Reduce Indoor Allergens with UV Lights

Fall allergies are no laughing matter. With all of the methods out there to reduce allergens in your home, the most effective is simply to remove as many of the allergens as possible.

Now, if you’ve tried to reduce indoor allergens before then you know that it’s a task that’s easier said than done. When properly maintained, filters in your HVAC system are generally effective up to a point. However, even the premium grade filter lets a large number of pollutants and allergens through to recycle back into your air.

Are you then doomed to a home full of indoor contaminants that affect your air quality? Absolutely not! There’s a solution that’s been available to homeowners for a while but many aren’t aware of it: ultraviolet (UV) lights.

How UV Lights Work

Ultraviolet lights have been proven to be greatly effective number of different airborne contaminants. They are most often installed inside the ductwork of your home and perform in two ways to improve indoor air quality:

  1. Air containing various contaminants moves along your ducts to then pass the rays of UV light. The lights will alter the DNA and RNA of the contaminants. This weakens the contaminants so that they no longer grow or reproduce and die off quickly.
  2. In addition to disinfecting the air from outside pollutants, ultraviolet lights help eliminate the natural growth of mold on HVAC coils and drain pans.


Are UV Lights Safe?

Some homeowners can be concerned about the safety of ultraviolet lights. While UV rays from the sun are damaging, UV air cleaners are installed inside ductwork where they don’t come in contact with your family. UV lights don’t use chemicals or produce ozone, so they are a top safe method for removing indoor allergens.

A Two-Pronged Attack

By themselves, both UV air cleaners and properly maintained filters may help remove allergens from your home. Used together, they’re even more effective for getting the indoor air quality you need.


For more information about UV lights or other HVAC concerns, contact us at Airtron Heating & Air Conditioning in Frederick.



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