When added to your home’s heat, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, ultraviolet (UV) devices offer many benefits.

Here are 3 benefits to adding a UV light air purifying system to your HVAC system.

1. Better Airflow

UV-C technology has been used in air purifiers and HVAC systems dating back to the mid-1990s— a time when UV lamps became the answer for improving the indoor quality of air from home. 

UV lighting is quite the underrated—and often misunderstood—technology that homeowners don’t often know is even an option. The technology works to prevent the bacterial buildup on air filters, drain pans, duct surfaces, and cooling coils. 

The way it works is that it minimizes the contaminants that otherwise would build up in your HVAC system’s ductwork, eventually causing your system to work much harder than it needs to. By eliminating potential biofilm growth and buildup of contaminants and other organic materials, airflow and heat exchange are dramatically improved. 

2. More Energy (and Cost!) Efficiency 

UV lighting helps restore your HVAC system’s performance back to its most optimal levels, and in turn, helps reduce your home’s overall energy consumption (and who doesn’t love saving on their energy bill?)

HVAC systems without UV lighting— as we mentioned before— tend to work harder over time because of the buildup in their ducts. This leads to an increased need for constant maintenance— the bills for which will add up quickly.  

Installing a UV device for your HVAC system will significantly save you time (spent on calling maintenance workers!), energy, and money in the long run. 

3. Prevent Disease

A key benefit to UV lighting in your HVAC system is that it assists in minimizing the transmission of disease, keeping your family healthier in the long run.

Although your HVAC system is designed for indoor air circulation throughout your home, it unfortunately doesn’t keep it from circulating airborne viruses and bacteria. 

The UV lighting not only eliminates the gunk and buildup on the air filter and duct surfaces, but also kills all microorganisms and pathogens that would thrive in your HVAC system under normal conditions.