Blue tube UV light

Most people know what UV lights are, but they may not realize that they perform a critical task in air conditioner units. Blue tube UV light doesn’t aid in keeping your home cool, but it does help in keeping your home clean, safe, and healthy.

Here’s what blue tube UV light does in air conditioning units.

  • Reduce or Eliminate Mold, Mildew, and Other Bacteria – The UV lights installed in air conditioning units block the ability for bacteria to grow inside the AC unit. When a molecular organism, like mold, mildew, and other unwanted bacteria pass by the blue tube UV light, the organism’s cellular wall is destroyed. UV light breaks down that cellular wall and impairs that organism from reproducing. If the organism can’t reproduce, it won’t grow and won’t filter through the rest of the AC system and into the home. Dark, wet climates like the inside of an AC unit are prone to mold and mildew growth. With the help of UV lights, however, AC units are able to stay bacteria free.
  • Kill Algae – UV light also attacks algae. In homes where algae growth was an issue, the UV lights were able to kill 100% of algae growth and keep algae from growing again. UV light is an extremely effective component to help keep AC units as clean as possible and help to make your home a healthier environment.
  • Kill Viruses – According to the FDA, “UVC radiation has been shown to destroy the outer protein coating of the SARS-Coronavirus, which is a different virus from the current SARS-CoV-2 virus. The destruction ultimately leads to inactivation of the virus. UVC radiation may also be effective in inactivating the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is the virus that causes the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).”
  • Create a Healthier Home – A unit that is installed with a UV light will stay at least 90% cleaner than a unit without any UV light system.  This is especially good news for homeowners who suffer from asthma or allergies or who have other chronic health conditions. In fact, some people have reported some health issues diminishing or going away after installing a UV light. 

It really works.

In one home that was serviced, a UV light was installed to help with a mold and mildew issue. While the duct work and system could have been cleaned as well, only the UV light was installed. Within six months, the issue was completely eliminated. The UV light had killed everything that was growing in the unit, providing a cleaner and safer environment for the homeowners.

UV lights are a great addition to anyone’s AC system. If you are looking for AC repair in North Port FL or would like to find out if a blue tube UV light system would work for you, get in touch with Kirkus Aire at (941)240-8600. We’ll be happy to answer your questions or provide any AC repair in North Port FL that may be needed. 

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