Do you have a mold and mildew problem in your Orlando home? Would you like to reduce allergens and germs for a more healthful indoor environment? Since your answer to these questions is likely “yes,” read on to learn how ultraviolet (UV) lights can help you reach these goals and more.
What Are UV Light Systems?
UV light systems utilize the same cleansing power of the sun to neutralize or destroy germs, viruses, mold, and other biological contaminants. They have been used for decades for commercial and institutional purposes, such as disinfecting water, food, hospital rooms, and schools. In recent years, UV light systems have gained substantial popularity for improving indoor air quality for residential purposes.
Installation and Maintenance
In addition to their air-cleansing power, UV lights are quiet and easy to install and maintain. Your HVAC technician will install one or two UV bulbs near the evaporator coil inside the air handler. The bulbs are completely concealed from people and pets, so they are 100 percent safe. UV light systems last approximately two years, depending on the model, before they need to be changed.
Benefits of Using UV Lights
High indoor humidity and moisture are year-round problems for many Central Florida residents. These high humidity levels lend to the proliferation of many germs, viruses, and molds. If your air ducts and HVAC drainage system become contaminated with mold development, you’re going to recognize it by the musty and foul odors emitted.
UV light systems help neutralize this indoor air quality problem by altering the physical cell structure of biological contaminants. Not only do UV light systems help protect you and your loved ones from illnesses, but they also help mitigate asthma and allergy triggers.
UV light systems also help keep HVAC components free from germs and mold growth. They combat mold development on the A/C or heat pump evaporator coil, which greatly reduces cooling and heating efficiency by insulating the refrigerant.
Consider installing UV lights to help your HVAC system operate in a clean and clear state, and in effect keep your cooling and heating bills low.
For more information about UV lights for your home, contact Rinaldi’s Energy Solutions today.
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