If youâ€™re like us, you double and triple-check the safety of any system thatâ€™s going into your home before committing to it. You want your home to be completely safe, and you want to be confident that you know what your kids, pets and guests are breathing inside your home. UV light kits sound really great on paper, but are they actually safe to install in your home?
Cavalry Air Care is here to tell you why UV light treatments absolutely are safe to use in your home. Weâ€™ve got the industry knowledge you need to finally invest in this ground-breaking technology. Plus, weâ€™ll explain where you might install UV lamps and kits in your home!
The Dangers of UVC Light
UV Exposure To Humans
As mentioned in our explanation about How UV Lights Work, the light that is emitted from UV lamps and light kits is called UVC. UVC light radiation is very high in frequency, allowing it to be 99.9% effective at killing viruses, bacteria and fungi. The same process that destroys the cells of those microorganisms can affect the cells inside your body!
***UVC light is not intended for use on human skin.
UVC light systems vary in their intensity, but the higher the intensity, the more likely it is that materials within your HVAC system can be affected. If UVC light can cause deterioration on rubber, metal and other machine parts, you can imagine how much damage it can cause to delicate human skin.
Another common misconception about UV lamps is that they produce ozone in the home. During the production of UV light, mercury lamps create another wavelength of light that causes oxygen molecules to break off and create ozone. Breathing ozone is definitely not healthy for your home.
However, most UVC kits installed inside your HVAC system are designed with a special glass. This glass absorbs the ozone generated by the UV light process. These systems are completely safe and are even validated by a sticker proclaiming their ozone-free product.
Where Are UV Light Kits Installed?
You may be used to seeing UV lamps in hospital or healthcare facility settings where they use portable devices out in rooms. Most residential UV kits are actually installed in the duct or inside your HVAC system for maximum effectiveness.
Contrary to popular belief, UV light is most effective at killing microorganisms when it is allowed to focus on a stationary area, not airborne particles. UV lamps are usually installed inside the air handler where they can focus on the cooling coil and filter rack. These AC coils form condensation during the air chilling process, and things like bacteria love moisture. If microbes are allowed to collect and start growing, every ounce of air that flows into your home could be tainted.
With the UV lamp in place to kill any bacteria growing on the coil or even in the drain pan underneath, your air could see a significant increase in cleanliness.
We Choose Safety Every Single Time
Cavalry Air Care would never install something in your home that could harm you or your family. We just donâ€™t do business that way. If youâ€™re ready for cleaner air than ever before, a UV light kit installation could be the perfect solution. Contact us today to get started!