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A UV Light System: When Clean Indoor Air Is An Absolute MustWhile most homeowners in the Metro-Detroit area would agree that keeping their families healthy is important, many have never considered using a UV light system to achieve that goal. However, having clean air in your home is one factor in keeping your family healthy, and a UV light system can help keep your air clean.

According to some studies, the air inside your house is as much as five times more polluted than the air outdoors. Not only do you get dust and pollen from outdoors, but you also get viruses brought in by people. While filters can help somewhat, they also block airflow through your HVAC system, making it less efficient. A UV light system solves this problem by eliminating microorganisms without interfering with your HVAC system’s efficiency.

UV lights put out ultraviolet light, a type of radiation also put out by the sun. They work by altering the DNA of living organisms. The organisms’ molecular bonds are broken, weakening them so that they are unable to reproduce, so they die more quickly. The amount of bacteria, fungi and viruses in your air is reduced, making it healthier for your family to breathe.

UV lights are a more efficient method of cleaning the air than heavy-duty filters because they have no effect on airflow. They also help stop the spread of viruses that cause family members to infect each other, and they help reduce asthma symptoms by removing common triggers such as mold and bacteria.

If you’ve heard about the danger of the sun’s UV rays to humans, there’s no need to picture yourself having to wear sunscreen in your own home. UV rays are only harmful to organisms that they directly touch. Because UV light systems are installed inside your ductwork, they never have contact with the people living in your house. They are effective, safe and do not affect the energy efficiency of your HVAC system.

For more information about using a UV light system to get cleaner air, contact Aladdin Heating & Cooling. We’re proud to have served Detroit, Warren, Troy and the greater Metro-Detroit area for over 65 years!

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about UV light systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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