No one likes the idea of pollutants floating around in their home’s air, but homeowners often don’t take any steps to prevent the problem. What many of them don’t realize is that the solution could be as easy as installing germicidal lights within their HVAC system.
Germicidal Lights vs. Organic Pollutants
In a fair fight, organic pollutants have no chance against these high-intensity lights. Once exposure occurs, the molecular bonds of the pollutants quickly break down, rendering them harmless. This is great for the health of your family, especially those who may suffer from asthma and other respiratory issues.
Installation for Better Indoor Air Quality
If your goal is to eliminate the pollutants in your air, installation will be done within your HVAC system so that air is treated as it passes through your home’s ductwork. This will help eliminate the majority of airborne particles in your air and works even if your equipment is only set to “fan.”
Installation for HVAC Longevity
The second area of installation is intended to directly treat the indoor coils and condensate pan of your HVAC system for prevention of mold and mildew. This technique will improve your system’s efficiency and prolong its expected life span.
The bulbs used in a germicidal light system don’t last forever, and it’s important to replace them on a regular schedule. Although installation of germicidal lights should be conducted by a professional, you can conduct the replacement of the bulbs yourself. If you’re using the lights to remove pollutants from your air as they travel through your home’s ductwork, replacement once a year is sufficient to retain their effectiveness. And for those being used to treat your HVAC system’s components, once every two years will suffice. Just make sure you don’t go much longer than that or the light system could become damaged.
For more expert advice on how to use germicidal lights effectively or for other home comfort questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the friendly HVAC professionals at Roth Heating & Cooling. We’ve been serving the needs of Portland and its surrounding areas since 1976.