3 Free Reasons To Add a UV Light for AC System
Although the UV light for AC system have been used to keep HVAC systems running smoothly and the circulated air clean since the 1990’s, most homeowners remain unaware of this option. However, this added technology does offer a variety of benefits to you, your HVAC system, and your wallet. This is because UV light is able to do a tremendous amount to help keep your HVAC system clean and your air even cleaner.
This benefit is not one most people would associate with adding a UV light for an AC system. But these UV lights keep not only the air clean, but the coils needed for heating and cooling clean as well. The air handler deals with a lot of humidity and condensation that develops from use. This condensation collects on the coils and is directed outside. However, not all of the moisture that collects is removed and this continuous state of high moisture encourages microbial buildup.
Using UV lights helps to reduce this buildup. This does two things; improves heat transfer and improves overall airflow. As the coils become coated with a variety of organic material, the air is prevented from coming into direct contact with the coils and lowers our unit’s ability to function properly. By keeping the coils free of this buildup, the heat transfer needed to produce both hot and cold air is more effective.
As most homeowners know our HVAC systems are responsible for the majority of our energy bill. So, keeping them running smoothly can result in a big savings. One major effect that you will see after installing a UV light is a huge savings on your electric bill every month. This is because with those coils and ductwork free of buildup it requires less energy to heat and cool your home.
When coated with buildup not only will it take longer to heat and cool it will also cost you more money. This is because the heat transfer is not taking place as efficiently as it should be. So, much of that energy and money is being spent growing some very expensive buildup. By getting your system back in shape you can start putting that money toward more fun things than that organic growth in your HVAC system that keeps making you sneeze.
Ok, so we finally made it to the point you were expecting us to make, improved air quality. But first let’s look a little at how your HVAC system works so you can fully understand the benefit to keeping it clean.
Most people think that when you run an HVAC system that air is being transferred outside and that outside air is being pulled into the home. However, there is no air exchange. Rather, air is recirculated throughout the home and heat is transferred inside or outside depending on the mode your system is running in. How this works is somewhat complicated but just know that air is being constantly recirculated in your house.
This means that any contaminants found in the air will stay in the air unless they are removed. No wonder every family member has caught the same cold one after the other, you’ve been breathing the same contaminated air. The air filter does help in preventing some contaminants from being recirculated but isn’t as effective as installing a UV light for an AC system. UV light is effective at killing a variety of airborne contaminants and can help keep your family healthy and happy.
How to Install UV Light for AC System
There are two main ways to install a UV light for AC system. One system is installed in the return vent and turns on and off with your HVAC system. These are meant to help reduce any contaminants in the air before they reach your air handler. The other option is to install UV lights that shine directly on the coils. This has several benefits and keeps the coils clean while also helping to clean the air. However, these systems will run continuously to help prevent any organic buildup form occurring on the coils.
If these benefits seem like they would be worth it to keep your family healthy and your wallet full it’s time to start looking at making that happen. To get the best benefits from a UV light for AC system it’s important to know what type of lights you need and where to install them to get the best effect. Contact us to help explain your options and what may work best for you. We’re happy to come take a look at your system to see what UV lights could do to improve your overall health and the health of your HVAC unit.