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How a UV Air Purifier Can Help You Save Energy

One of the many indoor air quality installations that we offer is the UV air purifier. This device is designed to target organic pollutants that often escape standard filters and electronic air purification systems. These harmful contaminants include bacteria, virus, germs, and mold spores. A UV air purifier destroys such health nuisances without using any chemicals, so you can enjoy the best air quality possible.

But there’s more reason to install a UV air purifier in your home than just cleansing the air. A UV air purifier will also help your air conditioner perform at higher efficiency by eliminating a problem that’s common in humid climates: mold developing over the AC coil.

How UV air purifiers work with your air conditioner

UV air purifiers are simple in operation: they consist of lamps that send out low-intensity ultraviolet radiation. This radiation isn’t strong enough to harm people, but it destroys microorganisms by disrupting their cellular functions.

These UV lamps are placed inside the HVAC system so they send their light directly onto the evaporator coil of the air conditioner. This coil is the place where the evaporation of refrigerant draws heat from the air. But it also draws moisture, which forms along the coil. In our humid weather, it’s easy for this moisture to remain in place and create an environment that encourages mold growth.

When mold develops on the coil, it will make it harder for the coil to absorb heat from the air, and the air conditioner will start to suffer a severe drop in efficiency. This means higher bills, as well as a less effective AC. On top of this, it will create unpleasant, musty odors from the vents—something that’s known as “dirty sock syndrome.”

Thanks to professional placement of a UV air purifier, you’ll have an air conditioner working at higher efficiency throughout the summer, and you won’t have to worry about unhealthy or bad-smelling molds.

Call the Doctor of Home Comfort today! Hall’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration serves Princeton, LA.

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