Scientists use ultraviolet light to read hidden text in ancient manuscripts and decode their secrets Indiana Jones style as well as to discern the authenticity of gemstones and rare collectibles. Ultraviolet light is also used as an effective viricide, bactericide and germicide and is commonly used to pasteurize juice and purify drinking water. You can also include this potent tool in your home to protect and purify your indoor air by having UV lights installed near your air conditioner coil.
Air conditioners are subject to the growth of mold and mildew due to the fact that they generate regular condensation. Condensation occurs when you have a cold object, such as the air conditioner evaporator coils, come in contact with the warm, humid air that is being cycled through your A/C.
To prevent mold and mildew and reduce airborne allergens you should have ultraviolet lights, covering each side of the air conditioner coil, installed by a professional technician. A professional installer will ensure that the UV lights provide even coverage of the entire surface of the coil. You may also opt to install unltraviolet lights in the return air duct, so that the air can be treated over and over as it recycles though the system. This will inhibit mold and mildew growth, as well as fungus and particulates such as viruses and bacteria.
Some new technology available for homeowners interested in UV lights: automated UV systems that apply only as much light as needed, rather than running full power 24/7. This can reduce costs of running equipment by as much as 60 to 80 percent.
By utilizing the cleaning and disinfecting power of UV lights you can breathe easier year after year and know that your air conditioning unit will stay cleaner and keep your entire household healthier.
To learn more about how UV lights can protect your air conditioner and your air quality, contact Cox Air Conditioning & Heating at (727) 597-4456. We’re here to help and are happy to answer any questions you may have about air conditioning and how to protect the quality of your indoor air.