Installing UV lights in your air conditioning system is simple, although most people should leave it in the hands of a professional. The biggest advantage of installing UV lights is that they can dramatically improve your home's indoor air quality and help prevent you and your family from getting sick. We recommend that you install a UV light system designed to disinfect the air in the return air duct of the air conditioner. Mounting UV lights in all ducts of the system will require more work and it's not recommended.
UV lights can also be of great help to anyone with severe allergies or respiratory illnesses such as asthma and COPD. This means that UV lights are also a great way to limit your future repair needs and, potentially, extend the life of your HVAC system.
UV HVAClights are relatively affordable, especially compared to air filtration systems, such as air purifiers and filters. Once installed, UV lights require very little maintenance and only need attention when they need to be cleaned or replaced.
UV HVAC lights are worth it if you or your family has allergies or illnesses caused by germs or particles that no other tool can remedy. This usually works best with large systems where there is enough space to install the UV luminaires. A final advantage of installing UV-C lamps in an air conditioning system is that they also destroy volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which cause unpleasant odors reminiscent of tobacco smoke. Even if your HVAC system has a high-quality air filter, adding UV light will help kill microorganisms and bacteria that may be small enough to pass through the filter.
With less mold and mildew circulating through the air conditioning system thanks to a UV light unit, drain pipes are also less likely to clog, one of the most common air conditioning problems. You should seriously consider installing a UV air purifier built into the ducts when you or your family suffer from allergies or respiratory problems.