AC Anatomy: UV Lights

AC Anatomy: UV Lights

We Floridians know a thing or two about UVs. After all, UV rays are what help us get that bronze tan at the beach. But besides helping us get that healthy, summer glow; UV light is capable of fighting bacteria and mold that grow inside of your air conditioning system. In this week’s AC Anatomy, you’ll learn everything you need to know about ultraviolet light technology and how it can help to improve the indoor air quality inside of your home.

How is UV Light Technology Used in HVAC Systems?

Your air conditioner is a breeding ground for pollutants like bacteria and mold. As bacteria, mold, and other germs build up in the air handler, they begin to circulate throughout your home. While clean air filters and regular maintenance do a good job at halting these pollutants before they disperse throughout your home, it’s nearly impossible to stop all of them. That’s where UV light technology comes in.

UV lights are placed within your air conditioning system and stop bacteria, organic growth and other germs at the source by interfering with their DNA. As the UV light interferes with the DNA, bacteria, mold and other germs are unable to reproduce and, as a result, die.

After a UV light is installed in your air conditioning system, it will start killing more than 99 percent of germs in under 24 hours.

What are the Benefits of UV Lights?

Having UV lights installed in your air conditioning system touts numerous benefits for home and business owners alike, such as:

Decreased BacteriaUV light can decrease up to 99 percent of harmful microorganisms within 24 hours.

Improved IAQ – UV light can drastically improve the quality of the air inside of your home. As a result, you and your loved ones will have a reduced risk of contracting an airborne illness.

Increased Efficiency – One of the added perks of UV lights is that they can essentially clean your AC from the inside out. As a result, your AC will be more efficient and your energy bills will be lower.

Fight Indoor Air Pollution Today

At Engineered Air, we want your home to be cool, comfortable and safe, which is why we offer a variety of products and services that fight indoor air pollution. Still have questions? Check out How UV Lights Improve Indoor Air Quality or give us a call today to talk with one of our friendly team members.