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Air Quality & UV lights for HVAC Installation Service

March 15th, 2020 HVAC


Believe it or not, ultraviolet was known to kill germs and mold for over a 100 years. UV Lights have been in various use ever since – especially such purposes as sterilizing hospitals. In more recent years, UV Lights have been adopted by many for HVAC air quality improvement. To enjoy cleaner air or based on other individual needs.

Since UV Lights are not a primary part of people’s daily routines,
It can be difficult to find the best UV Light for your HVAC system.

Nevada Residential Services team has done the research for you, and would like to present you with the APCO UV Lights. We compared them with the other UV Lights, and have found lots of information backed up by many known manufacturers such as American Standard, Trane, Goodman and more, that APCO UV Lights are the most effective ultraviolet lights on the market to use against mold, bacteria and viruses. The list of available UV Lights is very extensive, and is based on specific goals of the people using them. While some are good for a big house, and others are good for small, APCO UV Lights seem to work well for all.

Why Choose APCO Fresh Aire UV:

ACPO Fresh Aire UV Lights

Fresh-Aire UV is an innovation leader in the field of indoor air quality. It is an award-winning UV light and carbon product that fights mold, bacteria, viruses and odors in commercial and residential HVAC systems.

Quality is rather difficult to come across these days, but this system is a top-notch one. This unit will work against airborne irritants, including pet hair and dust mites – making it perfect for those that have breathing problems like asthma.

Ozone Free:

Fresh-Aire UV is committed to making the most effective, reliable, and safest air purification products possible. Growing concerns about the safety of ozone  and other airborne reactive oxidizers for odor removal and the recent ASHRAE Position Document on Filtration and Air Cleaning have made it clear that our industry needs to change. Today many air purifiers still broadcast large amounts of ozone or other airborne oxidizers into occupied spaces as a means of attacking odors and airborne microbes, this approach is clearly unsafe.

UV Light facts:

  • Easy to install
  • Fights and kills a variety of airborne viruses
  • Energy efficient
  • Contributes to reduction in the global carbon footprint
  • Lightweight and durable design
  • Long bulb lifespan
  • Used in sanitizing hospitals
  • Removes unwanted odors

UV Lights Facts

UV Lights Fight:

  • Allergens
  • Mold
  • Viruses
  • Bacteria

How do they work:

Simply put, UV Lights destroy contaminants by shining the lights at a frequency necessary to do so. When you have UV Lights installed, it is recommended to have your blower fan running constantly, to continuously circulate the air inside the house, and run it through the lights, and by doing so, the air gets purified. They are effective due to their wavelengths, which in most cases, when touched upon, causes the DNA of the molecules to break down, which then permanently destroys their ability to replicate and kills them. To put things as plainly as possible, when the DNA of an organism gets damaged by the UV light, it no longer “remembers” the instructions that the cells have to build more proteins. As a result, that organism will die, and also will not be able to reproduce. Mold and bacteria also like dark and moist spots. UV Lights shine on the ductwork and minimize the dark areas, therefore decreasing all chances of the microorganisms to survive.

For that reason, the UV Lights are an investment which although may be costly, is still worth every penny in the long term. UV Lights protect your health, and help you breath easier.

Studies reveal that UV light can effectively reduce the air germ contamination in the air, making it significantly easier for people with the following conditions:

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Asthma
  • Cancer after being exposed to mycotoxins
  • Acute toxicosis

Things to Consider When You Purchase UV Lights:

Make sure to conduct your research first. Do your due diligence to learn as much as you possibly can about the product. Learn about the companies that install UV Lights. Not all companies are made and run the same way. Some people install cheap products at premium prices, some will use defective products, and some will do the best job they possibly can.

Below is a list of available APCO Products:
  1. APCO X Furnace UV lights


    Introducing our most advanced whole-house air treatment system yet. APCO-X is the result of ten years of APCO development. It will revolutionize indoor air quality with significantly improved performance, functionality, and reliability.

  2. APCO Furnace coil only UV Lights


    Detox the air with APCO®, award winning clean air technology that removes germs, odors, and toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from all the air in your home.

  3. UV lights indide A-coil

    Blue-Tube UV®

    The world’s best-selling HVAC UV light that fights mold and other biological threats that thrive in the cool, moist interior of the air system.

  4. UV Lights in AHU

    AHU Series 1™

    Like Blue-Tube UV, the original HVAC UV light also fights mold and other biological threats in the central air system. It features a larger, heavy-duty power supply that can support up to four UV-C lamps.

  5. Mini UV for HVAC

    Mini UV™

    Mini UV is designed for mini-split AC systems, which, like all AC systems, are prone to internal mold growth particularly on the blower wheel.

  6. Purity - MERV 11 filtration with UV-C light


    Purity combines MERV 11 filtration with UV-C light and odor control for comprehensive air treatment.

Understanding the Benefits and Drawbacks of HVAC UV Lights

Each AC product, from the HVAC gauge to the HVAC UV lights, will have its own benefits and drawbacks. It is your responsibility to find out what they are, so that you may see whether the investment is actually worth it or not. Granted, in most cases, the advantages outweigh the drawbacks – but you still want to be well informed.

