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Short-Wavelength Light Effectively Neutralizes Bacteria

Now more than ever, it’s important to keep your indoor air as clean as possible. The COVID-19 pandemic has made us all more aware that dangerous particles could be lurking in the air, ready to wreak havoc on any person who comes into contact with them. Hoover Electric is here to help you improve your indoor air quality with the installation of germicidal UV lights at your Troy, MI home. These lights can kill many harmful substances in your air, helping to protect your family and any guests who stay at your home. We understand this technology may be one you’ve never heard of, which is why we’ve gathered all the useful information about it on this page. You can also reach out to us directly to request more information.

How UV Light Renders Germs Harmless

The technology that enables UV light to neutralize germs and bacteria is simple and effective. Hoover will strategically place one or more units in your home. Germicidal lamps look like tubes. Inside these low-pressure tubes is a chamber, which does all the heavy lifting in killing the harmful contaminants found inside your home. As air passes into the unit, the map inside zaps it and filters healthy, bacteria- and germ-free air through the system. Our UV pure air systems are clinically-proven to disinfect your home’s air supply, as well as hard surfaces and water. They’re used in high-pressure environments, such as hospitals, further emphasizing their trustworthiness. When you purchase one through our company, you can rely on it to be:

  • Ozone-free
  • Chemical-free
  • Safe
  • Effective at destroying 99.9% of irritants
  • Impactful within 24 hours
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The Benefits of Using UV Light for Indoor Air Quality

We rely on our HVAC system to deliver warm or cool air throughout our homes, helping to keep the temperature at a comfortable level. Often, we think of this as its only purpose, but what if it could be doing even more for your home? With the addition of UV lights, it could be. Our germicidal UV lights can be installed inside your HVAC system to help remove harmful substances circulating in the air of your home. In addition, UV lights can also provide other benefits, making them an even more valuable investment. You won’t regret installing germicidal UV lights at your home.

Better Indoor Air Quality

If someone in your family struggles with seasonal allergies or chronic asthma, then you want to do what you can do to secure their health and happiness. There’s a reason doctors’ offices and hospitals use UV light in their facilities: It works. The bacteria, germs, and biological contaminants in your house don’t stand a chance.


Manufacturers design HVAC systems to function under peak circumstances. If your home’s duct system is clogged with contaminants, these small particles force the air conditioner or heater to work overtime to compensate. Even more destructive than that, the particles that create unhealthy living situations also clog the HVAC system. Removing them at the source is a great way to extend the life of your system.


Ultraviolet light. The phrase might scare some people, but we assure you of its safety. Still, we take great care to house the system in your heating and cooling system. Not only is that an ultra-safe location for the ultraviolet light system, but it’s also the most effective place to store it. Your heating and air conditioning ducts are the most efficient delivery system for contaminants, making them the ideal placement spot.

HVAC System Longevity

Investing in a UV light system is also an investment in your air conditioning and heating system because it will reduce the amount of debris, pollen, and other contaminants that fix themselves to the HVAC filters and clog the system itself.

Odor Reduction

Here’s a fringe benefit of a UV germicidal light system: It also eliminates some foul odors. Food smells, dirty laundry, cigarette smoke, and pet dander all emit noticeable smells. And while ultraviolet light won’t comprehensively get rid of them, it will severely reduce the odors you can do without.

Ease of Maintenance

One of the best aspects of UV germicidal lights is their self-cleaning characteristics. Once we install the system, you don’t need to worry about regular maintenance tasks. Once or twice a year, access the area where we housed the light and replace the bulbs. Beyond bulb replacement, your maintenance commitment is non-existent.

Before you decide to install new UV lights in your HVAC system, you may be curious to know what they can achieve in terms of germ elimination. The type of light technology used in our light system is known as far-UVC light, which is safe for use in areas occupied by humans. Based on the results of a test completed by Columbia University Irving Medical Center, continuous airborne disinfection with far-UVC light could significantly reduce the level of airborne viruses in indoor environments. In fact, more than 99.9% of seasonal coronaviruses present in airborne droplets were killed when exposed to this type of light. This means that this technology is incredibly effective at killing many different contaminants, making your home a safer place. These findings are incredibly important in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

At Hoover Electric, we’re committed to making your home a safer, more comfortable environment for your family and guests. As part of this commitment, we can install germicidal UV lights in your HVAC system in order to improve your indoor air quality. We provide services in Troy and throughout Southeast Michigan. Our team will be able to assess the size and configuration of your HVAC system and determine the best plan of action for installing these germ-killing devices. If during our assessment we notice that your system is any less than pristine, we may also recommend a thorough cleaning before we install the UV lights. But don’t worry, we can complete that service, too! Let our team help you improve your home. Please call us today for additional information or to schedule your free consultation.