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Can UV Germicidal Lights Improve Your AC Performance?

There are a number of exceptional indoor air quality products on the market today that help remove harmful contaminants from circulating through your home. One of the most powerful among these options is UV germicidal lights. These UV lights target microorganisms such as mold spores, bacteria, viruses, germs, and more.

The ultraviolet rays from this device, while safe for humans, effectively disrupt the cellular functions of the bacterial cells, killing them off and preventing them from spreading any further. While this has invaluable benefits for your health and indoor air quality, it’s also beneficial for your air conditioning system. But how?

Improves System Effectiveness and Efficiency

When you have UV germicidal lights professionally installed, the UV lamps will be positioning in such a way that their light shines directly onto the evaporator coil of your AC system. This is where the cold refrigerant in your air conditioner evaporates and draws heat from the air, lowering its temperature.

As it does this however, it attracts moisture. This moisture mostly drips down into a condensate pan to be drained away, but some remains, and that moisture creates a humid environment ideal for mold development and the growth of other microorganisms.

Mold creates a foul odor that travels through your vents, and can negatively impact the health of anyone with allergies or asthma, but isn’t just harmful to your health. It also insulates the evaporator coil and makes it more difficult for this component to absorb heat. Even a thin layer of mold can make your AC system perform less efficiently. Mold can also damage the coil, leading to repairs and potentially even shortening the lifespan of your system.

Call us today for your UV germicidal lights installation in Wyckoff, NJ. DB Heating & Cooling, Inc. serves all of Bergen County as well as Rockland County, NY.

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