Installing an ultraviolet germicidal air irradiation system (UVGI) is a practical and efficient method of cleaning the air and lowering utility bills.
Learn more about the benefits of UVGI and how it promotes healthy indoor air quality for your commercial building.
What Is an Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation System?
Ultraviolet germicidal air irradiation (UVGI) improves indoor air quality (IAQ) by using ultraviolet-C to kill germs, bacteria, and other airborne particulates that aggravate the respiratory system and cause illnesses.
UVGI systems are used in places that require a higher level of germ eradication, like hospitals. They are also referred to as upper-room air UVGI systems because they shine ultraviolet-C near the ceiling. That way, only a small portion of light shines into spaces where it’s installed, keeping occupants safe. Ultraviolet light has been used for disinfection for over a century. Today, UVGI systems are still useful, often installed into the HVAC systems of commercial buildings.
How Do UVGI Lights Contribute to Healthy Indoor Air Quality?
There are many IAQ products on the market, but UVGI is one of the most effective ones. A UVGI system is an air-cleaning technology proven to mitigate the risk of spreading viruses. The UV light effectively sterilizes microorganisms. Endorsed by The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), UVGI is known for its ability to eliminate airborne infections.
As air circulates, airborne particles pass through the HVAC system and ductwork. While large particles get trapped in your air system, those that are microscopic can travel through the ductwork and into the environment. However, ultraviolet germicidal light stops tiny particles from passing through the HVAC system, thus providing you and your inhabitants with cleaner, healthier air. UVGI offers other advantages as well, including:
UVGI improves the efficiency of your existing system. Because it performs at peak levels without working as hard, you ultimately save money on monthly utility bills, since your system doesn’t exhaust itself.
UVGI is continual maintenance to your HVAC system. It eliminates the need to manually pressure wash or perform routine system cleanings. As the UV lights shine on the critical configurations of your HVAC system, it keeps them clean year-round. UVGI constantly disinfects and removes mold within the system, which could cause allergy and asthma flare-ups.
Eliminates Use of Harsh Chemicals
Replace or reduce the use of harmful, toxic chemicals. UVGI eliminates the need to use bleach tablets in the drain pan. Plus, you no longer have to wait for the smell of harsh chemicals to dissipate before entering a room.
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Consider the Health of Your Commercial Building’s Inhabitants
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports indoor air pollutant levels can be over 100 times higher than outdoor air. That’s why it’s crucial to incorporate a trusted and reliable air purifying system, like UVGI. Several kinds of pathogens that pose a threat, like cigarette smoke, gasses, and other fumes. However, UVGI offers a host of health benefits, like:
- Lower chances of contracting and spreading airborne diseases
- Reduced incidence of lung or respiratory-related illnesses
- Reduced headaches, sinuses, coughs, and other allergy-related symptoms
- Reduced throat and nasal illnesses
- Less fatigue
Why Partner With Service Unlimited for UVGI Solutions?
At Service Unlimited, our range of Delaware HVAC services offers practical yet innovative solutions to your IAQ needs and heating and cooling system concerns. We are a dedicated team of professionals, qualified since 1962. Our positive reputation helps us form long-term partnerships as our certifications eliminate your toughest HVAC challenges.
We understand how important your building’s IAQ is. That’s why we use our expertise to purify your air safely and efficiently. Proper airflow and ventilation helps your building stay fresh, odor-free, and germ-free. We are looking forward to partnering with you and increasing the proper productivity of your HVAC system. Fill out a form today to request a consultation and our courteous customer service team will contact you soon.