As Floridians, we’re familiar with the term “UV.” But while most of us associate ultraviolet light with the Pompano Beach, UV light is capable of doing much more besides giving us a golden tan or burning our skin. In fact, UV light is highly effective at killing bacteria, mold and other pollutants in the air, which is why homeowners can now have a UV light installed directly into their HVAC systems. Learn more about UV lights and how they can keep your air conditioner clean below.
How UV Lighting Works With Your AC System
UV lighting works to sterilize the air in your home by killing the microorganisms that are present inside of your air conditioner. The ultraviolet light is powerful enough to kill microorganisms by damaging their DNA. As the ultraviolet radiation disrupts the chemical bonds, the atoms of the microorganisms can no longer hold the DNA together. As a result, the bacteria is unable to regenerate new cells or repair any damage it may have sustained.
By installing a UV light in the air handler of your HVAC system, you can drastically improve the quality of the air inside your home. The lighting is placed within the ductwork near the evaporator coil and emits germicidal light on the air that flows through the ductwork, removing harmful bacteria in the process.
The Benefits of UV Light Technology in HVAC Systems
Having a UV light installed in your HVAC system is beneficial for numerous reasons, including:
Less Bacteria: Immediately after having a UV light installed in your air conditioner, it will begin working to fight the bacteria inside of your HVAC system.
Improved Indoor Air Quality: Your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) is important because it can affect you and your loved ones’ health. After all, many us spend the majority of our time inside our homes, so we want to make sure the air we are breathing is safe. UV lights work to remove the bacteria from the air, making the air cleaner and healthier to breath.
Economical: UV lighting is an economical investment for your home. Not only is the initial installation cost effective, but the addition of a UV light can reduce the amount of energy your HVAC system consumes.
Contact Engineered Air for UV Light Installation in Your AC System
If you think UV light technology is right for your South Florida home, give Engineered Air a call today. Our team of trained HVAC professionals is here to help you determine the right IAQ-boosting solution for your home.