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What Can UV Lights Do for Your Indoor Air Quality?

Mold, mildew, fungus and bacteria can and will grow inside your ductwork, around your insulation, on your air conditioner’s coils and in its drain pan. Where moisture collects spores and micro-organisms will often take root, and if you aren’t careful your HVAC system can become overrun by a melting pot of tiny life forms that have been implicated in prodigious outbreaks of allergy and disease.

Unfortunately, when your HVAC system’s blowers kick on this contamination will spread far and wide, turning the air you breathe into a murky soup of invisible icky-ness.

But if this is happening in your home take heart, because there is a remedy to the problem—ultraviolet lights, or UV lights for short. Ultraviolet lights emit rays that have a much shorter wavelength than visible light, and these rays can be harmful to biological entities if exposure is direct and continuous.

How Do UV Lights Work?

UV lamps will shine a spotlight on the mold and bacteria that have infected your heating and cooling system.

But these unwelcome microscopic guests don’t crave the spotlight. Instead they fear it, because ultraviolet light will kill them dead and waste very little time doing it.

The pulverizing rays of UV lights are usually sufficient to eliminate the micro-organisms that colonize evaporator coils, drain pans or duct systems. However, when infestations are significant it may be necessary to spread a catalyzing substance that combines with UV light to convert large populations of bacteria, mold and fungus into toothless lumps of undifferentiated mush.

UV Lamps for Healthy Air and Healthy Bodies

It may not have occurred to you that your family’s allergies or frequent bouts with mysterious flu-like symptoms were being caused by contaminated indoor air. But mold, mildew, bacteria and fungus are all potential allergens, and they are often the culprits when homes are besieged by unexplained illness.

If you install UV lamps to help you address this problem you’ll undoubtedly notice a huge difference within days. In fact UV lights will restore your health and happiness so rapidly and so efficiently we’re willing to bet you’ll never again consider living without them.

Clearing the Air with Woodacre Fuel & HVAC

The only way you can know for sure if your HVAC equipment—and your indoor air space—have been infected with mold, bacteria, mildew or fungus is to have your heating and cooling system inspected from top to bottom by a trained professional.

If you live in the Wellesley Hills area and have not had your HVAC system cleaned and inspected recently, we encourage you to contact Woodacre Fuel & HVAC right away to schedule a maintenance visit. Our trained technicians will evaluate your HVAC system for bio-contamination, and if a problem is found we will offer you the option of purchasing Performance™ Series Germicidal UV Lamps manufactured by Carrier, the leading name in the heating, cooling and air quality-maintenance industry. Carrier’s UV lamps are potent, affordable and highly energy-efficient, and if you choose to add them to your HVAC system we’re certain you won’t regret it.

Please browse our products page on this website and then call us as soon as you can to learn more about the superb UV products we sell, about the UV installation process (rest easy, we will handle that completely) and about everything else Woodacre Fuel & HVAC can do to help you solve your indoor air quality issues. Remember, the health of your family may depend on it!

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