5 Benefits of Installing HVAC UV Lights

Jul 20, 2020

5 Benefits of Installing HVAC UV Lights

Have you considered installing ultraviolet (UV) lights inside your commercial HVAC system? They’ve been used for decades in hospitals and other facilities where sanitation is critical. Not only can UV lights reduce or prevent microorganisms from circulating within the ductwork, but they can also improve indoor air quality. Check out our list of benefits below to learn more.

Improve Airflow and Efficiency

Over time, the parts inside your HVAC system can become coated with dirt, germs, and pollutants, meaning it will have to work harder to achieve the desired output. This can increase your energy consumption and cause unwanted wear and tear on your unit. With the right UV lights, you can restore system capacity by up to 35 percent.

Reduce Volatile Organic Compounds

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are all around us and include both human-made and naturally occurring compounds. VOCs have a direct impact on the quality of the air in your building, which means they affect your health too. By installing UV lights, you can reduce or eliminate VOCs from your indoor air.

Disease Prevention

Your HVAC system circulates the air in your office, which means it also circulates airborne bacteria and viruses. UV lighting can prevent the buildup of organic material on your system’s interior mechanics, killing pathogens and other microorganisms that would normally thrive in an HVAC system.

Reduce Allergens

UV light systems eliminate allergens from your HVAC unit in the same way that they kill germs. Dust, dust mites, mold, and mildew can all be controlled through proper placement of a UV light system, reducing sneezing, wheezing, and other allergy-related symptoms.

Reduce Clogging in Your
Condensate Drain Line

HVAC units produce moisture from within. Over time, moisture can build up and clog your condensate line, which can shut off your whole AC system. UV lights help reduce moisture, which can, in turn, keep your condensate drain line from clogging.

When you’re ready to explore UV technology for your building or facility, contact us. (540) 982-1873 or gjhservice@gjhopkins.com

Hopkins | Lacy has provided reliable, top-quality service since 1922 and is one of Virginia’s largest and most respected full-service mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) contractors. We can provide the complete MEP life cycle by offering specialty services such as design-build, BIM coordination, fabrication, controls, construction, and preventative maintenance. As a 100 percent employee-owned company, we maintain a staff of dedicated, experienced personnel who are committed to the highest standards of integrity, quality, and performance.

Functioning as a business unit of the Branch Group, we serve clients throughout Virginia. Learn more at www.gjhopkins.com.


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