UV Lights

UV Light System Installation Services in Blacklick, OH

Even though they were mostly only for hospitals and labs, UV Lights are now available for homeowners looking to improve indoor air quality. Ultraviolet light kills bacteria and mold, and mildew developing on your unit’s indoor coil before these nasty things get circulated into your home’s air supply. Blacklick Heating & Cooling installs UV Lamps near your existing indoor coil, where they work effectively to rid your home of the viruses, mold, bacteria, and germs that can have a strong impact on your health and family members.

We’re committed to providing homeowners throughout the Greater Columbus Area superior home comfort in addition to healthy indoor air quality. If this product interests you, call us today to see what it’ll take to have a set installed in your HVAC system.

(614) 245-2572

What Is a UV Light?

Ultra Violet Lights are installed inside the HVAC system, and they benefit the equipment and the homeowner. Although UV Lights were originally only for special places like laboratories and hospitals, we now offer a residential line of UV Lights to protect against hazardous organic airborne particles. For homeowners who are vulnerable to allergens and other organic particles, UV lamps are very great because they kill these organisms as they pass through the light. In addition, they kill germs, bacteria, and viruses.

Ductwork UV Lights or Air Germicidal HVAC lights are designed to kill airborne allergens and pollutants making their way through your HVAC return vents. The lights themselves are hard-wired into the unit. They coordinate with your blower motor, which means they turn on and off with it so as not to waste energy. We also offer Blue Tube UV Light Installation at competitive price rates, and they make great add ons whenever you go to upgrade HVAC equipment or have a home heating or cooling repair made.

What do UV Lights Kill in a Home?

In addition to killing viruses, pathogens, bacteria and microbes, UV lights in an HVAC system’s air handler will prevent mold from growing on the unit’s coil. Often, HVAC professionals suggest getting a UV light for certain types of residential air conditioning equipment, to have them placed inside the ductwork in addition to the air handler to protect coils and surfaces. Inside the air ducts, the ultra-violet lights neutralize the mold spores that pass through them, preventing them from taking hold or growing. This targets mildew as well as other germs and such.

Blue-Tube UV goes inside the central air system where it continuously kills mold and other biological contaminants floating in the air as well as on the HVAC system’s interior surfaces. The cooling coil is a prime example, and an area that benefits great from this light.

For more than a hundred years scientists have understood that certain frequencies of light have a profoundly devastating effect on microbial life. Today, we fully understand that exposure to ultraviolet light in the range of 254 NM (UV-C band) disrupts the DNA of microorganisms. This disruption prevents them from reproducing, thereby effectively killing them before they ever have a chance to cause the damage they are so well known to cause.

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Blacklick Heating & Cooling Presents:

A Homeowner's Guide to UV Lights

When it comes to residential HVAC systems, Blue-Tube UV by Freshaire UV is the single most popular germicidal UV light product available on the market. We also carry the Reme Halo by RGF, which is also energy-efficient, high-quality and provides similar effects:

Reme Halo in Troy, OH

Reme Halo Air Purifier

The HALO-LED™ is the industry’s first LED in-duct, whole-home air purification system that is both mercury-free and zero ozone compliant. The HALO-LED™ proactively treats every cubic inch of air-conditioned space, reducing airborne and surface contaminants and pollutants through bi-polar ionization and revolutionary, patent-pending, REME-LED™ technology.


Freshaire UV Light System

Freshaire UV Light

Freshaire's Blue-Tube UV is the single most popular germicidal UV light product for HVAC systems in the world. Home owners breathe easy knowing that the air their family breathes is protected by this proven technology. Blue-Tube UV is the simple, safe, and effective way to keep your air system clean and improve indoor air quality.

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Benefits of a UV Light in Your Home

Excess moisture in your home creates perfect conditions for mold growth, allergens, musty odors, and mildew, leading to unhealthy air. Here are a few benefits of installing a whole-home dehumidifier or purchasing a portable dehumidifier:

Here are 4 Benefits of Owning a UV Light System:

  • Reduce Mold And Mildew

    Fungal contamination via HVAC units is a common issue you can’t ignore. It spreads allergic rhinitis, infectious diseases, and asthma-inducing organisms, as well as other diseases. Ultraviolet (UV) lights help you develop a robust air purification system in your home or business. They eliminate fungi, germs, bacteria, pathogens, and viruses to keep your people safe.

  • Disease Prevention

    Your HVAC system circulates air throughout every room of the house or building, so if someone is sick, their germs circulate airborne viruses and bacteria to healthy family members or coworkers. UV lighting eliminates organic buildup on cooling coils, drain pipes, and ductwork, so it kills pathogens and microorganisms that would otherwise attack other people.

