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Control Indoor Pollutants This Cold Season With UV Lights

Control Indoor Pollutants This Cold Season With UV LightsThe air quality in your western Colorado home, of course, is very important. The better the air quality, the more healthful the environment of your home is to live in. A good way to help control indoor pollutants in your air during this upcoming cold season is to install a UV light system.

UV lights, as used in an air-purification system, will target organic particles in your home’s air and eliminate them. They penetrate and break down the molecular bonds in the cells of microorganisms. The microbes that have been exposed to UV light are therefore no longer able to reproduce, or they are neutralized altogether. The targeted particles includes bacteria, viruses, mold and other micro-organisms that can aggravate or trigger colds, influenza and other health problems in a home’s occupants. UV systems, typically installed in your HVAC ducts, work in tandem with conventional or specialized air filtration systems to provide a comprehensive air-cleaning strategy in your Western Slope home.

To control indoor pollutants, a UV light system can be installed in your ductwork or near your heat pump coils. Circulating air will pass through the light, ensuring that all the microorganisms in the air have been exposed to the light before the conditioned air is sent throughout your home. The size of the lamp depends on the size of the area. To ensure proper installation, contact a trusted professional technician.

Remember that UV light systems don’t do anything about non-organic particles in your indoor air. That’s why you still need an efficient air filtering system, and if you have special health concerns in your home, an actual air purification system.

Control indoor pollutants and improve the quality of the air in your home by having a UV light system installed. For more information about UV light systems, contact the Climate Control Company. We have been serving the Glenwood Springs area since 1956.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Aspen, Vail and the surrounding Western slope communities in Colorado about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about indoor pollutants and other HVAC topics, please visit our website.     

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