Considering UV Lights for Better Indoor Air? What About Those Bulbs?
Using UV lights within your HVAC system is a recommended method to purify the air of your Pasadena home from germs and other pollutants that are sometimes the cause of respiratory health problems.
These lights are usually placed in the induct or evaporator coil of your HVAC system, and can contribute to keep these areas free from slime and grit buildup, therefore improving the life-span and efficiency of your equipment.
UV lights generally have a lifespan of three years: however, if the main reason you’re using UV lights is to eliminate certain particles because of allergies or other discomforts, then you should consider having your UV bulbs changed every year, since their germicidal capabilities diminish with age.
If you’re mainly using the UV lights for the cleanliness of your HVAC components, you can replace the bulbs every two years; once again, never keep them running once they’re three years old or more, as the aging bulbs may cause the system to overheat and, consequently, waste energy and become less efficient in the long run. Finally, make sure that you always call a qualified HVAC contractor: never attempt to maneuver and replace these delicate components by yourself.
Contact us today, for expert advice on the maintenance and replacement of your UV lights for your HVAC system. Our expert technicians here at Air-Tro Inc. will help you make the best decisions for your air purification needs.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Pasadena, California area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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