Moisture problems are more common than many people realize where residential HVAC systems are concerned. A damp HVAC duct represents the perfect breeding ground for a wide range of unwanted bugs, from mold, to mildew, to worse. For that reason more and more homeowners are turning to UV light to help sterilize the air coming out of your duct system. If you would like to learn more about how this revolutionary technique can improve your residential heating system, read on. This article will discuss two of its principal benefits.
Fewer microorganisms in your air.
As noted above, the main benefit of UV light systems is that they act to inhibit the growth of potentially hazardous microorganisms in your HVAC ducts. The result is cleaner, healthier air. In fact, in 2012 the Duke University Medical Center proved that a UV radiation system was capable of reducing bacteria levels by greater than 97%. It also means that germs breathed out by people inside of your home will be effectively destroyed once they are re-circulated through your HVAC system.
Fewer problems for your furnace and air conditioner.
Cutting down on unwanted growth inside of your HVAC system generally has positive mechanical effects as well. That’s because it helps to keep delicate internal components free of growth and buildup. For instance, it prevents algae from growing inside of condensate drain lines. Allowed to proliferate, such algae can easily cause drain line blockages that lead to internal leaks and other serious problems.
To learn more about how UV light can have a positive effect on your HVAC system, feel free to contact the experts at ABA Heating and Cooling.