Germicidal UV Light for Air Conditioners
UV Light Installation Significantly Reduces Fungi and Other Microbial Growth
Installing a germicidal UV Light will significantly reduce the amount of fungi, allergens and other microbial growth in your air conditioning system. According to The US National Library of Medicine – National Institutes of Health:
Levels of fungi growing on insulation within air-handling units (AHUs) in an office building and levels of airborne fungi within AHUs were measured before the use of germicidal UV light and again after 4 months of operation. The fungal levels following UV operation were significantly lower than the levels in control AHUs.
Fungal contamination of air-handling units (AHUs) is a widespread phenomenon in buildings with central heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems and is a potential source of contamination for occupied spaces. Fungi have been found growing on air filters, insulation, and cooling coils, as well as in ducts. This contamination often contributes to building-related diseases, including both infectious diseases and hypersensitivity diseases, such as allergic rhinitis, asthma, and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. In addition, acute toxicosis and cancer have been attributed to respiratory exposure to mycotoxins.
In addition to installing a germicidal UV light you will still need to use a good air filter, preferably an electrostatic filter that will not restrict air flow to your air conditioning system evaporator coil. You will also need to clean or change the air filter when it gets dirty.
According to NADCA, the average home’s air ducts accumulate up to 40 pounds of dust annually. As NADCA Certified Air Systems Cleaning Specialists, we know what’s really growing inside your air conditioners air ducts and recommend having your air ducts cleaned annually to help improve your indoor air quality. If you are suffering with any type of respiratory issues or allergies you may need to perform air duct cleaning more often, especially if you have pets or life in a dusty environment. We have a number of indoor air quality products and services to improve the air you and your family breathes. Call us today to learn more about germicidal UV light installation, custom electrostatic air filters and NADCA certified air duct cleaning services. We care about the air you breathe!
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