HVAC Ultraviolet Lights

Germicidal UV Lights for Heating & Cooling Systems

When it comes to indoor air quality, many homeowners are concerned about allergens, germs and bacteria in their homes. Changing your air filter regularly is a great place to start, but Aspen Aire Heating & Cooling also recommends adding UV lights to home HVAC systems to kill mold, bacteria, viruses, fungus and other germs or microbes in the air. If you live in the Ankeny and Des Moines area, contact us today for a free quote for home HVAC ultraviolet light installation. 

Benefits of HVAC Ultraviolet Lights

There are a variety of reasons homeowners choose to install germicidal UV lights on their HVAC system, including:

  • Fewer Allergy Symptoms
    Ultraviolet light kills mold, fungus and other airborne microbes that are known allergens.
  • Reduced Illnesses
    UV light disinfects the air, killing viruses and bacteria that cause colds and flus.
  • Fewer Odors
    HVAC UV light removes Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and smells from the air.
  • Improved Airflow
    The system’s coils are continually cleaned by UV light, so there are fewer blockages.
  • Better HVAC Efficiency
    Cleaner coils result in a central air system that operates at higher capacity.

Professional Home HVAC UV Light Installation in Des Moines

Aspen Aire Heating & Cooling installs UV lights for HVAC systems in the Des Moines area. Our licensed HVAC technicians are experienced with installing ultraviolet light air filtration systems in home heating and air conditioning equipment. We’re a Rheem Pro Partner and we’ve been in business since 2006. Request your free estimate for a HVAC UV light system installation today.

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We Recommend REME Ultraviolet Air Germicidal Lights

The REME HALO air germicidal lights use zinc ions to kill 99% of bacteria on surfaces. This air duct-mounted system reduces 99% of germs from sneezes within three feet. In addition, HVAC UV lights by REME HALO neutralize odors, reduce VOCs, smoke, viruses, bacteria and other air particulate and pollutants in the home.

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What is an HVAC Ultraviolet Light?

In HVAC systems, ultraviolet (UV) lights may be referred to as germicidal, purifying, sterilization or sanitizing lights. They are located either near the indoor evaporator coil or inside the return air ducts in the air handler. UV germicidal lights kill bacteria, mold, fungus, germs and other microbes that can aggravate allergies and asthma, cause musty odors in the home and even clog the HVAC system. Ultraviolet lights for AC systems and furnaces can be plugged into an outlet or wired into the heating & cooling system.

How Do HVAC UV Lights Work?

For more than 100 years, ultraviolet light has been used to sanitize equipment because it kills viruses, mold, and even antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Germicidal UV light is used for sterilization in restaurants, hospitals and even grocery stores. Similarly, air conditioner and furnace ultraviolet lights can be used to sanitize the air that passes through your HVAC system and throughout your entire home.

UV lamps are typically either a U-shaped or stick design. Depending on the model, HVAC ultraviolet light systems can be hardwired into the central heating & cooling controls so the UV light only turns on when the blower is running.

Types of UV Lights for HVAC Systems

Coil sanitizing UV lights

Coil sanitizing lights are mounted in the air handler near the evaporator coil. They shine on the surface of the evaporator coil, preventing mold growth and the spread of bacteria. Because the coil’s surface is wet, it collects pet dander, mold spores, dirt and other pollutants as air passes over it. This is a perfect breeding ground for mold or bacteria to grow and then disperse throughout your home in the air. High-quality UV germicidal lights, like those from REME, kill germs, bacteria and mold, as well as keeping the AC system’s coil free of pollutants.

Air sanitizing UV lights

Air sanitizing ultraviolet lights are mounted in the return air duct. They’re installed inside the central air system’s ductwork. They kill germs, mold and mildew to sanitize the air that passes through the ducts.

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In Des Moines or Ankeny, Iowa, contact Aspen Aire Heating & Cooling today to request a free quote for adding Germicidal UV lights to your home’s HVAC system.

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Are UV lights in HVAC systems safe for people and pets?

Although you shouldn’t look directly at the lights or touch the bulbs, the ultraviolet lights used in HVAC systems are safe.

Do ultraviolet lights in HVAC systems really kill germs?

Studies have shown germicidal UV lights to be effective in reducing fungal spores in air handling units and lowering the amount of bacteria present. The effectiveness of UV lamps in HVAC equipment depends on factors like the air flow rate and the type and placement of the UV lamps.

How much do HVAC UV lights cost?

Installation cost depends on the UV light chosen and your home or company’s heating and cooling system setup. The price to add UV lamps to an HVAC system may range from $200-$1,000, but check with an HVAC contractor like Aspen Aire for an exact quote. Replacement bulbs could be between $50 and $100.

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