How UV Lamps Can Enhance Air Conditioning

With the humid summers in Port St. Lucie, Florida, come a host of allergy and asthma issues. High humidity levels create mold and mildew and damage wood furnishings. Over the years, the HVAC industry has improved HVAC devices and systems to counter such humidity issues. UV lamps are great for eliminating mold within the HVAC unit, but they also provide other benefits. The lamps improve your indoor air quality and enhance air conditioning efficiency.

Why Install a UV Lamp?

Let’s explore why UV lamps are a great option for improving air quality. These lamps use the most ancient form of germicidal technology: UV rays. Just like the UV rays from the sun kill germs and bacteria, UV lamps harness the same rays to kill germs and bacteria within your HVAC system. Most lamps are aimed primarily at the evaporator coils, around which mold often grows. UV lamps offer several benefits that include:

  • Killing mold and other bacteria at the source.
  • Reducing odors caused by mold and mildew.
  • Easy installation and removal make UV lamps a great option.
  • They keep the evaporator coil clean, which raises efficiency and reduces utility costs

The devices can be added to at the source to eliminate mold, mold spores, and mildew. The lamps are typically installed in the indoor unit or air handler and the ductwork.

Professional HVAC Service

UV lamps are one of the easiest add-on devices for an HVAC system. They quickly and effectively tackle fungi and bacterial growth. They are placed out of sight and out of reach and present no harm to occupants. Your qualified HVAC technician will install your UV lamp for maximum effect.

So is the UV lamp worth the investment? A UV lamp can be beneficial for those with extreme allergy or asthma issues, but they probably aren’t necessary for everyone else. For more information about UV lamps, or to have Preferred Air Conditioning & Mechanical, LLC help you increase your indoor air quality, give our team a call in Port St. Lucie at (772) 905-3358.

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