Why Should You Consider Adding UV Lights to Your Home?

In Canada, keeping the interior of your home clean and healthy is a complex process that involves many different features. One system that you may not realize is beneficial to indoor air quality is your HVAC and ventilation system, particularly the equipment responsible for filtering and purifying the surrounding air. Because your HVAC system covers your entire home, keeping the air circulating inside it clean, purified and free of debris is an excellent option. 

One such way you can help accomplish this is with the installation of germicidal UV lights inside your HVAC system. Also known as sanitizing or purifying lights, these bulbs produce UV light, a light that has germicidal properties. Germs, bacteria, mold and viruses are exposed to the light as they enter your HVAC system, and are killed before they can move deeper into your home. We suspect that every Canada homeowner will like that!  

Keep reading to find out the two major reasons you should consider adding UV lights to your home. 

It’s Cost-Effective Long Term 

While there are several up-front costs for installing UV lights, such as materials and labour, the maintenance and cost of replacement bulbs is surprisingly low, around $100 to $150 a year or so in the Canada area. The bulbs last anywhere from 9-14 months depending on usage, so effective upkeep will help you get the most out of each light, maximizing the overall efficiency of your HVAC system. 

As these lights will help keep important components of the HVAC system free of potential growth, the total life span of your HVAC system will be extended as well, which over time will save you money. As your ventilation equipment is some of the most important in your home, keeping it in good working shape is a key part of maintaining a home and keeping your indoor air fresh and clean. 

If this important system isn’t well-maintained, larger repairs and entire replacements may become necessary as your HVAC equipment struggles to run as efficiently. Routine maintenance is key in preventing these kinds of more costly problems. 

UV Lights Have Health Benefits 

Keeping your home a healthy place to live is more important than ever, and when you install quality UV lights to your home’s HVAC system, you could be adding another layer of protection from a variety of potential harmful substances including germs and viruses. 

UV light has germicidal qualities, which means it kills germs, bacteria and viruses. These microscopic particles can circulate throughout your home’s vents. With UV lights, however, it breaks down the structure of the germs or bacteria so they can’t function or reproduce. With proper installation and maintenance, you could reduce the chances of getting sick while enjoying the comfort and privacy of your Canada home. 

In tandem with other features such as a high MERV-rating air filter or even a HEPA air filter, you can trap and eliminate many of the most Canada-area common pollutants, allergens and airborne particles before they enter your home. The cleaner you keep the air in your HVAC system, the healthier it is for you and your family! A properly designed air filtration and purification system can help reduce breathing problems while also reducing the effects of seasonal allergies. 

Please remember that the most important tools for staying healthy are proper hygiene habits, and the advice of health professionals. For information about how HVAC equipment could potentially benefit the quality of air in your home, speak to an expert technician or with an experienced and insured contractor. 

There are many different reasons for why adding UV lights. Our knowledgeable, helpful staff will guarantee you’re making the right choice for you and your home. 

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