  • Improved Air Quality

    UV lights improve air quality by killing irritants that can make you sick or cause sinus passages to inflame. They combat contaminants that originate in the air-handling units, fiberglass insulation, and airborne fungi. UV lights get rid of drug-resistant bacteria in hospitals by better than 97%. Bring this protection to your home.

  • Cost-Effective Investment

    Add UV lighting to your HVAC system to help it clean itself. That’s one reason UV installations are cost-effective for today’s homeowners. Ask us to inspect your home to make sure you would benefit from UV lighting before purchasing (get a free quote now!) The technology’s effectiveness depends on the power, number, and placement of UV lamps installed. The reflectivity of surfaces near the UV light and your home’s humidity and temperature levels also impact the effectivity of UV lamps.

What is Indoor Air Quality?

When you own a home, comfort shouldn’t be your only consideration when it comes to HVAC equipment. When it comes to Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Indoor Air Quality is an extremely important issue as well, and an issue that all-too-often gets overlooked or neglected.

This is often the case because most homeowners feel that air pollution is strictly an outdoor problem. Nevertheless, studies indicate this is false. It turns out the air inside a lot of workplaces and homes is far more polluted and toxic than the air outside. 

The EPA defines Indoor Air Quality as the quality of air inside a building or home and how it relates to the people inside the building or home. In general, Indoor Air Quality has a tangible and sometimes profoundly negative effect on our health in addition to our overall well-being, mood and energy levels.

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Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?

With the majority of Americans spending more than 21 hours per day indoors, the air quality inside their homes has more of an effect on them than most people think. If the quality of air in a dwelling isn’t sufficient, it can have a negative impact on health and the home itself. Recent studies actually show the air in a lot of modern homes can be up to five times as toxic and polluted than the air outdoors, where nature has a wide range of ways of cleaning and purifying it and recycling it. All you have to do is consider how tightly insulated almost all modern homes and workplaces are intentionally made and it becomes obvious why HVAC experts and health officials advise homeowners to consider certain indoor air quality products to use in conjunction with their HVAC equipment.

Because modern dwellings are sealed air tight, if a home has indoor pollution it can get trapped inside and recirculated without proper filtration and ventilation. Then, on top of that, there can be issues with humidity, mildew and mold. More often than not, the use of a humidifier, dehumidifier or air purifier goes a long way when used alongside a heating or cooling system. Additionally, UV Lights and other air filtration products can benefit a homeowner tremendously.

Otherwise, if air quality is poor, short-term health implications can surface after a single exposure, or multiple times being exposed. Those short-term symptoms can irritate the nose, the eyes, the throat, and the skin. Or, it can cause fatigue, headaches, and dizziness. In the worst possible situations, officials say, long-term exposure to certain kinds of indoor air pollution can cause heart disease, respiratory illness and even cancer. Because of things like this, testing is essential.

WIth Indoor Air Quality being such a relevant health issue today, we at Blacklick Heating & Cooling advise homeowners to take certain measures to safeguard their health and the health of their loved ones against indoor air pollution. We also recommend keeping humidity in optimal range and regularly having preventative maintenance performed on your HVAC equipment.

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Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality for Blacklick, OH Homeowners

The quality of air in a dwelling is important for more than merely reasons of comfort. Clean Indoor Air Quality is also important for a happy and healthy life. Because the air we breathe is considered the essence of life, poor air quality has a major impact on your family’s well-being and health.

Here are 4 Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality:

  • Upgrade Air Filters

    Making sure your HVAC systems’ air filters get replaced on a regular basis is essential for not only indoor air quality, but also in order to get the most out of your system. Furnace filters need to be checked nearly every month during the winter. Additionally, upgrading to a HEPA filter will go a long way at cleaning out the air and improving air quality.

  • Keep Up with Cleaning

    In addition to keeping rugs and carpets clean to improve air quality, including regular cleaning and vacuuming into your regular routine will go a long way in helping keep your home’s air quality optimal. Doing so prevents this stuff from building up.

  • Seasonal Maintenance

    Staying current and consistent with the maintenance on your home comfort systems is essential for comfort and air quality. In fact, being proactive with all HVAC equipment enables it to run smoothly and do its job the way it was designed to do it. Being proactive always pays off in the long run.

  • Get an Air Purifier

    Air purifiers not only improve your air quality, they also help your HVAC system capture free-floating dirt, dust, dander, pollen, and other allergens in your home. This helps your HVAC system make air filters last longer and reduce the stress from poor airflow. They can also kill bacteria, mold and viruses and remove strange odors from the air as well as chemical emissions. Learn more about the iWave-R Air Purifier and the Reme Halo.

Need a professional opinion? Call Blacklick Heating & Cooling now! (614) 245-2572.