Germicidal UV Lights for HVAC Systems
In ducted HVAC systems, conditioned air is routed back into the system through return air ducts. This air can contain bacteria, viruses, spores, dust, and other airborne pollutants. Germicidal UV lights are often installed inside HVAC systems to limit the growth of microorganisms on air conditioning coils and in the air flowing in ducts. The placement and intensity of the lights affect its effectiveness in deactivating harmful organisms.
Coil sterilization lights are aimed at coils and drip pans to reduce bacteria, viruses, and biologic particulates on these wet surfaces. These lights stay on 24 hours a day. According to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UVGI lights that irradiate surfaces within the system are 99% effective.
Air sterilization lights are installed in the return air duct and irradiate airborne microorganisms present in the air routed from the living space back into the air conditioning unit. A highly reflective surface within this area of the ducts intensifies the light and boosts the effectiveness. These lights work when the air handler is on.
The effectiveness of HVAC UV light to deactivate airborne germs depends on the speed of airflow, amount of moisture in the air, and type of organism. Good-quality filters work with these lights, capturing particulates that may contain microorganisms.
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