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How Do UV Light Indoor Air Quality Products Work?

Airborne particles are common in the outdoor air around Grove, but did you know that those same particles are found inside your home? This means that you not only have dust that shows up on your furniture, but you could also have pollen, bacteria, mold spores, viruses and more. The air inside homes also contains pet dander, odors and other irritants. B&B Heating & Air Conditioning offers indoor air quality solutions, including ultraviolet (UV) lights, for homes in and around Grove, OK.

Short-Term Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, poor indoor air quality is linked to both short-term and chronic medical problems. Some of the reactions that you may have right after being exposed to poor air quality are sneezing, runny nose, irritated eyes, congestion and coughing. If you have asthma or another type of respiratory condition, poor indoor quality can worsen your symptoms and make breathing very difficult. The problem is compounded if you have bacteria, viruses and mold spores floating around inside your home.

Long-Term Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Poor indoor air quality not only affects your body now, but prolonged exposure has also been shown to cause long-term chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma in children. Studies have shown that living in a home with poor indoor air quality increases the risk for cancer and heart disease.

What Is Ultraviolet Light?

Ultraviolet light is found within a specific range of the light spectrum. You may be familiar with UV light if you have ever seen decorations that glow under black lights. UV light is also why you tan or burn when you are outdoors. Due to the effects of UV light, it is used in the medical field to sanitize instruments.

How Do UV Lights Clean the Air?

Parts of the ultraviolet spectrum of light kill organisms such as mold, bacteria and viruses on contact. In air passing through this field of light, those organisms are damaged and destroyed. You'll be less likely to suffer from the effects of these particulates, and the air will have a fresh, crisp, clean smell.

How Effective Are UV Lights for Air Purification?

For homes in Grove, B&B Heating & Air Conditioning offers UV light air purification systems that are 98% to 99% effective at eliminating irritants in the air. Adding a high-quality HEPA filter to your HVAC system removes even more harmful airborne particles, including viruses and bacteria.

What Airborne Particles Are Treated With UV Lights?

UV lights can kill viruses, bacteria and other airborne irritants inside your home, but you need the right type of light. There are different levels within the UV light spectrum, and not all of them kill harmful organisms. UV-C lights are proven to kill germs, including the COVID-19 virus, but this type of UV light does have some risks, so it should be used only in specific environments. Far-UVC light also kills bacteria and viruses, and it is safer in a wider range of situations. You may also read about broad-spectrum UV light. Like UV-C light, broad-spectrum UV light is to be used for only limited scenarios.

Finding the Best UV Light for Your Home

If you would like to learn about UV lights for your home, it is best to work with a reputable company that specializes in indoor air quality and UV light products. Our technicians work with homeowners every day to find the best solutions for their needs. We can also recommend other ways that you can improve indoor air quality. These include upgraded filters for your HVAC system and sealing around doors and windows.

Installing UV Lights for Indoor Air Quality

At B&B Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer Healthy Climate UV Germicidal Lights, the highest intensity UV lights for residential indoor air purification. This unit cleans not only the air but also surfaces that are exposed to the UV light. After we install the unit, you will notice a significant difference in less than an hour.

Who Should Have UV Lights for Indoor Air Quality?

COVID-19 has changed many aspects of our lives, and people are more aware of the need for breathing clean air. UV lights are great options for anyone in Grove or the surrounding areas. These products are highly recommended for families with children or seniors and any family with someone who has a chronic health condition.

Indoor Air Quality Experts

Since 1983, B&B Heating & Air Conditioning has helped families in Grove, OK, and nearby areas stay comfortable indoors through our professional heating and cooling services. Of course, those include installation, maintenance and repairs. We also offer UV lights and other indoor air quality products. Call us today to learn more.

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