Climate Masters Blog: Posts Tagged ‘UV Germicidal Lights’

How to Best Clean Your Indoor Air

Monday, May 24th, 2021

cozy-indoorsWe often get asked if UV air purifiers, also called UV germicidal lights or simply UV lights, are worth the investment. Not only are they, they might actually be the best way to clean your indoor air.

Look, there are a number of particles and contaminants that can negatively impact the health of your indoor air. In fact, your indoor air may be more polluted than the air outside if you don’t have the right air quality products in place. And UV germicidal lights could be just the product you need.

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Why Do People Use UV Lights?

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Making sure your indoor air is clean and healthy is important for your health, your home and your personal belongings. One challenging aspect of cleaning indoor air is the removal of biological contaminants. Micro-organisms tend to be very small particles, typically 0.3 microns or smaller. This means some of them can evade the filter media of an air filtration system or even bypass certain types of electronic air cleaners. However, there is one type of air purifier that is designed to eliminate biological contaminants: UV germicidal lighting.

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Do UV Germicidal Lights Help with Biological Contaminants?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Viruses and bacteria are tricky little particles. Not only are they very small, making them hard to catch with mechanical air filters, but they also reproduce. If you have concerns about biological contaminants in your home, which can include things like mold and mildew growth, you may want to consider the installation of UV germicidal lighting, also known as UV lighting. Why is UV lighting more effective than an air filter? We’ll explain more about that below, but to gain any benefits from an indoor air quality product, it’s always in your best interest to hire a trained expert to perform installation and service. The specialists at Climate Masters can seamlessly integrate any upgrades to your air conditioning system, including UV lights – simply give us a call and schedule an appointment.

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How Do UV Germicidal Lights Protect My Home?

Friday, June 27th, 2014

If you’ve installed a whole-home air filtration system, you have most likely seen for yourself how clean your indoor air is. Air filtration systems are great, particularly for allergy sufferers, but what about germs and viruses? One of the best ways to manage biological pollutants in your St. Augustine home is with the use of UV germicidal lights. UV lights can eliminate biological microbes from your air conditioning system with incredible efficiency, helping to make your indoor air as clean as possible.

What Are UV Lights?

Used in hospitals, food processing plants and other places that come into contact with biological pollutants, UV lights are light bulbs that produce c-type ultraviolet wavelengths to destroy the DNA of different types of germs, including viruses, bacteria, mold and mildew spores and fungus. UV germicidal lights can kill over 99% of any micro-organisms in the air, making them extremely effective in destroying many particulates that may be in your system.

How Do UV Lights Protect?

The first way, as described above, is by killing the vast majority of bad microorganisms that can be in your indoor air. Other benefits include:

  • Stopping mold and mildew growth
  • Eliminating odors
  • Destroying volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Changing Lamps

UV germicidal lights do require replacement to be effective. When used in conjunction with your air conditioning system, the recommendation is to replace the lights every 2 years, even if the lights are still working.


While UV germicidal lamps can kill micro-organisms on dust, they cannot filter it out like an air filter or air purifier can.

Light Up Your Health with UV Germicidal Lights

Having truly healthful indoor air can be great for everyone in your home, especially younger children, those with respiratory issues and allergy sufferers. UV germicidal lights can be powerful, and if not installed properly, may not be as beneficial as they should be; this is why we recommend using trained professionals for your UV germicidal light installation in St. Augustine.

Whether you want to add UV lights, or explore other upgrades to your air conditioning system, schedule an appointment with Climate Masters today and work with our trained experts.

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