Ultraviolet Germicidal Light Cleaning: What You Need To Know

In Niceville, Florida, you expect your HVAC system to keep your home comfortable and circulate air that’s safe to breathe. If you’re noticing poor air quality in your home, you can help safeguard your family’s health and comfort with an ultraviolet germicidal light cleaning system. Read on to find out if the addition of an ultraviolet light might be a good solution for you.

What Is a UV Light?

A certified technician will install a UV light in your system to sterilize the air as it passes through the condenser coils. UV lights are great at killing organic microbes without the use of harmful chemicals and are especially effective in humid conditions. For people with allergies or sensitive pulmonary systems, a UV light can help filter out particles in the air that exacerbate your symptoms.

How Does a UV Light Affect My HVAC System?

Aside from allowing cleaner air to pass through your ducts and out the registers, a UV light can help the components run more efficiently. Any kind of buildup on the condenser and the coils choke the airflow and force the unit to work harder. Ultraviolet germicidal light cleaning allows the units to perform at their highest capacity and leads to less stress on each individual part.

Is Maintenance Required?

Even though the UV light is doing a lot of air cleaning for you, you’ll still need to change your air filters regularly. For the average home, that’s about every 90 days. You have to change it more frequently if you have pets. The combination of vigilant air filter replacement and the UV light treatment can reduce airborne allergens significantly. Once a year, as part of your regular maintenance plan, our certified installers can replace your UV bulb for continuous air quality maintenance.

If you suffer from airborne allergies, contact the friendly professionals at One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating® of Niceville at (850) 783-4194 to determine if the addition of UV light treatment can help you.