Ultraviolet (UV) lights for HVAC systems are commonly known as ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) systems. UVGI systems produce the same ultraviolet light that’s present in the sunshine. This light destroys germs or molds clinging to the inside of your ductwork or on your coils.
This is the most common type of light system that’s installed near the air conditioner’s indoor evaporator coil and shines constantly to prevent mold and bacteria from building up on or around the coil.
This system is designed to kill microbes in your air. It’s installed in the return air duct and turns on only when the heating or cooling system is running. It purifies all the air passing through it which reduces the risk of microbial buildup on your components. In humid climates like we have here in South Mississippi your evaporator coil is at a greater-than-average risk of getting wet and developing mold. A UVGI system reduces the number of active mold spores on the coil and in the air.
Who needs UVGI
If someone in your household has:
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Weakened immune system
Any additional air purification can pay off especially during cold and flu season for your whole family!
Improved HVAC efficiency
A decrease in energy costs
Improved air quality
Reduces clogging in the condensation drain line
If you’re considering having an HVAC UV light installed, Call Honest Air and Heating to advise you on which type of system works best for your HVAC system at 228-697-0098 and for additional information and pricing!