UV Lamp

- UV Lamps are a key component to overall indoor air quality.
The primary thing to take away from indoor air quality (IAQ) information on this site: IAQ components all do different things. They are not mutually exclusive. Not at all.

UV Lamps
A friend one time, at the mention of a UV lamp said, "I heard those things don't work". Why did he have that perception? Because he wanted a UV lamp to filter air, or do some other air quality task that it was never meant to do. A UV lamp has one purpose: to kill mold in your evaporator coil.

What is an evaporator coil? When running your air conditioner (or heat pump) in the summer, chilled refrigerant is pumped from the air conditioner outside via copper tubing to the evaporator coil inside. The fan in your furnace then pulls air from inside your home, and pushes the air through the chilled copper tubing. The air is cooled and dehumidified as water condenses on the coil. (homes that do not have a furnace typically have a "fan coil" which in a basic sense is a combination of the evaporator coil and the fan from a furnace). More information on this process is available at: air conditioning 101

Now that you understand what an evaporator coil is, let's move back to the UV Lamp. The dark, damp interior of an evaporator coil is a breeding ground for mold. Once mold begins to grow in the coil, air conditioning efficiency drops and mold spores can be released into your indoor air. A UV lamp mounts inside the coil, and kills mold that tries to grow. UV lamps have been used for years in water treatment plants, and are a key ingredient to overall indoor air quality for your home.

If you need IAQ implemented into your HVAC system, get a recommended Los Angeles AC contractor.

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HVAC & Energy Consumption
Your home heating and cooling system will typically eat up half of your monthly utility bill. All of your computers, blenders, lights and gadgets still will not equal the cost of staying comfortable.
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