Living in South Florida, you need to run your air conditioner on a regular basis to stay cool, and this can lead to mold and mildew buildup in the system. These two fungi can significantly degrade the air quality in your home, and also reduce your air conditioner’s ability to cool your home.
You can prevent mold or mildew from building up in your HVAC system by having UV lights installed. UV, or ultraviolet, lights kill micro-organisms, including those that make up mold. They can be installed to shine on your A/C or heat pump’s condensing coils or in the ducts themselves.
The Benefits of a UV System
A good system of UV lights is very affordable to run because it relies on low-power UV light bulbs. Eliminating mold prevents damp smells from occurring in your ducts and eliminates the significant health hazards related to mold growth. UV lights also will eliminate many of the bacteria and viruses in your home’s air as your system blows the air past the lights.
Using UV Lights on A/C Coils
One of the most common areas for mold, bacteria and mildew to breed is on the condensing coils of an air conditioning unit. In this area, condensation occurs as the air from your house is being cooled down. Moisture forms and creates an optimal breeding ground for mold.
Installing UV lights to shine on these coils can prevent mold and fungus from growing and help protect the air in your house.
Want to learn more about maintaining the air quality in your home? Contact our team of professionals at NisAir Air Conditioning & Heating with all of your questions. We serve Martin, Palm Beach and Indian River counties.