also called UV-C, to remove biological contaminants from your home.

Regular air filters catch large particles such as dust, pet dander, and some allergens. But they cannot remove most biological contaminants from the air inside your home. That is where UV lights come in.

UV lights are typically installed near the condenser coils of your system. This is because the area that houses the condenser coils is subject to moisture buildup, which can lead to the growth of mold and mildew. Once mold or mildew begins growing on your condenser coil, it spreads around your home. In addition to causing health problems, this mold can reduce the efficiency of your condenser coils. The effects of this are usually reduced cooling capabilities and overheating of the system.

UV lights can also be installed in your return and supply vents to purify the air as it returns to and exits your system. One of our qualified professionals at Crocker Refrigeration, Heating & Air can help you determine the best setup for your needs.

How Do UV lights Work?

UV lights create electromagnetic energy. When the DNA or RNA of living organisms comes into contact with electromagnetic energy, it undergoes mutations and results in cell death. So, when viruses, mold, mildew, and allergens come into contact with UV light, they are deactivated and lose their ability to reproduce. UV lights can also help to eliminate certain types of gases and VOCs that commonly lead to unpleasant odors.

UV lights are extremely effective at removing viruses and bacteria from your home’s air. When you combine this technology with traditional air filtration methods, the result is superior air quality. You can effectively eliminate the chances of viruses spreading throughout your home, prevent mold growth, and help eliminate unpleasant odors.

Your UV Light Experts

If you live in Ballard or the surrounding area and want to improve your indoor air quality, give us a call at Crocker Refrigeration, Heating & Air. We can help you determine your UV light needs and properly install them. In addition to UV lights, we offer a number of other indoor air quality solutions, including filtrations systems and electrostatic filters. Call today to schedule a consultation with one of our experts.

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