Indoor air is often worse than outdoor air, and one of the reasons is that outdoors the sun’s ultraviolet rays destroy microbes. Have you ever noticed that mold cannot grow in the sunshine? Unfortunately, your air conditioning system does not get natural UV rays.
The warmth and moisture found in the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems of households and office buildings make the perfect breeding ground for airborne pollutants. HVAC systems also provide an ideal way to circulate viruses and germs around an entire office building or home. The humid summers in Elgin, Barrington and other Northern Suburbs of Chicago can make air conditioning units even more vulnerable to mold and mildew.
UV lights kill up to 99.9% of old on Air Conditioner coils
The next best thing to natural sun is to use an artificial UV light source. Products like the Honeywell Surface System kill up to 99.9% of mold on A/C system coils. In fact these lights kill germs, bacteria, viruses, mildew, mold, including black mold, and destroy VOC’s. They also eliminate odors and produce negative hydroxyl ions. The air in your home is cleaner and fresher. Allergies and other respiratory problems may be lessened.
These germicidal Ultraviolet light systems deactivate the DNA of bacteria and viruses, destroying their ability to multiply and grow more bacteria and mold. They emit the UV wave lengths that are lethal to microorganisms in the air, on hard surfaces and in water. Unlike filters, which collect pollutants as they pass through, UV lights kill organic matter, as UV light is highly effective at penetrating thin-walled germs like viruses and bacteria.
UV Lights should be professionally installed on the cold air side of the air conditioner evaporator coil. This eliminates the normal mold, algae, slime, and gel formations that can act as a breeding area for bacteria, keeping your home – and your air conditioning unit – healthy. UV lights keep the coil cleaner by preventing the buildup that can plug the coil, inhibit air flow, and increase cooling costs.
We recommend the Honeywell System
We at JNL Climate Control recommend the Honeywell UV100E3007 system, which uses patented SmartLamp™ control technology, which monitors the HVAC system to operate the lamp only when needed. This extends bulb life up to five times and reduces power consumption, lowering operating costs. The Honeywell UV100E3007 system also includes local diagnostics with the SmartLamp™ LED and reset capability. http://www.alpinehomeair.com/viewproduct.cfm?productID=227
If you live in our service area, including the northwestern suburbs of Barrington, Elgin, Cary or Schaumburg, call us today to see how a UV system can keep your home healthier and fresher, while prolonging the life of your Air Conditioner.