Ultraviolet Light for Commercial HVAC Systems

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Improving indoor air quality has been a hot topic for business owners and facility managers since the beginning of 2020. We know that COVID-19 and other contaminants can be transmitted through the air, so it’s no surprise that facilities are focusing on their HVAC systems.

Keeping commercial HVAC equipment clean and installing air purification upgrades is an essential step towards creating a healthy work environment. One upgrade that The BP Group offers is commercial HVAC UV light installation for air purification.

But what are the benefits of UV light air purifiers? How can they help keep your business safe? Read on to discover the answers to your burning questions.

How Do UV Lights Work in HVAC Equipment?

Ultraviolet light targets airborne contaminants like bacteria, viruses, and mold spores. There are multiple types of UV frequencies, including UVA, UVB, and UVC.

Ever had a bad sunburn? UVA or UVB lights from the sun would’ve been the culprit. While these are a high enough frequency to burn your skin, they’re not effective for killing microorganisms.

UV-C lights, however, are a higher frequency light. This is what would be installed in your HVAC systems to decrease the spread of airborne contaminants.

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a method used for purifying indoor air using UVC light. With this method, high-intensity commercial UVC bulbs emit photons that disrupt microorganisms’ DNA so that they can’t reproduce. UVGI is used to effectively disinfect surfaces, water and, for our purposes, the air indoors.

How Can UV Light Technology Keep My Business Safe?

While UV lights for HVAC have gained significant popularity in the past year, they’ve been used to reduce the spread of illnesses for decades.

Between 2012 and 2014, Duke Medicine conducted a study surrounding UV light and its ability to reduce the transmission of four major superbugs. After conducting trials at nine hospitals using a combination of UV lights and chemicals, they were able to cut illness transmission by 30%.

Reducing the transmission of contaminants is important for any type of business. From hospitals to law firms to restaurants and beyond, providing clean indoor air should be a priority.

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There are several benefits that you can enjoy when you contact The BP Group to install UV lights in your HVAC system:

  • Improved indoor air quality
  • Reduced airborne bacteria
  • Decreased contamination
  • Easier breathing
  • Healthier employees, customers, and visitors

When commercial-grade UVC bulbs are installed, airborne contaminants are eliminated before they can enter your building. Cleaner air equals healthier inhabitants, reduced sick days, and improved productivity. Sound like something you want for your business?

Can UV Lights Kill Coronavirus?

Studies have shown that ultraviolet lights may be used to eliminate airborne COVID-19 particles. Unfortunately, there’s currently limited data to specify the amount and duration of UVC radiation required to inactivate coronavirus. This is because the virus is still relatively new and more tests need to be conducted.

But that doesn’t mean it isn’t effective. According to the FDA, UVC light has been proven to inactivate the SARS-Coronavirus. This is different from the virus that causes COVID-19, but it shows that UVC radiation can help to reduce the spread of viruses.

Installing HVAC ultraviolet lights is the safest way to employ UVC radiation. Direct exposure to UVC light can be harmful to humans, but installing the bulbs inside your air ducts significantly reduces this risk.

Professional Air Purification Services in NYC

The BP Group has been providing New York with top-notch HVAC services for over 40 years. We have the expertise to properly install commercial-grade UV lights in your building’s HVAC systems. UVC radiation is most effective when used with other air purification methods. We’ll review your current processes and provide suggestions to make your facility as safe as possible. If your commercial UV bulbs aren’t installed properly, you run the risk of incomplete inactivation of the virus.

Contact the professional HVAC technicians at The BP Group to make sure it’s done right!