Your Frederick, MD home’s HVAC system can do much more than heat and cool your home. It can also help improve indoor air quality, aka IAQ. In addition to air purifiers, air filtration systems, and dehumidifiers, Wenbrooke Services offers germicidal UV light air cleaners to protect your home, family, and HVAC system from bacteria, mold spores, and other allergens.

Signs You Should Consider IAQ Measures

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists formaldehyde, cigarette smoke, radon-222 gas, and fine and ultrafine particles as the four most dangerous indoor pollutants. Other factors affecting indoor air quality include dust, pollen, carbon monoxide, mold, bacteria, and products that release other volatile organic compounds, such as gas and wood-burning appliances.

There are a number of signs, symptoms, and effects of poor indoor air quality. Here are some of the immediate ones you might notice in your Frederick, MD home:

  • Allergy symptoms like watery eyes and a runny nose
  • Coughing
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Upper respiratory congestion

You might also notice more dust than usual.

How UV Lights Work

Violet is the highest frequency of visible light. Ultraviolet simply means “beyond violet.” Mostly invisible to the human eye, UV light primarily comes from the sun’s rays. Visible signs of its presence include sunburn, freckles, and skin cancers. Luckily, the atmosphere absorbs most harmful UV radiation before it reaches our planet.

UV light from the sun is a naturally occurring environmental cleaner. But since you don’t get as much UV light inside your home, indoor pollutants can be much higher than those outdoors — up to 100 times higher, in fact! The combination of increased home insulation and UV-blocking windowpanes has made it necessary to come up with new solutions to deal with poor indoor air quality.

UV germicidal lights are an extremely effective way to combat household contaminants and keep indoor air and HVAC systems clean. 

Benefits Of Indoor Air Quality UV Lights

The most powerful UV lights have the power to destroy microorganisms by “scrambling” their DNA. These lights are used to disinfect surfaces in laboratories, food-processing facilities, and water treatment plants. When you install a UV light system into your home’s HVAC system, it can:

  • Help clean the system itself
  • Reduce allergens throughout your home
  • Significantly improve the overall interior air quality

This is extremely beneficial to the millions of Americans who suffer from seasonal and other allergies as well as asthma.

Installing UV lights in your HVAC unit can help keep mold, fungi, bacteria, and allergens out of your air ducts. They’re a chemical-free way to kill organic growths as they pass through your home’s HVAC system.

Importance Of Hiring A Pro For Indoor Air Quality Solutions

The indoor air quality of your Frederick, MD home can affect your health and well-being. When properly installed by a professional, UV lights are a safe, cost-effective way to improve air quality, help cut energy costs, and keep your home and family more comfortable.

Wenbrooke Services offers a wide range of indoor air quality solutions, including UV lights. To learn more about all the residential HVAC products and services we offer, contact us online today or call us at 240-394-1500.