While you have a lot of options for saving energy and improving your home’s indoor air quality, few are quite as effective as A/C UV lights. Once these lights have been professionally installed, you can sit back and breathe easier while watching your monthly energy bills shrink.
How UV Lights in the A/C Improve Indoor Air Quality
At any given time, there are a number of harmful elements floating around in your air. Some of these are referred to as microorganisms. They include viruses, bacteria, mold spores, mildew and others. When these organic pollutants get into your lungs, they can wreak havoc on your respiratory system. For those who suffer from allergies or asthma, the results can be devastating.
These microorganisms have no way of defending themselves from ultraviolet radiation. Exposure breaks down their molecular bonds, rendering them inert. By installing UV lights to either treat the air that passes through your home’s duct work or the components of the A/C unit, you’ll greatly diminish their numbers and improve your indoor air quality on a consistent basis.
How A/C UV Lights Reduce Energy Usage
As your air conditioner ages, contaminants will collect on its coils, causing the system’s efficiency to decrease rather quickly and adding to the cost of energy bills. While it’s possible to have these coils cleaned from time to time, this can be a time-consuming process. And, let’s face it, cleaning the coils on a regular basis can easily be forgotten.
As indicated above, UV lights can be positioned to treat the air conditioner’s components. By concentrating your efforts on the coils, you’ll eliminate the mold and mildew that commonly collects on the coils due to moisture within the system. This elimination will improve your system’s efficiency and save energy, in addition to increasing the unit’s longevity.
For more expert advice on A/C UV lights, or if you have any other home comfort issues, please contact the professionals at Bradbury Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning. We currently serve the needs of The Woodlands, Conroe, Magnolia, Oak Ridge North, Shenandoah, Spring, Tomball and the surrounding areas.
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