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At Real Duct Cleaning, we often use ultraviolet (or UV) light in air duct cleaning, maintenance, and prevention, as a way to sterilize and improve the air quality within a building’s HVAC system.

UV light, particularly in the UV-C spectrum, has germicidal properties, which means it can effectively kill or inactivate microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and mold spores.

When installed in air ducts or HVAC systems, UV lights are typically placed near the coils and the air handler.

This placement allows the UV light to target areas where moisture accumulates, and which are common breeding grounds for mold and bacteria.

The UV light shines on these surfaces, helping to prevent the growth of these and other microorganisms.

Some of the benefits of using UV light in HVAC systems as we do includes:

Reduced Microbial Growth:

UV lights can significantly reduce the amount of mold and bacteria in the air ducts. One study found UV lights reduced the amount of mold and bacteria in a home by 97%. Another found that air purifiers with a UV light reduced airborne flu virus spores by 90 percent.

Improved Air Quality

By controlling the growth of mold and bacteria, UV lights help to purify the air, which can be particularly beneficial for individuals with allergies or respiratory issues.

Enhanced System Efficiency

By keeping the HVAC components clean from mold and biofilms, UV lights help maintain the efficiency of the air conditioner, which can lead to lower energy costs.

Reduced Illness/Allergic Reactions

By eliminating a significant portion of the airborne pathogens, UV lamps may help to reduce the spread of illnesses and alleviate allergic reactions caused by poor indoor air quality.

UV Light isn’t the only technique we use to do these things or to accomplish improved indoor air quality, but it does help.

It’s important to note that while UV lights can be effective in improving air quality, they should be used as part of a comprehensive approach to air duct maintenance, which includes regular cleaning and filter changes.

Cleaner Ducts, Better Air

For cleaner ducts, better air, and overall improvements in your home’s indoor atmosphere, call the experts at Real Duct Cleaning. With more than 25 years of combined experience and service, we’ll help you determine whether or not you and your home might benefit from Real Duct Cleaning, as well as find the perfect long-term solution to better air.