What are UV Air Treatment Systems?

November 9, 2016

Did you know that there are areas of your HVAC system where mold and bacteria like to hang out? These organisms can start to grow in the indoor coil and drain pan of your air conditioning unit and impact airflow and efficiency. Not to mention, these organisms can also become airborne, negatively affecting the air that you and your family breathe.

A UV air treatment system is designed to kill the mold and bacteria that collect in the moist environment of your home or office HVAC system. Using the natural power of UV light, these systems help significantly improve indoor air quality while keeping your HVAC equipment running efficiently.

Benefits of Ultraviolet Air Treatment Systems

Whether they are hard at work in the office, relaxing at home, or running errands at various stores, many people spend the majority of their day inside. What they may not consider is that indoor air is often just as dirty (or dirtier) than the air outside. Every time you enter your home from outdoors, you may be tracking in mold, bacteria, dust, dander, pollen, and other organisms that can impact the quality of the air you breathe. Ultraviolet air treatment systems help improve indoor air quality by killing airborne bacteria and germs that pass through your ductwork.

You may be wondering if your home or office needs an ultraviolet air treatment system. A germicidal UV lamp can help those who suffer from asthma, allergies, frequent cold and flu symptoms, headaches, runny nose, sore throat, itchy or watery eyes, and even fatigue. In fact, a single UV lamp model kills up to 70% of airborne bacteria in your air conditioning system while a coil irradiation model kill sup to 99.9% of surfaced mod on your cooling coil and other central AC components.

In addition to improving indoor air quality, these UV systems also protect your heating and cooling equipment and can improve the performance of your HVAC system. This is because particle buildup can restrict airflow and cause your system to work harder than it needs to when heating or cooling your home.

Carrier Germicidal UV Lamps

Carrier, a leader and innovator in home comfort systems, offers Germicidal UV Lamps as part of their Performance™ Series. These lamps kill mold and bacteria that start to grow on the indoor coil of your air conditioning unit. By eliminating these organisms, the UV lamps not only improve your home’s indoor air quality, but also increase system performance by allowing your system to run more efficiently. As a Carrier dealer, Brody Pennell can help you choose and install the Carrier Germicidal UV lamps that are a fit for your home comfort needs.

UV air treatment systems can be extremely effective at helping purify the air in your home or office, making it possible for everyone to breathe a bit easier. However, these systems are only effective if they are the right system for your home or office space and if they are installed properly in your HVAC system.

If you are interested in installing a UV air treatment system or any other indoor air quality product in your home, contact us today. Our HVAC experts will help you find the IAQ products and systems that are right for you and your home comfort needs.


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Brody Pennell

Since 1945, Brody Pennell Heating & Air Conditioning is the committed to helping homeowners in the greater Los Angeles area experience total home comfort. In 2021, the readers of the Los Angeles Times voted Brody Pennell the Best HVAC Company in the area.

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