UV lights can make a tremendous difference in the air quality of your home. One of the biggest and least thought-about problems many homeowners face after owning an HVAC or another form of air-adjusting duct system is air output quality. As time goes on, moisture build-up causes mold and mildew to grow within those ducts. It may not be noticeable at first, but over time, it can lead to respiratory issues and shortness of breath. Raynor Services offers a way to combat this issue with the installation of HVAC UV air purifiers within your ductwork. 

What Is a UV Light? 

UV lights for HVAC systems are devices that utilize ultraviolet light to improve indoor air quality by disinfecting the air or preventing the growth of microorganisms within the HVAC system. These lights are commonly known as UV germicidal lights or UV-C lights.

How Do UV Lights for HVAC Work?

UV light is already used in many places to combat bacteria and germs. Hospital sterilization, water sterilization, and germicidal lamps for food are just a few other practical ways establishments use UV light. The UV light is installed within your duct system, usually within the air handler, and any mold within the UV light’s line of sight is immediately destroyed. This guarantees that the air within your ducts is kept mold and bacteria-free, and the quality stays fresh and clean.

Pros and Cons of UV Lights in HVAC

If you’re wondering about the pros and cons of UV lights in your HVAC, the experts at Raynor Services are here to share their thoughts. HVAC UV air purifiers have gained popularity for their potential benefits in improving indoor air quality. However, like any technology, they come with both advantages and disadvantages. Let’s explore the pros and cons of UV lights in HVAC systems:


  • Improved HVAC Efficiency
  • Decreased Energy Costs 
  • Reduced Likelihood of Cold and Flu Contraction 
  • Removed Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Reduced Clogging of Condensate Drains
  • Reduced Odors 


  • Initial Cost
  • Ongoing Maintenance
  • Electrical Consumption
  • Installation Complexity

Maintenance and Cost-Effectiveness

A typical installed UV light for an HVAC will last an estimated 9,000 hours. That comes out to a lightbulb change about once every year or so. Luckily, a replacement bulb only costs around $70, which is reasonably cheap for a utility that can save you much more on HVAC and duct repairs. This replacement can be done in tandem with a yearly HVAC checkup from Raynor Services, making the entire process as easy as possible. 

Why Partner With Raynor Services?

Raynor Services strives to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone who lives in your home, including you! If you or anyone you know has pre-existing respiratory conditions, odds are the air quality within their home could improve tenfold with the installation of a UV Light in their ductwork. If you live in Burlington, Ocean, Atlantic, or Camden County, NJ, call Raynor Services today to inquire about UV lights and how they can improve your quality of living!