Common Questions About UV Bulbs
UV light is one of the most effective indoor air quality systems you can install in your home. Unlike air filtration systems that only eliminate the visible particles in your air, such as dust or dander, UV light attacks destructive airborne pathogens that you’ll never see — like viruses.
If you’re looking for ways to improve your indoor air quality, Signature HVAC can help. Below, we’ve provided answers to the most common questions about UV bulbs.
Ready to install UV bulbs? Call 610-738-8310 to speak with a Signature HVAC representative.
Can UV light kill germs in the air?
Yes! The light emitted from UV bulbs kills germs like bacteria and viruses that linger in your home’s air and wreak havoc on your immune system. UV light is the same type of light that causes sunburns, so it’s exceptionally effective against smaller organisms like pathogens.
What kind of systems use UV bulbs?
UV bulbs are often used in air purifiers with HEPA filters to kill germs, bacteria, and mold and filter the remaining particles out of your home’s air. They’re also frequently used in water filtration systems to ensure the water in your home is safe to drink.
What do UV bulbs prevent?
They reduce mold and mildew growth and eradicate irritants that worsen allergies and asthma symptoms.
Are UV bulbs dangerous?
It’s safe to touch or look at a UV bulb when it’s turned off. However, the UV light emitted from a bulb can damage your retinas and burn your skin, which is why you should never touch or look directly at a UV bulb when it’s on.
How do UV bulbs compare to cleaning products used to scrub surfaces?
Cleaning products release harsh chemicals into your home’s air, which can negatively affect your health and worsen respiratory conditions. UV bulbs don’t release harmful chemicals. If you want to improve your home’s indoor air quality, ditch the cleaning chemicals and call Signature HVAC to see which air quality systems are right for your home.
How long do UV bulbs last before they burn out?
UV bulbs last for around 9,000 hours of use, which equates to approximately one year from the installation date.
What are UV germicidal lights?
UV germicidal light systems kill bacteria and viruses that circulate in your home’s air through your HVAC system.
Where is a UV germicidal light system installed?
UV germicidal lights are installed in your ductwork or air handling system.
How long does installation take for a UV germicidal light system?
It takes just one day to install a UV germicidal light system.
How do I know if my UV germicidal light system is still working correctly?
If your UV germicidal light system isn’t functioning as it should, check with your system’s manufacturer for specific troubleshooting instructions. You can also call Signature HVAC to inspect your system and replace the UV bulb during an annual or biannual maintenance appointment.
Trust the Indoor Air Quality Experts at Signature HVAC
If you live in the West Chester area and are looking for reliable and experienced technicians who offer UV bulb installation and indoor air quality services, contact Signature HVAC. Our NATE-certified professionals provide on-time service in hours, not days.
Whether you’d like to install a new system or replace a UV bulb in your existing indoor air quality system, we’re ready to help.
Contact us online to schedule a UV bulb installation or indoor air quality services.