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by | Apr 10, 2023

Utilizing Ultraviolet Lights in Rail and Bus HVAC Systems

 There is a growing demand for more efficient HVAC systems in rail and bus transport. One of the best ways to meet this goal is by installing ultraviolet (UV) lights. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of using UV lights in rail and bus HVAC systems, as well as how to get the most out of them.

UV Light Basics

 Ultraviolet light is a type of electromagnetic radiation that falls between visible light and X-rays on the electromagnetic spectrum. It has a shorter wavelength than visible light, meaning it has more energy than visible light. This makes it effective for many purposes, including sterilization, air purification, water purification, and even photolysis (the process of breaking down molecules into smaller particles).

Benefits of UV Lights for HVAC Systems

Reduce Contaminants & VOCs

Using UV lights in rail and bus HVAC systems offers several advantages. First and foremost, they can help reduce airborne contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, mold spores, and allergens. This can help improve air quality inside these vehicles significantly.

 Additionally, these lights can also reduce odors by breaking down volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This can make the interior environment much more pleasant for passengers and staff alike.

 Keep Your Coils Running at Maximum Efficiency while Reducing Maintenace



Finally, UV lights are an energy-efficient way to keep your heating and cooling system operating at peak efficiency while reducing maintenance costs over time.



By having them properly installed, it can eliminate the need for coil and drain pan cleaning, reducing the amount of labor associated with maintaining an A/C system. This also means a decrease in potential exposure to disinfectants and other cleaning chemicals that staff may come into contact with.



With this in mind, many businesses are turning to UV-C lights for optimal maintenance and improved safety for their staff as well as customers.



Getting the Most Out of Your UV Lights



In order to get the most out of your UV lights in rail or bus HVAC systems, there are a few tips you should keep in mind. First off, make sure you place them in areas where they will be exposed to large amounts of airflow—this will ensure maximum effectiveness. Additionally, be sure to pick bulbs with appropriate wattage levels; too low or too high could lead to decreased performance or even damage to your system’s components over time. Finally, replace bulbs regularly; over time their output will begin to diminish until eventually, they need replacing altogether. To get your system measured by an expert, give our team a call today at (610) 783-1136.



With proper installation and maintenance practices in place though you should see significant improvements in air quality within your vehicle which can lead to greater customer satisfaction overall!



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