1. Going for the Benefits

Investing in a UV light system for your HVAC is a great way to ensure that the air inside your home is free of pathogens and that it is healthy and breathable. If you have not been convinced already, here are some of the benefits that you might want to keep in mind:

  • They help reduce illness

    Considering that UV rays have the ability to exterminate viruses and bacteria, the chances of you coming into contact with a pathogen in your home are very low.

    Let’s say, for instance, that someone catches a cold in your home. The bacteria released by a simple cough or a sneeze can stay alive for up to 45 minutes – making it very easy for you to catch whatever contagious disease your housemate has.

    However, since UV lights will catch the pathogens released by sneezes and coughs, it will make it much more difficult for you to catch anything. This will keep you healthy and the environment safe.

  • They help with allergy management

    By installing a UV light for HVAC, you will be cleansing the air of fungi and other related pathogens that are responsible for allergies. If you have an air conditioning system and you still seem to suffer from allergy or asthma attacks, you might want to consider adding a UV light system as well.

  • They help eliminate odors

    Tired of playing “what’s that smell”? Your house seems to have a musky, unpleasant odor and you have no idea where exactly it’s coming from? Well, we have some bad news for you – the chances are that it might be coming from your air conditioning system and the circulating air is only making things worse.

    The bad odors may be circulated through your home by the HVAC system – all of which may be the result of a microbe congregation from within your air conditioner. As a result, if you destroy these microbes that cause the unwanted smells, your house will be smelling fresh at all times and you will no longer have the need to constantly deodorize every room.

  • They are low maintenance

    Before you panic when thinking about costs, here is some food for thought: UV lights for HVAC systems are actually very low maintenance. Due to their minimal usage of electricity, they feature a low annual running cost, allowing you to save a fair amount of money. It is certainly a much better option that costs less than the fuel used with a propane generator, for example.

    Replacing the bulbs is also very affordable and reasonable – pretty much every utility shop should have them. Plus, it will save you on the maintenance money that you would otherwise have to pay in order to clean off the algae growth found on the coils.

2. Considering the Drawbacks

There are indeed a number of benefits that come with installing a UV light system in your HVAC, but you also need to consider the drawbacks. For some, these drawbacks might be quite insignificant – but for others, they will make quite the difference. Here is what you need to understand about these UV lights:

  • They need to run 24/7

    Sometimes, the UV lights need to be on at all times – whereas other times they will only have to be turned on when the air conditioning is running. For example, if the UV lights have been fitted in the air handler, they should be on at all times – whereas those that are placed inside the ductwork will only have to be on while the AC is running.

    The problem is that not many of these models come with the option to be turned on and off. However, you may find a skilled electrician to fix this problem for you – to activate the lights only when the fans are activated. This may involve some extra costs, though, so you may want to consider all of your options or at least purchase the right product.

  • You will need to replace the lightbulb eventually

HVAC UV Lights

FAQ & Answers about HVAC UV Lights

Are the UV Lights harmful for young children and pets?

Direct contact with UV light can indeed be fairly dangerous to children and pets – particularly since they do not know how to steer clear from it. However, HVAC UV lighting goes inside the Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning system – which means that kids and pets won’t be able to get into that area. As a result, the only organisms that will actually be in danger are the microbes and the germs – which is precisely what the UV light is targeting.

Do the UV Lights work even if the AC is off?

A properly installed UV Lights will work on purifying your indoor air 24/7, however to make that happen, you will need to run the fan 24/7 also, in order to circulate it throughout the house for best results.

How often do I have to replace the UV lights?

UV lights will have to be replaced after one or two years – and this is a time span that is generally written on the product description. Granted, some of these products might still glow even after that time has passed but they will no longer be as effective. It may look like the lamp is burning off the microbes, but in fact, it is not doing much in that regard.

Does the light need to be on 24 hours a day?

This depends on how predisposed to mold and mildew your home is. To keep things on the safe side, you might want to ensure that the light is on at all times. However, if mold is not really an issue for you, you may turn it on only when the fans are on as well. This way, when the air is being circulated, the traveling microorganisms will die once they get closer to the light.

In Conclusion:

Everyone in your family is affected by the quality of the air in your home. According to the EPA indoor air is often five times more polluted than outdoor air. Nevada Residential Services in partnership with Fresh-Aire UV offers homeowners practical solutions for air quality problems including odors, toxic chemical vapors, bacteria, viruses, and allergens. Unlike smaller room-sized air purifiers our products are installed in the central air system so they clean all the air in your home.

We should never think twice about improving the air that we breath, especially when we have the chance to improve its quality. For that reason, investing in the best UV Lights for your HVAC system and your home will be very beneficial for the majority of people. APCO UV Lights installed correctly by Nevada Residential Services will reduce allergies and respiratory issues and make them a distant memory.

We truly hope that this article was of help for you in choosing the right product. Please remember to do your research, and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our team of professional staff, trained to answer all of your questions.

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