What is a UV Light and Why Does My AC Need One?

UV light Air Conditioner Land O Lakes Lutz

Ultraviolet light is a type of electromagnetic radiation. UV light is invisible to the human eye and is the stuff that makes black-light posters glow and creates those summer tans and sunburns. UV lights are also very effective at killing certain types of bacteria. Because of that, they have been used for many years in hospital settings and office buildings as a method of controlling bacteria. In addition, more and more Florida homeowners are using UV lights to improve the indoor air quality in their homes.

Mold is a serious problem in Land O Lakes Homes

Mold is a serious problem in homes that are exposed to water or other factors that aid the growth of molds and fungi. Many Florida homeowners regularly battle with humidity and the mold growth. There are numerous health risks associated with breathing in and being exposed to mold, so countering mold growth as soon as it is discovered is very important, especially for people with allergies and respiratory problems.

A UV light in your air handler can help:

Control mold and bacteria – UV lights damage the cell structure of microorganisms, preventing them from growing and spreading throughout your home. With a UV light installed near the coil, the chance for bacteria and mold to grow on the surfaces of the coil and pan are greatly reduced.

Reduce colds and flus – Pollution has made healthy living and healthy cleaning more challenging. Invisible germs, viruses and bacteria are always present and, as reported by the Environmental Protection Agency , air in homes can be as much as 100 times more polluted than outdoor air. As infected air passes through an HVAC system, it carries germs from one room to another. A UV light helps eliminates many bacterium, viruses and allergens.

Ready To Have Us Install a UV Light in Your Air Conditioner?

Many people have questions about the effectiveness of UV lights in their air conditioners. We are always happy to discuss your questions and concerns with you. Call us at 813-929-HAWK (4295).


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