It’s the time of year when weather cools down a bit, and you finally have the chance to think about whether your AC system needs replacing or not. If it is time for you to consider an air conditioner replacement, we have good news for you! With the purchase of a 16 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) or higher air conditioner, we are offering a free UV light system to help improve your home’s indoor air quality and improve the efficiency of your air conditioner. But, why should this matter?
UV Lights Do More Than Protect Your Indoor Air
When it comes to indoor air quality, your mind probably goes to temperature, and then to humidity. While it’s true that dehumidifying your indoor air is important to keeping comfortable, there’s more to improving your indoor air quality and your air conditioner’s efficiency than that. This is where UV lights come in—they effectively eliminate bacteria, mold, and other microorganisms that can be lurking in your cool, damp air ducts.
The Importance of Clean Ducts
Unless you have a ductless system or plan to replace your current air conditioner with one, then your air conditioner must send air through a network of ducts. As with any type of airflow, the air from your AC needs to meet as little resistance as possible. Even the finest layer of mildew or mold can start to add friction against the movement of air, meaning your AC system will have to work harder to overcome the obstruction.
If mold continues to develop, not only can you and your family become ill, but the filter of your air conditioner can begin to clog up as well, choking off the airflow into the cabinet and severely impacting your system’s efficiency. There’s a lot you can do to protect your ducts and subsequently your AC system—cleaning or changing your air filter on a regular basis is one task to stay on top of. Adding a UV light system to your new or existing air conditioning system is another!