Installing germicidal UVC lights in your commercial HVAC unit’s air handler can help keep your patients, tenants, and customers safe by eliminating airborne virus droplets, mold, and mildew. UVC lights installed within the enclosed air handler space reduce the risk of skin burns and radiation exposure that duct and vent lights may present. If improving indoor air quality is important to you, have UV lights professionally installed within your HVAC system by Service First AC Repair & Plumbing in San Antonio or New Braunfels, Texas.
If you own a business, apartment complex, hotel, or doctor’s office, or vacation rental, learn more about the benefits of UVC lights in your HVAC system.
Benefits of Germicidal UVC Light
UVC light bulbs improve indoor air quality tremendously by eliminating mold and mildew and deactivating germs and virus particles. Other benefits include:
- Deactivating viral particles and bacteria in the air
- Disinfecting liquids with high water content
- Sanitizing nonporous surfaces like flooring tile and furniture
- Disinfecting the air handler, vents, and inside ductwork inside HVAC system
According to the FDA,
“UVC radiation is a known disinfectant for air, water, and nonporous surfaces. UVC radiation has effectively been used for decades to reduce the spread of bacteria, such as tuberculosis.”— FDA, February 1, 2021
Risks of Installing UV Lights Yourself
We highly recommend that you hire a professional HVAC company to install germicidal lights. Improper installation could put your customers, patients, or tenants at risk of radiation exposure. Exposing people’s skin to the low level of radiation for an extended amount of time could cause eye damage and sunburn. If you don’t know how and where to install the bulb it’s time to called a licensed technician.
Knowing Which UVC Lights are Safe to Install
Another potential risk is not knowing which UV light is safe and effective at sanitizing the indoor air and the inside of the ventilation system and air handler. Some models emit ozone, which can cause respiratory problems while others contain mercury which is extremely poisonous.
Some germicidal bulb models can destroy plastic and various manufactured materials including parts of your ventilation, ductwork, and AC system.
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Free HVAC UV Light Installation Quote
If you’re considering UVC lights to improve the indoor air quality at your business, give us a call at (210) 521-1500 or email us your RFQ. With 26 years of experience installing and servicing commercial HVAC units in South Texas, you can trust Service First AC Repair & Plumbing to do it right.