Indoor Air Treatment With UV
You deserve to be comfortable in your own home—and that entails much more than just heating and cooling. The cleanliness of the air you breathe is crucial to your family’s health and well-being. Indoor air in a typical residential forced-air HVAC system will be recirculated more than 50 times per day. For allergy and asthma sufferers, this can have an extremely negative effect on your symptoms. A UV generating lamp mounted in your home’s HVAC system is an effective way to control indoor bacteria by significantly reducing indoor air contamination and preventing the growth of new microorganisms.
What is UV?
Ultraviolet rays are nature’s outdoor purifier. UV light inhibits the growth and reproduction of germs, bacteria, viruses, fungi, and mold. Because UV light is outdoors, these nasty contaminates are left to breed inside your home. This is why The Environmental Protection Agency reports that indoor air can contain up to 70 times more pollution than outdoor air.
How does UV work?
UV waves are invisible to us, yet lethal to microorganisms found in indoor air. The UV light penetrates the contaminants and breaks down the molecular bonds. The germs are either killed or sterilized.
What microorganisms can a UV light installed in my home get rid of? A UV light will have a 99% kill rate for bacteria that cause diseases such as:
- E. coli
- Legionnaires Disease
Over the past few decades, indoor air quality has declined dramatically, inundating us with bacteria, viruses, toxins, and molds, in the place we should feel safest-our homes. Filtering systems are not a viable solution, as they simply recirculate the same infected air. UV radiation replicates the effectiveness of the sun’s rays in your home in a safe, cost-effective manner.
UV light treatment can be maximized with the addition of a whole house humifier, air cleaner, and indoor air quality thermostat.
Prices vary depending on your current hvac system and several other factors. the below prices are estimates only. Mode will be happy to give you an exact quote upon inspection of your current system.
- APCO UV germicidal filtration system – $682
- Fresh-Aire UV light installation – $492
- Whole house humidifier – $670
- Whole house air cleaner – $550
- Vision PRO 8000 Wi-fi thermostat – $383
- Entire home comfort system – $1,995 (includes all of the above, except for APCO system; APCO system can replace Fresh-Aire system for $180 additional)