No one wants to live in a home with poor air quality. Unfortunately, while having a working AC can improve your air quality, it is often not sufficient enough to eliminate contaminants that may be floating around. This is especially important in areas such as Tampa, FL, where your home can get extremely humid. You’d be surprised at the number of harmful microbes in your air due to mold and other nasty sources.

The good news is that there is a solution. Here at Ahoy! Cooling & Heating in Tampa, we can help you install indoor UV lights that can dramatically improve your air quality. Keep reading for more information on how UV lights work and how we can help you install them in your home!

What Are UV Lights?

Whenever installing a new air conditioner in your home or business, we always recommend installing UV lights as well. Simply put, a UV light is a special light placed inside your air conditioner that gives off UV rays, hence the name. UV is short for ultraviolet, which is a light wave that exists between X-Rays and visible light in your home. These powerful lights kill harmful particles in the air before they enter your home.

This is especially important for humid areas where there can be a lot more harmful substances in your air.

How Do UV Lights Improve Your Air Quality?

As mentioned, you’d be surprised by the number of contaminants in your indoor air. The conventional wisdom of many HVAC companies is suggesting your switch out air filters to keep your air clean. While regular maintenance surely helps, it’s often not as effective as you think it would be.

In fact, air filters can only remove roughly 2% to 3% of contaminants in the air! That leaves a lot of junk that can be causing you health problems.

Fortunately, UV lights can help remove these contaminants and improve your air quality. The way they work is by using higher frequencies of energy which are far more efficient at killing microorganisms in your air.

When installing UV lights in your air conditioner, you’d be surprised at the number of microbes that are in your air. When these nasty buggers pass through your cooling system, the UV lights kills them from exposure. This includes unwanted particles such as bacteria, mold, and other organisms that slip through your air ducts.

To help improve your air quality, Ahoy! Cooling & Heating in Tampa can install UV lights with your air conditioner. Once installed, the UV lights are activated automatically when you turn on your cooling system. Talk about convenience!

Benefits of Improved Air Quality With UV Lights

Now that you know how UV lights work, it’s good to know what the benefits of eliminating nasty contaminants in your air are. Below are some common improvements you can expect from having UV lights installed by us:

1. Kills Algae

Algae is often a problem with drain pans and lines, especially in humid climates such as Florida. By installing UV lights, you can help keep your drains clear of these contaminants. UV lights can even kill algae before it has a chance to grow, dramatically improving your air quality.

2. Lower Energy Bills

Another benefit of having install UV lights in your cooling system is lower energy bills due to increased efficiency. UV lights clean your coils which means your air conditioner runs at its absolute best.

3. Improves Smell

Another nice improvement you can expect with UV lights is improved smell in the air. By eliminating contaminants from sources such as mold, you can expect your air to smell better than it would with just a regular cooling system.

4. Improves Health

Finally, by eliminating harmful microbes in your air, you can expect improved health, such as protection from the common cold. More so, many common respiratory health issues are caused by mildew, mold, fungi, and other indoor contaminants. By eliminating these from the air, you have less to worry about.

Contact Us Today

When installing UV lights, you’ll want to make sure they are sterilizing UV lights and not generic models from an unreliable source. Why deal with the hassle when you can contact Ahoy! Cooling & Heating in Tampa to install the right ones for you? We can help you decide on which UV lights are appropriate for your home and have them installed today. Better yet, we also offer a full range of heating and cooling services in including installations, repairs, and maintenance.

So what are you waiting for? Give us a call now!

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