Ultraviolet Lights for Indoor Air Quality

Now more than ever, it is important to prioritize indoor air quality in your spaces. One effective method to purify air and protect your indoor air from bacteria, viruses, and mold.

What is Ultraviolet Light?

Ultraviolet light is a type of electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength from 10 to 400 nm which is shorter than that of visible light. There are three types of UV light:

  • UV-A
  • UV-B
  • UV-C

The type of UV light that can kill viruses, bacteria, mold and pathogens is UV-C light. UV-C is the strongest and most powerful form of ultraviolet light.

How Do UV Lights Filter Air?

UV lights are installed near the coils in your HVAC system which prevents mold and bacteria growth as air passes through the coils. Installing UV lights in your HVAC system will kill pathogens and harmful particles before they enter your space. These lights also keep your HVAC coils free from mold growth which is good in applications where coils get wet. UV lighting may also help kill COVID-19 in indoor air.

What Benefits do UV Lights Provide?

  • Prevents microbial growth on HVAC coils
  • Purifies indoor air by killing mold, bacteria, and viruses
  • Fast and easy to install
  • Cost-effective
  • May help minimize the spread of COVID-19 through indoor air

UV-C Light Maintenance

When you have UV lights installed in your HVAC systems, you need to keep in mind that the light bulbs will eventually need to be replaced. These bulbs typically last a year to two years. It is important to that your HVAC contractor maintains your UV-C lights in addition to the other maintenance your HVAC system requires.

CMS Mechanical Provides UV-C Light Installation & Maintenance

If you are interested in installing UV-C lights in your HVAC system, CMS Mechanical can help. We will install UV-C lighting that can help kill viruses and bacteria and improve indoor air quality. CMS Mechanical provides preventative HVAC maintenance to keep your systems running smoothly and can offer needlepoint bipolar ionization to further clean the air in your building. IF you are interested in learning more about the services we provide, contact us today.