The unfortunate truth is that you may have a mold problem in your home and not even know it. This is why you should consider UV lights as your first line of defense. Thanks to their ability to neutralize mold spores and other organic pollutants, these high-intensity lights are a must-have for all homeowners, especially if anyone in your family suffers from respiratory problems.
How UV Lights Work
Ultraviolet radiation can be quite harmful to humans. Luckily, there are several ways you can defend yourself. Organic pollutants, such as mold spores, aren’t quite so lucky, however. They have no defense against such radiation, which means that exposure to UV rays will kill any mold colonies. When exposed, mold spores break down at the molecular level, rendering them harmless.
Treating Your Home’s Air
In order to keep your household members safe from the effects of UV lights, installation by a professional technician is recommended. As air is pulled into your home’s ductwork to be redistributed throughout your home, any mold spores that accompany this air will be exposed to high-intensity lights. You can even set your fan to its “on” position, without conditioning your air, to make this an effective treatment against airborne mold.
Preventing Mold Growth Within Your HVAC System
While many of us think of mold growth as a product of moisture found in areas, such as our basement and bathrooms, this growth can also occur near certain components within your HVAC system due to a build-up of moisture. This can be prevented by positioning UV lights within your system to stop mold spore development. In addition to keeping your air clean, this process will improve your system’s efficiency and help it last longer.
For more expert advice on the use of UV lights or any other home comfort concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the friendly professionals at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of Yuma and the surrounding areas since 1952.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Yuma, Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about UV lights and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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