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Why A UV Light To Kill Mold In Your AC System Is A Must...

... and Why Your Local AC Contractor Should Install One For You Today. 

Posted by Bonnie Bornstein Fertel on Wed, May 04, 2016 @ 10:09 AM



The mere echo of the word makes me cringe.

Central Air Conditioning is a great thing. Ductless

Personally, I can't live without it...If you want to learn how central air works and why the by-produce of condensation and water can cause mold, then please read on...

In 1902 central air conditioning was born out of the need for a way to reduce the moisture in a publishing company in New York. The ink used on the paper would not dry properly during the hot, humid summer months. A very intelligent electrical engineer was brought in to attempt to solve the problem.

And, from this, the process of cooling air to remove humidity (which is the first level of creating comfort) gave birth the central air conditioning.*

Your home is cooled by a process of air circulating across a coil that, when combined with refrigerant, tempers the air to a cool comfortable level and then circulates this air throughout the air conditioning system. 

The cooling process occurs when air in your home flows across a coil within your air conditioning system. The air's temperature is lowered and the humidity is removed causing condensation which, in dark locations in your home can be the perfect breeding ground for mold.  

The intallation of a UV Light is currently the best application for residential use to manage mold. The light will ensure that the coil should remain clean and free of a buildup of bacteria and mold for some period of time. The bulb's effectiveness diminishes at one year as the bulb weakens thus reducing the ability to clean.

Annual maintenance on your central air conditioning system and the replacement of the bulb is mandatory and should only be performed by a professional.

Want to read some more blog posts on this topic?

What's a UV Light and Why do I need one?

Allergy Season, Mold and Your Home


An informative blog post on Indoor Air Quality 

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*Credit is given to 'How Stuff Works' for this historical information.

Topics: Mold in your AC system, UV Lights, Central Air Conditioning and Mold

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